Rachel Moriarty Interiors
BRIGHT, CALMING, CASUAL
My client, a single dad of two beautiful children, wanted to incorporate a softer side of his man cave for the breakfast nook. The kids adore "Finding Nemo" while eating pancakes in the morning. Two colorful custom coral panels compliment the colorful aquascape design in the aquarium. One of the benefits of an aquarium in your home is that it can reduce stress by bringing the calming effects of nature right into the home which is just what this single dad needs.
MASCULINE, SOPHISTICATED, VIBRANT
My client, a bachelor and single dad, wanted his home to reflect him and this season of his life. A billiards table was the perfect solution to transform this former dining room space from purely functional to functionally fun. My client is a Lakers super fan so we ordered a custom pool table with purple felt, added autographed Lakers jerseys and even framed my clients jerseys from his football days. The pièce de résistance, is the custom acrylic artwork of The Staples Center that wraps the corner.
The powerful crack of an opening break creates the perfect atmosphere to relax, entertain, and enjoy some friendly competition.
CHARMING, VINTAGE, FRESH
My lovely client with a penchant for historic homes, purchased this 1920's Spanish Revival home on the historic registry. She wanted to update her kitchen but wasn't ready to commit to a full gut renovation. As her design co-conspirator, we chose to create a tuxedo style kitchen so that we could use her existing cabinetry. We removed the over abundance of recessed lighting and culled and curated original revival lighting and sconces from all over the country. We added an eat-in kitchen and custom storage banquette seating and her kitchen is now her favorite room in her home. Her design style is a blend of spanish revival, collected and timeless.
MODERN, EFFICIENT, PRODUCTIVE
My client, a high performing entrepreneur, asked me to design a space for him that offers the comfort of home with the efficiency of an office for him and his team. Having just rebranded, I thought that this was a great opportunity to design custom branded pieces to make the space feel modern and professional. I custom designed signage, glass dry erase boards as well as motivational wall art. The vibe is casual but the branding keeps it from being too relaxed. This is a hardworking space that inspires peak productivity and performance.
LANDMARK, VINTAGE, ORIGINAL
I have the great honor and fortune of working on some of San Diego's most exquisite historical gems for a variety of reasons. My clients hired me to help them prepare this home to be submitted for historical review. The exterior was re-stuccoed and repainted in a beautiful warm white with green accents. The interior was repainted in a bright shade of white to showcase all of its architectural details.
CHEERFUL, WHIMSICAL, FUN
Game night will never be the same! Together, my client and I decided that turning this space into a colorful game room for his kids was the way to go. Since gaming and movies go together like peanut butter and jelly, we added an extra large TV, comfortable seating and a vintage gaming console pre-loaded with 150 classic arcade games! The star of this space is the custom designed Pac Man wall covering paired with the coziest colorful shag rug and the custom etched monogrammed glass entry doors.
My chic client called me in to help her spruce up her new seven figure historical estate located in one of San Diego's most sought after neighborhoods.
Raise your hand if you never stopped loving beige. The current beige wave encompasses a range of neutral hues, from oatmeal to biscuit to sand. It pairs well with the other popular neutral, grey and when you add in a touch of blue it's stylish and chic.
STATELY, SOPHISTICATED, TIMELESS
DARK, MOODY, HISTORIC
Some homes just ooze class - and this 1936 Spanish Revival Gem is one of them! There are so many architectural details from the warm wood paneling to the cathedral ceiling with beams, oak flooring, beautiful built-ins and vintage hardware. This project is all about preserving the past so that we can get it designated as a historic landmark.
VINTAGE, CLASSIC, MASCULINE
My client, reached out to me after moving into her dream home. She wanted to reuse her childhood bedroom set for her son but it was time worn and well loved not to mention white and girly. First, I updated the furniture with navy blue paint then pulled the space together with a classic color scheme of red, white and blue. We used vintage flags as wall decor and wood and leather accents to warm up the space. Her son loves his new bedroom and it's now a space that will grow with him. Her style is vintage modern.
SPANISH, HISTORICAL, TIMELESS
When my clients purchased their historic 1920's Spanish Revival Style home, our mission was to reclaim its original beauty. A central component of Spanish Revival style is the contrast of dark and light. We repainted all of the interior and exterior walls in a creamy white paint. We replaced all of the lighting with original old world pieces that were sourced from antique vendors throughout the country.
CASUAL, COMFORT, SIMPLE ELEGANCE
OUHere in Southern California, alfresco living spaces are an extension of our homes. When they are designed and decorated well, they are the ideal spots to enjoy coffee in the morning in the warm sun or hang out and entertain around the fire pit. This space will be used year round by my client and his children so quality comfortable furnishings, comfy cushions, bright pops of color and colorful light weight throws in baskets in case it chills down in the evening create the perfect all seasons outdoor living space.
