San Antonio Woman Magazine

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Rebecca Lightfoot O’Shea RLO Design, LLC., Blanco


becca Lightfoot O’Shea is the true definition of a full-package deal when it comes to her long-standing career in real estate and interior design. The San Antonio native not only runs her own design company, RLO Design, LLC., but also works as an Associate Broker with RE/ MAX Genesis in the Hill Country area of Blanco. She has spent more than 20 years in the design business and wholeheartedly knew from an early age that she wanted to work in interior design. It occurred around the age of 7 when she was awed by the transformation of her newly decorated room. She was so moved by how it made her feel that she decided then she was going to be an interior designer. It’s that same “aha” moment she sees in her clients when she brings a house or room design together, which makes her feel privileged to be using the talent she has been given. “I feel fortunate to see something others can’t,” says Rebecca. When design work slowed for her a bit during the recession, she took the opportunity to obtain her real estate license. She has teamed up with her two sisters and parents at RE/MAX Genesis and specializes in listings. At RLO Design, her services include the design finish-out of the construction phase, such as flooring, cabinetry, interior paint, and exterior finishes, to name a few. Staging homes is another big part of what she offers. She is proud to have a home designed that she staged and built by Buttrum Construction featured here with her. Of all the work she does, her favorite design aesthetic is tiling. She loves to tile out a space, enjoying the geometry of it and gaining fulfillment with the work, as it is sometimes the hardest thing for clients to select. During all of this, she also finds time for co-ownership of Triple L Drygoods. She runs the retail store and sample library with her older sister, Shalyn Lightfoot, where you can find a little bit of everything from clothing, jewelry, candles, and decor. It has a boutique at the front, with furniture in the back, and a sample library with fabrics. Her hope is for it to become a resource for contractors and builders in the area. Rebecca’s projects take her all over Texas and even out of state, but she loves her location in Blanco, calling it the hub of the wheel in the Hill Country. It allows her to do what she enjoys most—sharing her God-given talent with others.