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

12 Anthropologie Mirror Dupe Options That Look Like the Real Thing
Choose a Cloud Couch Dupe to Get the Stylish Look for Less
10 Discount Furniture Stores To Buy Inexpensive Furniture
A Look at Beaux-Arts Architecture: Its History and Style
Boulder Retaining Wall: Things You Should Know
Your Guide to Using and Choosing Retaining Wall Caps
The History And Architecture of Hacienda Style Homes
Ideas for Creating Practical and Beautiful Retaining Wall Steps
How to Build a Tiered Block DIY Retaining Wall from Scratch
The Most Popular Furniture Styles to Know Now
What is an American Foursquare House?
French Country Architecture Characteristics and Style
A Guide to Renaissance Architecture
Federal Architecture: The Iconic American Style
A Guide to the Diverse Styles of French Colonial Architecture
Cape Cod Style Houses Celebrate Traditional American Design
Vernacular Architecture: The Characteristics That Give it Shape
Glass Pantry Door Ideas: Upgrade Your Kitchen With Different Styles
Art Deco Architecture: Buildings that Illuminate This Brilliant Style
Cottage Style House: History of This Charming House Type
Greek Revival Architecture: A Classic Style in the United States
Antebellum Architecture: The History and Characteristics of This American Architectural Style
Queen Anne Architecture Style and History Explained
Eastlake Style: Guide to This Decorative Victorian Movement
Romanesque Revival Architecture: History and Design Characteristics 
Split Level Architecture and Its Defining Styles and Features
Prairie Style Architecture: The Iconic American Style
Shingle Style Architecture: The History and Lasting Influence of This Natural Style
The Design Style and Origins of the Arts and Crafts Architecture
Haussmann Architecture: Defining the Elements of This Iconic Style
Development and Characteristics of Gothic Revival Architecture
Guide to Mid-Century Modern Architecture
Row House Architecture: The Origins and Variety of This Style
18 Farmhouse Pantry Door Ideas
Pantry Dimensions for Every Type and Design
Integral Sink Ideas and the Best Materials for This Style
Black French Doors Give Your Home Distinctive Look Both Inside and Out
Farmhouse Sink Ideas: How to Choose the Best Sink for Your Home
French Patio Doors: A Complete Guide for Choosing One
Drainboard Sink: How to Find the Best One
Undermount Kitchen Sink: How to Choose the Best One
16 Types of Kitchen Sinks: Different Materials and Styles
How to Clean Venetian Blinds: Solutions for Different Blind Materials
Venetian Blinds: How to Choose the Best Option
Popular Wood Blinds and How to Use Them
The Best Types of Window Blinds
How to Find the Right Bathroom Window for your Style
Country Curtains for Living Room: From the Casual to the Refined
Modern Window Treatments for Your Own Unique Style
Types Of Curtains That Will Impact Your Living Spaces
How to Incorporate The Anthracite Color Into Your Home
Popular Types of Couches and Upholstery Options
Teal Bedroom Ideas: The Best Paint Colors to Achieve Dramatic Style
Drapes vs Curtains: Defining the Similarities and Differences
Curtains for Large Windows: How to Define These Windows With Style and Elegance
Scandinavian Houses: Understanding Their Unique Style
Defining Curtain Length Rules for Every Style
Standard Curtain Lengths For Interior Spaces
Bedroom Curtains To Help You Sleep Better
How to Hang Curtains Without Drilling: The Best Ways Explained for Every Situation
Curtains for Sliding Glass Doors: Ideas for Inspired Design
Farmhouse Curtains Style For Every Room Of Your Home
Blinds Vs Curtains: Which Window Treatment is The Best?
Black and White Curtains for Every Room: A Study in Contrast
French Door Curtains That Are Functional and Gorgeous
Boho Curtains That You Can Use in Every Room of the House
Green Marble: How to Decorate With This Stunning Material
The Beauty and Versatility of Cafe Curtains for Every Room of Your House
Scandinavian Living Room Design: How To Bring A Sleek Style
French Closet Doors: Functional Alternatives  
Placing a Bed Against a Window and How to Make It Work
Scandinavian Kitchen Design: How to Achieve the Look for Yourself
Scandinavian Furniture: Where to Buy Classic and Modern Designs
12 Scandinavian Bedroom Design Options to Help You Get Cozy
Scandinavian Interior Design: Its History, Style, and New Trends
Craftsman Interior Doors: Choosing the Right Type for Your Home
Tuscan Kitchens: Bring the Look of Italy Back Home
How to Achieve a Whimsigothic Decor Look
Striking and Chic Gothic Wall Decor Ideas
Gothic Home Decor: Tips To Bring This Dramatic Look Home
Door Cover Ideas That Make Average Doors Look Amazing
Slate Kitchen Floor Designs: Pros and Cons
Mattress Sizes: Tips For Knowing Which Bed Size Will Work For You
Where To Buy Solid Wood Furniture That You Can Keep For Years
Stunning Dark Floor Kitchen Ideas For Every Style Home
Mid-Century Modern Stores That Have Something For Everyone
Douglas Fir Wood: A Softwood With Amazing Versatility
Cottagecore Living Room Ideas to Help You Embrace This Charming Trend
Mid-Century Modern Sofa Options: 12 of Our Favorite Picks
Pine Wood: An Understated Wood With Impressive Potential
Cottagecore Decor: Transform Your Home to a Romantic Paradise
Understanding the Cottagecore Aesthetic
What You Need to Know About Maple Wood
Cherry Wood: Everything You Need To Know
All About Acacia Wood: Understanding This Gorgeous Material
What is Mango Wood? Its Origins, Qualities, and Uses
Black Doors White Trim: A Striking Look for Interior and Exterior
What are Dekton Countertops? A Guide To All You Need To Know
Your Guide to Understanding Butcher Block Countertops
Wood Countertops 101: Are They Right For You?