Bewitching the Home

Rachel Larraine Crawford

Bewitching the Home is an illuminating podcast exploring Holistic Design and its extraordinary influence on all areas of our body, mind and spirit, and creating sacred spaces in alignment with our higher selves. Hosted by Interior Designer, Mystic, Tarot Reader, Feng Shui Practitioner, Rachel Larraine, the show features conversational explorations with special guests and ventures through the realm of mindfulness, holistic approaches to design, wellness in the home, and sustainability.

045: Design Innovation & Customization with BDG
2d ago
045: Design Innovation & Customization with BDG
This week, I’m speaking with Larry Neugarten of BDG Design Group in San Diego. BDG is one of my favorite tile showrooms and one I’ve developed a strong relationship with over the years. They consistently have new items in their showroom and are always innovating, offering custom work for those who want a very specific look or feel. Larry talks about how they are able to offer this level of customization and also shares his path into the design world and to BDG. Guest Bio BDG’s vision is to invite you into a world of unsurpassed artistry and craftsmanship. At BDG, San Diego’s premier tile and stone showroom, tile is an art form; they bring luxury to your space. They believe your project should reflect exclusively your voice and style, which is why their team of design professionals promises a personal experience with no compromise. BDG extensively sources the finest in tile and stone for all budgets with a touch of class and superior customer service. A family-run business, BDG offers complimentary in-house design services by their design accredited team. No matter the size or intricacy of your project, they offer their professional assistance in every aspect of the specification process. They have been selected for some of the finest residents and most innovative design projects in Southern California, which include restaurants, hotels, resorts, shopping destinations, yachts, and spas. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: (Dragonwell green tea) from Paru Tea Bar Featured deck: (Radiant Crystal Cards) by Bouchette Design Connect with BDG (Website) Are you an interior designer or are you interested in Holistic Interior Design? Check out my membership program, the (Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
044: Building a Life as an Artist with Fay Ray
4d ago
044: Building a Life as an Artist with Fay Ray
In this episode, artist Fay Ray and I have a beautiful and honest conversation about the art world, what it means to be both an artist and a parent, and how designers can better understand and incorporate art into spaces. Fay Ray also reminds us of the challenges of building a life as an artist, and she shares how she has remained devoted to her work over the years.  There’s so much here to talk about that we could do a part two to this episode, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful conversation. Guest Bio Los Angeles-based artist Fay Ray explores the fetishization of objects and the construction of female identity through high-contrast, monochrome photomontages and metallic sculpture. For her three-dimensional works, Fay Ray compiles cast aluminum objects, bored volcanic rocks, wire, chain, and natural materials into suspended sculptural masses. Conflating worlds of worship and desire, the works across mediums borrow from the symbolism and composition of traditional religious relics and the visual language of the occult. Ray’s sculptures and collages hint at the presence of a rematerialized body through a mysterious yet systematic organization of abstract form. Fay Ray (b. 1978, Riverside, CA) received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2002, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. She has exhibited at galleries within the US and internationally, including Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles (2016 & 2018); Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2016); Louis B James Gallery, New York (2016); JOAN, Los Angeles (2015); Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (2012); and Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills (2011) and New York (2007), among others. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: (Mushroom Mocha) from Fun Earth Co Featured Tarot deck: (Moon BB Magick Tarot) by Angela Mary Magick Connect with Fay Ray (Oolong Gallery) See Fay Ray’s work at Oolong Gallery in Solana Beach! Please reach out to the gallery with any inquiries about the show. (Fay Ray Studios Website) (Fay Ray Studios Instagram) (Fay Ray Clay Instagram) Are you an interior designer or are you interested in Holistic Interior Design? Check out my membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. ( Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
042: Creating with Heart & Intention with Malas in Bloom
