About Anna Rodé Designs


Meet Coleen Ann Choisser,
the visionary force behind Anna Rodé Designs.

With a rich background in interior design spanning four decades, Coleen is celebrated for her creativity, artistic talents, and a warm personality. As a member of the International Interior Design Association (I.I.D.A.) and certified by the California Council for Interior Design Certification (C.C.I.D.C.), Coleen’s work has been featured in numerous magazines and books. She stands as the only designer in Southern California selected for the international color book, ‘1001 Ideas for Color & Paint.’

Coleen’s projects range from single-room designs in modest homes to multi-million dollar estates. In certain instances, projects are strategically conceived as master plans, unfolding over several years as funds become available. This deliberate approach ensures that each completed room seamlessly integrates into a well-coordinated design for the entire home.

With a discerning eye for talent, Coleen meticulously assembles a skilled team comprising painters, cabinet makers, muralists, stone masons, faux painters, carpet installers, shutter and window covering manufacturers and installers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and various other craftsmen. Recognizing that their collective performance reflects directly on her reputation, Coleen takes pride in their work and ensures unwavering client satisfaction. This collaborative commitment sets the stage for the flawless execution of her designs, delivering unparalleled excellence in every project.

Looking forward, Coleen envisions a future filled with new opportunities to continue helping clients create homes they truly love. Her commitment to delivering timeless elegance and personalized designs remains unwavering, ensuring that each project reflects the unique personality and preferences of her clients. Embark on a transformative journey with Anna Rodé Designs, where your vision becomes a reality, and your satisfaction is our utmost priority.

years of design experience


Connecting with Clients, Ensuring Satisfying Results:
Designing for Over Four Decades

“I have been so fortunate to connect with my clients and the results have been to their total satisfaction, which is why I have done many second homes or second remodels. My passion is to help them achieve ‘their’ look, while offering ideas and suggestions that come with the experience of four decades in the field. Whether for a small project for a starter home, or a total remodel of a large home, I promise to give you my best!” – Coleen Choisser, Anna Rodé Designs

who we serve

Design Beyond Boundaries:
A Legacy of Elegance Across California and Beyond

Most of Coleen’s clients are in the San Diego area including La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, downtown San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Carlsbad, Point Loma, Del Mar, La Mesa, and Bonita. Coleen’s influence extends to clients in the desert cities of Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, as well as up the coast in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and beyond, leaving a legacy of timeless elegance in homes across California. She has also done jobs for clients in Scottsdale, San Francisco, San Mateo, Reno, El Paso, and Lake Tahoe. Notably, in recent years, she has expanded her offerings to include remote consultations for interior design and color consulting services, ensuring she can serve clients anywhere around the world.

client testimonials

What our clients are
saying about us.

A few months ago I moved and Coleen & John Choisser at Anna Rodé Designs came and put in new window treatments. I thought they were nice, but Coleen knew the difference they would make and people have been amazed at the difference in how the condo feels. Then today Coleen came and looked at another project I am working on. This time she designed window treatments and color choices. I know Coleen is a color specialist, but I had no idea what that means. She wowed me!! Her ideas are incredible! Even if you have already picked out your colors or even if you are good at color, spring for the color consult. She is an expert. You won’t be sorry. #ColeenChoisserIsAColorGenius”

– Another Happy Client, San Diego, CA

“We have had the pleasure of working with Anna Rode Design for several months and have been completely delighted with our experience. Coleen selected beautiful paint colors for our entire home. We love the wall, trim, cabinet and door colors and also the new wood floor Coleen selected for us. Our work was completed within the timeline we desired. We have tremendous confidence in Coleen. We have admired the quality of the products and workers Coleen selected for us and have appreciated her talent, skill, professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility. We have enjoyed Coleen’s warm, confident, engaging personality which has made decision making a pleasure. We look forward to working with Coleen on future design projects and know we will be as happy with the outcome as we have been with the work competed to date.”

Marion Y., San Diego, CA

“Anna Rodé Designs does all my work. Coleen has good customer service, is always there when I call, and calls back right away. She isn’t looking to rip you off, and she will work with your budget. She doesn’t ever make you feel intimidated by not spending the big bucks. She works with all styles. She will frame a picture or do your entire house, and she never hesitates to make you feel special. She is easy to get along with and just good at what she does. She points things out that I never would have noticed, and she has stopped me from making many mistakes. I send everyone I can to her, and she has done both my house and office.

– Sherry A., La Jolla, CA

why choose us

Why Choose Anna Rodè Designs

Customer-Centric Approach

At Anna Rodé Designs, exceptional customer service is at the heart of our commitment to you. We pride ourselves on being readily available to address any questions or concerns, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable design journey.


When you choose us, you can trust us to be punctual and fully prepared for every phase of your interior design project. Dependability is a cornerstone of our service, and we’re dedicated to ensuring the success of every undertaking.


With over 40 years of experience, we possess a profound understanding of the intricacies of interior design and color consulting. This wealth of knowledge positions us to craft designs that are as enduring as they are captivating.

Commitment to Quality

Quality is the hallmark of Anna Rodé Designs. We are steadfast in our commitment to using only the finest materials and methods in every design project, and we prioritize delivering interiors that exude excellence.

Local Insight

As long-time residents of San Diego, we understand our region’s climate and the unique challenges it poses for interior spaces. This local insight informs our design decisions, ensuring both beauty and practicality in every project.

Family-Owned Tradition

Anna Rodé Designs approaches each project with an unwavering dedication to integrity and the success of your design vision. Our legacy is built on creating inspired interiors, crafted with a blend of passion and meticulous care.