Living the Lifestyle

Lifestyle Designs came into being to fill a need, which was to provide quality design services and products under one roof. Interior designers Ramona Rodger and Barry Gano have brought together a comprehensive design center, allowing clients to experience a level of service that is tailored to their needs.

A kitchen designed by Lifestyle Designs in Newport, RI.

Colorful accents pop against the white cabinetry in this kitchen designed by Lifestyle Designs.

Lifestyle Designs provides the same attention to any project, from a simple powder room update to a complete gut and remodel. The team at Lifestyle Designs is adept at working with an individual as well with their architect and builder. Ramona and Barry also pride themselves on staying up to date on new materials and innovative trends, such as energy-efficient lighting, green construction and living, and aging-in-place design.

They have a wide array of beautiful fabrics, from classic to contemporary, including: silks, Sunbrella, gauzy sheers, upholstery fabrics and drapery. Lifestyle Designs uses top fabric brands, such as Robert Allen, Schumacher, Cowtan & Tout, Kravet, Stroheim and Ralph Lauren, to create custom window treatments, upholstery and bed treatments (canopies, dust ruffles and coverlets). They also carry Hunter Douglas’s Duette and Silhouette lines, plus many more. Wallpaper, paint and color consultation brings it all together.

The Newport-based firm designs beautiful kitchens and baths and provides a range of cabinetry, from the fully custom made to stock cabinets from suppliers such as: Quality Custom Cabinetry, Candlelight Cabinetry, Crystal Cabinet Works and Merillat. Other creative cabinet applications include entertainment centers, closets and libraries.

Classic furnishings in a regal living room by Lifestyle Designs.

The classic furnishings pair perfectly with the regal staircase in this living room done by Lifestyle Designs.

Additional elements for kitchens and baths—such as tile for floors, showers and backsplashes—are also readily available at Lifestyle Designs, as are countertops. Countertop options include granite from common to exotic and marble from around the world; manufactured quartz product lines from Silestone, Cambria, Zodiaq and Ceasarstone; and selections from Brooks Custom in wood, glass and metal.

For finishing touches, there’s an ever-changing selection: artwork, accessories (Currey and Co., Maitland Smith), furniture (Christopher Guy, Pearson, Ralph Lauren), lighting, sinks, fixtures and beautiful hardware, including brandnames Schaub, Edgar Berebi and Jeffrey Alexander.

Lifestyle Designs’ Services include:

Kitchen & Bath Design
Space Planning
Interior & Exterior Color Consultation
Interior Design
Commercial Design

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