Aug 9 2022
042: Creating with Heart & Intention with Malas in Bloom
This week I welcome Tammy Fodrey of Malas in Bloom to talk about the significance of malas and how she began working with these sacred tools. Tammy creates these beautiful pieces herself with high quality, high vibration crystals and also hosts workshops to teach others how to make them. She walks us through the history of malas, how we can work with them in our own daily spiritual practices, and how to care for them.  Through her work with malas, Tammy reminds us of the power and significance of setting intentions, which is the important first step of every design project we begin as Holistic Interior Designers. Guest Bio Founded in 2015, Malas In Bloom is the manifestation of Tammy Fodrey’s vision to create a Mala jewelry business that nourishes the roots of ancient traditions while inspiring spiritually-oriented people who are guided by their intuition, self-healing powers, and the awakening of the heart and spirit. All Malas In Bloom pieces are designed by Tammy, drawing on her background in design and merchandising as well as her love for cultural antiquities, art, yoga, spirituality and nature. More than just jewelry, each piece is a blend of beauty and integrity, created to foster happiness, health and prosperity while helping you move through the world with intention and personal authenticity. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: (Morning Routine) from Fun Earth Co Featured deck: (Radiant Crystal Cards) by Bouchette Design Connect with Malas in Bloom Links: (Website) (Instagram) Are you an interior designer or are you interested in Holistic Interior Design? Check out my membership program, the (Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
041: A Look Inside the Design Coven: Interior Design Panel
Aug 4 2022
041: A Look Inside the Design Coven: Interior Design Panel
Wondering what we talk about in the Design Coven? In this episode, I give you a sneak peek into one of our events, an interior design panel we gathered for in July. I had three experienced designers on the panel (including two previous podcast guests): Dee Morrison, Rachel Moriarty, and Suzanne Broyles. They each shared their wisdom around finding clients, building connections, gaining experience, and what to charge. Design Coven members who were present for the live event also got to ask their own questions, and our panelists openly shared their experiences for the benefit of this upcoming group of designers. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured deck: (Radiant Crystal Cards) by Bouchette Design Connect with our Panelists Dee Morrison:  (Instagram) Rachel Moriarity:  (Website) (Instagram) Suzanne Broyles:  (Website) (Instagram) Interested in joining the ( Design Coven)? This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
040: Embracing Your Curiosity as an Artist with Miki Iwasaki
Aug 2 2022
040: Embracing Your Curiosity as an Artist with Miki Iwasaki
In this episode, my friend Miki Iwasaki joins me to talk about the career and business he’s built as an artist, architect, and designer. Miki has carved his own path over the years that allows him to explore the different mediums he’s interested in, and as a result, he enjoys taking on a wide variety of fun and interesting projects. For interior designers who are multi-passionate or who don’t want to feel boxed into one path, Miki’s story is one you’ll want to hear. Guest Bio Miki Iwasaki is an artist and designer raised in Southern California and currently living in San Diego. His curiosity in making and building things eventually led him to pursue a career in architecture, and attend California State Polytechnic University in Pomona California. Miki also studied for a year at the Kyushu Institute of Design in Fukuoka, Japan and received his Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His architectural experience includes work in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego firms, and spans a variety of project types including residential, office, restaurant, retail, and gallery work. Throughout his academic and early professional years, Miki remained dedicated to his own art projects and furniture designs. Miki’s interests and skills constantly expand in the field of architecture, art and design as he pushes himself to explore new materials, methods and projects. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: Biscuit Oolong from (Paru Tea Bar) Featured deck: (Radiant Crystal Cards) by Bouchette Design Connect with Miki Links: (Miki Iwasaki Website) (Miki Iwasaki Instagram) (Sunset Projects Website) (Sunset Projects Instagram) Introducing my new membership program, the (Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine DESIGNCOVEN.COM (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
039:  How to Create Your First Interior Design Service
Jul 28 2022
039: How to Create Your First Interior Design Service
