All designers use textiles, but very few know the art of mixing them and layering them without going over the top. Raychel Wade in New York is one of those skilled designers and we're thrilled to highlight Raychel's gorgeous, warm spaces. Refill your coffee (or cocktail) and enjoy! This is part of a series 'Interior Designer Crush' - read all posts here.
Tell us about your design practice and philosophy...
In my designs I always rely heavily on textiles to create a warm and comfortable space that has intentional moments of interest.
How have you used KUFRI in some of your recent projects?
I did a Tudor home in Long Island and used two KUFRI fabrics. First up we used Cusco Stripe in Terracotta for an ottoman. This room is where the family spends the bulk of their time relaxing and I knew this was the perfect pick. We had a terracotta border on the rug and grey fabric wallpaper, so this was a great choice to tie it all together. It ended up being one of my favorite pieces in the entire project. In the room off of this, is the formal living room that had a window seat. I needed something neutral but with some interest and we chose Karuso in Natural. The client didn’t hesitate on these choices for one minute.
I also did a kitchen in Brooklyn. This client loved color and while the bulk of the materials are black, cream and blue we wanted something different for the small window at the end of the room. Dharma in Peace was the perfect choice. While it’s a departure from the dominating palette, sometimes it's good to throw something completely different into the mix. And off of that kitchen is a staircase. Since we weren't renovating that area, we opted for a new light to help reinvigorate the space. Using a Urban Electric fixture, I was able to customize a fabric shade and opted for Takamaka in Grey&Blue and it was a hit! (refer to first pic on top).