Throughout life, Rachel has always had a passion for fine arts and design. As a child she expressed her creativity through building homes out of her brother’s Lego and she always enjoyed decorating her room. This interest only grew, and as she matured, Rachel drew inspiration from shows on HGTV and always found herself involved in any home improvement projects her parents would take on.
In 2009, Rachel decided to fulfill her dreams to pursue a career in Interior Design by enrolling at The Art Institute of Vancouver. After receiving a diploma in Interior Design and Foundation of Design, she started her professional career at a small boutique firm in the Fraser Valley. Rachel’s love for residential design only grew over the next four years and allowed her to develop her own design style through enhanced skills and techniques.
Then deciding to take some time to travel and live abroad, Rachel spent two years calling Scotland home and ventured around Europe and the Middle East. Her experience of diverse cultures, traditions, and architecture helped to create a new perspective and appreciation for design. Rachel returned home to accept a position at SGDI and has been working alongside homeowner’s to create their perfect functional drawn space ever since. She utilizes the endless inspiration experienced on her travels to create distinctly sophisticated spaces and hopes to continue her travels in the future and see as much of the world as possible.
“Form follows function – that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” – Frank Lloyd Wright