Design by Choice LLC

photo by Jeff Garland

This Grosse Pointe home with a sleeping porch was designed to be a peaceful escape for reading and relaxing while surrounded by luxury. The wall color creates a feeling of tranquility.

photo by Jeff Garland

The tulle fabric above the chaise includes a beaded leading edge and hand-sewn feathers for an elegant look. Just imagine curling up with a good book in this beautiful room.

photo by Justin Maconochie

A children's study off the kitchen is cozy and provides a space for children to create. The golden yellow wall color energizes the space. Custom details such as awning window treatment and matching bench features an animal print stripe. (Birmingham)

photo by Jeff Garland

This beautiful study in a historically significant Grosse Pointe home features a one-of-a kind Persian rug along with the beautiful wood paneling and cove ceiling with plaster border. The complementary color scheme adds warmth to this beautiful room.

photo by Jeff Garland

Original limestone fireplace surround and hearth create a cozy atmosphere to enjoy a conversation or a good book. The art above the fireplace features a cursive alphabet as a nod to a dying art form.

photo by Jeff Garland

Custom window treatments flanking the triple window are an ikat fabric from Pindler that has been designed for the large cartridge pleats to repeat the pattern for a tailored and interesting appearance.

photo by Jeff Garland

The rich aubergine walls and lime green/cream window treatments make this second-story sanctuary relaxing and functional. It is a transitional design that adds new life to this older home. (Grosse Pointe)

photo by Jeff Garland

A cozy area for reading or conversation is enhanced by vertical transitional sconces that add a fresh look along with an artistically designed bookcase of interesting objects.

photo by Jeff Garland

Traditional elements such as the vintage French desk and beautiful Persian rug honor the history of this home.

photo by Jeff Garland

This Rochester Hills kitchen was a complete renovation utilizing the full-height 10' ceiling. Lighting in glass cabinets add interest. The linen white cabinets are complemented by the cherry club corner island. (Fantasy Brown Leathered Granite)

photo by Jeff Garland

Adding Circa Boston lighting above the windows flanking the Wolf range is charming as well as practical. The backsplash and herringbone detail above the range are Ricepaper by Ann Sacks.

photo by Jeff Garland

Linear lighting has an important impact in the kitchen without taking away from other elements that make this kitchen unique. (Hubbardon Forge pendant above island.)

photo by Jeff Garland

My client brought memorable family pieces into her new kitchen design. A table that has been in the family and a treasured iron bench bought in France personalize the space.

photo by Jeff Garland

A family room reimagined from a simple fireplace surround to a stunning stone wall to the ceiling adds drama and warmth. The client supplied a mantel from a barn beam from her childhood home. The new chandelier adds a beautiful glow to the room.

photo by Jeff Garland

The console table is constructed with wood from American factories that have been torn down - complete with the story of origin. Turned legs add nice texture to the space. Comfortable seating makes for great family times together.

photo by Jeff Garland

Attention to detail is important to personalizing a room. The mason asked my client if she would like a special stone in the fireplace. He chiseled a heart left of the fireplace to symbolize heart, hearth, and home.

photo by Jeff Garland

One of the really fun things about this photo shoot was Duke, the dog. He loves to pose for the camera. I have a love for people, children, and pets, so I had to include Duke. May he bring a smile to your face.

photo by Jeff Garland

The foyer of this elegant and very traditional home on Lakeshore Drive needed to reflect colors of the lake from soft blues to gray. It is an area that is grand with its sweeping staircase and furnishings. (Grosse Pointe Shores)

photo by Jeff Garland

A guest room needs to be comfortable for visitors. A soft blue-green paint sets the mood for relaxing. French designed furniture adds a whimsical touch to the room. Sweet dreams! (Grosse Pointe)

Design Philosophy

Passion for design and a commitment to each client's needs are the motivating forces for Renea. Her goal is for each space she designs to be classic and timeless. Careful attention to detail during the design process assures that each room is beautiful and functional. An eclectic blending of diverse styles and cultures makes each room unique and personal to the client. Renea's client-driven philosophy leads to rooms that fully express a client's personality and desires.

Specialties

Design by Choice LLC is a full-service design firm accepting residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Projects include everything from consultations to full project management. Kitchen and bath design and implementation are available for any budget. Knowledge of architectural elements and technical aspects of a project allow Renea to work effectively with contractors and trades.

Fee Methods

Hourly plus commission on product. Retainer required for all projects. Consultations are exempt from retainer.

Complimentary Consultation

Yes

Additional Information

Design by Choice LLC has been serving client's needs since 1993. Renea is an Allied Member of ASID and a graduate of Baker College with a degree in interior design. Her work has been published locally as well as nationally. She is a frequent speaker at community events and is an educator in interior design. She has done work throughout Michigan, Arizona, and Southern states. Her long-standing relationships with her clients is a testimony to her commitment to excellence.