Interior Design Services

The SMITH + GSELL team offers interior design services for commercial, residential and yacht projects and specializes in interior renovations. They are recognized for their signature "modern coastal" style trademarked as 'MOCO', featuring clean lines combined with the treasured elements of the coast. Every client has unique needs, providing the foundation for their own distinctive environment. With SMITH + GSELL a passion for interior design and creating fresh, renovated spaces abounds. To establish the goals and begin the relationship your first consultation is complimentary.

Interior Renovations

Wilmington Interior RenovationMany years of experience in the field of interior design bring multiple skills to your renovation project, from one room to a whole establishment. The designers are highly accomplished in renovating with a timeless style for outdated spaces. It all begins with the client’s environment (business, home, yacht) and the ultimate wish list. Once the scope is established, a team of seasoned trades-people is assembled that best suits the plan. Next, the timeframe and budget are determined. Once approved, the dream is managed through completion. The goal is to create comfortable, useable spaces that maximize the views and allow one to live and/or work easily and enjoyably. The local surroundings offer abundant natural beauty to draw from and play an important role in the coordination of finishes and belongings. Each renovation is an exciting new endeavor for the designers’ allowing their expertise to carefully guide you through the process to achieve an aesthetically pleasing, very fulfilling outcome.


Featured Interior Design and Renovation Projects

Bahamas Interior Renovation

Beach Resort Bahamas

A visit to Lumina Point Resort and Spa will refresh your senses. The clean, classic design is as calming as the environment. Lumina Point is a boutique luxury eco-resort that embodies the look and feel of the islands, both old and new world. Every element was carefully researched and chosen to provide comfort to the touch and the eye as well as durability. Having spent years retreating to the Bahamas' it was not difficult to draw on experience in order to create a bespoke and welcoming design.

Myrtle Beach Penthouse

Pure joy explains working with a young family that truly appreciates contemporary, timeless design that works hard for their lives. Comfortably entertaining family and friends from near and far (all over the world) was the order of business. This required a complete gutting of a penthouse that had been in the family for generations. A total reconfiguration of the four-bedroom penthouse made for proper flow and highly functional spaces. The modern coastal aesthetic was simply achieved.

Myrtle Beach Penthouse Interior Renovation
Yacht Interior Renovation

Yacht Interiors

Float your wishes for your yacht interiors by the SMITH + GSELL team and see your dreams come true. One of their favorite places to meet is on a newly updated boat conveniently located at the Bradley Creek Marina in Wilmington, NC. Being on the water helps everyone relax and ideas to flow easily. Enjoy the sources and services that come from years of boating experience the designers bring to your vessel.

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Renee Smith and Susan Gsell Interior Designers

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Full Scope Design

SMITH + GSELL DESIGN STUDIO (SGDS) offers full-scope interior design services for both residential and commercial projects specializing in fresh, functional environments that satisfy diverse needs. After gaining a thorough understanding of the customer's requirements, the designers manage the project with passion and dedication from beginning to end. Each job has unique conditions, involving various trades that are all handled by SGDS making for a positive experience. Every large and small aspect of the home or business design is important and treated as such. Solid relationships with the architect, general contractor, vendors, and other related parties are essential to reaching the ultimate goals. The designers also offer a full array of carefully curated products to choose from.

Life is Busy

Life is busy and everyone is searching for some calmness. Partnering with the professional and experienced designers at SMITH + GSELL DESIGN STUDIO is a worthwhile investment for the relief from overwhelming decisions that come with any new or renovated space. Both designers bring a bicoastal design aesthetic that is visually calming to every setting. Renee from California and Susan from New York together apply the simple elements of the coasts to their work. This evolved style is known as 'MOCO' for the modern coastal interior design, which exemplifies a harmonious aesthetic. Leave the details to the pros and rest assured that the defined wishes will become a reality!

Interior Design Services

  • Initial Consultation
  • Conceptual Design
  • Presentation Boards
  • Space Planning
  • Sketch Up Layouts and Renderings
  • Selection and Specification of:
    • Finishes
    • Flooring
    • Furnishings
    • Lighting
    • Wall Coverings
    • Window Treatments
    • Art and Accessories
  • Exclusive furniture collections including office systems
  • Supervision of the entire design project from concept to installation
  • ASID Allied Members

An Enjoyable Experience

The process of getting the full effects of a professionally designed home or office is an enjoyable experience with SMITH + GSELL DESIGN STUDIO. Having many wonderful sources of the top trades and craftspeople in various cities produces a positive difference for the customer. Good relationships with qualified suppliers are critical for all-size projects. From general contractors to artisans, the connections all come together for the ultimate result in a highly functional final design. Working together as a team is a rewarding process with SMITH + GSELL DESIGN STUDIO. Call today to schedule an appointment and get your interior design project started.