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My feature on House of Turquoise

Those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter already know I was featured on the House of Turquoise blog for my most recent project in Rochester. This is exciting for two reasons: 1) Erin at House of Turquoise has more than 55,000 Likes on Facebook, which means awesome exposure for RKID, and 2)…

My 15 minutes of fame (okay, a minute and 40 seconds, but still…)

If you follow me on social media (and you should!), you already know I was on WCCO last week sharing tips for holiday decorating and host/hostess gift-giving. I shared photos on social media but wanted to also share with you what the experience was like. Being a TV newbie, it was all incredibly fascinating. I…

Hello from up north!

I’m happy to say this week’s blog post comes to you from the beautiful lakes of Crosslake, Minnesota. Could we have asked for better lake weather? No, we could not…it’s simply perfect up here this week. It’s a Berge (my side of the family) getaway, so we six Kellers are joined by my brother, his…

RKID has a new look!

Friends, I’m so excited to announce my new website has launched! I love the look–it feels soooo Renae. I worked with the oh-so-talented Kim Kalina of Green Olive Design to create my new site…didn’t she do an amazing job? She totally captured the personal and professional feel I’m going for. Love it! I hope you…

How Quaint vintage shop in Shakopee

My friend Katherine and I took a break from work last week to devote a day to vintage and fall clothes shopping. Fun, right?! We discovered this adorable little shop in Shakopee called How Quaint. We had so much fun! I took a few pics of my favorite finds.   Mosaic glass vase. And hydrangeas.…

My trip to the Big Apple for Blogfest 2012!

As some of you already know, I spent the week before last in the Big Apple at Blogfest 2012. Hosted by Kravet, this event was designed to bring those of us with an interior design blog to NYC to learn about what’s available in our industry and boost our social media skills. But really, the…

You found me!

I’m thrilled you’ve found me at my new blog location! Thank you for continuing to read my musings about life as an interior designer. Remember, you can still get to my blog from my website by clicking on the “BLOG” tab at the top of the page. But if you have subscribed to my blog through a…

My Make-A-Wish project — the reveal!

You may remember a few weeks ago when I talked about preparing for my Make-A-Wish project. Little Olivia, diagnosed with lupus at the much-too-young age of 6, chose her Make-A-Wish wish to be a redecorated “Princess and the Frog” style bedroom. Smart girl…instead of going to Disney World one time, she brought Disney to her…

My Make-A-Wish project, part 1

Little did I know a day at Somerby golf course in Byron, Minn., would lead to one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. A casual offer of design time at a Make-A-Wish silent auction event has one year later has landed me straight in the home of the world’s cutest little girl: Olivia.…

Inspiring local artist Cathy Bratter

First of all, happy March! I hope you all enjoyed Leap Day yesterday and either did something really special with your extra day, OR made it just another ordinary Wednesday. Both are perfectly acceptable in my book. For a few months now, I’ve been wanting to share with you a local artist who has come…

We Made It…finally!

  I’m sure you are thinking that as an interior designer, building a home would be a breeze, right? I have to say, 80% of the choices were instant for me, but the other 20% was a struggle, and they seemed to vary over the finishes and placement of whatever I was struggling with vs.…

Highlights of 2017

I love the holiday season, things seem to slow down and speed up all at the same time. After Thanksgiving it is hard to stop the process of reflection as we near the most sentimental part of this time of year, Christmas and New Years. Looking back on 2017 we have had some major milestones…

What is Transitional Style?

A question I get asked frequently from clients is “What is transitional style? I hear it used casually when talking about seemingly traditional interiors but they are also kind of contemporary”. That is exactly it! I will explain what transitional means to RKID and how it is used- and how you could be using it.…

Being Thankful: 10 Things We Are Thankful For This Season

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to reflect on all the things that fill us with gratitude. I am always thankful for my families understanding that sometimes work follows me home. But for this list I want to focus on what I am thankful for in the Design industry. Hopefully this list not only kick starts your…

Designer Profile: Aerin Lauder

As a designer we have to constantly be on top of current trends but also understand tradition. A designer that pulls off the mix is Aerin Lauder. She is one of those people that does it all. Granddaughter to the esteemed Estée Lauder, Aerin makes a name for herself in her own right. She serves…

How to Style Your Bookshelf

Bookshelves are little windows into understanding who the book owner truly is. Whether it be a bookshelf for one or a family of ten; It’s a place to express your individual preferences and interests in life. Some people stock their shelves with The Times Best Seller List and others relish the past by buying the…

Rebranding with Amber Hurdle

This past week I was featured on a podcast with ‘Bombshell Business’ hosted by business coach, Amber Hurdle. She runs a business think tank out of Nashville, TN and works with clients all over the world. Collaborating with Amber Hurdle was one of those experiences that I would recommend for any business, small or Fortune 100.…

How to Choose Wall Art and Hang it

When selecting art for your home or office there a few considerations to keep in mind. Color, content, and texture are some of them but what about if your not even sure about what colors belong in the the space. Framing is necessary and can often intimidate a buyer (black frame-white mat vs. gold frame- off white mat?!).…

A Day In the Life of an Interior Designer

Being an Interior Designer sounds like a glamorous job, right?.  I get to pick out glorious color palettes, shop all day for the perfect rug, and have an occasional long lunch with a wonderful client. Well, it also includes chasing down fabrics that meet specifications for use (like a sofa that is used by the whole family, including…

Fall Home Design Trends

Our Three Favorite Fall Trends at RKID Home design trends are little different than the ones you see at the mall. They need to reflect the times but also need to reflect timelessness. Its not like your changing your sofa out every 4 months (although wouldn’t that be great)! Here are our top three trends that…

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Renae Keller is an award-winning, ASID certified interior designer in Minneapolis-St. Paul, specializing in new construction and large remodels. Trusted by homebuilders, architects and homebuers alike, Renae is known for creating an overall design vision that blends functionality and aesthetics, while keeping the details intertwined, and her customer's style in clear focus.

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