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    Welcome to rak'designs. rak' designs is my brain child for interiors, life and love! I have been in the interior design industry now for over 10 years and truly love creating eclectic designs that give way to amazing experiences. I feel very grateful to have gathered many awards and publications in my career thus far and am very excited for what is in store for the future! Cheers!

Created – Nursery Interior Design Ideas

Created – Nursery Interior Design Ideas

Rak’designs

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

Today’s post features a nursery interior design even I would like to have! The storage and functionality of the space are great! Place your bundle of joy down for a nap close the doors and any mess left at the changing table area can be cleaned up with out disturbing their sleep! As they grow a custom built in bookcase with be able to house many books for bedtime stories!

Tomorrows products feature various options that keep the excitement going!

Enjoy!
K

 

 

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Fashion Fix: Bringing your favorite fashion and interiors into your home

Fashion Fix: Bringing your favorite fashion and interiors into your home

Rak’designs

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

 

Yes…Black Moto Chic. Personally this is one of my favorites! Although I don’t drive motorcycles…but I like four wheelers! Same thing! Anyways, I would describe this style has an eclectic blend of textures with many colors. If you had to put me in a suit all made of the same material I would not be a happy girl!

Translation to Interiors: Same Thing! Why buy an ALL IN ONE Bedding Set. This girl likes to mix and match.. Kind of like bikinis its not popular if your top pattern matches your bottom!

Enjoy!

K

Credits:

Tassel, Cabinet, Pillow, Table, Chair, Lamp, Log holder, Clock , Interiors, Clothing

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Made – Great Room Interior Design Ideas

Made – Great Room Interior Design Ideas

Rak’designs

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

This room is so large and there is so much that I have to fit in it! Pick and choose your favorites or choose all of them! These selections are a bit eclectic, by keeping the tones within the same range it allowed me to place with layering textures!

Enjoy!

K

Credits:

Sofa, Coffee Table, Side Table, Lamp, Daybed, Bench, Chairs, Ottomans , Nesting Tables, Console Table, Lamp Pair, Floor Lamp, Rug

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Created – Great Room Interior Design Layout

Created – Great Room Interior Design Layout

Rak’designs

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

Today’s layout has a lot to get excited about a double daybed by the fireplace layered with smaller occasional ottomans in front of expansive picture windows!

I can imagine countless dinner parties unwinding in this room with the ladies gathering near to the fire and the gentlemen off to the side enjoying the view. That’s the best part about this room, it can accommodate many people without it feeling too large or overcrowded!

You guessed it “Get the Look” on tomorrows made post!

Enjoy!

K

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Inspired – Great Room Interior Design Ideas

Inspired – Great Room Interior Design Ideas

Rak’designs

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

Sometimes larger rooms like your great/living rooms are hard to imagine how much furniture you want or can fit in it. This weeks series features an oversized great room with plenty of room for entertaining! Watch how I turn a few inspiration images into a floor plan you can use for your home!

One thing I always like to recommend is don’t get caught up on not having  enough circulation space. You want your space to feel cozy and inviting! I always like tossing in ottomans in front of fireplaces and benches in front of large picture windows! Until tomorrow!

Enjoy!

K

Credits: Boots, Living Room, Candle, Log Holder

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Fashion Fix: Bringing fashion and interiors together for your home

Fashion Fix: Bringing fashion and interiors together for your home

Rak’designs: Design and Lifestyle

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

Next in this series, I have a very soft sophisticated look. A mix of cream and warm brown tones.

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the product I purpose for you on the “Get the Look” page!  I personally love the photo frames, they blend the entire palette so nicely.

Enjoy,

K

Credits:

Frames, Throw, Umbrella Holder, Ottoman, Bench, Wishbone, Basket, Clothing, Home

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Made – Entry Design for your Home

Made - Entry Design for your Home

Rak’designs

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

After some fabulous inspiration and space planning layouts it’s time to take these looks home!

Today’s post features so many great pieces and will hopefully serve as a helpful guide to designing your space!

Enjoy!

