Our Story

Our Story

Before starting her own business, Mandeville Canyon Designs, in 2004, Renee Carman worked as a professional actress in both Los Angeles and New York City.  She then spent almost two decades traveling the world as a fitness and media consultant for AFAA, Fit Pregnancy, and Shape Magazine.  She appeared on such shows as Martha Stewart Living, The View, and the Early Show.

Originally from Palm Springs and Hollywood California, Renee attributes her love of architecture and landscape to the influence of mid-century modern that surrounded her upbringing.  She and her husband have purchased several homes to design and restore.  Her formal design education is in Decorative Arts from the Boston Architectural College.

As a decorator, Renee has had the opportunity to design throughout the east coast for both residential and commercial clients and also appeared on HGTV’s Decorating Cents. Her work has received numerous awards including the Prism Gold Award from the Builder’s Association of Greater Boston, several Cornerstone Gold and Silver Awards from the Home Builder’s and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire, and most recently two honors awarded from New Hampshire Home’s Design Awards. Renee’s work has been featured in such magazines as Accent,  Coastal Home, New Hampshire Magazine and New Hampshire Home as well as internationally for Lush, recognizing her for both her residential and commercial design as well as philanthropic work.

Designing in balance with nature, Renee carefully weaves a refreshing collection of color into the five earth elements further reinforcing her unique style by using renewable resources and taping into the wealth of local artistry.

Recently launched, Joyful Home, celebrates all things wellness in home design. From an extensive collection of environmentally safe furnishings and accessories to nature inspired practices for aromatherapy, chromotherapy and biophilia, Joyful Home celebrates all things natural in home design and wellness for the home.

Her favorite design project has been the collaboration of four wonderful children with her husband of over 30 years.


What can we design for you

What can we design for you?


From hospitality to home, Mandeville Canyon Designs assembles the most talented group of artisans and craftsmen who truly understand the needs of our clients and whose limits are only our imaginations.  Being sensitive to our carbon footprint, clients can be assured that we reuse and repurpose whenever possible and explore each products usability and ultimate impact on the environment. Our clients can expect that projects come in on time and within budget while consistently exceeding expectations.


Giving Back

Giving Back

Part of the fabric that makes Mandeville Canyon Designs who we are, is that we are passionate about our community and the world we live in. Sharing our passion for design in such a way that makes our world a better place is something that’s rooted in the heart of our business. That’s why we are so honored to be asked to join the following committees and organizations to help them achieve their charitable goals. Whether it’s designing a new space or creating a fundraising event, the idea of helping others never goes out of style!
– 2015 Exeter High School Junior Prom Committee
– Exeter Area YMCA design team (Exeter Area YMCA)
– The Exeter Area Holiday House tour committee
– Exeter Chamber Children’s Fund Festival of Trees
– New Heights teen centerdesign team


Awards and Affiliations

Awards & Affiliations


New Hampshire Home’s 2015 Design Awards
     – Best Outdoor Project for Windemere Water
     – Best Bath Design for Colorful Collaboration

Best of Houzz Design

Best of Houzz Service

Influencer Badge

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Best of Houzz Design Service


Homebuilder’s and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire Cornerstone Awards
     – Gold Award for Best Model Home Design- Birch Wood
     – Gold Award for Best Website
     – Gold Award for Most Unusual Project- 1850’s Barn Revival
     – Gold Award for Best Specialty Project- 1850’s Barn Revival
     – Silver Award for Best Specialty Project- Meadow Wood


Tablescapes for Arts in Reach
     – People’s Choice Award for Best Design


Builder’s Association of Greater Boston Prism Award
     – Prism Gold Award for Best Club House Design

Spirit of the Seacoast Award



Dewey Color Consultant
Member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association
Member of the International Design Society
Member of International Furnishings and Design Association- New York
Member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and a Green Leader