As founder of Design Services, Ltd., with over 35 years of experience in design and management, Rita’s approach to design is both aesthetic and business-like. Known to be a highly-effective “hands-on” designer with extensive experience in both residential and commercial spaces, she has designed hundreds of interiors throughout the country from designer kitchens, to corporate penthouses, to Supreme Court Justice Chambers. Rita is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, attended Rhode Island School of Design, University of North Carolina, and University of Virginia. A recipient of many design awards, she has been published in numerous national publications.
Rita Wilkins, nationally recognized as “The Downsizing Designer,” downsized from her 5,000 sq. ft. home and moved into a 867 sq. ft. condo in Philadelphia, after her inspirational journey to a third world country where she witnessed the sheer joy of people who lived with so little and yet were so happy. Rita discovered the fulfillment and freedom of living with less, and her keynotes and visionary workshops are changing lives across the country. Rita is a break-through coach, who is now helping others to think outside the box, push through barriers, and design the adventurous, fulfilling, meaningful life they love. A unique lifestyle design expert, Rita is a sought after speaker and corporate workshop leader. Her new book: Downsize Your Life, Upgrade Your Lifestyle, will be available nationally and on Amazon.com Spring of 2019.