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Selecting Organic Coastal Decorative Pieces

Selecting Organic Coastal Decorative Pieces

Behind the Scenes with Interior Designer Coleen Choisser of Anna Rodé Designs: Selecting Organic Coastal Decorative Pieces for a La Jolla Home Today we were out searching for organic costal decorative pieces for a client’s home in the beautiful seaside neighborhood of...

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A Functional Design Should Include LED Lights

A Functional Design Should Include LED Lights

A Functional Design Should Include LED Lights, a guest post written for Anna Rodé Designs. A functional design should be at the heart of everything you create. Whether it be a house, office space, website, or almost anything else, the functionality is essential. It...

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How to Work With a Color Consultant

How to Work With a Color Consultant

Learn how to work with a color consultant! If you are about to begin a home renovation project, consider hiring an interior designer to help improve the functionality and value of your home. Often people's homes are their most valuable assest, so why not treat it as...

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How to Work With an Interior Designer

How to Work With an Interior Designer

Learn how to work with an interior designer! If you are about to begin a home renovation project, consider hiring an interior designer to help improve the functionality and value of your home. Often people's homes are their most valuable assest, so why not treat it as...

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Pantone Picks a Purple for Its 2018 Color of the Year

Pantone Picks a Purple for Its 2018 Color of the Year

 Pantone Picks a Purple for Its 2018 Color of the Year. As any color lover would attest, there is power in purple! Check out this article written by Houzz Contributor Jennifer Ott. For more tips and inspiration, visit Houzz.com. Move over, Millennial Pink. Pantone’s...

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San Diego Union Tribune Coastal Homes: Sanctuary Style

San Diego Union Tribune Coastal Homes: Sanctuary Style

Anna Rodé Designs was recently featured in an article, Sanctaury Style, in the San Diego Union Tribune’s Coastal Home edition for August 2017. Coleen Choisser, owner of Anna Rodé Designs, was interviewed for the piece and shared her expertise on transforming the...

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Feature in Fairbanks Living’s Sponsor Spotlight

Feature in Fairbanks Living’s Sponsor Spotlight

Coleen Choisser, owner of Anna Rodé Designs in Rancho Bernardo, is one of the top-rated interior designers in San Diego County and it was her choice of an elective her freshman year at Southern Methodist University that sealed her fate. “I had planned on becoming a...

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Feature in Carlsbad Lifestyle: Get a New Look

Feature in Carlsbad Lifestyle: Get a New Look

ANNA RODE' DESIGNS: GET A NEW LOOK Article Claudia Piepenburg According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of serendipity is: “The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” For Coleen Choisser, owner of Anna Rode’ Designs in Rancho...

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20 Best Interior Designers in San Diego by Fresh Home

20 Best Interior Designers in San Diego by Fresh Home

Anna Rodé Designs named one of The 20 Best Interior Designers in San Diego for 2016. We are thrilled to share that we have been selected as one of “The Best 20 Interior Designers in San Diego for 2016” by Fresh Home, an online community specializing in home designs...

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10 Decluttering Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

10 Decluttering Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

Have some extra time on your hands this weekend? Try these decluttering tips to improve the look and feel of your home! This is great advice written by Houzz Contributor Laura Gaskill. For more tips and inspiration, visit Houzz.com. Let’s face it: Clearing clutter...

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Meridian San Diego Remodel

Meridian San Diego Remodel

The luxurious Meridian high-rise in downtown San Diego was built in the ’70s, and the condominiums’ style looks the part. By removing the central wall, Coleen opened up the kitchen, greatly enlarging it, making a great room that is much more elegant and functional....

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Kitchen Remodel with Waterfall Island

Kitchen Remodel with Waterfall Island

A great way to show off beautiful granite is to use it in a waterfall design as shown in the “after” photo on the right. This granite, also used for the countertops and backsplash, has perfect colors and pattern to give the new kitchen the “wow” effect. The wood floor...

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Staging Sells Homes Faster and for More Money

Staging Sells Homes Faster and for More Money

Every time Coleen Choisser at Anna Rode Designs helps a home seller or realtor get a home ready for sale, it sells faster and for more money. She has consulted with both home owners and real estate agents to help them invest wisely when it comes to fixing up a home...

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Art Deco Design in New San Diego Restaurant

Art Deco Design in New San Diego Restaurant

Coleen Choisser, owner and interior designer of Anna Rode Designs of San Diego, has designed the new New York West restaurant in Art Deco style. Using the famous Chrysler Building in Manhattan as inspiration, the new eatery in the  Embassy Suites Hotel is now open....

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Lighting Effects

Lighting Effects

Optical Wallpaper! Lighting can have dramatic effects on nearby walls, as shown in these photos. The first one, done by Coleen Choisser for a La Jolla California remodel, shows a stairwell whose walls have a striking pattern from the chandelier....

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TV Hidden in Mirror

TV Hidden in Mirror

That rectangle you see in the bathroom mirror is a flat-screen TV! This makes a much cleaner, modern look, and does not take up counter space. Of course the TV is operated by a remote control. This modern remodel is nearly finished, and is the second remodel in...

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Entry Niche Design

Entry Niche Design

This niche in the entryway of an older Point Loma home was facing the front door, and should be designed to welcome visitors and set the tone for the house design. The owner had some paintings of her favorite horses, which I had duplicated in tile down in Mexico. With...

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