We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!

Equipped with a design philosophy that a home’s look and feel should reflect the nuanced personalities of those who live there, interior designer Diane Rath is known for cueing up sublime rooms with plenty of oomph! An avid Chairish fan and the principal behind The Rath Project, Diane incorporates a little vintage whenever she can, most recently adding a bit of vintage vim to her dining room and sunroom, which she transformed as part of the internet-breaking One Room Challenge series. Considering her affinity for bold wallpapers, Jeff Koons balloon dogs, and sputnik chandeliers, we knew Diane was someone we needed to get to know. Read on to find out which vintage find in her new dining room Diane deems the coolest, and the unexpected career moment she considers the absolute peak.

Last shows you binge watched?
Schitts Creek and Goliath.

Coolest vintage piece in your house?
A turquoise two-headed candy machine on a stand—filled to the brim with rainbow gumballs, naturally!

Ultimate style icon?
Jenna Lyons. She’s my ultimate LIFE icon. A boss babe with awesome style who fearlessly moves through society and blows past its norms.

Pet peeve?

Most memorable career moment you’ve had so far?
It’s probably not what you’d think; it doesn’t include anyone famous or involve an award of any sort. My most memorable moment thus far was when I was asked to give an interior design “workshop” to a group of local 4th and 5th graders. They picked design as their career of choice, and I couldn’t have been more honored to pass along my knowledge, hear their ideas, and see their excitement! In that moment, it felt like things had come full circle for me, since years before, I had left my private practice as a learning specialist to start my interior design business.

Headshot by Erin Kestenbaum


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February 28, 2020

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