K

 

Credits:

Entry 1:  Table, Chandelier, Sconce, Chaise, Accent Pillow, Table, Vases

Entry 2:  Lamps, Console, Poufs

Entry 3: Desk, Chair, Side Table, Lamps

 

 

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Inspired Entry – Interior Design Inspiration for your Home

Inspired Entry – Interior Design Inspiration for your Home

Day of 1 of 3

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

 

Have you ever pondered what to do with your entry space? You place a coat rack in the corner that looks lost…and then the day to day stuff ends up getting piled by the front door. Check out these three inspiring entry spaces, tomorrow I will show you 3 coordinating layouts to capture this design in your home!

Enjoy!

K

Credits:

One, Two, Three

 

 

 

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Fashion Fix: Bringing fashion favorites into your home interiors

Fashion Fix: Bringing fashion favorites into your home

Rak’designs: Design and Lifestyle

By: Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

Most people do not have a problem selecting clothing they like, but a lot of you struggle with taking that style and personalizing your home. Todays feature showcasing a crisp white and grey palette with a complimentary interior with the same vibe.

Enjoy,

K

Credits:

Pillow, Throw, Bowl, Lamp, Art, Tile, Clothing,Candle Holders, Home

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Nursery Design-Interior Design

Nursery Design

Kristin Rieke

Revealed all the goods you need to create this space in your own home! Complete with the some of my favorite light fixtures from Stray Dog Designs, a giant giraffe from Restoration Hardware and many other great items! What mom wouldn’t enjoy spending time in this space with her new little tid bit?

For more information on this space you can visit the inspiration board or drawings!

Interior-Designer-Kristin-Rieke

Enjoy!
-k-

Credits:

1. Ruffle Curtains by: Urban Outfitters, 2. Crib by: XO In My Room , 3. Bedding by: Land of Nod, 4. Chandelier by: Stray Dog Designs, 5. Sconce by: Stray Dog Designs, 6. Owl Art Print by: Geraldine Adams, 7. Bird Art Print by: Geraldine Adams, 8. Chest by: Guildmasters, 9. Bookcase by: Dovetail Furniture, 10. White Shag Rug by: Surya, 11. Pillow by: Alexandra Ferguson, 12. Throw by: Happy Habitat, 13. Chair by: Dovetail Furniture, 14. Side Table by: Dovetail Furniture, 15. Pouf by: Surya, 16. Moses Basket by: Serena and Lily, 17. Giraffe by: Restoration Hardware, 18. Rug by: Surya

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Nursery Design-Interior Design

Nursery Design

Kristin Rieke

From the this inspiration post comes the drawings to coordinate with this sweet nursery. Allowing for plenty of room to move around in the room offers double french doors, 2 large windows for plenty of natural light not to mention AMAZING LIGHT FIXTURES! Stop by tomorrow to see what I outfitted this quaint little space with and all the details on where you can purchase them so you can achieve this look!

Designer-Kristin-Rieke

Enjoy!

-k-

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Nursery Design-Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

Nursery Design and Inspiration

Kristin Rieke

Who doesn’t love an adorable nursery design outfitted for a little girl! Coming this week we are featuring just that!

Below is the inspiration board for the design to come later in the week!

 

Designer: Kristin Rieke

Enjoy!

-k-

 

Credits:

1.Room Design by: A Beautiful Mess, 2.Maternity Shot by: Kelly Hicks Design 3.Onsie By: Bonnie Baby  4.Booties By: Brika 5.Pillow By: Motif Pillows

 

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Bedroom Design-Interior Designer Kristin Rieke

-Bedroom Furniture and Accessories-

Kristin Rieke

Awww! In this bedroom I would like one of everything please! A simple but classy upholstered bed, complimented by clean linens with a few pops of color here and there! The overall feel for this bedroom is neutral but I let the accessories, fabrics and accents hold the color! Please note the credits below for your sourcing desire!

Bedroom Drawings & Inspiration Board!

Enjoy!

