Rayan is the founding editor of The Design Confidential — a DIY + Design shelter blog — and a maker at heart. She is a contributing editor for HGTV, Domino, and Apartment Therapy and wearer of many hats for The Design Confidential. When she isn’t chained to her laptop or glued to Pinterest, she plays the role of a stylist and trend spotter, art director, content creator, occasional tv personality, interior designer, photographer and a bit of a lazy furniture builder by trade.
A lover of all things both vintage and modern – yet utterly obsessed with handmade. Admittedly a hoarder of project supplies and lumber, she can’t manage to part with anything that has even a smidgen of decor potential. Naturally, her ongoing project list never dips below the double digits.
A mommy of two crazed little boys by day, a DIY daredevil and tv binge watcher 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. 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 tape measure for the fifth time.
Here on TDC, you will find the chronicles of her DIY projects, tales of her travels, general adventure seeking, all of her latest retail obsessions, the most recent makeovers in progress, amazing recipes and stunning handcrafted cocktails for chic entertaining and holiday style along with tidbits from her personal life – all while living in a house full of boys with dueling entrepreneurs at the helm.
Rayan loves to chat about products and curate gorgeous round ups of stylish decor and gear, but her specialty, without doubt, comes in the form of creating unique, detailed, outside-of-the-box tutorials for hand making gorgeous goods. Her use of unexpected materials and new and unique fabrication methods make her projects approachable, regardless of skill level.
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, but a more complete list can be found here.