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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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…

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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…

Artisan Home Brought to Light – Part 1

Shining a Light on Light Fixture Selections Many considerations go into the selection of light fixtures for a space. How much natural lighting is available, how big [or small] is the area that requires light, what other finishes are used in the room that may need to be matched or complimented, and so forth. We…

The Timeless Art of Cane

High Point 2022 Spring Market did not disappoint this year! We saw so many beautiful things, but one very consistent attribute we saw in each showroom- caning. The cane revealed itself in a variety of furniture pieces – seats, chair backs, cabinets, lighting…you name it!  It was featured with different finishes – painted, stained, and…

RKID Guide to Countertops

The age old question, “What’s the best countertop for MY kitchen?” The truth is, that really depends on YOU! What are you initially drawn to?  Do you love the look and feel of natural-made slabs of granite, quartzite, or marble?  Are you ok with some possible imperfections?  Or do you need your space to be…

RKID Lavender Favorites

Lavender is my favorite color of Spring. It’s such a welcomed sight to see the soft buds blooming after a long gray winter. Not to mention the fragrance is just as gorgeous! Today on the blog, I’m sharing RKID’s lavender favorites and a few items on this season’s wishlist. The lavender background of Schumacher x…

RKID Guide to Selecting the Perfect Sofa

When you’re in the market for a new sofa, all of the options available can make it challenging to figure out where to start. The “perfect” sofa can mean something different for just about everyone, and the process usually comes with many questions. After years of specifying sofas in all shapes and sizes, I am…

Feeling Green

Green is a color of beauty, new beginnings, health, and it’s my FAVORITE color! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the only day I’m Irish, today’s blog post lists my favorite things green… in no particular order! Ahhh, my front door. I’m so glad I went with Sherwin Williams Cilantro 6453. It’s been such a…

Project Reveal: Lakeside Contemporary Home

Though all of our projects may differ in style, we approach each one with the desire to create a beautiful space that enhances the lives of our clients. Our Contemporary Lakeside project was an exciting challenge from the studs up with the goal to create a peaceful, comfortable, modern home that felt warm and inviting.…

Our Favorite Light Fixtures This Year (So far…)

We have loved seeing the vast options for lighting this year. So creative and so many lines by designers have been created. Here are some favorites… Caddo Linear Lantern One beautiful fixture that I cannot wait to use is Visual Comfort’s the Caddo Large Lineal Lantern by Julie Neill in the softest celadon you ever…

E-Design Launch Announcement

This year has been an interesting one, to say the very least! Many of us find ourselves spending more time at home than we ever have. And with all the time spent at home, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a lot of interest in updating furniture and questions about how to accessorize a room.…

7 Ways to Accessorize Your Sitting Room

This year has been an interesting one, to say the very least! Many of us find ourselves spending more time at home than we ever have. And with all the time spent at home, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a lot of interest in updating furniture and questions about how to accessorize a room.…

Renae Keller

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 homebuyers 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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