Coleen Ann Choisser
Designer of the Month / coleen ann choisser
Reba Lemmons
Gricelda Covarrubias and Patricia Mawhinney

2017-11_DesignerMeet Coleen Ann Choisser, Certified Interior Designer, esteemed color expert, and owner of Anna Rodé Designs. Coleen has been a successful interior designer in San Diego, CA for nearly 30 years; known for her creativity, artistic talents, and winning personality. Although as an artist she paints and has designed fashions and jewelry, her first love and primary focus always has been interior design.


Coleen is a member of the International Interior Design Association (I.I.D.A.), and she also is certified by the California Council for Interior Design Certification (C.C.I.D.C.). Her work has been published in numerous magazines and books, and Coleen is the only designer in Southern California selected to be featured in the international color book, 1001 Ideas for Color & Paint.


Coleen’s projects vary in size from a single room in a modest apartment to multi-million dollar estates. In some cases, the project is designed as a master plan to be carried out over several years as funds become available. Using a master plan insures that as each room is completed, it will eventually become part of a well-coordinated design for the whole home.


Coleen carefully selects a variety of painters, cabinet makers, muralists, stone masons, faux painters, carpet installers, shutter and window covering manufacturers and installers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and other craftsmen to perform the variety of work necessary to carry out her designs. Coleen recognizes that their performance reflects directly on her reputation, and she takes pride in their work and her client’s satisfaction.


Most of Coleen’s clients are in the San Diego area, including La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, downtown San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Carlsbad, Point Loma, Del Mar, La Mesa, and Bonita. However, she has both regular and new clients in Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and other desert cities, as well as up the coast in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. She has also done jobs for clients in Scottsdale AZ; San Francisco and San Mateo CA; Reno NV; Lake Tahoe; and El Paso TX.


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