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.
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!
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER, ALLIED ASID
Rachael graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Dunwoody College of Technology, a CIDA-accredited program, in the spring of 2013, landing a position at RLH Studio shortly thereafter. Her strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and work ethic make her an extraordinary component of our residential team. Rachael has a keen eye for all design selections and loves focusing on the fine details to complete the project.
Rachael describes her personal style as eclectic with a twist of vintage modern and loves working with color, pattern, and unique materials. When she's not at the studio, she's repurposing old pieces of furniture, spending time outdoors, and relishing time with her husband and son, Knox.
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER, ASID & CID
Kirsten graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota, a CIDA-accredited program. Following graduation, she spent nine years on the commercial team at Leo A. Daly, an international architectural, engineering, and design firm. There she honed her design and project management skills while working on large-scale government and hospitality design projects. She has excitedly transitioned to the residential side of the business, where she collaborates closely with architects and builders, by enhancing interior architectural details and elevations. She also oversees all finish schedules and facilitates accurate completion of the project.
Kirsten gravitates towards “Southern Traditional” style, while maintaining her Midwest roots. When she's not at the studio, she loves spending time with family, getting out on the lake during the summer, and planning her next vacation.
COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER
Alexis graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from North Dakota State University, a CIDA-accredited program in 2017. She feels most passionate about commercial design and enjoys the space planning phase; working to achieve the most efficient design solutions to interior environments. After a summer interning with RLH Studio, she happily accepted an offer to join the team full-time. Coupled with her cheery attitude and zest for design, she makes a great addition to our team!
When she's not at the studio, she enjoys traveling overseas to visit family, exploring photography, being active outdoors, and taking care of animals!
COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER
Abby graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Interior Design from Iowa State University, a CIDA-accredited program in 2018. Prior to joining us full time, she previously interned for us in the summer of 2017. She brings fresh creativity to the team, with a great sense of “can do” energy.
Abby would describe her style as classic with a cozy aesthetic. When she's not at the studio, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching dance and traveling!
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.