these lights

by gina gutierrez in , ,

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

by gina gutierrez in ,

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

by gina gutierrez in ,

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 ::

{in the works} lighting love

by gina gutierrez in ,

Receiving a text from a client saying ... FIXTURES = GORGEOUS ... immediately makes me smile. I get butterflies in my stomach because design just makes me so happy but to know that I met the client's needs and delighted them, well then, I am over the moon. 

So what do the fixtures look like? Good thing my client has a love for photography and always remembers to take pictures. Take a look. 

:: fulton residence // photo courtesy of @boltron ::

I selected this lighting fixture through Schoolhouse Electric + Supply :: Satellite in Antique Black with G40 Silver Tip Bulb. Priced at $126 with a two - three week turnover. 

Schoolhouse Electric + Supply handcrafts all lights and shades to match the original classics. Workshops and showrooms are located in Portland and New York. 

{travel} abc carpet + home sparking inspiration

by gina gutierrez in , ,

On my last trip to NYC, I saw so many charming, unique, cozy and glamorous items in the never ending design store ABC Carpet + Home. As I wander, I cannot help but snap away and hold onto photos for inspiration of furniture, space layout, textiles and finishes. 




and then we had an impromptu photo shoot