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An Anna Rodè Designs client’s home was featured in Ranch & Coast Magazine, Staycation: La Jolla,  August 2022

It’s not everyday when you get to see your client’s home inside of a magazine, so we were ecstatic when we saw this month’s issue of Ranch & Coast, San Diego’s luxury lifestyle magazine. The Davidsons are longtime clients and friends, and we’ve had the honor of helping them renovate their La Jolla home throughout the years. Most recently, we completed a renovation of the kitchen with a dine-in space (as seen on page 86) as well as living room update with a custom fireplace. Head on over to our blog to read the article and see all of the beautiful photos of their home that were featured in the publication.

Anna Rodé Designs was featured in San Diego Union Tribune Coastal San Diego Homes & Estates in the September 2021 edition

We are so excited to share that one of our favorite home renovation projects was just featured in the September 2021 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune’s Coastal Homes & Estates! The featured home is located in a beautiful Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood with spectacular canyon views. Originally built in 1999, the home was in need of a facelift which was the perfect opportunity to infuse the clients’ Greek culture as well as touches of bling.

Read the article and see photos of this home renovation by visiting our Blog.

Voted 2021 “Best Of Houzz” Winner For Interior Design

“Anna Rodé Designs is thrilled to receive the Best of Houzz Award for 2021 to recognize our interior design work! We want to thank our incredible clients and the professionals in the Houzz community for choosing us to receive this award for the sixth time. It is truly an honor! Thank you, thank you!” – Coleen Choisser, Anna Rodé Designs

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today announced the Houzz community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2021, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top kitchen and bath remodelers, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential design and remodeling professionals on Houzz. This exclusive award recognizes just three percent of the more than 2.5 million active home professionals and interior and architectural photographers on the Houzz platform.

Houselogic: 10 Tips To Save Money and Energy When You Do Laundry

Our interior design work was was featured in this article 10 Tips to See Money and Energy When You Do Laundry by HouseLogic. We were ecstatic to see our unique laundry room design circulating in the press. Be sure to use the link below to check out the article and learn how you can save money and energy when you do laundry.

Three Best Rated: San Diego’s Three Best Rated Interior Designers 2018

Anna Rodé Designs was selected as one of the Three Best Interior Designers in San Diego by ThreeBestRated.com! The 2018 selection criteria consists of a “50-Point Inspection that includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence.” Thank you for choosing Anna Rodè Designs for all of your interior design and color consulting needs! We are proud to serve you.

Three Best Rated: San Diego’s Three Best Rated Interior Designers 2019

Anna Rodé Designs was selected as one of the Three Best Interior Designers in San Diego by ThreeBestRated.com! The 2019 selection criteria consists of “a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.” We are thrilled to have earned this title for the second year in a row. Thank you for choosing Anna Rodè Designs as one the three best interior designers in San Diego!

San Diego Union Tribune Coastal Homes: Sanctuary Style

We were recently featured in an article, Sanctaury Stylesin the San Diego Union Tribune’s Coastal Home edition for August 2017. Coleen Choisser, owner of Anna Rodé Designs, was interviewed and shared her expertise on transforming the master bedroom of any home into a santuary space. You can read the article online now!

Fresh Home: The 20 Best Interior Designers in San Diego

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 and architecture.

Anna Rodé Designs, Inc. helps local homeowners redesign, renovate, and transform indoor spaces. The company’s principal design consultant, Coleen Choisser, is a veteran San Diego interior designer with more than three decades of experience. Coleen is a member of the International Interior Design Association and bears professional certification from the California Council for Interior Design Certification. She has earned praise from former clients for her bold designs and ability to work alongside San Diego County painters, cabinet makers, muralists, carpet installers, carpenters, and plumbers, and other professionals.”

Fairbanks Living: Sponsor Spotlight on Anna Rodé Designs

Coleen Choisser, owner of Anna Rode’ Designs in Rancho Bernardo, is one of the top-rated interior designers in San Diego County and it was her choice ofan elective her freshman year at Southern Methodist University that sealed her fate.

Carlsbad Lifestyle: Get A New Look

Check out the newest article featuring designer Coleen Choisser and Anna Rodé Designs. Titled Get A New Look, this article features one of our personal favorite projects, an extensive home remodel in La Jolla, CA. We transformed a Tuscan styled home to a more modern contemporary beach feel  that’s more minimalist with clean lines. To learn more, read the article and see before and photos of this project!

Voted “Best Of Houzz” For Outstanding Customer Service Five Years In A Row!

We win awards for providing outstanding customer service! Read our stellar reviews on Houzz and see why we’ve been voted the Best of Houzz by our clients fives years in a row.

Small Business Trendsetters: Coleen Choisser, San Diego Interior Designer, Matching Interior Design To Your Personality

Coleen Choisser, San Diego Interior Designer, says, “I help people put their homes together or their offices together so the space reflects their personality in those spaces.”

Magazine Publications

The San Diego Union Tribune’s Coastal Home Edition

We are so excited to share that one of our favorite home renovation projects was just featured in the September 2021 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune’s Coastal Homes & Estates!

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Coleen created a beautiful yet functional kitchen that supports my love for cooking. Throughout the house, she pulled in different shades of blue in the furniture and custom rugs to match the tranquil outdoor environment. Lastly, she identified comfortable, yet elegant, sofas and chairs to sink into, where we can lay back to take in all the sights.”

