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Five favorites
Favorite book: This month, it’s The Secret.
Favorite movie: The Color Purple.
Favorite type of music or musician: I’m still stuck in the era of the Bee Gees. I love the old discos.
Favorite food: I love shellfish, particularly lobster.
Favorite thing about NH: That it’s so centrally located. You can be in the mountains, the ocean, the city — there’s much to be proud of. 




Christian Boyer
Owner of Boyer Interior Design

10/14/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 Christian Boyer has owned and run Boyer Interior Design, based in Manchester, for over 30 years. Boyer works with clients all over New England, offering a variety of decorating services from the full layouts to the small details. His work has been featured in several home magazines, including Accent Home and Garden, New Hampshire Home Magazine and others. 

Explain in one sentence what your current job is.
I do complete interior design and remodelling right down to the accessories for both commercial and residential. 

How long have you worked there?
Thirty-seven years.
 
How did you get interested in this field?
I used to do a lot of stuff to help my parents in the home. And I come from a family of artists and carpenters, and my brother is a contractor, so it’s kind of in the genes. 

What kind of education or training did you need for this job?
I went to San Francisco School of Architecture and Design and took various classes at UNH, and then just accumulated education over the years throughout my career. 
 
 
How did you find your current job?
I was actually working for a company when I was going to school, and after working there for a few years, I launched my own business at the age of 20. I decided, “This is America. I can achieve anything I want.” I was a very young entrepreneur. 
 
What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you?
Listen to your clients, be decisive and always have compassion in your career. You’ve got to be compassionate with people, because sometimes they may want something different than what you want, and there’s a reason for that most of the time, so you’ve got to work that into your job. Without compassion, you end up in arguments, and I want to avoid all that. 

What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career?
I guess I just wish I had known it would be such a joyful ride. It really has been, and I’m very grateful. 
 
What is your typical at-work uniform?
When I’m doing an interview or first appointment with a client, I dress nice, semi-dressy. Once I get to know the client and I find that they are comfortable being casual, I dress more casual. 

What was the first job you ever had?
I worked on farms as a kid. 
— Angie Sykeny 





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