In this solo episode, I share how to create your first interior design service. A lot of new designers ask me what services they should offer, and when you’re just starting out, there are so many possibilities that it can feel overwhelming. That’s why I recommend starting with one: a virtual design consultation. I walk you through what a virtual consultation can look like and how you can get it set up in a way that is easy for you and the client. Note: I referred to one payment platform option in this episode as "Stride" when I meant to say Stripe. If you're looking to connect your scheduling system to a payment platform, check out PayPal or Stripe. Featured in this Episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: (Mushroom Mocha) from Fun Earth Co Featured deck: (Modern Witch Tarot Deck) Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine: (Podcast Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Website Crawford Pallini)
037: Caring for Mind, Body, and Spirit with Fun Earth Co
Jul 21 2022
037: Caring for Mind, Body, and Spirit with Fun Earth Co
In this episode, I interview Fun Earth Co Co-Founder Jaimie Lee Bess about her entrepreneurial journey, and how her focus shifted when she began to see things from a holistic perspective. She shares how she came into sound meditation and began working with mushrooms, which she found worked together well in rituals and healing sessions. Jaimie also tells us about the beautiful rituals she has in her own life, and we talk about how our individual rituals nourish us. Guest Bio Jaimie is a fitness coach, sound healer, and entrepreneur. She co-founded Fun Earth Co alongside her partner, Zach, and friend Corey in 2020. Fun Earth Co is a functional mushroom company with a mission to teach people about the healing benefits of functional mushrooms and make them a part of people's daily routines. Their most popular product, Mushroom Mocha was even the featured coffee drink at Alfred's coffee last season, and is popping up in local coffee and juice shops in the LA area. In 2021, Jaimie found sound meditation and fell in love. She became certified and invested in a bunch of instruments and began teaching classes and hosting events around LA, Joshua Tree, and Sedona. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from (Mithras Candle) Featured brews: (Mushroom Mocha) from Fun Earth Co (Buy One, Get One Discount Code for Listeners: Bewitching) Anima Mundy Apothecary (Stress Relief Tonic Tea) Featured Tarot deck: (Modern Witch Tarot) Connect with Jaimie & Fun Earth Co Links: Jaimie's (Instagram) (Fun Earth Co Website) (Fun Earth Co Instagram) Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. ( Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
036: Leveling up your Interior Design services with custom window treatments and soft goods
Jul 19 2022
036: Leveling up your Interior Design services with custom window treatments and soft goods
Linda Pastor Hodnett, the owner of Stitch Studio and Le Domicile Design, joins me on this episode to talk about her experience in the design industry and how she came to work with soft goods. Stitch Studio (formerly Janie’s Draperies) is a resource I’ve been using since my early days in the industry, and in our conversation, we cover why it is so important to have someone like Linda who will be honest with you about what will and won’t work. She also explains more in depth what soft goods are, what they do for a space, and how she collaborates with designers to create truly beautiful pieces that clients will love. Guest Bio Stitch Studio originates from the 25 year legacy that was Janie’s Draperies. Purchasing the drapery workroom in the summer of 2018, Linda Pastor Hodnett, an A.S.I.D interior designer with over 30 years in the design industry, wanted to create the soft goods workroom she's always dreamed of. A studio for designers, by a designer. A one stop designer’s resource for custom interior soft goods in San Diego. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brews: (Roma Espresso) Green juice from (pressed) (Cleanse CBD Oil Tincture) from MsPerception Featured Tarot deck: (Moon BB Magick Tarot) by Angela Mary Magick Connect with Linda Links: (Stitch Studio Website) (Stitch Studio Instagram) (Le Domicile Design Website) (Le Domicile Design Instagram) Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
034: Crystal Clear Branding with Clear Quartz Creative
Jul 12 2022
034: Crystal Clear Branding with Clear Quartz Creative
