Meet Rachel

Once in a while we all have to say, enough is enough! That we can’t do it all [even though we all secretly think we’re superwoman!]. Sadly, I’ve needed help for a while now and have had a few interns come and go. But now, how can I be so lucky? I think I found the one! She is smart, she’s pretty, she’s sociable and man, she totally gets me. She’s an Architectural Interior Design student at UT, maybe we love the same things, that’s why. So, meet Rachel…

favorite interior designer…

Without a doubt, Marcel Wanders is my absolute favorite interior designer. His designs are irreverent and humorous, and are a perfect blend of stark modernism with nods to the beautiful opulence of 16th century French interiors.

favorite home shop in Austin…I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t visited many of the fantastic looking home shops in Austin! I love modern sleek style with vintage touches mixed in to give some personalization and a bit of the unexpected. We actually did a design project with Design Within Reach, which is a store filled with what designers’ dreams are made of. Although out of a broke college student’s price range, too many of their pieces are on my future house wishlist! favorite apparel shop in Austin….

With Halloween coming up, all I’ve been thinking about lately is going to Lucy in Disguise! This costume store is one of my all-time favorite places to go, in Austin or anywhere else! They literally have every costume you can think of, and the variety of accessories, masks, hats, and shoes is staggering. Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year (I’m one of those weird “Halloween on Christmas” people, complete with Nightmare Before Christmas decorations!) and this store caters to everything lovable about Halloween. Go check it out!

myself and my roommate Alyssa (with our friend Mike) in our costumes from Lucy In Disguise!

favorite outfit…

Anything Emma Stone, Alexa Chung, or Emma Watson wears. I think they are going to be some of this generation’s biggest style icons.favorite food…

Dim Sum is my favorite food type ever. It’s so hard to find a good place in Austin, but I recently tried Get Sum Dim Sum (on Lamar across from Central Market) and it was pretty delish, especially for the price.

favorite past time…

I will openly admit I am a nerd in so many ways! I love staying in and watching fantasy, sci-fi and horror movies (Lord of the Rings was on repeat for most of my teenage years). I also have what might be considered an addiction to video games. I currently have 6 different game systems, the result of having two older brothers as my main role models for most of my life! Other than nerding out, I love anything outdoors. Take me to the beach and I’m happy.

dream vacation…

My boyfriend and I are actually planning a trip to New Zealand in May as a sort of graduation present to myself, so that would definitely be one of my dream vacations. My other is to travel South America, a la The Motorcycle Diaries, and just experience the people and culture there. My aunt, who is a huge art buff, takes trips to Mexico and Panama frequently, so I think she’s been a major inspiration as far as dream vacations go.

what your wedding day would most likely resemble…

A fairy paradise! Haha but really, I think I just want a large outdoor gathering with friends and family in a relaxed atmosphere. Not sure what I want my dress to look like just yet, but I love the idea of bridesmaid’s dresses in a variety of neutral tones that complement the girl’s complexions, with sashes of bright colors. Also, lots and lots and lots of little lights of every kind – candles, tea lights, even Christmas lights! I think sparkling light creates a magical feeling in a space, which is exactly how I want to feel on my wedding day.  ……………. Aaahhh, an outdoor wedding, my kind of gal definitely! Please check out the blog often for Rachel’s posts. She’s also helping me at the shop and with styling projects and more. Welcome Rachel!

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Details are my passion. From curating vignettes to designing spaces. I thrive in finding the finds and just discovered the art of collecting...all while sipping on a cafe au lait & a french macaroon in hand.

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