47 episodes

Bewitching the Home is an illuminating podcast exploring Holistic Design and its extraordinary influence on all areas of our body, mind and spirit, and creating sacred spaces in alignment with our higher selves. Hosted by Interior Designer, Mystic, Tarot Reader, Feng Shui Practitioner, Rachel Larraine, the show features conversational explorations with special guests and ventures through the realm of mindfulness, holistic approaches to design, wellness in the home, and sustainability.

Bewitching the Home Rachel Larraine Crawford

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Bewitching the Home is an illuminating podcast exploring Holistic Design and its extraordinary influence on all areas of our body, mind and spirit, and creating sacred spaces in alignment with our higher selves. Hosted by Interior Designer, Mystic, Tarot Reader, Feng Shui Practitioner, Rachel Larraine, the show features conversational explorations with special guests and ventures through the realm of mindfulness, holistic approaches to design, wellness in the home, and sustainability.

    045: Design Innovation & Customization with BDG

    045: Design Innovation & Customization with BDG

    This week, I’m speaking with Larry Neugarten of BDG Design Group in San Diego. BDG is one of my favorite tile showrooms and one I’ve developed a strong relationship with over the years. They consistently have new items in their showroom and are always innovating, offering custom work for those who want a very specific look or feel. Larry talks about how they are able to offer this level of customization and also shares his path into the design world and to BDG.
    Guest Bio
    BDG’s vision is to invite you into a world of unsurpassed artistry and craftsmanship. At BDG, San Diego’s premier tile and stone showroom, tile is an art form; they bring luxury to your space. They believe your project should reflect exclusively your voice and style, which is why their team of design professionals promises a personal experience with no compromise.
    BDG extensively sources the finest in tile and stone for all budgets with a touch of class and superior customer service. A family-run business, BDG offers complimentary in-house design services by their design accredited team. No matter the size or intricacy of your project, they offer their professional assistance in every aspect of the specification process. They have been selected for some of the finest residents and most innovative design projects in Southern California, which include restaurants, hotels, resorts, shopping destinations, yachts, and spas.


    Featured in this episode
    Featured candle: Beeswax candle fromhttps://www.mithrascandle.com/ ( Mithras Candle)
    Featured brew: https://paruteabar.com/collections/green/products/dragonwell (Dragonwell green tea) from Paru Tea Bar
    Featured deck: https://bouchettedesign.com/radiantcrystalcards (Radiant Crystal Cards) by Bouchette Design


    Connect with BDG
    https://bdgdesigngroup.com/ (Website)


    Are you an interior designer or are you interested in Holistic Interior Design? Check out my membership program, the https://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ (Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. https://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ (Learn more).


    Connect with Rachel Larraine
    https://www.rachellarraine.com/ (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/rachellarraine/ (Instagram)
    https://www.patreon.com/Bewitching (Patreon)
    https://crawfordpallini.com (Interior Design Services)

    • 32 min
    044: Building a Life as an Artist with Fay Ray

    044: Building a Life as an Artist with Fay Ray

    In this episode, artist Fay Ray and I have a beautiful and honest conversation about the art world, what it means to be both an artist and a parent, and how designers can better understand and incorporate art into spaces. Fay Ray also reminds us of the challenges of building a life as an artist, and she shares how she has remained devoted to her work over the years.
    There’s so much here to talk about that we could do a part two to this episode, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful conversation.
    Guest Bio
    Los Angeles-based artist Fay Ray explores the fetishization of objects and the construction of female identity through high-contrast, monochrome photomontages and metallic sculpture. For her three-dimensional works, Fay Ray compiles cast aluminum objects, bored volcanic rocks, wire, chain, and natural materials into suspended sculptural masses. Conflating worlds of worship and desire, the works across mediums borrow from the symbolism and composition of traditional religious relics and the visual language of the occult. Ray’s sculptures and collages hint at the presence of a rematerialized body through a mysterious yet systematic organization of abstract form.
    Fay Ray (b. 1978, Riverside, CA) received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2002, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. She has exhibited at galleries within the US and internationally, including Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles (2016 and 2018); Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2016); Louis B James Gallery, New York (2016); JOAN, Los Angeles (2015); Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (2012); and Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills (2011) and New York (2007), among others.
    Featured in this episode
    Featured candle: Beeswax candle fromhttps://www.mithrascandle.com/ ( Mithras Candle)
    Featured brew: https://funearthco.com/products/mushroom-mocha (Mushroom Mocha) from Fun Earth Co
    Featured Tarot deck: https://angelamarymagick.com/product/moon-bb-magick-tarot-deck-3rd-edition/ (Moon BB Magick Tarot) by Angela Mary Magick


