ABOUT THE FIRM
REEM AKKAD DESIGN
Reem Akkad Design is a 10 time award-winning, full-service design studio specializing in commercial and luxury residential design. At RA Design we understand that design is more than just aesthetics. We are a team of experts that focus on design challenges, experiences, and client goals, and collectively translate them into tangible, innovative spaces, fusing old and new, classic and contemporary thus creating a complex, multi-layered design tailored to your ideal version of luxury.
Having won ten design awards for both our commercial and residential projects, we understand the complexities and all facets of design. We recognize that every part of the design process directly affects the next, requiring meticulous attention to detail every step of the way. We employ a methodical design process to every project to ensure we are meeting your goals every step of the way.
Whether you’re looking to furnish a room, design your workplace, begin a remodel, or build a brand new home, Reem Akkad Design is ready to oversee your project from the initial concept to the last accessory placed. We work with home owners and professionals to provide a comprehensive design strategy required to bring a project to life, while creating a distinctively unique and elevated design.
Good design tells a story, creates an experience, and leaves a lasting impression Let us tell your story and make your dream a reality.
DESIGNER- EAST MEETS WEST
REEM AKKAD CEO/PRINCIPAL
Reem is the Creative Director and Principal of the residential, hospitality, and commercial design divisions at Reem Akkad Design. With over 13 years in the design industry, she is recognized for her creative and intentional luxury designs. Having lived in countries across the globe, Reem brings global inspiration and a unique perspective into all her projects resulting in distinctively thoughtful interiors rich with layering of textures and materials, color and light, and a punch of drama.
Reem views design challenges as an opportunity for creative solutions, thus creating spaces that are memorable each with its own individuality to ultimately reflect the inspiration of the people, and the culture, she is working with. She draws on her commercial background to infuse her interiors with a touch of the unexpected, combining modern and timeless elements melding architecture and design to create an intentionally crafted environment that marries function, form, and aesthetics.
Reem, LEED AP, NCIDQ, EDAC, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Architecture from the Damascus University of Fine Arts and her Master of Arts Degree in Interior Design from Michigan State University. With her extensive expertise and knowledge, you can feel confident knowing that you have her by your side to offer solid advice and guidance on projects of any size.
ABOUT THE STORE
HOUSE OF REEM
House of Reem is a store in Birmingham, MI consisting of curated collections of furniture, accessories, lighting, drapery, and wallpaper. Ranging from high-end upholstery to antiques from across the globe, Reem has thoughtfully selected a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces that will transform your home. Reem showcases her exemplary design style of east meets west from the design of the space itself to the items being sold within. Each vignette features a mix of custom upholstery pieces, luxury and antique casegoods and accessories, elegant and modern lighting, timeless pillows, and unique artwork. Stop into our shop to pick up anything from a gift, to a sofa, to accessories and artwork. You won’t find what we have anywhere else!