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Rachel Klein

Interior Designer

Rachel Klein joined the Brooklyn Studio the winter of 2020. She brings expertise from her time working with Suyama Peterson Deguchi and Olson Kundig.

Rachel is attentive to details and enjoys designing timeless and functional spaces that integrate seamlessly with the architecture, reflecting the natural environment and vernacular of their surroundings. Rachel’s work is deeply influenced by the mid-century house her grandfather, Milton Klein, designed for his family in 1960.

Outside the office, Rachel enjoys camping, painting, and practices ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Originally from Atlanta, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Georgia.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Soaking in a wood-fired tub, looking out on a bay as the sun sets.

What is your greatest fear?

Overly lit rooms.

What is your greatest extravagance?


What talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be more skilled in construction.

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite virtue?


Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

My Poppy, Milton Klein.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Charlotte Perriand.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?


What is your favorite type of project to work on?

Small scale residences that requires clever problem solving.

Who is your favorite author?

bell hooks.

Who is your hero of fiction?


Who is your favorite artist?

Anni Albers, Agnes Martin, and Hilma af Klint.

What is your most treasured possession?

Anything my grandma has passed down to me. She is the most stylish person I know.

Where would you like to live?

The coast of Maine.

What quality do you most admire in others?

Genuine kindness.

Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

The Wilderness Survival Guide for practicality and Harry Potter for pleasure.