"I didn't choose to design or decorate, they chose me. Decorating is in my DNA. After over 20 years, I still enjoy the challenge.
'As co-founder of RDI, I'm proud we originated the sculptural, yet affordable SPANtek® event backdrop and stage design concept, and that we remain the event decorator of choice for Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival for three years running.
'When I'm not designing, I'm in the music studio, my second love. Beyond that I just strive to be the best me."
meet our design personalities
"As RDI's co-founder and Director, Business Development & Strategy my focus is on moving our business and event decor projects smoothly from idea to execution.
'My design life began at Harrison's and Cave Shepherd in the 90s - I just fell in love with visual merchandising and decor. Now, I help run a company that's decorated countless social, national and corporate events, here and abroad.
'Between designing, I'm enjoying the latest film, music, TV or yoga."
"With RDI since 2005, I make our events happen as Technical Support Coordinator.
'As a designer and decorator, I see myself as an 'architect of things yet unseen'. Ever the big-picture designer, my start was as a show window and installation artist. Now we working on huge events, like Food, Wine & Rum Festival's Ambrosia.
'If I'm not scoping out our next big event or ensuring RDI client satisfaction, I'm chilling or officiating at athletic meets or moonlighting as master of the universe."
"Every day I'm grateful God gave me a talent and a passion that nurtures me, heart and soul.
'David has really inspired me as a designer, both creatively and as a design professional. This said, I have no favourite designs, just favourite client reactions to our work when it's complete.
'When I'm not designing I'm a quiet family man. Call me Mr. Invisible."
"I enjoy being a wedding and event decorator at RDI.
'When I joined the team in 2013 helping with event setups, I immediately knew that start-to-finish event design was my passion. Pretty soon I was thinking, eating and dreaming decor!
'I love to bring the WOW factor to my design works, which has been inspired by people I love and work with - clients, friends, family and, of course, my Mum. She's my life's inspiration."
"Since 2002, RDI has given me a wonderful canvas for expressing my creativity in my adopted home of Barbados.
'I design weddings. While my personal style leans to vintage my design inspirations include fashion and florals. As a certified Wedding Consultant and Coordinator with Wedding Planner Institute of Canada Inc. I offer brides a complete wedding style experience.
'When I'm not in the aisle, I'm hiking and rallying. Love the outdoors!"
Photos by Andrew Ward
In 2000, David Davis and Andrea Thompson married creative flair with keen understanding of customer service to create Renaissance Designs. Since then RDI has evolved from retail merchandising supplier to a full-service, event styling, decor and rentals company, and a leader in the Barbados event planning industry today.
Our team delivers a combination of expertise and youthful enthusiasm, guided by the commitment to create a memorable ambiance that reflects the tastes and persona of the individual or the corporate identity and values of the organization. We offer our services year-round to style-savvy social hosts, as well as corporate event planners in industries as diverse as financial services, tourism and manufacturing. Our aptitude for 'design under pressure', and our mantra “We make it happen!” have earned us a reputation as event stylists of choice for bold and imaginative approaches to event decorating,
Renaissance Designs Inc. is proud to be the parent company of Wedding Dreams by RenaissanceTM and The Event OutletTM.