these lights

Uber excitement. That's what I'm feeling. 

So, there are these lights from Schoolhouse Electric + Supply Co. that I have been dying to use in a project, whether it be my home or a client's, AND I finally purchased them! 

I am currently working on a children's room for a boy and a girl. These lights are going to be perfect for their bedside reading. 


image from schoolhouse electric


Check back in to find out what colors we're going to be using. 

{in the works} kitchen design

I have no idea how I am juggling DIAKADI and two home design projects, but all I can say is that I love it and I'm hustling. 

The Connecticut Residence is coming along beautifully. Check out these AMAZING Ansel Adams photos that went up in the kitchen. A family heirloom that we just had to get out of storage and show off. As I begin to feature the rest of the kitchen you will see the industrial farmhouse charm we are creating in this vibrant, family loving space. 

:: photo by gina rachelle design ::

:: photo by gina rachelle design ::

Light fixture sourced through Restoration Hardware.

hometown joy

As I was reading this evening, I came across this amazing furniture design company that just so happens to be in my hometown, Milwaukee, WI. I don't even know these two talented individuals and I felt a sense of pride. 

The brothers, Vincent and Paul Georgeson, launched Misewell (midwest slang for "might-as-well") in 2008. Their design is sustainable, clean, industrial and classic. Below are my top three favorite designs, although I have to admit, I am a fan of every piece they have created!

Visit their beautiful furniture line at

:: the lockwood chair ::

:: the conrad coffee table ::

:: the eileen floor lamp ::