I’m excited to welcome Chantelle Andercastle of Clear Quartz Creative to this episode of Bewitching the Home. I worked with Chantelle on the branding for my mentorship membership program, the Design Coven, and I know so many other Coven members and business owners can benefit from her guidance. We talk about how she came into the work she’s doing now, her current services and offerings, and the different ways Human Design helps her in her business. We also talk about how she’ll be working with members of the Design Coven in the near future–something we are both very excited about!  Guest Bio Chantelle is a business strategist and web designer who helps you get as clear as quartz crystal and brings you the aligned clients you've been dreaming of. She helps you develop the real know, like, trust factor that really matters in business: the one where, you know, like, and trust yourself. Figure out what your business means to you and to your ideal clients. Communicate that deeper meeting through your message and your website. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: Mushroom Powder from (Fun Earth Co) Featured deck: (Radiant Crystal Cards - BouchetteDesign) Connect with Chantelle Links: (Website) (Instagram) Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
033: Introduction to the Design Coven
Jul 7 2022
033: Introduction to the Design Coven
In this solo episode, I dive deeper into my new mentorship membership program, the Design Coven. I share how this idea first came to me and why I feel it is needed right now. I also cover the basics of the program: the different membership tiers, what is included with each tier, who it is for, and why it can help designers grow. I answer many of the frequently asked questions, so if you’ve been thinking about joining the Design Coven, listen to today’s episode for more details. If you are currently a designer, are an aspiring designer, or are simply interested in exploring the industry further, I invite you to join us! All are welcome. Featured in this Episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: Cacao from (MsPerception). Listeners get a discount: Use coupon code MP20. Featured deck: (Rider-Waite Tarot Deck) To learn more about the Design Coven: (Schedule an inquiry meeting) Ready to join? (Sign up) Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine: (Podcast Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Website Crawford Pallini)
032: Building a Design Career with Rachel Moriarty
Jul 5 2022
032: Building a Design Career with Rachel Moriarty
It was a pleasure to talk with Rachel Moriarity (aka the Queen of Color) about her journey into the design world, which has many parallels with my own. Rachel shares some great advice for those who are just beginning to build their design careers and especially for those who are coming in from a different industry. We talk about putting yourself out there as a designer, pricing your services, diversifying your offerings, and much more! Guest Bio Rachel Moriarty aka: The Queen of Color, is the Principal Designer and Creative Director of the multidisciplinary design studio, House Of Moriarty Inc. Since launching her design studio, Rachel Moriarty Interiors, in 2014 she has made her mark in the San Diego luxury residential market with her colorfully coastal aesthetic. Rachel embodies her personal belief that color adds interest and excitement to the world, and, like a chef seasoning a meal, she sprinkles it liberally to add passion and flavor to each of her projects. Her work has garnered awards, media coverage and global recognition, enabling her to expand her studio to not only interior design clients but also to brands as a licensee, collaborator and global brand ambassador. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: New Moon in Leo (specialty/custom tea) from (Paru Tea Bar) Featured Tarot deck: (Moon BB Magick Tarot) Connect with Rachel Moriarty Links: (Website) (Instagram) Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. ( Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
031: Tarot Tuesday with Marion Costentin, Lilifer Tarot
Jun 30 2022
031: Tarot Tuesday with Marion Costentin, Lilifer Tarot
Members of my Patreon group gather every first Tuesday of the month for a Tarot practice or to hear from a Tarot deck creator. Recently, creator Marion Costentin joined us to talk about her newest deck, the Lilifer Tarot. She shares her inspiration and her process with us, and why she chose to include two additional cards in her deck: Lilith and Lucifer. Together, we give readings to Patreon Members who joined us live. Guest Bio Marion Costentin is a self-taught artist, author, and the owner of Little Darkness, an independent press through which she publishes her work. Her first project Reclaim is a one-of-a-kind oracle deck inspired by the shadow work process as a catalyst for emotional healing.  Little Darkness was intended as a beacon for the parts of us that are unspoken for. With each publication, Marion draws from her own experience of self-exploration and accountability for internalized trauma. Her intention is to create gentle tools for mindful & loving self-empowerment, each one exuding a playfulness that leaves room for humor and vulnerability. French-born Marion spent many years in Paris and Berlin, before moving to California in 2020. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: (Chiang Rye Silver Tips) from Paru Tea Bar Featured decks: (Lilifer Tarot) and (Reclaim Oracle) Connect with Marion Links: (Website) (Instagram) Discount code for listeners: RACHELLARRAINE Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. ( Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
