Renee Augustine

Renee AugustinePrincipal, Studio R

Childhood travels with her family and exposure to art and culture led Renee Augustine to pursue a career in interior design. Renee was born and raised in Montana, but as a toddler her family lived in Hawaii for a brief time. While there, she learned to appreciate the surf as much as the rugged mountains.  In 1988, Renee moved to Denver to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.

Shortly thereafter, Renee opened a high-end gift store in Denver’s Cherry Creek shopping district. Goosebumps was well-known for its incredible gift baskets, custom stationery and event planning services.  Renee sold Goosebumps in 1993 to focus on her design work.  A second generation entrepreneur, she opened Studio R, a full-service Interior Design firm offering a unique urban style.

Renee designed a room in the Junior Symphony Guild’s Show House.  In addition to Renee’s design elements, the bold, colorful room also featured digitally produced drapery treatments and original art. It was a hit and the “Zen Den” was featured on the cover of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles in May 2002.

Renee’s standard of excellence, along with her attention to detail, interesting use of color and texture, and eclectic sense of style; creates unique and affordable spaces. With clients from NYC to LA, she delivers her award winning work to each project. Through detailed collaboration with each client, Renee brings a reflection of balance to each space that is edgy, but timeless, and chic with elements that will surprise.

Renee is an active member of the Denver Design Council and the U.S. Green Building Council.  She is the mother of two and a volunteer with the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.