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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…

Design Dictionary from A-Z with Renae Keller

A is for air  [air] noun  a well designed house must be allowed to breath. Drawing fresh air in wherever possible. As important as the design of the windows themselves. B is for bead trim [beed] [trim] noun a globular accent that borders around mirror and frames creating an element of elegance and intricacy. C is…

From ‘South Minneapolis Tudor’ to ‘Dream House’: A Case Study

A journey that started out with just picking out paint has turned into a 10 year journey to transform this turn of the century Tudor into a dream house that is built around function and family. The textured walls and dark stairways are a distant memory (Maybe just for me, I wasn’t living there). This classic Tudor has…

5 Ways to mix prints like a Pro

5 Ways to mix prints like a Pro Have you ever wondered how interior designers take a room from typical to curated looking? A lot of it has to do with creating contrast in the home. Here are a few tips for pattern mixing. A skill that requires time to perfect. Choose a print to lead…

Serene Space

Sometimes we create a home around everyone else’s needs and forget our own. Being selfless is part of being a Mother, a Father or even a Partner. It is important to look at what matters to us most and how it will make other people feel. For one of my clients having a place to…

Why I decided to Re-Brand

Why did I decide to Rebrand? After 21 years of experience as an interior designer I have to admit I wanted to throw a party! This party is for all the people in my life that have become part of the success of this business and all the new ones I hope to work with.…

Highpoint Highlights – Part I "Three Hour [factory] Tour"

411 on High Point I had never been to this place designers have flocked to for decades, until 2 years ago.  I always asked myself, why would a designer want to go to a place like this?  In the time it takes me to finish this sentence, I will state three reasons: You can see, touch,…

Chinoiserie

This month I was re-introduced to a lovely design known as Chinoiserie. A classic decorative style that was first popular in the 18th century.  I picked out a fabulous wallcovering at the F.Schumacher showroom in International Market Square. The Chiang Mai Dragon comes in a variety of options, all rich in color and detail. Here…

Color of the Month

    Spring is here! As a designer I am inspired everyday by what surrounds me. That is why the Blush topped the list of May’s color of the month.       Walking into my office, I am greeted by beautiful flowers touched with a hints of blush.   If allergies are a problem,…

Burn the Candles, Use the China

Burn the Candles, Use the China means… Open those boxes… look at what you have, and use what you have. It’s about honoring the old memories and making new ones. And for me, this all really took hold after we moved into our new home.  We needed to move during construction and so we boxed…

RKID During Quarantine

While you most likely visit this blog for design tips, trend alerts, and dreamy photography,  we also want this to be a one-stop-shop where we can encourage, inspire, and spark ideas that help grow your life and home all at once. Right now life looks different for everyone and while there’s something uniquely special about…

Wallpaper Trends

Welcome back wallpaper.  I have been by your side for years.  I have educated my clients on wanting wallpaper and the difference it can make in a room.  Many clients have PTSD of when they were first married, first home, and removing wallpaper from each room of their home.  It takes a bit of a…

2020 Las Vegas Market Recap

Wow! What a busy week I had in Vegas at the 2020 Las Vegas Market.  This was my first time at this market and it was so different than High Point. It had many different vendors and was a completely different layout. It was a market that I could easily get through [for my type of…

How to Choose The Perfect Area Rug

If you’ve ever seen a perfectly styled room, you probably noticed that the area rug was used to tie the room together. Because they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and designs, it can be overwhelming to decide what area rug is perfect for the room you are trying to decorate. Here is a short…

Brightening Your Space

Brightening up your space isn’t just for visual appeal. As you evaluate your New Year’s resolutions, we’re looking forward to longer days coming. Brightening your space will help maximize the light you get every day, no matter how much daylight you have. Having a bright space not only looks better, but it can help you…

How to Decide if You Should Remodel or Move

After living in a home for several years, it can be easy to discover things you may not be crazy about. While some things can be a quick fix, there may be major changes that make you wonder if it is worth the investment. At this point, you’re probably asking yourself if you should remodel…

The Interior Design Process with RKID

Maybe you’re thinking about hiring an interior designer, but you’re not quite sure what we do. First and foremost, as a designer, my job is to make your life easier. So let me ease your mind and break down what the interior design process looks like when you hire RKID! Step 1: Getting to know…

High Point Market – Part 2

DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS “Heavy on the details” is exactly what we saw throughout the 2019 Fall Highpoint Market. Details that stand out and make your pieces look as though they had been made for that exact purpose.  Details that make them unique and full of character. Details are the reason why I do what I…

High Point Market – Part 1

High Point Market 2019 did not let us down! It brought some great options to our playing deck that we can use ASAP. To start this awesome series recapping our visit, I want to talk about two very special vendors: Lauren Leiss for Woodbridge Furniture and Taylor King Upholstery and Generations Lighting. Lauren Leiss for…

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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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