The Blog...

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

renae_keller_headshot

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.

STAY IN THE LOOP WITH

Renae Keller_logo_karge

FEATURING HER LATEST PROJECTS, DESIGN INSPIRATION AND MORE!

Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

JOIN THE LIST

!
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.