Welcome to the world of Rhonda Kieson Designs!
Design begins with inspiration.
Inspiration gives way to ideas.
Ideas take the intangible,
And make them tangible.
It's that easy.
When I meet someone for the first time, the conversation usually goes like this:
Q: "What is it you do?"
A: "I am a designer."
Q: "What do you design?"
A: "Good question."
I give the usual answer, "I'm an interior designer; I design kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, floor
plans, elevations, etc., the usual stuff. BUT, I also design specialty pieces, such as beds, desks,
storage units, bookshelves, cabinetry, entertainment units, decks, outdoor kitchens"......the list goes on.
On another level, I design "enjoyment":
- Spaces that inspire
- Rooms that sing
- Kitchens that cooperate
- Family rooms that function
I have always designed. I thought everybody did.
As a kid growing up in the country, I can remember wanting a sidewalk and neighbors. Who wanted to learn
to ride a bike on a gravel driveway? And who wanted to be so isolated from your friends?
But that's the way it was.
So I made up for what I didn't have by using my imagination. My brothers and I would build roads
in the sandbox for all the army trucks to navigate. Snow drifts would get tunneled into, and we
would carve out snow "furniture" for the room we had just created. The autumn leaves provided
the construction material necessary for my makeshift floor plan. In other words, I took what I found and
made the most of it.
That was when I was quite young.
In a world were one's thoughts were best kept to themselves, I did something quite bold: I gave my
opinion on how to renovate the family bathroom. No one said anything, but the room became what
I had envisioned. I was ten years old at the time.
High school brought its own challenges and rewards. When the call went out for designing anything, I signed on. I needed a creative outlet in order to survive those high-school years. In retrospect, it was setting the groundwork for what was to come.
It is now many years later, and I still have not run out of ideas. New floor plans and construction elevations are always circulating in my thoughts. It is when I take pencil to paper that these ideas come to life.