WHO: A Virginia Beach native, Hill Rondero spent several inspiring years in Los Angeles before landing in Charlotte in 2005, ultimately launching her interior design business there a decade later. Frequently neutral, sometimes soaked in monochromatic color, her projects span the Queen City—along with Atlanta, Charleston and New York.
WHAT: Reflected in her firm’s clean, curated feed are edgy, casual-glam interiors that embody an intentional balance of six elements: texture, depth, lightness, comfort, history and whimsy. This summer, the designer’s West End studio officially relaunches as Ro House while adding 800 square feet of retail space.
WHY: Rondero loves change, opting to run toward it, rather than away from it. Presenting her aesthetic proudly via vintage wares, lots of accessories and large-format photography, Ro House recalls Rondero’s early-aughts home store in Long Beach, California, an experience that ignited her creativity.
IN HER WORDS: “In my 20s, I came to understand the power of visualization and manifesting; it gave me the confidence that I could accomplish anything. As a lifelong risk-taker, going out on my own as a designer was invigorating, not intimidating.”