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Custom Rug Design by Anna Rodé Designs

Custom Rug Design by Anna Rodé Designs

Custom Rug Design by Anna Rodé Designs Here's a great example of how we can create a custom area rug. The story about the rug begins with the fabric. It was expensive, but Coleen and the client liked it. They only made one pillow out of it, but used the design for the...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Wallpaper Your Bathroom

5 Reasons Why You Should Wallpaper Your Bathroom

5 Reasons Why You Should Wallpaper Your Bathroom Stylish wallpaper can bring high-end design and personality into what otherwise can be an impersonal, utilitarian space. (Getty Images) If you’ve never considered wallpaper when updating your bathroom, now is the time...

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Home Improvements and DIY Projects to Tackle in 2021

Home Improvements and DIY Projects to Tackle in 2021

Home Improvements and DIY Projects to Tackle in 2021 Usually, remodeling your home to improve its look and feel doesn't just mean DIY — you should work with an expert to handle significant enhancements. That's why you need to know which project you can handle by...

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10 Ways Home Design Will Forever Be Changed by Covid-19

10 Ways Home Design Will Forever Be Changed by Covid-19

10 Ways Home Design Will Forever Be Changed by Covid-19 If there is one thing that is clear about the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s that it will forever change the way we work, play, and learn. Things are never going to be the same, and the impact of COVID-19 will ripple...

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Best of Houzz Award Winner For Design 2021

Best of Houzz Award Winner For Design 2021

Houzz Announces Best Of Houzz 2021 Winners Coveted annual award highlights home remodeling and design professionals with top ratings and most popular designs among the Houzz community  "Anna Rodé Designs is thrilled to receive the Best of Houzz Award for 2021 to...

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How to Use Paint Colors to Change the Feeling of a Room

How to Use Paint Colors to Change the Feeling of a Room

How to Use Paint Colors to Change the Feeling of a Room Color is a powerful agent for transforming the appearance of any space or thing. But can we also use it to change the mood of a room? Can we use color as an element to influence the way the people who enter a...

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7 Tips for Working With an E-Decorating Service

7 Tips for Working With an E-Decorating Service

Looking to work with an interior design pro virtually? We're here to help! We are offering virtual appointments for interior design and color consultations. Give us a call at (858) 451-2662 or send us a message via our Contact page to get started! In the meantime,...

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Interior Design Tips: Experts Critique Redfin Listings

Interior Design Tips: Experts Critique Redfin Listings

Check out this article by RedFin, Design Tips: Experts Critique Redfin Listings, that features our critique and design advice."Sometimes the safest way to learn a new skill is to watch an expert do it first. That’s why we’ve gathered interior design experts from...

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Why You Might Want to Work With an Interior Design Pro

Why You Might Want to Work With an Interior Design Pro

A designer offers 11 ways a pro can help you get the most joy from your remodel while minimizing headaches along the way. See when you might want help from a trained pro with this article written by Houzz Contributor Yanic Simard.When people consider hiring an...

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10 Times to Hire a Color Consultant

10 Times to Hire a Color Consultant

Choosing a color scheme for your home can be a challenge. See when you might want help from a trained pro with this article written by Houzz Contributor Laura Gaskill. Wondering if it’s time to hire a color consultant? These pros are experts at zeroing in on the right...

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How to Pare Down and Organize Before a Home Remodel

How to Pare Down and Organize Before a Home Remodel

Planning, decluttering and organizing before you start remodeling will prepare the way for a successful outcome. Learn how with this article written by Houzz Contributor Hannah Young.When you’re embarking on a renovation project, it’s a good idea to clear as much...

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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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