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 and contract design since 2000, she oversees all the programming, planning and design of projects ranging from Nantucket to W. Palm Beach.  Such endeavors include: Restaurants, Country Clubs, Boutique Hotels, and Offices.  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:
  • "Driftwood", a design-build, private rustic-modern styled home and guest house on 35 acres in Awendaw, SC
  • The Mt. Pleasant campus of Seacoast Church's new building addition (85,000sf) comprised of numerous spaces, public and private 
  • Max Crosby Construction's in-house interior designer for 4 high-end residential clients
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
  • "Dear Camp", Elkin, NC 
  • Grinage Family, Atlanta, GA
  • Lotz Family, James Island, SC
  • Lyons Family, Nashville, TN
  • Moore Family, Isle of Palms, SC
  • Nicklaus Family, Atlanta, GA & West Palm Beach, FL
  • Siegle Family, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Sweeney Family, Daniel Island, SC
  • Vance Family, Daniel Island, SC
  • Watson Family, Mt. Pleasant, SC