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Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto founded Park & Oak interior design studio in 2015. They are known for creating homes that are visually stunning, yet functional and comfortable. Their work, rooted in the art of timeless style, is driven by the belief that design can be used to create feelings of comfort and happiness. It combines the best of their individual aesthetics for a unique look. Using beautiful and unexpected sources of inspiration, they work collaboratively with clients to create spaces that thoughtfully honor the spirit and traditions of their owners.

Park & Oak
can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Floor plan layout
Stores and brands to consider
Styling (surfaces, sofas, beds, walls etc.)
Paint/wall treatments and drapery/window treatments
Cabinetry and built-ins
Fixtures, finishes and trims
Construction and remodel ideas
Exterior design
Career advice for aspiring designers
Guidance / second opinion for professional designers

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1:1 Video Consultation

- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal

Christina can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. She can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

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Duration55 minutes
Price$900
Consultation typePrivate

1:1 Mini Video Consultation

- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal

Christina can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. She can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

**Recommended for a few targeted questions or to discuss high level concepts.

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Duration25 minutes
Price$500
Consultation typePrivate

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, Park & Oak can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you’ll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of home design tend to be time-consuming and costly. Booking an Expert consultation makes the process easier – and more fun!
Client Experience
"I am falling short of words to describe how helpful this consult was for me. I was feeling overwhelmed with making selections for our family’s future home that we are currently building. Christina jumped right in and helped me swiftly think through and make decisions to elevate the style that I couldn’t have done on my own. She was so professional and also so personal- I immediately felt comfortable walking through everything! I can’t thank her enough for her help!!"
Allie L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Just finished my hour long session with Christina and it was the most impactful and productive design consultation. I am in awe of her talent and how she can envision a space after only seeing it for a short time. She provided a wealth of information, advice, and resources. The only problem I had, was not wanting it to end. I cannot wait to book another session with her. She is the best!"
Jennifer F.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina was the perfect designer to help me with our kitchen remodel! She is extremely knowledgeable and was able to quickly solve a few design dilemmas I had. She even went above and beyond to select a few finishing touches, which will save me an immense amount of time! I absolutely would recommend Park & Oak to others!"
Sara S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Worth every penny ! Christina was very easy to talk to and had great ideas, we covered so much. I’m hoping to do another session midway through my current project and one for every big home project. Would totally recommend the expert and especially Christina."
Quratulain C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina jumped right in and made the meeting so easy and comfortable. She provided expert input/feedback/suggestions. It was so fun and I'm excited to see how the changes take shape! Loved the experience and invaluable assistance!"
Ellen L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Amazing experience! Christina was so helpful and has taken so much stress out of the decisions I need to make for an upcoming renovation."
Erica F.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina was very helpful! She offered detailed advice, color options and many little changes to my design that will take it to the next level!! Great experience! Thank you!!"
Christine L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Amazing consult with Christina. She walked me through so many options I hadn't even considered and helped me troubleshoot difficult design issues. So happy with the experience!"
Terri M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina couldn't have been better to work with - she knew exactly what my vision was and I'm now thrilled and confident I can finish my projects. We covered a lot of areas and Christina kept us on track and had so many ideas I would have never thought of. "
Madelyn W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I would recommend this process, and a meeting with Christina to anyone who has questions about their home’s interior design. I have spoken to Christina a few times now about a remodel project and each time she has given me specific advice, products, resources and tasks that have been honestly invaluable. Her recommendations have allowed me to be prepared when meeting our builder and other contractors, and it has helped immensely with all the choices that are involved in a full house renovation."
LeighAnn G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina is so wonderful. I am still in shock of how much we were able to accomplish in one hour and how quickly she picked out so many pieces that I absolutely love! I can’t wait to book another appointment. If you are on the fence, go ahead and book. You will not regret it! "
Elizabeth G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I was so nervous, but Christina made me feel comfortable. Covered a lot of things in just 25 minutes. She even sent links to specific pieces that she had in mind. "