    Connect with Fay Ray
    https://oolongallery.com/ (Oolong Gallery)
    See Fay Ray’s work at Oolong Gallery in Solana Beach! Please reach out to the gallery with any inquiries about the show.
    https://www.fay-ray.com/ (Fay Ray Studios Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/fayraystudio (Fay Ray Studios Instagram)
    https://www.instagram.com/fayrayclay/ (Fay Ray Clay Instagram)


    Are you an interior designer or are you interested in Holistic Interior Design? Check out my membership program, thehttps://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ ( Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own.https://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ ( Learn more).
    Connect with Rachel Larraine
    https://www.rachellarraine.com/ (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/rachellarraine/ (Instagram)
    https://www.patreon.com/Bewitching (Patreon)
    https://crawfordpallini.com (Interior Design Services)

    • 53 min
    043: Design Refresh with Jessica

    043: Design Refresh with Jessica

    In this Design Refresh episode, I help Jessica explore options for her family’s living room. Jessica wants to maximize the size of the space and make it cozy, but she also wants to be careful to avoid clutter or messiness. I answer her questions about what she could switch out or move to make the room more functional, and I offer some tips on what could be added to the space to make it a place all members of the family will enjoy.
    Featured in this Episode
    Featured candle: Beeswax candle fromhttps://www.mithrascandle.com/ ( Mithras Candle)
    Featured deck: https://moonvoidtarot.com/products/moon-void-tarot-deck (Moon Void Tarot) by Stefanie Caponi
    Are you looking for advice on the design of your space? Rachel is hosting Design Refresh episodes on the the podcast. This is perfect if you have that one room that you aren't sure what to use it for or what to do with it. This is your opportunity to get one-on-one advice from a holistic interior designer. You can also choose to get a private consultation that doesn't air on the podcast. All sessions are booked on a first come, first serve basis. You can book your session https://calendly.com/rachellarraine/refresh?month=2022-03 (here).


    Connect with Rachel Larraine:
    https://my.captivate.fm/www.bewitchingthehome.com (Podcast Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/rachellarraine/ (Instagram)
    https://www.patreon.com/Bewitching (Patreon)
    https://my.captivate.fm/www.crawfordpallini.com (Interior Design Website Crawford Pallini)

    • 32 min
    042: Creating with Heart & Intention with Malas in Bloom

    042: Creating with Heart & Intention with Malas in Bloom

    This week I welcome Tammy Fodrey of Malas in Bloom to talk about the significance of malas and how she began working with these sacred tools. Tammy creates these beautiful pieces herself with high quality, high vibration crystals and also hosts workshops to teach others how to make them. She walks us through the history of malas, how we can work with them in our own daily spiritual practices, and how to care for them.
    Through her work with malas, Tammy reminds us of the power and significance of setting intentions, which is the important first step of every design project we begin as Holistic Interior Designers.
    Guest Bio
    Founded in 2015, Malas In Bloom is the manifestation of Tammy Fodrey’s vision to create a Mala jewelry business that nourishes the roots of ancient traditions while inspiring spiritually-oriented people who are guided by their intuition, self-healing powers, and the awakening of the heart and spirit.
    All Malas In Bloom pieces are designed by Tammy, drawing on her background in design and merchandising as well as her love for cultural antiquities, art, yoga, spirituality and nature. More than just jewelry, each piece is a blend of beauty and integrity, created to foster happiness, health and prosperity while helping you move through the world with intention and personal authenticity.


    Featured in this episode
    Featured candle: Beeswax candle fromhttps://www.mithrascandle.com/ ( Mithras Candle)
    Featured brew: https://funearthco.com/products/morning-routine (Morning Routine) from Fun Earth Co
    Featured deck: https://bouchettedesign.com/radiantcrystalcards (Radiant Crystal Cards) by Bouchette Design


    Connect with Malas in Bloom
    Links:
    http://www.malasinbloom.com (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/malasinbloom/ (Instagram)


    Are you an interior designer or are you interested in Holistic Interior Design? Check out my membership program, the https://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ (Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. https://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ (Learn more).


