• About Me & My Design Philosophy

    I am a lover of restoration; bringing things back to life and kindling beauty from within rubble. I believe a home should be a refuge, a place to gather with loved ones or relax in solitude. A home should be filled with laughter and light, it should rejuvenate and inspire.

    Thanks for visiting my little corner of the interwebs. I hope you'll stay a while and leave feeling inspired to create your own homemade aesthetic!

    - Rachel, HOME:made Aesthetic
    & REL-interiors.com

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Choosing Paint Colors

I get a lot of questions about how to choose the right paint color for a space. Truth is, I always return to the same basic steps and a few simple rules.Let me begin by saying that I do not believe that there is one and only one color that works in a space. In … Continue reading

Deconstructed Remodel: Organic Master Bathroom

When this homeowner contacted me to design her master bathroom, she had just two thoughts regarding her inspiration for the space. She wanted to bring the outdoors in and she had a love for honey onyx stone. A unique inspiration, but an exciting and beautiful one. I immediately thought of a misty grey yet lush … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Remodel: Chocolate in a Silver Wrapper Kitchen

So I was recently contracted to oversee and coordinate the installation of a kitchen designed by someone else. (*Gasp!*) The homeowner contacted me after she had  already received a cabinet plan and ordered the cabinets. What she didn’t have was someone to manage the construction and guide her in figuring out the rest of her … Continue reading

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Remodeling Process: Getting Inspired

I love helping homeowners realize their dreams for their spaces. It’s the most amazing kind of satisfaction to help people enjoy their homes in a new way. That first meeting with the client is always a bit of a question mark. Some homeowners are very prepared, having done their research, knowing exactly what they want. … Continue reading

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Easy DIY: Jewelry Tree

So I needed a jewelry tree, but I couldn’t find any that I liked. At the very least the ones that I really liked came with a very high price tag. And let’s be honest – I like a good Saturday morning project. So here’s what I came up with: I’ll do my best to … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Remodel: Small Kitchen Makeover

Small spaces are such a great challenge and I LOVVVVE a good challenge. This couple approached me to remodel their small kitchen, primarily because they wanted to update the space. Having lived and raised their kids in the house for years, it was time for a change. However, after visiting the house I decided I … Continue reading

IKEA makeover: Lindved Repainted

I’m blessed/cursed with living 5 minutes from Ikea. Blessed because it’s convenient & relatively inexpensive. Cursed because they’ve made it so easy for me to spend money there. What makes Ikea so widely appealing to so many people is that the overall aesthetic of Ikea is fairly clean and unfussy. This makes Ikea a bit … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Remodel: The Standard Hall Bathroom

I see a lot of “standard” hall bathrooms. They’re generally 5×9 and follow the same basic floor plans. While they don’t leave a lot of room for ornate finishes and don’t justify an elaborate budget, they can be fun to design because the challenge is in tying everything together into one neat little package. You … Continue reading

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Dollar Store Craft: Quote/Lyric Art Piece

Another DIY that doesn’t need too much explanation. I’m always struggling to fill the blanks wall of my apartment without breaking the bank. Couple weeks ago I strolled into the Dollar Store with no agenda. $3 and 20 minutes later I walked out with 1 foam core poster board and 2 packages of letter stickers (one … Continue reading

Deconstructed Remodel: Rustic yet Elegant Master Suite

This was such a fun remodel to do… When I first met this young, stylish couple at their house they had a small handful of items they knew they really wanted in their master bathroom: a freestanding tub, a chandelier, a larger shower and more counter space. But the truth was, the bath needed a … Continue reading