Shari S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I am beyond over the moon with my session with Christina. She took me from a blank space to a curated, well thought out, warm home. I left the session with clear direction, ideas that I could never have pulled together, and a new excitement to tackle the remainder of my house. I could've talked to her for another two hours straight and plan to book another session as soon as I implement her design. Christina is an absolute pleasure and pure talent. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!"
Claire M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I met with Christina from Park & Oak for 30 minutes about an exterior palette I'd been overwhelmed deciding on for months. I was unsure what we could achieve in such a short time, but Christina was kind, engaged, prepared and had a specific palette recommendation by the end of the call, down to the stain for my front door. It was exciting, grounding and fun. I highly recommend Park & Oak consultations."
Josie R.
1:1 Mini Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I have been following Park & Oak for sometime and was very excited to work with them on my home. I wasn’t disappointed. It was a fabulous meeting and she was well prepared going into it. We finished up with my main project and had enough left over time to talk about a couple of other spaces I need help with. Her experiences and product knowledge was impressive and she was head and shoulders above other designers I’ve worked with before. "
Nikki R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina was extremely helpful and gave me the best recommendations. The time I spent with her was invaluable. She gave me the guidance and confidence to move forward with the interior design of my home. I can't wait to get started!"
Brenda D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"So so so good. Highly recommend."
Marisa M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina is the absolute best! I can't believe how much we accomplish in half hour sessions. She's so thorough, comes in so prepared and by the end all of my design dilemmas are solved and I end up with the most beautifully curated rooms that I could have never achieved without her help. An absolute pleasure to work with and looking forward to many more consults with her!"
Mariel W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"So knowledgeable and patient! I am all over the place, and her guidance and vision is exactly what I needed. Can't wait for our next meeting! Thank you, Christina!"
Madi C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina was wonderful. Very easy to talk to, and had great feedback. We are building a new custom home and I wanted a second opinion on a couple layout options. The mini session was the perfect amount of time to get a couple of my questions answered. "
Katherine J.
1:1 Mini Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"So knowledgeable and patient! I am all over the place, and her guidance and vision is exactly what I needed. Can't wait for our next meeting! Thank you, Christina!"
Madi C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina was wonderful to work with. So easy to talk to, and immediately led me in the vision that I was seeing for my kitchen. She was able to advise on everything from paint, hardware, and ranges, to counter stools. Can’t wait to begin implementing and having another session soon. "
S. F.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I loved Christina's help so much the first time, I happily returned for a second call with her on the Expert! She thinks quickly, rolls up her sleeves to help you source options on the spot, has great ideas and helps this over-thinker make solid decisions to move forward with. She's also really friendly and I value that as a mother, she knows how homes function in reality for families. Total pro and I'll be back!"
Tiffany G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I cannot believe the amount of things we covered in just an hour. Absolutely mind blowing. Great advice, great insights, great vision! I feel equipped to take action and create my space! "
Karen B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina helped me make some decisions about hardware, paint, and flooring. She took the time to take notes and supply me with websites and products that would work for our home! I will definitely reach out to her again for any design questions. Park&Oak are my favorite designers! "
Kristin B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina is a powerhouse on-the-fly-design thinker and a warm, reassuring person to boot. We came into our consult stuck mid-design with a challenging space, and within minutes Christina was able to visualize it, make clear recommendations for what to do, and guide us on what to avoid (decisions that had bedeviled us for months). Her clarity, mental solution rolodex and ability to problem-solve are incredible, but she also really listens and adjusts. Best of all, we left inspired and excited."
Jeremy K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Christina is super friendly and has a wide array of knowledge pertaining to any vibe you're trying to create. We threw a ton of questions at her and we quickly worked through them. Its hard to make an entire home feel cohesive and she helped pick materials and finishes to tie it altogether. She's the best! "
Blaine R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Wow wow wow. I was so nervous spending that type of money for 1 hour and I had no idea if I would get anything out of it. Twenty minutes into the call she had solved my kitchen layout problem and we spend the next 40 min talking finishes and colors. I got so much solved and decided in that 60min. You would think she was live with me in my kitchen!!"
Lindsey T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Christina Pollastrini Samatas, Principal
Verified by The Expert

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Park & Oak
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, US Interior design studio known for creating homes that are visually stunning and functional
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois, US Interior design studio known for creating homes that are visually stunning and functional
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois, US Interior design studio known for creating homes that are visually stunning and functional
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois, US Interior design studio known for creating homes that are visually stunning and functional