About Rivers Spencer
Rivers Spencer is a nationally and regionally published interior designer, design influencer and tastemaker based in New Orleans, Louisiana. With a nod to her Southern roots, Rivers blends elements of classic design juxtaposed with clean lines and modern accents to create a point of view that is both fresh and timeless. Throughout her experience of nearly a decade in the design world, Rivers has created a luxury lifestyle brand which encompasses her interior design firm and highly curated home and clothing atelier. Rivers has developed a reputation for her sophisticated eye and well-appointed Southern aesthetic.
When Rivers isn’t traveling across the Southeast designing clients’ homes, she spends her time with her husband Guy and beagle Busy or playing tennis. Rivers has a lifetime of appreciation for art, antiques and beautiful things. Twice a year, Rivers flies to the South of France and Italy to expertly curate one of a kind antiques for her clients’ homes and her lifestyle boutique.
In 2015, Rivers was featured as a “Next Wave Designer” for House Beautiful. She has appeared in the pages of Huffington Post, Southern Home, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Mississippi Magazine, New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, St. Charles Avenue, Inside New Orleans, The Times Picayune, One Kings Lane and more.
Rivers converted one of the icons of New Orleans architecture, the double shotgun, into an elegantly appointed lifestyle boutique which is designed to make the customer feel as though they have entered well curated New Orleans home. Rivers Spencer features a refined collection art, antiques, high-end clothing and furniture. Along with full-service interior design, Rivers’ boutique offers a collection of local artwork, antique and vintage pieces, made to order upholstery and casegoods, in-house custom drapery and linens, transitional and oushak rugs, modern and traditional lighting, home accessories, women’s clothing and her own Rivers Spencer Collection that she currently designs and produces in the City of New Orleans.
Rivers Spencer is a boutique dealer for high-end upholstery lines hand made in North Carolina such as Verellen, Hickory Chair, Highland House, Chaddock, and Century Furniture. Rivers Spencer is equipped to outfit your lighting needs for a new build, renovation or home refresh with Visual Comfort Lighting. While the boutique is fully outfitted, our team emphasizes customization and is happy to help you create a design to your specifications.
Rivers emphasizes the importance of antiques in the creation of her interiors. Her boutique houses a highly curated collection of antique and vintage finds which feature both French and Italian commodes, fauteuils, one of a kind fragments, mirrors, end tables and dining tables.
Rivers Spencer travels to New York and Los Angeles to bring our customers high-end women’s clothing lines such as Vince, ALC, Nili Lotan, L’Agence, Saloni, Frame, IRO, Brochu Walker, AMO, EF Collection, Fleur du Mal, Smythe, Derek Lam 10 Crosby and more.
Rivers Spencer offers full-service luxury interior design services specializing in residential interiors. Our clients span from the metro New Orleans area to throughout the southeast. We have completed projects in Uptown, New Orleans, the Historic Garden District, New Orleans CBD, Old Metairie and the North Shore. Our projects beyond the New Orleans area extend to Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Jackson, Mobile, Birmingham, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta and beyond. We create spaces which bring a refined, layered and sophisticated sensibility into every home. Stepping into a home designed by Rivers is like stepping into both the past and present. You will see hints of 18th century walnut combined with white lacquer, luxe linens and the patina of antiquity that is both fresh and timeless.
Rivers Spencer values comfortable and functional living in an elegant space. It’s our belief that these two things are not mutually exclusive. Our design approach is to create a comprehensive plan suitable to each client’s specific needs and lifestyle.
Our interior design services include the design and fabrication of custom window treatments, custom furniture and bespoke linens. We provide the selection, sourcing and procurement of made to order upholstery, furniture, lighting, floor coverings and one of a kind antiques. Whether you’re designing a new home or renovating, our team offers space planning, blueprint editing, paint and finish selections, as well as working in conjunction with your contractor or architect. We will oversee your project from design process and procurement through installation.