-k-

Bedroom Furniture and Interiors

 

Credits:

1. Lamp: Arteriors, 2. Nightstand: West Elm, 3. Art Series: Leftbank Art, 4. Bed: Room and Board, 5. Bench: Arteriors , 6. Pelt: Auskin, 7. Nightstand: Vanguard Furniture, 8. Vase: Anthropologie, 9. Chandelier: Currey and Co, 10. Mirror: Room and Board, 11. Arm Chair: Anthropologie, 12. Floor Lamp: Arteriors, 13. Subway Tile: Arizona Tile, 14: Wall Sconce: Hubbarton Forge, 15. Floor and Wall Tile: Arizona Tile, 16. Faucet: Brizo, 17. Reclaimed Wood Floor: Reclaimed Designworks , 18. Dresser: Vanguard Furniture, 19. Dresser Lamps: Anthropologie, 20. Art Series: Leftbank Art, 21. Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams, 22. Bedding: Eastern Accents, 23. Velvet Throw Pillows: Eastern Accents, 24. Wall Sconces: Hubbarton Forge

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Bedroom Design-Interior Design

-Bedroom Interior Drawings-

Kristin Rieke

A light filled window nook, reclaimed wood flooring and plenty of space to move around in! This plan was designed for those that enjoy the little things a bedroom can offer: rest and relaxation! Remember the good stuff will follow this week and there is so many great fabrics and textiles included I can’t wait to show them off to you!

Inspiration Board

Enjoy!

-k-

Bedroom Interior Design By: Kristin Rieke

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Bedroom Design-Interior Design

-Bedroom Inspiration-

Kristin Rieke

For most women their bedroom is considered their safe haven! You want to create a mood in your space that is relaxing and makes you feel at ease. No matter what kind of day you battle you always know that you enjoy being there! The inspiration board below is just a teaser for the coming design this week! I want you to feel the space before you see it!

Enjoy!

-k-

Designer Kristin Rieke

Credits:

1. Bedroom: Elle Decor,2. Horse Art: Robert Dutesco, 3. Cotton Image: Carolina Wandering, 4. Yarns: Chelsea Yarns

 

 

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In the Office-Interior Design

Geared for the female professional that loves to be in style but put her own mark on the world and showcase it through her work. This office includes reclaimed wood ethereal chaise lounges with french detailing in the leg work and hues of calming pinks and greens. Rich in texture but never lacking in design describes this month’s office design model. See the below credits to find out how you can get this look!

Click here for the inspiration board and drawings!

 

Enjoy!

 

-k-

 


 

Credits:

 

1. Sconces: Holly Hunt, 2. Desk Lamps:  Arteriors, 3. Desk: Nior, 4. Rug: Surya, 5. Fan: Emerson, 6. Arm Chairs: Anthropologie, 7. Floor Lamp:  Arteriors, 8. Art Series: Two’s Company, 9. Chaises: Lee Industries, 10. Table Lamp:  Arteriors, 11. Yellow Ikat Pillow: Thro by Marlo Lorenz, 12. Sheepskin Pillow: Auskin, 13. Reclaimed Wood Flooring: Reclaimed Designworks, 14. Nesting Tables: Go Home Ltd., 15: Pouf: Room and Board, 16. Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams

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In the Office with rak’designs (plans and elevations)

 

It’s here! The office geared around this inspiration board is featured below! With welcoming French doors and plenty of windows offering a multitude of natural light you are sure to want to nest in this space and get to work! Texture was a driving factor when designing this space; it is seen in the woods, textiles, light fixtures, stone and window coverings! Any space can feel inviting if texture is incorporated properly! Plus who wouldn’t want double chaise loungers? Whisk away the afternoon and curl up with a good book in front of a fire….Need I say more? Then the good stuff, check back Friday for furniture, finishes fixtures and pretty much all the fun things and ideas you will need to get this look in your home!

Enjoy!

-k-

 

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In the Office with rak’designs (inspiration)

            Office Interior Design with Kristin Rieke! The best way to compliment a job well done and weeks’ worth of hard work is to give yourself an amazing office space to wind down in, answer those last lingering e-mails and enjoy a great cup of coffee. Take a moment and enjoy the inspiration board below and stay tuned this week for more on this lovely office design!

 

Enjoy!

-k-

Credits:

1. Book: Terrain, 2. Watch: Kate Spade, 3. Throw: Nordstroms, 4. Stationary: Rifle Paper Co., 5. Scissors: Anthropologie,6. Diffusers: Paddywax

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Walls with Texture

After flagging certain rooms or projects I really liked I went back through them to find out what it was that caught my eye! For this particular collection it was the texture each space added to the walls. Rather than just applying paint in the spaces these projects took a more 3-D approach and made a texture. The result in each space gave way to a specific mood, and feeling; they reach out and grab your attention!

Cheers!

-k-

Image Credits:

one, two, three, four, five

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