Rochelle Cote Interior Design (RCID) is a small highly qualified team that focus on high-end residential design. Rochelle, Makenzie & River aim to help clients create their perfect space; one they can call their own. Rochelle’s experience, Makenzie’s amazing sense of design, and River’s organization create the perfect team. Whether it is a new build or renovation, the RCID team is eager to help you achieve your vision.
Principal / Senior Designer
Rochelle loves to create beautiful things. She gets inspiration from the large prairie sky, her travels and even from a walk in the park with her family. Rochelle is a graduate of the Mount Royal Interior Design and the SAIT Architectural Technologist programs. She has been in the industry since 1997 and during that time, worked for another high end residential designer. After having her daughter, Rochelle decided to branch out on her own to create RCID. She loves the opportunity that owning her own business brings and the chance to work with a great team helping clients create their perfect space.
Makenzie adds an extra layer of design knowledge to the RCID Team. Makenzie graduated from Mount Royal University with a bachelor’s degree in Business in 2016. In the Fall of 2016 she moved to London, England to continue her education and pursue her creative dream. Three years later, Makenzie collected her second degree from the University of Arts, London (UAL) with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.
Having lived in four different countries (Canada, England, Italy, & France) and traveled extensively across the globe, Makenzie has been exposed to an eclectic range of design, architecture, and art influences. She utilizes these experiences to create meaningful and unique spaces in all her projects. Makenzie’s design approach is to create timeless spaces that enhance client’s lives both functionally and aesthetically. She does this while keeping the history and context of the space in mind.
When Makenzie is away from work, you can find her enjoying outdoor activities (aka sipping a marg on a patio) with her husband and dog Ned, traveling the world, playing volleyball, or hitting up a group fitness class.
Studio Manager/Junior Designer
River brings a youthful flair to the RCID team; her study of Interior Design Technology rounds off her acquired skills and instinctive talents. Her strong sensibility of design develops from past internships and current experiences. She has a keen sense of detail and a personal curiosity for beautiful things. River is heavily involved in the studio from both a creative and managerial standpoint. She has a great passion for authentic modern furniture, as the historical aspect of each piece holds an inspiring story. River specializes in obsessive organization, positivity, and a unique outlook on design!
Outside of the studio you can find her working out, finding the next best donut flavour, attending art galleries, and discovering vintage finds for her personal home collection.