Check out two great articles from the Flip the Switch blog at Destination Lighting focusing on our work lighting a contemporary-style new home nestled in the woods of suburban Portland – one of our favorite projects of 2017 (so far!):

"René and her team designed the interiors for my new home in Sellwood neighborhood of SE Portland. They did a fantastic job and were terrific to work with. Her design style is beautiful and she designed a home that was perfect for my family. I thought her process of sitting down with us to review materials selections was very helpful to ensure we ended up with a design that met our needs and aesthetic style. I appreciated how we ensured each selection was just right along the way and if there were any problems René was quick to resolve them. I definitely felt that she was in my corner when an issue came up with one of the flooring selections. She worked it out with the supplier and we got it resolved quickly. I look forward to my next project with Rene and her design team." —John Farley, new construction client

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"I am a local builder remodel contractor. Renè Chambers Interior Design is a local firm I have used from large multi-unit projects to color consults, and everything in between. She is a true professional in every way. She is very up to date on all the current trends in the marketplace. She has made many suggestions I would have not thought of, and when finished made the project amazing!! She has a great eye for seeing the big picture. Highly recommended!!!" —Foster Finch, home builder

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"René and her team did an outstanding job providing interior design consultation services for our kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and basement remodel. She was extremely responsive and quick to pick up our vision and desired color scheme for the spaces. At each meeting she came prepared with samples and links to various fixtures for our selection. She made the process so much easier than if my husband I had tried to make the selections on our own. Spending a few hours with her saved us countless hours of our own time as she had our choices narrowed perfectly. She was also a good at handling me and my husband's differing opinions, and found selections that made both of us happy. We LOVE our new spaces and can't wait to work with René again on our next project." —Melanie Ronchelli, remodeling client

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"I love working with René and her team! She is a consummate professional, great design sense and thorough in detail. Added bonus, which is hard to find, René understands budgets and makes it all work." —Gary Fox, home builder

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"With hundreds of hours spent watching HGTV and perusing Houzz for interior design ideas, I thought I would be able to "do this on my own." I couldn't have been more wrong! There are just too many choices and materials out there. René helped me with an entire house remodel, which was overwhelming, but she made it easy for me. She is knowledgeable in all areas of design and product. I would highly recommend René to anyone for their interior design work." —Julie Motschenbacher, remodeling client

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"René proved to be a master at bringing to fruition the disjointed and conflicting concepts I had for my home remodel. I knew what I wanted but didn't know how to express it. Rene took time to get to know me, observed how I live and what tastes were predominate in the home. Using my rough thoughts, and working closely with our contractor, René was able to develop a wonderful and highly functional design which brought together a complete concept that really defines our style. . . . I highly recommend René for any projects which require not only professional design skill, but also a deep commitment to bring out of the customer exactly what they are looking for, even if they don't know it for themselves. René was terrific!" —Susan Finley, remodeling client

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"René did a fantastic job remodeling my kitchen. She listens and knows how to create a design and color palette that really reflected my taste, but brought together ideas I would never have thought of. René is fun, smart, intuitive and honest. I look forward to working with her again and highly recommend her. (She's also really great decorator.)" —Catherine and Connie, remodeling clients

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"We have used many interior designers for the model homes in our new communities and found René truly great to work with. I had very definitive goals for our models that I needed our message communicated to our buyer audience and René listened to my ideas and ran with it. They delivered great models that connect with our audience and we are still receiving compliments today on how well they are decorated. I look forward to working with Rene on our next community." —Tony Marnella, Owner, Marnella Homes

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"I love being able to consult with René. I'm a landscape designer and have selected stone wall product from René. I tell her kinda what I want and she comes up with the most perfect product for my project. I send my clients in to consult with her. She's wonderful with them too. She's got a great design eye and excellent product knowledge. When I wanted tile for my new bathroom, we took in our basic concept and again, her selection of tile made the whole project zing." —Landscape in A Day, Landscape Architects

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"René has an exquisite sense of style, color and scale. Her rooms are always well proportioned, beautiful and unique. She is not a designer who repeats herself. She is as knowledgeable about lighting as she is about finishes. She really listens to the needs and desires of her customers and translates those wishes into ideal spaces for them. She makes the selection process enjoyable for her customers and makes the workplace a positive and fun environment." —Allison Baer, Owner, Lettuce Press

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"My husband and I are design-challenged and truly benefitted from René Chambers’ guidance. When it came to a major remodel, René made suggestions we’d never considered or thought possible. We were impressed with her ability to combine design, colors, and physical space. Her knowledge of materials and installation was equally impressive. René went above and beyond what we expected during our whole remodel and we enthusiastically recommend her to all of our friends." —Judy Anderson, remodeling client

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"I have worked with René for years, but she also designed my master bedroom remodel. It turned out better than I could even imagine. She is a great communicator and really helped me make the right decisions. Her knowledge and artful eye made the experience much less stressful. Having a professional made all the difference."Jo McCormick, lighting professional at Globe Lighting

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