Who We Are
Formally known as Higher Limit Design, RCQ Design is an interior design firm with extensive experience in new construction and renovation. Our expertise makes us an essential member of any construction team and is highly respected by many architects and builders. One of the greatest assets of the RCQ Design team is the long-standing relationships, both within the office as well as with our vendors who greatly respect and enjoy working with us.
Rina has always known that design was the avenue she wanted to pursue. As a teenager she was constantly redesigning her bedroom. She recalls purchasing extra bed sheets and stapling them up onto her bedroom walls, as if to upholster them, a simplified version of what she does now.
As a senior in high school her guidance counselors urged her in the direction of engineering, knowing she was strong in the maths and sciences. Her passion and unwillingness to stray from the arts kept her focused on her dream of becoming a successful interior designer. She earned a Bachelor of Science at one of the strongest programs in the area, The University of Bridgeport. On Sunday May 10th of 1987 Rina graduated from college with CUM LAUDE Status. Ambitious from an early age she began her first job working for renowned Designer, Barbara Ostrom. Three years later she ventured out on her own, successfully establishing a well respected design firm, Higher Limit Design, Inc. She then eventually opened a retail designer showroom known as Rina’s Armoire.
Nonetheless, Rina never strayed from the love of her husband and three children. In late September of 2007 as her kids were approaching their teenage years, Rina decided to leave the business and concentrate solely on her family. It did not take long for her to realize she was not ready to give up her love for design. She re-entered the industry as RCQ Design, LLC. Rina now returns with increased passion and greater expectations from her staff and herself.
Senior Designer-Amanda Arditti
Amanda has been passionate about interior design since before she can remember and even committed to pursuing it professionally as a freshman in high school. She has always loved the challenge of space planning and using her creativity to find the best and most functional use of space. Amanda also thoroughly enjoys watching the progression of a project from the planning stages to reality.
Her love for the field was elevated through her formal education at Syracuse University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Syracuse provided Amanda with a strong, well-rounded foundation on which she could build her career. She also supplemented her schooling with an internship where she apprenticed under her current boss Rina. She was able to give Amanda a sneak peak at the business end of interior design and subsequently was hired by Rina upon graduation to serve as a junior designer.
Through the years, Amanda continued to work and gain invaluable experience in the field. She also continued to educate herself and stay current on the trends and vendors of the industry. She was able to hone her skills and grow as a professional, allowing her to transition into a Senior Designer position.
Outside of work Amanda has a deep-rooted love for community service. Being a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, she is well versed in finding ways to better society through service. Also, Amanda enjoys sports of all kinds. Whether watching or playing, athletics have always been a big part of her life.
The years of experience and knowledge RCQ Design has to offer is priceless. I have worked with Rina and her staff on several projects over the years. Together we have renovated two homes. Our projec... Read More
We worked with RCQ Design on my 12 year old daughters bedroom. We came in with specific ideas - Rina and her team listened then thoughtfully opened our eyes and minds to a more sophisticated and longe... Read More