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Rod is great.  Not only is he extremely creative, but his consultative style puts you at ease, and lets you know he’s listening to your needs.  He’ll be the first person I call for my next home improvement project.     – Daniel Barron, Atlanta, GA

 Rod, I have been in business as a builder for over 11 years and have completed several thousand home remodeling projects.  I have to say that you are the first designer that I have ever worked with that truly listens to their client’s needs, works tirelessly to deliver them what they want, and is very diligent about cost control.  It is very clear that you do what you do because you love helping people connect with their homes.  And you do it in a way that reaches across price points and style. Your clients are very fortunate to have someone with your talent looking out for them and their home.  I plan on building a new home for myself in the near future and I hope I can convince you to come back to DC to work with us from day 1 to design the home of our dreams. Sincerely,    –  Jason Hampel, Chantilly, VA

Rod is a consummate professional. He turned our drab 1960s house into a warm and inviting home that we both love. My husband and I could not agree on ecru vs eggshell until Rod stepped in and transformed our lives. Our only complaint is that we never go anywhere now because we love being in our dream home. :-) ”    - Mary Claire & Thomas Salander, Arlington, VA

“When we bought our home on the Jersey Shore we commissioned Rod Shade to be our designer. He was very hands on throughout the entire process. Spending days at home shopping stores, furniture stores, looking at paint samples, windows and window treatments, and working with an architect, while continuing to fulfill the needs of his other clients.

He was always there to answer our questions and steer us in the right direction. We had an idea of how we wanted our home to look, he listened and brought us a proposal that was beyond what we imagined. He worked closely with our contractor and was in constant communication and they had a great working relationship. His ideas are imaginative, fun, and he brings life to a room. Mr. Shade likes to paint a room a bold color and uses slight accents of that color throughout the home. In our case it was orange. Now I must say that I was a bit apprehensive about how that would look and if it would be too much, but because of where he chose to use the orange it brightened the space and the accents throughout the house tied it all together. Being an artist himself in his designs, he hired an amazing artist to create beautiful subtle designs on the walls that look like wallpaper, brilliant!

There is passion in Mr Shade’s designs and you clearly get a sense of who he is as a person and as a designer. We are very proud of our home and its a great place to entertain.  We are also very proud to have chosen Rod Shade as our designer. - Bernard Dotson and Scott Moore

I had never used the services of an interior Designer so I took to the Internet to research the top designers. Rod Shade’s name kept coming up and after seeing some of his projects my search ended. I wanted to come out of my comfort zone, and have something entirely different. Rod’s bold use of color, and textures transformed my space into something very unique. What struck me most about Rod was his willingness to listen. As the client I felt that my opinion and ideas were valued. At the end of the process I was very happy that I decided to work with Rod. My mid-century living room and dining room are beyond what I ever thought it could be. - Carolyn Smith, San Diego, CA

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