R. Cartwright Design was founded more than twenty-four years ago by owner and lead designer Rebecca Cartwright. Today, we are a full-service interior design studio that prides itself on delivering the highest quality in design, products, and customer service. Our studios in Clive, Iowa and Serenbe, Georgia have designed and managed residential remodel, new build and design projects in the Des Moines and Atlanta areas, as well as, lake houses and vacation homes in Florida, Utah, Arizona, California, and Costa Rica.
We believe in a collaborative design process, where we provide design concepts, guidance and suggestions and work in collaboration with our clients to make selections for their spaces. We work closely with each client to understand their design preferences and vision for their home, while taking into consideration their design needs, budgetary constraints, and time frame. We then develop a design plan including all desired elements. We have access to a large array of furnishings, lighting, art, and décor from virtually any line within our industry, upon which we draw to create a custom design plan.
R. Cartwright Design offers various design packages to serve clients with different needs and budgets. You can read more about how we work on our Services page.
Rebecca Cartwright has been designing fresh spaces in private residences and businesses since 1995. Her expertise extends from a multitude of new home construction, commercial interiors, and major remodeling projects. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with many of Iowa’s elite builders, developers, and their clients. She is renowned in the design community for her knowledge of the remodeling process, her sense of style, and her ability to hone in on a client’s style to achieve a beautiful finished space.
Before finding her path in interior design, Rebecca worked in social work and psychology for several years. This experience helped to inform the type of designer she is today – giving her a unique perspective on the importance of listening to her clients’ needs and understanding what they desire in a home.
Rebecca comes from a family of architects (four generations on her father’s side) and a mother who valued gardening and the organic side of design. Growing up on job sites, drawing on architectural pads, and creating her first home model at the age of eight, design came naturally to Rebecca. When she isn’t traveling to Costa Rica to consult on design projects, relaxing at her lake cottage in Clear Lake, IA, or spending time with her husband, two grown sons and two grandchildren, Rebecca splits her time between her two design studios in Clive, IA and Serenbe, GA
Renae DeVolder became the newest Project Manager for the R. Cartwright Design team in early 2021. She has her Diploma of Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute.
After a decade working in the field of public health, Renae decided to follow her creativity and passion to pursue interior design. After she successfully designed and staged a vacation rental for a friend, and gathered enough likes on social media for home remodeling projects, she left her health informatics position and was hired as a design assistant for a local interior designer.
Her experience in leadership positions, and managing classrooms and projects, brings a wealth of organizational and process management skills to the position. This, along with her desire to see happy clients in beautiful spaces, keeps her excited for each stage of the project, from the first client questionnaire to installation day.