Rayan is the founding editor of The Design Confidential — a DIY + Design shelter blog — and a maker at heart. A 'retired' interior designer and a bit of a lazy furniture builder by trade, she is admittedly a hoarder of project supplies and lumber. Rayan can’t manage to part with anything that has even a smidgeon of decor potential so naturally, her ongoing project list never dips below the double digits. A mommy of two crazed little boys by day, and a DIY daredevil by night, Rayan is constantly pushing the DIY boundaries to find the limits of what can actually be done ‘yourself’ and what is perhaps better left to someone else (with a little bit more know-how). She has yet to find that limit, but has certainly come close (many, many times). Either way, it’s sure to be a roaring good time to watch her journey. Though you might do well to keep your distance, or she just might rope you into one of her latest schemes... or make you hold something for her while she tracks down her tool of choice.
That is precisely what you will find on The Design Confidential... Chic + Stylish DIY Projects, furniture plans that can be conquered by anyone (pinky swear), fun projects and decor for the kiddos, and some holiday goodness too!
I am a 'self proclaimed' carpenter, furniture designer, and lover of all things glitter. I'm a baby mama to one crazy monster mash of a preschooler and a brand spankin' new bambino of a boy, a wife, and all an all around bookish nerd. I adore Sci-Fi and Bravo reality tv... I am a trained draftsman (draftswoman? whatever, you get my point and I'm not picky) and the process of design - build is what I live for!
I like run on sentences, and use them frequently (even though I technically hate bad grammar) and I love... ellipses. Also, I say yahoo quite a bit. It's like a ritual for me, or a virtual happy dance. I make moodboards like they are going out of style and I surf the internet like a track star champ. Yahoo... Hi fives...
PRESS + FEATURES
Some amazing folks have been kind enough to feature some of my work or have me as a guest for a television segment! A few of those cool people are below...
TREND HUNTER NEWS 10
MASHABLE FOX 40
COOL MATERIAL KCRA
BOB VILLA SAC+CO
THE APRON by HOME DEPOT SACBEE
SPOONFUL ECO SALON