OUR STUDIO

Our team is talented, creative, and resourceful. With diverse backgrounds in design, art, and construction management, we are perfectly suited to ensure your project realizes its most creative end result. We work closely with our clients and their architects and builders to act as guides through every step of the design process: from the initial kickoff meeting, through conceptual design, construction, and installation. We use a series of detailed project schedules to streamline communication and ensure accuracy between parties. This comprehensive service, combined with our partnerships with the industry’s best, is what sets us apart from other design firms.


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RENÉE LEJEUNE HALLBERG

OWNER & PRINCIPAL DESIGNER, ALLIED ASID
 

Renée LeJeune Hallberg is an award-winning interior designer whose style has garnered recognition for timeless interiors infused with beauty and sophistication. With an educational background rooted in art history and interior design, and over 30 years of experience, she has attracted an extensive portfolio of projects. These range from luxurious new custom homes to sleek urban lofts and boutique commercial buildings. In each, she works to marry the traditional tenants of classic design with the clean lines and simplicity of our contemporary world. Renée opened RLH Studio in 2010 with one design assistant in tow. Her company has since grown to a full-service residential and commercial firm of six.

Renee is drawn to classic and timeless design, whether Modern or Traditional… design perfection. When she is not at the studio she enjoys dates with her husband and visiting her 2 kids out of state!


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SHAWN MYHRE

RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER

With bachelor’s degrees in both business management and interior design, Shawn joined RLH Studio after beginning her design career at HGA Architects and Engineers, practicing commercial interior design.  While she enjoys both commercial and residential design, it is helping a client define and realize their vision for their own personal spaces that Shawn finds enormously rewarding.  She brings excellent communications skills, an innate curiosity and attention to detail to all her projects.

Shawn is a fan of both traditional and modern design, and especially of how elements of one can be used to invigorate the other.  She feels fortunate to have the opportunity at RLH Studio to collaborate with and learn from some of the area’s most talented designers, architects, contractors and skilled tradesmen. 

When not engrossed in client projects, Shawn enjoys history, travel, movies and game nights with family.


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TAYLOR GIBSON

RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER
 

Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in the spring of May 2014.  Before pursuing a job in the design industry, she worked for two years in Paris, France, with a nonprofit organization, and was inspired by the creative energy and elegance throughout the city.  Shortly after moving back to the States in July 2016, she began her design career as an interior design assistant for a high-end residential design studio before coming to RLH Studio in February 2019.  Her strong work ethic, organizational skills, and joyful personality make her an excellent addition to our residential design team. 

 She appreciates the mix of vintage elements with an updated style to create a classy, yet approachable, environment.  When Taylor is not at the studio, she enjoys learning various Latin dance styles, cooking, and hosting soirées with friends.


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CHRIS BAUER

FINANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER
 

Chris graduated from the Art Institute with a degree in Interior Design, after which she spent many years in the industry as a sales rep for F. Schumacher and Co.  She joined our team in April of 2018, where she quickly jumped into the day-to-day operations of our company. Her background in textiles makes her our in-house fabric guru; a resource the team happily utilizes! Chris also has a background in managing small businesses.

She believes good design is based in function and comfort, and appreciates a project's ties to history, whether personal or ancient. When she's not at the studio, she enjoys spending time with family and working on remodeling projects around her house.


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