SULTRY, SOPHISTICATED, DISTINCT
My client, an avid wine connoisseur, hired me to create a dedicated bespoke wine room. We took a niche that used to be a laundry room, enclosed it to create a bold stylish space to preserve her ever growing collection of wine. We installed a wine cellar cooling unit, installed base cabinets in a bold red color, added wood cladding to the walls and installed a Ruby Red Vetrazzo countertop. We now have wine storage galore.....just unscrew and pour. Chin, chin!
SLEEK, STYLISH, UNIQUE
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My client, a law firm partner, hired me to design a stylishly sophisticated home office for her in her La Jolla home. The highlight of this space is the boldly patterned Egret Wallpaper by Australian Artist, Florence Broadhurst. She wanted it to not only be an office but also a lounge area. We added a large desk, a gorgeous leather Human Scale office chair, lots of storage solutions, art and a modern Italian leather sofa for her poodles to curl up on and keep her company while she works.
MOODY, MASCULINE, COZY
My client was ready for a change in her master bedroom. Her bedroom felt dark and heavy which was the opposite of how she wanted it to feel. We took her room from Blah to Blue by repurposing some of her existing furniture pieces and updating them with a coat of stately blue paint. I lightened and brightened the walls, replaced the heavy bed with a linen tufted headboard and splurged on custom window treatments. Her design style is time-honored, clean and tasteful.
MODERN, SLEEK, SOPHISTICATED
MODERN, MAXIMALIST, GLOBAL
My clients, world travelers, collectors, artists and color lovers, hired me to help decorate their modern ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) aka: Granny Flat or Mother-In-Law Flat. The pandemic brought their 15 years of sailing around the world to an abrupt stop. Our goal was to make this modern white space feel collected, layered and global. A fellow color lover and maximalist, we had fun going through her collection of textiles and repurposed them as pillows and reupholstered a small accent chair to create functional art.
My client, a busy lawyer, hired me to help remodel the kitchen in her newly purchased home. Originally, this was a tiny kitchen with walls that blocked the view of the ocean. We not only expanded the footprint of this kitchen to take advantage of the ocean view but we created an open concept and added La Cantina style doors for So. Cal. indoor outdoor living. This home has nods to Japanese culture throughout so we kept it modern and clean. The Shinnoki upper cabinets bring warmth and texture to this space and Fujiwa tiles on the backsplash marry the indigo blue lower cabinets with the wood tones of the upper cabinets. We designed the kitchen island with hidden casters to open up the space when entertaining.
LAYERED, VIBRANT, UNFUSSY
My bachelor client wanted a room that was designed to reflect his personal interests of skateboarding, music and travel. I used his collection of skateboard decks as the jumping off point for the color scheme in this space. His design style is eclectic with a vintage latin twist.
MASCULINE, WARM, INVITING
My client reached out to me to help him redesign his master bedroom. Since he had a quality bedroom set it was up to me to add in the layers. I used his favorite team colors, USC red and gold, as a jumping off point is this redesign. I lightened the space up by adding a cow hide art rug, a custom leather bench, all new bedding and I custom designed the sunset wall art to fit right in the niche of his canopy bed. The image is from my client's camera roll - it is a photo taken from the front door of his vacation home in Arizona. It was the perfect image I needed to warm this space up.
CASUAL, MODERN, COMFORTABLE
I designed this Gentlemen's Retreat as a personal refuge for my client. A place to relax and unwind, binge watch football on Sundays, cuddle with his two young children in the evenings (shout out to single dads) or a place to work on his laptop without disruption. He loves Lake Havasu, so I designed this custom wall mural of the London Bridge to anchor the space.
COLORFUL, MODERN, NAUTICAL
My client, an asset management company, recently rebranded their 600 unit multi-family property located in the seaside community of Point Loma. My design firm was responsible for updating the leasing and maintenance offices to blend with their new brand aesthetic. The new brand colors are blue, orange, yellow and green. The Point Loma community is best known for its rugged coastline, yachting and sports fishing activities so we agreed that a colorful modern nautical aesthetic fit the bill for this space.
COSMIC, PLAYFUL, STELLAR
My clients, both Gamers and Cosplayers, hired me to design a kitchen for them that is out of this world! We installed modern German cabinetry, brought in an artist to paint a galaxy scene on the ceiling medallion and on the island cabinet fronts using paints that glow in the dark. The white leather barstools reference a crescent moon. The backsplash is Carrara marble shaped like clouds. The island countertops looks like a glitter galaxy. It's not only a cool kitchen but super FUN-ctional as well! We created a niche for the dog bowls and added a pot filler with filtered water. Since my clients are tech-enthusiasts we added a smart lighting system so that they can change the color of the cabinet lights with their phones.