In our most recent print edition, we had the chance to get up close and personal with the incredibly stylish and talented Rachel Halvorson in her cozy design studio. Within just a few moments, it was clear that our small crew was intoxicated by the environment and ready to move right in. From the laid-back vibe to the unique art and furnishings, the space was intriguing and welcoming – just like the designer herself. In her well-chosen ensembles from H. Audrey, the petite blond radiated charm while sharing a wealth of expertise on all things décor. No wonder she’s one of the top choices for the biggest names in entertainment when it comes to creating stunning but livable interiors. You can read all about Rachel’s studio and see the photos by clicking here or take a tour of the home environment she curated with Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town here.
Luckily, she offered a bit of insight reflecting her signature style and eclectic taste by sharing a few of her favorite professional and personal favorites. So many things to love on her list…..
PAST TO PRESENT TREASURES
Heirlooms at the Table:
My grandmother’s silver flatware. I mix it with vintage silver finds. Instead of using it on special occasions, I use it every day. We also have a child’s rocking chair that was handed down from my husband’s family. The design is so simple and charming. My kids still sit in it!
Cozy Blanket Choice:
I love to collect vintage quilts. I throw them on the floor for picnics with my kids.
Art Love at Home:
My grandfather was a heart surgeon in Alabama, but his passion was photography. His black and white photographs are stunning. I like to frame them in vintage gold.
I like to scour Gaslamp Antiques in Berry Hill for unique and special one-of-a-kind things.
Wallpaper makers and patterns:
Rule of Three, leather in marbled patterns; SOANE Britain, Chintz Florals; Kate Leede Company, full repeat patterns of geometrics.
Favored Hostess Gift:
HONEY + GUNN Succulents.
CIRE TRUDON in Abd el Kader.
Where I go for Design Inspiration Online:
Instagram, Chairish, 1st Dibs, eBay, and Etsy.
Coffee Table Books:
Mother & Child.
My Kitchen Essentials:
A Lazy Wood Spoon from Uncommon Goods, my Nespresso machine, and Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash by AESOP.
A Chic way to stay organized:
Wicker baskets and white bin clip labels from The Container Store.
Always worth the Splurge:
Custom made decorative accent pillows.
Where to Save:
Go for less expensive bedding.
Yon Ka Paris lotion and Omorovicza’s Miracle Facial Oil.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Light Wand highlighter and the selection at Beauty Counter for eyeshadow.
Your Ultimate Vacation:
Staying in a house on Exuma in the Bahamas.
Easy Long Weekend Trip:
Head to the Mountains.
Avo for the Kimchi Spring rolls.
Sculpt classes at Core Power Yoga in Green Hills.
Date Night Dining:
City House or Rolf & Daughters.