Read the entire article and see photos of this home by visiting our Blog.

The San Diego Union Tribune’s Coastal Home Edition

We are so excited to share this article that was featured in the August 2017 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune’s Coastal Homes!

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Unlike any other room in the house, the bedroom is all yours. Compared with priorities for the kitchen or living room, choices for the bedroom are uniquely personal. We asked Coleen Choisser, certified interior designer and own of Anna Rodé Designs, about updating the bedroom.” 

Read the article on the San Diego Union Tribune’s website now.

Fairbanks Living

We are so thrilled to announce that we are featured in the June 2017 edition of Fairbanks Living that features one of our very favorite home remodels!

Here is an excerpt from the article:

We can’t help but notice that Coleen’s most distinguishing characteristics are her eye for color and style. Many of her designs have appeared in publications, both local and worldwide. Listening intently to clients, and  finding ways to understand their likes and dislikes so that the end designs make them happy and satisfied are her  first priority. Sometimes that requires negotiation, as when a husband and wife have different tastes, which requires paying attention to what is important to include in their design, such as favorite art or accessories, furniture, or colors.” 

Read the article on the Fairbanks Living website now.

Carlsbad Lifestyle

We are so excited about this recent article in Carlsbad Lifestyle that features one of our very favorite home remodels!

Here is an excerpt from the article:

When pressed to choose her favorite project Choisser said: “My favorite design is the one I’ve just finished.” She did say that her recent remodel of the 1906 beach cottage in La Jolla whose photos are featured here, is a project she particularly enjoyed— in fact this last renovation is the third time she has remodeled that home.  It went from a Tuscan styled home to a more modern contemporary beach feel  that’s more minimalist with clean lines.” 

San Diego Living

The living room shown on the cover of this issue is in the home of one of her Rancho Santa Fe, California clients. The liberal use of mirrors in this home increases its apparent size and capitalizes on the outstanding view. The rug was designed using custom colors to match the client’s new crimson chairs, and provides a soft and warm contrast to the beautiful marble floor. The look was also updated by recovering several pieces of existing furniture, including the beautiful antique walnut chairs in the zebra print.

Signature Kitchens & Baths

I’m very pleased that one of my recent kitchen designs was published in a national magazine that reviews the best “ideas from today’s top designers.” Out of the 38 designs shown in this issue, only two are from Southern California!

This kitchen was actually part of the entire home design I did for this client. The clean design is modern without being cold.

Here are excerpts from the article:

“Empty nesters who enjoy nothing more than setting out the welcome mat for family and friends, these California homeowners longed for a modern, sophisticated culinary aesthetic. They wanted to incorporate their zeal for cooking and for entertaining family, which grew by two grandchildren during the project. Since a hear-round alfresco lifestyle is intrinsic to the San Diego climate, the home’s entire first floor was redesigned by Coleen Choisser of Anna Rode’ Designs to blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors. Two large sliding doors were added to seamlessly merge the kitchen and family room with a patio space that carries a similar motif.


“The clients hired Kennedy of Kitchen and Bath Experts, Inc., to provide the high degree of custom refinement and installation needed as the kitchen cabinetry is the central focus of the entire design. The warm tone of birds-eye maple cabinetry nicely offsets the floors, marble fireplace surround, counters, and backsplash — all of which are done in high gloss shades of black and gray.”

Publications For Purchase

1001 Ideas For Color & Paint

We are the only interior designer in San Diego County selected to showcase our work in this international publication!

For a fresh collection of stylish color schemes, look no further than 1001 Ideas for Color & Paint. Featured ideas range from contemporary treatments to traditional looks, in everything from bold colors to pretty pastels. Readers will also find professional advice for choosing paint and color, descriptions of numerous popular paint techniques, and variations on color themes on a room-by-room basis presented in sketchbook-style illustrations. Over 1,000 color palettes, photographs, and illustrations provide inspiration and tips for success. With 1001 Ideas for Color & Paint readers can give every room in their home a brand new look.

Color In Your Home: Using Paint and Fabrics to Enhance Your Interior Design

by Coleen Choisser (Author), John Choisser (Editor)

This book, written by an experienced and internationally-published interior designer, explains how to choose color in paint, fabrics, rugs, and accessories for your home. The book contains over 80 photographs of her work, with explanations of how colors are chosen and how to find your favorite colors. The effect of light is explained, and how natural and artificial light differ. Coleen also explains the different types of paint, and the uses of various paint finishes. This book is a must for anyone planning to upgrade their residence, or who plans to fix up a house for resale.

Age At Home: How To Modify A Home For Senior Living

An Experienced Interior Designer Helps You Avoid or Postpone the Expense of Elder Care Facilities

The need to care for an aging parent or other loved one is becoming more common every day. Care facilities are very expensive, so delaying or eliminating that expense is very worthwhile.

Modifying either their home or yours to accommodate their needs can be expensive. This book contains tips, some of which are very inexpensive, that can make the process more manageable.

The authors have been there, done that. Not only for their clients, but for five of their own parents and step-parents. Here they share the lessons learned, along with numerous tips and references to help make this transition more manageable in terms of safety, money, and emotional stress on all involved.