Rachel Laxer Interiors is a luxury interior design studio based in London and New York. The studio focuses on high-end luxury residential homes, hospitality and corporate spaces; and delivers bespoke and exclusive interiors to their clients. We had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel and finding out a little more about her and the Studio.

Okay, lay it on us, 3 songs your morning playlist must contain.

Sympathy for the devil – Rolling Stones, My back pages – Bob Dylan, Snow Patrol – Open your eyes

Okay, now pleasantries: tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?

I run a design firm between New York and London, working on cool exciting projects and survived 2 teenage daughters. 

What did you want to be when you grew up? 

President of the USA – I think they still need me!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? and the worst?

Best – Go to school at night and get your MBA, Worst – I gave my ex husband my beautiful Rose Wiley painting. Wish I’d held onto it. 

What is your favourite creative outlet to get the juices flowing?

Spin Class – helps me clear my head and solve design challenges

Jump in the Tardis and fast forward 5 years – where are you and what are you up to?

Living between NY and London and continuing to design. 

What’s one thing other people may not know about you?

I’m actually VERY nice. 

What resource would help you in your work that you don’t have right now? That one thing that would save so much time and stress. 

I wish there was a better connector between clients and designers, helping the new business pipeline. 

Who or what are some of your influences? Are there any peers or creatives that you admire or draw inspiration from? 

Jacqueline Kennedy O Nassis – she exemplifies grace under pressure.  I love Jacques Grange for his work. 

You can only follow 5 people and 5 brands on your social media forever on, who are they?

Helene Benhamou, 1st Dibs, Kelly Hoppen, Christiane Lemieux, Pierre Yovanovitch, Holly Hunt London, Karen Swami, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Phillip Jeffries, Cole and Son

What are your main sources of inspiration? Are there any outlets you reference regularly? 

I’m constantly curious and always looking – instagram, vintage markets, fashion, art. 

Complete this sentence… Life is about…

curiosity and being positive and kind.