A lifelong artist, Jenni got her start in designing as a retail window and display designer, expanding into interiors as she grew her skills and experience. She enjoys using her creativity to create visually satisfying, “make you feel good” interiors that bring beauty into people’s lives. A lover of Bohemian, rustic, arts-and-crafts/art nouveau, and nature-inspired design, she excels at playing with colors, patterns, and textures in her work. Away from the design studio, you’ll find Jenni enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, tent camping, mountain biking, and paddle boarding.
Dee Dee Maass is a native of Wisconsin, and “energetic, lively, and warm” are just a few words to describe her. A big believer in collaborating with her clients to incorporate their individual styles and interests into her designs. She loves mixing textures, fabrics, and colors to rejuvenate and awaken a space. Whether you live in a traditional home, cozy cottage, log cabin,or lakeside estate, Dee Dee will make it beautiful and functional.
Laura Rose has been in the interior design field for nearly 20 years and thrives on creating designs that suit her client’s style in ways they never dreamed possible. She earned a Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design and has worked on upscale projects from New York to Los Angeles to London. She excels at getting to know her customers and translating that into a design that is unique to them. Understanding her clients will thoroughly enjoy their space drives Laura’s passion for interior design. Her experience extends to residential and commercial design. Combining strong space planning skills with excellent color sense, Laura’s most rewarding projects have been renovating or building complete homes and applying her vision. She loves being outdoors, participating in silent sports and enjoying nature with her husband and three children.
With nearly 30 years in the interior design and construction industry, Mike brings an impressive combination of skill and experience to his work as a project manager and design consultant. Always inspired by a challenge, he most enjoys working with clients to explore, experiment, and fine tune details until the desired result is achieved, and working on complex projects where multiple trades coordinate to bring the design to life. An expert in custom cabinetry and millwork, he’s a magician at maximizing the efficiency of even the most difficult spaces, and thrives on working out the more complex details in cabinetry and millwork designs. In his free time, Mike’s at home working on his house and landscaping, and spending time with his wife and college-aged twins when they are home from school.
Sue has been in retail, design and sales for over 30 years. Her love of working alongside her customers throughout the process of designing, building and furnishing homes led to the search for unique, high-quality furniture and accessories to compliment her customer’s relaxed lifestyle living – thus the start of Roughing It In Style in 1997, and within the last 7 years, the expansion into three locations.
Brenda is an artist and she approaches design with an artist’s eye. She loves providing clients with beautiful, functional spaces using texture, fabrics, and color to bring together a space that is not only beautiful but is comfortable and inviting. With 30-plus years of retail, design, and sales experience Brenda’s goal is to provide you with beautiful spaces to live in and enjoy with excellent customer service throughout the design process. Whether you need a single piece of art or furniture, an in-home or in-business consultation with an entire design plan Brenda is here to provide you with whatever level of design assistance that you may need.
Brenda’s thoughts on living play largely in her thoughts on design. Life is short and living in today’s busy complex world we all need spaces where we love to go to unwind, find refuge and are at peace. Surrounding ourselves with beautiful things in wonderfully curated environments that we enjoy makes life worth living. Length of time is not guaranteed to any of us, don’t wait to enjoy the spaces you live and work in….squeeze as much joy out of each day as you can!
To that end, when she isn’t working on design, researching products for her customers, or helping to keep the show floor visually interesting for clients you’ll find her at her easel creating a new painting, spending time in her flower gardens, and yard or repurposing an old piece of furniture or accessory to give it a new life. Creating beauty every day and helping her clients, in the same way, allows Brenda to squeeze the joy out of every day.
A true daughter of the West, Sybil was born in Montana and grew up spending her summers on her grandfather’s ranch in the eastern part of the state. A Coloradoan now for more than 25 years, her creativity first manifested in her work as a hairstylist; when a car accident closed the door on that career path, “a new door opened,” as she puts it, and her career in interior design began. Gaining trust with her clients is her top priority as she begins a new project, listening to their wants and needs and striving to alleviate any doubts or fears they might have. Sybil takes her design cues from nature, where even the color and texture combinations of the feathers of a simple pigeon – the layered greys, silvers, mauves, and lavenders – can be inspiration.
Born in Atlanta, and growing up in Oklahoma/Texas, Leslie is a Southern girl at heart. Academic pursuits led her to LA, but it was the beautiful mountains of Colorado that drew her to our state where she started a family. Her detail-oriented nature, instinctive eye for beauty, and assured sense of scale have led her to a career in interior design. Leslie artfully collaborates with clients to redefine their interiors. Together they create highly defined spaces that reflect the client’s personality and history. Specializing in kitchen and bath design, she is our lead cabinet designer for our beautiful custom barnwood cabinetry.
Leslie brings twenty years of experience across multiple creative industries including interior design, architecture, kitchen & bath design, music, and photography. Prior to joining RIlS, Leslie gained experience working with custom home builders and architects in both residential and commercial construction. She also owned and operated several small businesses, which allowed her to showcase her creative talents, photography skills, and love of antique furniture and vintage decor. She holds degrees in Interior Design, Architectural Drafting, Kitchen and Bath Design, and Music Performance. Leslie loves spending time off with her two adventurous boys and precious poodles. She enjoys cooking, spending time in nature, volunteering in the community, rescuing dogs, attending concerts, playing bassoon in the local symphony, and photography. Leslie’s friendly personality and professional work ethic make working with her a joy!
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