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My 3-Day Experience

What a thrill to be part of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk this year! Sixty miles and several blisters and bruises later, and I feel like a changed woman. A huge thank you to my 3-1/2 amazing teammates (one had a bun in her oven!) for letting me join their team! The first day…

The Keller Summer

Oh goodness, it’s been quite a summer already, and it’s only barely August. While I normally like to keep these posts about design, I just can’t help but to write about a few of my summer high- (and low-!) lights. None of it is exactly newsworthy, but it’s all certainly blog-worthy. Keller Issue #1 For…

Hickory Chair University

Last May, my associate Katherine and I became esteemed graduates of Hickory Chair University. What is Hickory Chair University, you ask? For starters, it’s an inventive, inspiring three-day workshop hosted by the furniture company Hickory Chair in—you guessed it!—Hickory, N. C. Rather than spend their advertising/marketing budget on ads and mailings directed at people who…

Happy Anniversary, RKID!

It’s hard to believe, but one year ago this month I launched Renae Keller Interior Design, Inc. It’s amazing how quickly that year flew by. As any proud parent of a 1-year-old would, I’ve been reflecting on RKID’s first year of life and the things I’ve learned—about interior design, the business world and myself—that made…

Lights, camera, action!

Oh my goodness, have I got a story to tell! Last month, Magnetic Productions, a local television production company that produces shows on cable networks like HGTV, DIY and Travel Channel, put out a call to interior designers looking for the host of HGTV’s next design show. I decided “What the heck, why not?” and…

It's in the Details…

One of the best parts of my job is creating—and maximizing—the fine details in every space I design. A room is not truly beautiful—or truly finished—until together we’ve captured just the right amount of detailing for the space. What can I say, I’m a detail-oriented gal…well, when designing, anyway. My husband might tell a different…

Let the designing begin!

Well, here I am: Renae Keller of Renae Keller Interior Design, writing my first blog entry about my new venture as a self-employed interior designer. I am thrilled to be here, at this exhilarating new place in my life, and I can’t wait to share my ideas, inspirations, projects and resources with you as I…

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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