030: Breathing new life into fallen trees w/ San Diego Urban Timber
Jun 28 2022
030: Breathing new life into fallen trees w/ San Diego Urban Timber
In this episode, I’m honored to welcome my friends Dan and Jessica of San Diego Urban Timber. Dan and Jessica build amazing pieces for homes out of reclaimed San Diego trees. The pieces they create are functional art, meaning they are beautiful and serve a purpose. They also are visual proof of what can be done with our own natural resources–resources that would have otherwise been discarded. Dan and Jessica each share how they came to working with reclaimed wood and how San Diego Urban Timber grew into what it is today. Guest Bio SD Urban Timber is San Diego’s original local wood resource, breathing new life into fallen trees and other materials which would otherwise be discarded. Their business is driven through healthy collaborations between their material, their clients, and their vision. In their process, they strive to steward their wood to elicit the most out of each piece, and transform it into utilitarian artwork fulfilling the collaborative visions they create with their customer. Their services include custom furniture for residential and commercial space, a full service woodshop, and reclaimed local-exotic wood slabs from the heart of San Diego. Dan has a degree in fine art from UCLA and is an accomplished artisan, wood expert, and innovator in design/build utilizing reclaimed and repurposed materials. Jess is a credentialed Holistic Health Practitioner with a passion for people, art, and nature. She excels in expanding relationships and exploring the potential of color, resin, and organic materials. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: (Blue Chamomile) from Paru Tea Bar Featured Tarot deck: (Moon BB Magick Tarot) Connect with San Diego Urban Timber Links: (Website) (Instagram) Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
029: The Maya Moon Collective Design Story
Jun 23 2022
029: The Maya Moon Collective Design Story
In this episode, I am honored to welcome two guests, Kathryn Rogers of the Maya Moon Collective and Steffi Reyes-Thomas of Holistic-Spaces. We talk about the beautiful space they collaborated on, the brick-and-mortar Maya Moon Collective cafe in San Diego. Steffi shares how she came into holistic interior design, and Kathryn shares how she began working with cacao. We then dive into how their talents and passions came together to design the cafe. Steffi led with a people-first approach, bringing elements of Kathryn’s flagship product to life in the space. Guest Bios Kathryn Rogers Katherine Rogers is the founder of Maya Moon Co, which was born out of her love for sweets and an allergy to processed sugar. She set out on a mission to create a decadent treat that made her and her customers feel amazing in body, mind, and spirit. Since its launch in 2019, Maya Moon has grown to include a team of 10 chocolatiers and cacao tenders serving up hot and cold drinking chocolate, gluten-free pastries, farm-to-table eats, and cacao truffles at their first brick and mortar cafe in San Diego, California. They also ship organic cacao truffles, and drinking cacao to customers nationwide. Maya Moon is proud to source its whole bean cacao directly from farmers in Ecuador and Peru who are committed to sustainable regenerative growing practices. Steffi Reyes-Thomas Steffi is an Afro-Chicana holistic interior designer and regenerative creation artist. She is focused on wellness, aesthetic function, and regenerative practices as founder and chief of Holistic-Spaces Design Consultancy. She is currently working on both physical and digital spaces. She offers climate discussion techniques, 3D modeling, and holistic design ideation. Stephanie believes that a truly sustainable approach to design must contribute to the evolution of human consciousness. She creates original spaces that are deeply personal. Her expertise lies in combining the best aspects of sustainability and health within the build environment. She seeks to make holistic design accessible to diverse clientele with the utmost respect to the delicate environmental and ecological factors. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: Mushroom Mocha from (Fun Earth Co) Featured Tarot deck: (The Modern Witch Tarot) Connect with Steffi (Website) (Instagram) Connect with Maya Moon Collective (Website) (Instagram) Are you looking for advice on the design of your space? Rachel is hosting Design Refresh episodes on the the podcast. This is perfect if you have that one room that you aren't sure what to use it for or what to do with it. This is your opportunity to get one on one advice from a holistic interior designer. These are booked on a first come first serve basis. You can book your session (here). Receive your copy of the first Zine (here. ) Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
