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About Renae Keller

Renae Keller is the principle of RKID, an award-winning interior design firm in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and beyond, specializing in new construction and large remodels. Renae’s work is about awakening the senses through beautiful design and she expresses it in homes where each room combines both purpose and personality.

Seeing the potential in every home, Renae uses design to solve problems,
enhance lives, and inspire her clients through beauty. To her, great design style is like great fashion style--it’s all about grace. In Renae’s interiors, she’s always working to reveal that idea in beautifully edited homes that tell her clients’ story, the story of their life and their legacy, and she puts it all together in rooms where everything flows with ease.

Renae applies her graceful style across a variety of architectural genres. In each project, you see it in her use of classic lines with just enough detail, textural fabrics that are both luxurious and inviting, and colors-- from warm whites to watery blues, and maybe a tiny dose of citron. She is always looking for ways to incorporate a dynamic mix design features in her interiors from the luster of a stainless, to matte countertops, to glazed tile and more. All of these elements are united by Renae’s vision of an interior that will stand the test of time, and where each detail is an expression of individual beauty. Renae has been designing interiors since 1996, holding a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She is NCIDQ Certified and has Professional Membership status in ASID. She and her team are known for thinking several steps ahead so that RKID’s clients do not have to. With over twenty years of experience, Renae moves every project forward in ways that are calm and approachable, skillful and whole-hearted.

One particular memory sparked Renae’s design path: her grandmother’s drop-front, walnut wood desk. Sitting next to a harvest gold, rotary phone, this much-loved and versatile (her grandmother kept her playing cards in it,) mid-century desk inspired Renae very early on. In it, she saw art and functionality come together in harmony, and today that idea is behind Renae’s view that furniture should be functional, while also beautiful. This memory, and many like them, prompted Renae’s motto, “Burn the candles, use the china.”
What Renae’s work comes down to is her desire to have her clients experience their home to its greatest potential. And that’s because Renae truly believes that a great home gets us back to square one where we live life at our best.

Kind words from our clients...

"I loved Renae the moment I met her. She has an innate ability to see my vision and work with it.... as she develops the overall vision of the project. She helped us remodel 3 baths and the kitchen plus some updates in the dining room, living room and foyer to pull it all together. I trusted her overall vision even when I questioned a certain detail. She had the overall look firmly in place and all the little pieces to the puzzle came together perfectly. It is better than I expected! And she works very well with contractors, painters and other vendors to make my life easier during such disruption. She has so many connections, there is nothing she cannot do or have done for you. On a personal note, she is not only a gifted designer, she is now a friend. She is delightful to work with, down to earth and very funny. I looked forward to every single meeting. She is the real deal. I give her the highest recommendation."

- Lisa Seiling

"Renae and her team designed the foyer, stairwells, hallway and laundry room for our home, which was the 2015 ASID MN Showcase Home. We absolutely loved her work (finished product), as well as the process of working with her. She was friendly, warm, attentive and always listened to and incorporated our thoughts & ideas into the areas she worked on. More than any other space(s) in our home, RKID's spaces were a true collaboration between client and designer. Whenever we floated an idea to her for something unique, Renae always researched the idea and came back to us with input and a strategy to try and incorporate it. This resulted in a beautiful full-wall photo mural in our upper hallway & unique stairwell landings that incorporated items such as a surfboard, hand-painted oars and other items, which became crowd favorites during the Showcase Home tour. Renae was definitely one of our favorite designers to work with among the 20+ designers who helped complete our home and we would highly recommend her to anyone tackling a home design project."

- Susan Lacek

About Renae Keller Interior Design

Renae Keller Interior Design is a full-service, boutique interior design firm that elevates the environments of our clients with classic, functional and timeless designs.

We believe that details should be well-appointed.

Pulling together carefully selected layers of materials, adorned with elements such as lighting, furniture, textiles, and art, RKID intertwines consistent reminders of what means the most to you in your home.

Our mission is to design functional home interiors that bring everything our clients love about their lives into their home environments.

RKID provides a warm, friendly and upscale experience. You will always feel safe to ask questions and be real about your expectations and hesitancies. We will act as well-versed liaisons between your family and your builder, as well as the myriad of construction industry professionals involved, while also serving as educators to you throughout the process.

Clients count on us to exceed professional expectations and be there for the times the discomfort of change causes stress. Our extensive vendor network and decades of design resources affords us the knowledge of exactly where to go and who to call to keep your project moving forward on time and on budget, maximizing your resources.

Of course, we will also be there for the celebration of dreams that come true, because we’ll be leading the way. When your home arrives at the intersection of showroom worthiness and real life, we will know we’ve successfully completed another RKID design.

Please schedule your complimentary phone consultation today, so we may explore your next project and help you with your space from concept to completion.


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