Rachel graduated in 2009 from Auburn University with a degree from their nationally ranked Interior Design program and a minor in Business Foundations. After an impactful internship at McAlpine House, Rachel settled in Mobile and focused on commercial interiors at Innerspaice Architectural Interiors. Life and love took her to Houston TX where she and her new husband Hollis spent four years gathering memories while Rachel earned an invaluable experience as a design director at Marie Flanigan Interiors. As MFI’s first design hire, Rachel participated in the firm’s quick and successful expansion while contributing to numerous published projects during her years at the firm. The tutelage, friendships and experience in the industry gained from those years in Houston are a priceless enhancement to Rachel’s professional career.
Eventually, growing their family shifted Rachel and Hollis’ priorities back to Mobile, AL and they welcomed son Everett in March of 2016. Rachel used those precious last few months of pregnancy and first few months of motherhood to transition from her beloved job in Houston to a new and exciting career path with her sister Natalie in Mobile. Rachel’s contribution to her sister’s existing business was paramount in taking their clientele and overall scope to the next level. Making the collaboration official was the natural next step, and March + May Design was born. A partnership with her sister marks an exciting development in Rachel’s professional life – fulfilling a dream to first work for someone she greatly respects, and then share in a partnership and grow a company doing something she truly is passionate about.
Rachel’s unique experience and background in high end residential design, close working relationships with trade vendors, unique eye for pattern play and mixing materials, and unparalleled work ethic make her an invaluable attribute to the business. Rachel and Hollis recently welcomed daughter Mae and brought her home to their 1900’s bungalow to join son Everett and pup Ollie. In her spare time, Rachel can be found creating healthy recipes, reading, trying not to kill all the plants in her house, and prioritizing the constant projects that come with owning a century old home.