028: Creating a Story Through Design with Kravet
Jun 21 2022
028: Creating a Story Through Design with Kravet
I am excited to welcome Beth Greene of Kravet Inc to this episode of Bewitching the Home. I’ve been connected with Kravet since my early days as a designer, and they are a great resource for both new and established designers. Beth, who has been with the company more than 30 years, shares her journey with design. She also explains how the company has evolved over the years, focusing now on sharing a story through their offerings. The full range of support they offer helps designers create spaces that tell unique stories within clients’ homes. Guest Bio Beth Kimless Greene is the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Branding at Kravet Inc. She joined Kravet more than 30 years ago to create the in-house Marketing Department. Over the last few years she directed the company’s success with responsibilities for all branding, marketing and communication efforts including advertising, media, public relations, digital initiatives, licensing, visual marketing and special projects. She has led the company to create the first-ever searchable website of products in the industry to an award-winning print advertising campaign for the Kravet brand. She has also spearheaded special projects and events such as the Ronald McDonald House Project Design Showhouses, 2 design books focusing on the interior design industry, and Blogfest that tapped into the emerging media arena. In 2015, Beth led the development and launch of the first-ever, to the trade only e-commerce platform for designer-quality finished products as a complement to Kravet Inc’s businesses called CuratedKravet.com. She continues to be the voice of the Kravet Inc. company and works diligently to keep the branding of Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig and Fils, GP&J Baker and now Donghia relevant and top of mind to all designers and their clients. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brew: Lemon Verbena tea from (Paru Tea Bar) Featured Tarot deck: (Radiant Crystal Cards - BouchetteDesign) Connect with Beth & Kravet Website: (www.kravet.com) Instagram: (Kravet Inc) (Beth Greene) Pinterest: (Kravet Inc) Introducing my new membership program, the ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)
026: How the Designers Resource Collection Supports Designers
Jun 14 2022
026: How the Designers Resource Collection Supports Designers
In this episode, Director of Sales and Operations for Designers Resource Collection (DRC) Lauren Pryor-DeJulio joins me to talk about the many ways the DRC supports interior designers. The DRC is a great example of the importance of building connections within the design community, and it shows just how much we can support each other in creating beautiful, meaningful spaces for our clients. Lauren also shares with us her journey with interior design and why she loves working for the DRC. Guest Bio Lauren Pryor-DeJulio is the Director of Sales and Operations for Designers Resource Collection (DRC San Diego). She has been part of the San Diego design community since 2011 when she began her adventures dabbling in the world of Interior Design at West Elm as the Lead of the In-Home Design Team.  Realizing her strengths and ability to project-manage, she quickly furthered her career, becoming the Studio Manager for a local boutique design firm. Lauren joined DRC in 2015, when she was brought on to assist in opening DRC’s second location in San Diego.  In addition to handling the day-to-day operations and management of the 10-person San Diego team, she also works one-on-one with clients, specializing in luxury “top to bottom” projects including residential, commercial and hospitality. She has a deep passion for design and is known for her keen ability to source items from any of DRC’s 250+ vendors. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious and evident when working with her team and clients in the greater San Diego community. Featured in this episode Featured candle: Beeswax candle from ( Mithras Candle) Featured brews: Rachel's brew - (Nova Kombucha - Power) Lauren's brew - (Nixie Peach Black Tea Sparkling Water) Featured Tarot deck: (Radiant Crystal Cards - BouchetteDesign) Connect with Lauren & DRC Website: (Designers Resource Collection) Instagram: (Designers Resource Collection) Introducing my new membership program, the (Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. (Learn more). Receive your copy of the first Zine (here. ) Connect with Rachel Larraine (Website) (Instagram) (Patreon) (Interior Design Services)