Rhonda Kieson Designs

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"A room should be like a good friend. It should be compelling enough to draw you in, strong enough to lend you strength, warm enough to comfort you, and familiar enough to embrace your soul." - Rhonda Kieson
Oklahoma City, OK US 
Rhonda Kieson 
Oklahoma City, OK 73131 
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Simple Pleasures: 25 Ways to Make the Most of Your Staycation

Give the daily grind the day off by hiding your work stuff, treating yourself and enjoying the outdoors Full Story
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Invite your friends over for dinner. Make the menu easy . . . it's the view that's appetizing!
July 6, 2014 at 7:20am     
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My husband I typically go camping for a few days every year. This year we went Wednesday through Saturda y. That gave us a few days before to get ready in a more relaxed way. (We had previously gone camping Saturday through Tuesday and it was hard working until 5 p.m. on Friday and trying to have everything ready to go Saturday morning.) This year we decided to make a cornhole game (2 boards and beanbags). We did it together - from cutting out the wood, to painting it, to putting the pieces together. We both made the beanbags. It was a very relaxing time and brought us closer together since we were both on the same page and had a common goal.
July 12, 2014 at 1:55pm     
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Sometimes we put up the pop-up camper, invite the grandkids over for the night, and pretend to be camping. Actually, I guess we ARE camping, just in the driveway, lol. We bought a fire pit for the kids to roast marshmallows over, and cook our meals on the charcoal grill. The only excuse to go inside is to 'use the facilities' if you catch my drift. Occasionally, one of the kids will get scared and want to go in to finish the night in civilization, but that's OK, too. We hope we are helping them to make memories that will last their whole lives long, and be good memories that they can pass on when we are over and gone.
July 12, 2014 at 6:42pm     
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Design Practice: Start-up Costs for Architects and Designers

How much cash does it take to open a design company? When you use free tools and services, it’s less than you might think Full Story
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Re. Pictures of your previous work at an interview.

Most clients in my 50+ years of experience just want to know you're qualified, in general. But, frankly, they're mainly interested in their own project and how you'll handle it, and them. They really DO NOT care to study pictures of your past projects and hear detail about the work you did for OTHER clients. Clients tend to be extremely self-absorbed. Starting out in practice we carried a portfolio of previous work. But, the last twenty years, we seldom have carried more than a couple pictures...only enough to explain what the work product might be like at each stage of the project. Today, people see a few of your projects online before they interview you, and read online comments about working with you. By the time you get to the interview, you're already qualified. Their central questions are: What will you do for me? How much will it cost? How do you work? Who will I be working with?

Design awards:

We won many design awards over the years. No client ever asked to see them. In fact, some clients are afraid the architect may be designing to win a design award and not designing what THEY want designed. Actually, you never design to win a design award. If, when the design is complete, it qualifies for an award, or for publication, fine. The time to consider entering an awards program is after the project is complete and the client is happy.
July 2, 2014 at 2:35am     
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10 astuces pour intégrer l'alphabet à sa déco

Quand la « typo » envahit la déco : l'alphabet s'invite à tous les étages. Full Story
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Review by Mark Yearwood - Contemporary Art:

Rhonda Kieson is great to work with for interior design and kitchen projects and is also highly capable at being a full contractor for build projects. She is a ...
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Review by dianarose:

I wanted to take a moment to recommend Rhonda Kieson. Her creativity and ability to make her creations happen are incredibly inspiring. Rhonda has the innate ...
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Review by Fine Line Finishes LLC:

I have been working with Rhonda for over a year now and she is well respected among her colleagues and clients. She has a wonderful eye for design and always le...
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Review by cjackson:

Rhonda and I have worked together on several projects. She is very easy to work with. Her designs are comfortable, functional and unique. She can transform an...
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