    Connect with Rachel Larraine
    https://www.rachellarraine.com/ (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/rachellarraine/ (Instagram)
    https://www.patreon.com/Bewitching (Patreon)
    https://crawfordpallini.com (Interior Design Services)

    • 47 min
    041: A Look Inside the Design Coven: Interior Design Panel

    041: A Look Inside the Design Coven: Interior Design Panel

    Wondering what we talk about in the Design Coven? In this episode, I give you a sneak peek into one of our events, an interior design panel we gathered for in July. I had three experienced designers on the panel (including two previous podcast guests): Dee Morrison, Rachel Moriarty, and Suzanne Broyles. They each shared their wisdom around finding clients, building connections, gaining experience, and what to charge. Design Coven members who were present for the live event also got to ask their own questions, and our panelists openly shared their experiences for the benefit of this upcoming group of designers.
    Featured in this episode
    Featured candle: Beeswax candle fromhttps://www.mithrascandle.com/ ( Mithras Candle)
    Featured deck: https://bouchettedesign.com/radiantcrystalcards (Radiant Crystal Cards) by Bouchette Design
    Connect with our Panelists
    Dee Morrison:
    https://www.instagram.com/truesdale_morrison_design/?hl=en (Instagram)
    Rachel Moriarity:
    https://www.rachelminteriors.com/ (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/rachelmoriartyinteriors/?hl=en (Instagram)


    Suzanne Broyles:
    https://www.coastalhomedesignstudio.com/team/suzanne-broyles (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/coastalhomedesign/ (Instagram)


    Interested in joining thehttps://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ ( Design Coven)? This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. https://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ (Learn more).


    Connect with Rachel Larraine
    https://www.rachellarraine.com/ (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/rachellarraine/ (Instagram)
    https://www.patreon.com/Bewitching (Patreon)
    https://crawfordpallini.com (Interior Design Services)

    • 56 min
    040: Embracing Your Curiosity as an Artist with Miki Iwasaki

    040: Embracing Your Curiosity as an Artist with Miki Iwasaki

    In this episode, my friend Miki Iwasaki joins me to talk about the career and business he’s built as an artist, architect, and designer. Miki has carved his own path over the years that allows him to explore the different mediums he’s interested in, and as a result, he enjoys taking on a wide variety of fun and interesting projects. For interior designers who are multi-passionate or who don’t want to feel boxed into one path, Miki’s story is one you’ll want to hear.
    Guest Bio
    Miki Iwasaki is an artist and designer raised in Southern California and currently living in San Diego. His curiosity in making and building things eventually led him to pursue a career in architecture, and attend California State Polytechnic University in Pomona California. Miki also studied for a year at the Kyushu Institute of Design in Fukuoka, Japan and received his Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His architectural experience includes work in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego firms, and spans a variety of project types including residential, office, restaurant, retail, and gallery work. Throughout his academic and early professional years, Miki remained dedicated to his own art projects and furniture designs. Miki’s interests and skills constantly expand in the field of architecture, art and design as he pushes himself to explore new materials, methods and projects.
    Featured in this episode
    Featured candle: Beeswax candle fromhttps://www.mithrascandle.com/ ( Mithras Candle)
    Featured brew: Biscuit Oolong from https://paruteabar.com/ (Paru Tea Bar)
    Featured deck: https://bouchettedesign.com/radiantcrystalcards (Radiant Crystal Cards) by Bouchette Design


    Connect with Miki
    Links:
    http://mikiiwasaki.com (Miki Iwasaki Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/miki_iwasaki/?hl=en (Miki Iwasaki Instagram)


    https://www.sunsetprojects.com/ (Sunset Projects Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/sunset__projects/?hl=en (Sunset Projects Instagram)


    Introducing my new membership program, the https://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ (Design Coven)! This program is a real-world industry mentorship for Holistic Interior Designers that has everything you won't find in traditional design school curriculum. You'll learn from practicing interior designers working on real life projects, and get access to cutting edge vendors, suppliers, furniture makers, textile designers, and design resources that I've curated over my 17 years of design experience. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to build valuable relationships of your own. https://bewitching.txfunnel.com/ (Learn more).


    Connect with Rachel Larraine
    DESIGNCOVEN.COM
    https://www.rachellarraine.com/ (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/rachellarraine/ (Instagram)
    https://www.patreon.com/Bewitching (Patreon)
    https://crawfordpallini.com (Interior Design Services)

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Sacred_Spaces ,

Always a Joyful and Inspiring Listen!

I absolutely love this podcast. As a new designer, it is not only educational, but inspirational. I love the ebb and flow of topics and is always easy to listen to.

The Sovereign Rebel ,

Good Vibes

I love a good ritual and this podcast provides the space for you to participate in your very own, if you wish. It’s a beautiful practice to meld things you love so beautifully together and what a joy it is to find that in something! Magic, energy, and wise women ways with holistic interior design, and more. What a pure delight!! Rachel offers her expertise, her accumulated industry peers, clients, her energy, and magic into a well rounded podcast. I’ve learned so much so far and am looking forward to what is brewing for the future.

mystical333 ,

so much goodness!

I love love love this podcast. Rachel is so knowledgeable and her delivery of her information is so beautiful and rich. So grateful for this pod, I learn so much! Thanks Rachel :)

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