Rachel Kate's Design Portfolio

An interior designer and handbag designer, Rachel loves to create accessible, down-to-earth spaces.
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November 25, 2014

Birds On A Wire

This fun, playful painting idea is a great solution for an empty wall space above a bed. All you need: painter's tape, paper to make few homemade stencils and a couple of tubes of acrylic paint.

Vibrant Accents

Mixing multiple patterns and colors to add interest to a room is a valuable trick, Rachel says. Chances are if you love each piece individually, they will look even better all together!

Rustic Kitchen

In this rustic remodel, Rachel combined rustic colors with rustic wood and stone accents to create a cozy warm feeling. She took a DIY approach to this very functional kitchen layout and installed all materials herself.

Cozy Kitchen Nook

This corner was the perfect place to install a seat bench and dinette table. By sewing draperies and a table cloth using a rich, warm and durable woven fabric, Rachel brought warmth to an area surrounded by hard materials like slate, wood and iron.

Antique Corner

Rachel arranged this collection of antique farm equipment to create a focal wall display in this lively foyer.

Fit for Entertaining

This opulent entertainment room is fully equipped with a double-sided sofa and a fantastic end table for party cocktails.

Fit For A Princess

Rachel utilizes her talent for hand-painting to create a fun room fit for a princess. Iridescent beads in the windows add a playful touch to this girl's room.

Queen Of It All

To create a room with both sophistication and serenity, Rachel used a combination of soft, delicate fabrics and muted color tones in this luxurious master bedroom.

It's All In the Details

With a background in fashion design and construction, Rachel created this custom, one-of-a-kind bedding collection.

Happy Baby

This baby nursery features Rachel's custom wall paintings as well as a tea-stained finishing effect on all of the furniture to give it a slightly vintage feel.

Reading Nook

Combining vintage fabric and furniture pieces with new furniture gives this reading area something to talk about.

Country Dining

To give this formal dining room a more casual feel, Rachel echoed the stone siding on the exterior of this Montana home on the arch of this interior space.

Country Kitchen

This custom backsplash was designed and created to fit the space. This ceramic tile is a beautiful combination of blues, and the curves create an optical illusion that the piece is stretching and expanding.

Great Scale

The contrast of detailed moldings, high ceilings and beautiful wood flooring made it the perfect space to play up the large scaled windows with a soft silk. Rachel also created a romantic seating area in the open space of this dining room using vintage and new pieces of furniture.

Great Great Room

This client’s space needed an extra large sofa for many kids and pets to relax on. Creating the correct scale sofa for the client and incorporating coordinating fabric on the window treatments makes the space flow. Rachel also painted a tea-stained faux-finish on all of the walls to give the room a patinated feel.

Gallery Wall

This funky foyer has a pop of fun with artwork, a bright pink hue and an accent table that's sure to be a conversation piece.

Movie Time

This theater features velvet damask wall panels, leather faux finish below the chairs rails and decorative paintings in the borders and ceiling. It's also equipped with electronic velvet draperies that open and shut to protect the movie screen and custom pillows each viewer seat.

Master Bedroom Mix

This client loved the playful style of mixing fabrics, so Rachel created custom bedding with coordinating draperies in this traditional Minnesota bedroom.

The Before and After

This stand alone cabinetry piece gives this master bath a more formal, traditional look than the outdated “honey-oak” cabinetry that was previously in the space. With plenty of floor space to display something decorative, Rachel selected a tile medallion for the area and designed coordinating borders in the shower and bath surround.

Bathroom Storage Wall

A black cabinet with open shelves provides both functional storage and visual interest to this otherwise neutral bathroom.

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