Rachel Brown

Rachel has worked in various capacities including as an interior designer, a teacher, an academic counselor, and the proud owner of a new blog, Yellow Finch & Co. Most importantly, she has been the presider over hundreds of tea parties, birthdays, and balls and the reader of a thousand books for her three girls. 


Her own sense of design combined with her experience allow her to create beautiful spaces that are authentic and meaningful.  Her practical experience with interior design began when she and her husband began renovating their first historic home in the early 2000s and has continued with every home they have owned.  She and her husband have renovated four historic homes of different styles and types. 


The way that she approaches her work is made richer and more nuanced by her own breadth of experience. She has been fortunate to live abroad and travel widely, experiencing many cultures first hand. She has gained inspiration from the history and culture of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and her understanding of the world has deepened. These opportunities have fueled within her a deep respect for the creative impulses and artistic endeavors of people all over the world and the power of collaborative ideas.


She holds a B.S. in Political Science and an M.A in International Affairs. She currently working as a freelance writer. She lives in Rome, Italy with her family. You can find her searching the antique markets in Rome for the perfect oil painting or working to improve her Italian. 

  • EXPERTISE: Home Decor, Interior Design, Renovation
  • EDUCATION: B.S. in Political Science and an M.A in International Affairs
  • LOCATION: Rome, Italy
  • TITLE: Interior Design Contributor

Rachel Brown's Latest Stories

11 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Playroom That Encourages Creativity
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10 Home Improvements That You Won’t Regret
12 High Impact, Low Cost Home Improvement Projects
9 Interior Design Mistakes That Could Be Affecting Your Sleep
Ignore These Outdated Small Living Room Rules to Refresh Your Space
9 Budget Ideas for Making the Exterior of Your Home Look More Expensive
11 Simple Ways to Update an Outdated Dining Room
8 Outdated Interior Design Rules Worth Breaking
10 Outdated Kitchen Design Rules That You Can and Should Break
10 Budget Tips To Make Your Kitchen Look More Expensive
How to Make a Dining Room Look More Expensive
10 Cost-Effective Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space Look Expensive
12 Ideas for Making Your Living Room Look More Luxurious
11 Easy Ways to Make Your Bedroom Look More Expensive
6 Outdated Front Yard Trends and New Ideas to Try
9 Outdated Lighting Trends That Everyone is Ready to See Go
8 Outdated Paint Color Trends and Exciting Alternative Options
9 Easy Ways to Update Your Front Porch
8 Outdated Kitchen Backsplashes and What to Choose Instead
8 Outdated Dining Room Trends and Ideas for a Room Refresh
9 Outdated Furniture Styles to Avoid and New Options
10 Temporary Decor Ideas for Your Rental – No Permanent Commitments
9 Outdated Kid’s Room Ideas That Everyone is Ready to See Go
Outdated Kitchen Countertop Trends and New Options
10 Outdated Entryway Trends to Avoid and What You Should Do Instead
6 Fresh Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color Trends to Follow This Year
12 Outdated Interior Design Trends That Everyone is Ready to See Go
12 Ways to Add a Television and Keep a Stylish Design
9 Outdated Living Room Trends That Everyone is Ready to See Go
8 Outdated Bedroom Trends: What’s Out and What’s In for 2024 and Beyond
10 Outdated Bathroom Trends That Everyone is Ready to See Go
Interior Design Trends to Know in 2024
Top 10 Priorities for Home Renovation Projects
The 9 Best Paint Color Trends and Ideas for 2024
7 Skills Of Arranging Furniture for a Fresh Look
14 Outdated Kitchen Trends That Everyone is Ready to See Go
15 Types of Tables: Detailing Their Form and Function
Interior Design Trends of 2024 That You Will Want to Try Today
20 Types Of Chairs For Interior Design
13 Stylish Wallpaper Trends for 2024
Square Footage Boost: 10 Home Addition Ideas
Craftsman Home Style: History and Design
What is a Linear Foot?
15 Stylish Modern Living Room Ideas To Transform Your Space
12 Types of Dormers: Detailing Their Form and Function
What is Modern House Design? Discover 15 Innovative Ideas
What are Zellige Tiles?
15 Game Room Ideas for the Avid Gaming Enthusiast
20 Striking Pieces of Wall Art as Inspiration for Wall Decor Ideas
Types of Staircases: Benefits and Drawbacks
18 Types of Bed Frames By Design and Functionality
DIY Home Bar Ideas to Inspire Your Creative Side
15 Fresh Walk-In Shower Ideas to Revamp Your Bathroom Design
Galley Kitchen Ideas to Make the Most of What You Have
What is a Mudroom? A Closer Look at the Design and Functionality
Tub and Shower Combo: Reasons This Could Be the Right Choice for You
Herringbone Flooring That Everyone Can Love
How to Choose and Style a Waterfall Console Table 
Choosing the Ideal Type of Desk: An Explanation of 15 Desk Styles
Carrara Marble Countertops for Classic Beauty
What is Ambient Light? How to Achieve the Right Balance
Vertical Siding 101
How to Reupholster a Chair From Start to Finish
14 Themed Man Cave Ideas to Inspire and Energize
How to Create a Cozy Winter Retreat at Home
Space Saving Corner Bathroom Vanity Ideas
Black and White Bathroom Design: Beauty and Simplicity
17 Kid’s Room Ideas for Every Age and Stage
The Secret to a Long-Lasting Healthy Christmas Tree
15 Shower Wall Tile Ideas: How to Choose the Best One
16 Kid’s Room Paint Ideas to Inspire Creativity and Joy
Duvet vs. Comforter: The Similarities and Differences
What Is Cape Cod Style House?
Cottagecore Aesthetic: Home Decor Tips That Will Work For You
What Are Sliding Doors?
What Is A Flush Door?
What Is A Screen Door?
Popular Types of Doors For Your Home
What Are Louvered Doors?
17 Creative Bathroom Tile Ideas to Take Your Space to the Next Level
Sage Green: Popular Paint Colors and Accents
11 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for Every Kitchen Style
Understanding the Kitchen Island Overhang
Ideas for Decorating a Windowless Room
13 Master Bedroom Ideas To Elevate Your Style
Rick of Wood and Other Wood Measurements
What Is a Water Closet?
Modular Kitchen: Efficient by Design
The Hoosier Cabinet: Detailing the Origin and Purpose
Cherry Wood: Everything You Need To Know
What is a Sideboard? Meaning, Purpose, and Selection
Winter Home Maintenance Checklist For Before the Cold Weather Arrives