I've always had a love for architecture and interior design. At a young age, I would flip through shelter books and magazines, ask my parents to stop at open houses so I could go in and size up the place, and watch This Old House with my dad every Sunday night. After purchasing my first home with my husband in 2009, this love of design was sparked again and I realized I wanted to break into this field and do what I'm most passionate about - creating beautiful and functional spaces for the everyday person. I began taking classes at the Boston Architectural College shortly thereafter, pursuing a certificate in Residential Interiors, and plan on completing my degree in Spring of 2017.
My style ranges from transitional to eclectic to modern. I love to use pops of color and pattern in my designs and mix high and low end pieces along with vintage and handmade finds. I'm also happy to work with your existing pieces and incorporate them into a new design or move them around the house to give them a new life. No budget is too large or small - I can always find a way to make it work!
Prior to starting Rachel Dunham Design, I worked in digital marketing for over 12 years at both advertising agencies and large corporations. I focused primarily on digital media, creative and social media across a variety of clients like T.J. Maxx, Glidden Paint, Timberland, and New Balance. This experience allowed me to combine my creative and analytical skills, which I bring to my own business now.