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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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Café Renae

Something I find very important amidst the chaos of running a business and taking care of my family is routine. It has been so helpful and crucial that I develop good (and delicious) habits each morning to start my day. Today I wanted to share with you my two go-to morning drinks. After trying so…

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My “Why” Behind Interior Design

       This year marks 10 years of owning my own business. With all the wonderful memories, homes, and clients that date brings back, it’s really made me reflect on my “why” behind interior design. Why I wake up and love what I do every day, how I got here, and what will keep…

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Putting Art in your Home

Let’s discuss art. Art is a tough one. The best way I know how to break it down for you is in four categories: collecting as you travel, local galleries, vintage pieces, botanicals, and lastly something I just consider as “getting creative”. The most important thing is that it reflects YOU! As you read this…

Earth Day 2020

It’s Earth Day! Even though field trips to clean the nearby creek for our kids and fresh flowers aren’t the first things on our mind this Earth Day, let’s take a few minutes and let them be because we are here to spread good in our minds and lives! Let’s be the group that takes…

Outdoor Living

(Jordan Powers Photography) It’s officially that time of year again! The time when we spruce up our outdoor living areas in preparation for what we hope to be a wonderful and social summer. This year that the last sentence takes on a whole new meaning. But let’s think about this one. This summer is either…

My Most Used, and Dare I Say Favorite Paint Colors for Any Season

After many years of designing, I have come to realize that one of the hardest parts for our clients is knowing and selecting the right paint color. Luckily, for me, after many years of doing it, I feel like it’s one of the easiest, so I am always overjoyed to offer that support! Project after…

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…

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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