Whitney Rietz Eller is the Design Principal and Owner of her own Charleston, SC based interior design business, Whitney Rietz Designs (WRD).  Specializing in hospitality, contract and residential design since 2000, she oversees all the programming, planning and design of projects ranging from Nantucket to West Palm Beach.  Such endeavors include: Restaurants, Country Clubs, Boutique Hotels, Offices and residential projects throughout the Charleston, SC area. Currently, WRD has aligned with Max Crosby Construction to oversee the interior selections of the custom homes constructed in the Charleston, SC area.
Whitney started her business immediately upon graduating from O’More College of Design in Franklin, TN, where she holds a B.S. of Interior Design.  It was here where she was recognized as the “Top Graduating Senior in the State of Tennessee” by the TN chapter of IIDA.  Her previous college experience includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and classical architectural studies at the Institute of Classical Architecture in NYC.  Although creating beautiful interiors is her passion, her first and foremost loves are her husband, Aaron and her two sons, Liam and Graham.

WRD's design services include the 5 Stages of Design: Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Administration and Installation/Procurement.

On the Boards:
  • Max Crosby Construction's in-house interior designer for 4 high-end residential clients
    • 401 Wayfaring Way
    • 207 Fell Point
    • 41 Hazelhurst
    • 513 Rice Planters Drive
  • Millers All Day James Island

Notable past large scale projects and collaborations include:
  • AW Dawgs, Charleston, SC
  • Barony Tavern, Charleston, SC * a collaboration with Stumphouse Architecture
  • Buffalos Cafe, Palmetto Bluff Resort, Bluffton, SC
  • Burwell's Stone Fire Grill, Charleston, SC
  • Central Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Congress, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Edmunds Oast, Charleston, SC * a collaboration with Stumphouse Architecture
  • Eurasia, Mt. Pleasant, SC * a collaboration with Stumphouse Architecture
  • Harbor Breeze, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Hearth Wood Burning Pizza, Beaufort, SC 
  • Millers All Day Restaurant, Charleston, SC * a collaboration with Stumphouse Architecture
  • Next Door Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Okra Cafe, Beaufort, SC 
  • Parcel 32 Restaurant, Charleston, SC * a collaboration with Stumphouse Architecture
  • Parlour, Charleston, SC
  • Plums Cafe, Beaufort and Bluffton, SC
  • Queyns, West Ashley, SC
  • Saltus River Grill, Beaufort, SC
  • Starfish Grill, West Ashley, SC
  • Triangle Char and Bar: Mt.Pleasant, North Charleston, and West Ashley, SC
  • Two Rivers Grill, Daniel Island, SC
  • Whitehall Restaurant, Lady's Island, SC

  • 650 Lincoln, USC housing, Columbia, SC
  • Charleston Club on Daniel Island, Daniel Island, SC
  • Colliers International Office, Charleston, SC
  • Eclipse Jets Corporate Office, Daniel Island,SC
  • Golden Bear Real Estate (a Jack Nicklaus Family company), Mt. Pleasant, SC, Charleston, SC & Kiawah, SC
  • Holder Properties: 174 Meeting Street, and Daniel Island Office Lobbies, Charleston, SC
  • Southern Smiles Orthodontics, Spartanburg, SC

  • City Loft Boutique Hotel, City Java and News, City Fit, Beaufort, SC
  • The Croquet Club, West Palm Beach, FL *a collaboration with Michael Rainey Antiques
  • The Westmoor Club, Nantucket, MA *a collaboration with Michael Rainey Antiques

  • Seacoast Church home campus, Mt. Pleasant, SC (100,000 sf new addition)


  • Culclasure Residence, Captains Island, SC
  • "Dear Camp", Elkin, NC 
  • "Driftwood Farm". Awendaw, SC
  • Grinage Residence, Atlanta, GA
  • Lotz Residence, James Island, SC
  • Lyons Residence, Nashville, TN
  • Moore Residence, Isle of Palms, SC
  • Nicklaus Residences, Atlanta, GA & West Palm Beach, FL
  • Siegle Residence, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Sweeney Residence, Daniel Island, SC
  • Vance Residence, Daniel Island, SC
  • Watson Residence, Mt. Pleasant, SC