Rachel Schemmerling is the founder of Timeless Interiors, a Connecticut based design firm. After receiving a degree in Hospitality Management, Rachel worked in several hotel and bed & breakfast establishments. Following a life-long love and education in design, she then earned a bachelor’s of art degree in Interior Design from the University of New Haven and Rachel launched Timeless Interiors in 2007.
In 2011 on the Connecticut shoreline she opened her store, Timeless Home Consignments, which was the manifestation of Rachel’s dream of mixing the old with the new and built a loyal following of customers. With a discerning eye, Rachel could see the beauty in pieces others might overlook and created a collection of found vintage pieces with consigned home goods.
She is known for her unique approach to design, with a keen eye for fashioning beautiful, comfortable surroundings while finding creative ways to work within a budget. Having grown up in a 275-year-old Colonial-Era home that was constantly under renovation, Rachel learned early the art and science of turning the old into the new, darkness into light, and small spaces into ones that appear roomy. She uses innovative approaches to creating designs that are meaningful to her clients and understands the delicate nature of historic structures and the importance of preservation.
Through the years, Rachel has learned that diving 100% into what she loves is freeing and good for her soul which allows her to be fully authentic in her love for rustic, elegant, classic bespoke interiors.
Today, Rachel is the Principal Design Consultant of Timeless Interiors working to bring out the best of her client's personalities in their homes with an ability to bridge the past and the present. For fun, she loves to scour antique, vintage, and thrift stores for hidden gems, touring historic estates, museums, and cultural events and sipping tea. Rachel writes a monthly newsletter called Timeless Living featuring Home Decorating, Travel and Entertaining and runs the Facebook Group “Timeless Living” which is a community for people to explore decorating, unique local travel, entertaining...and other timeless pursuits.
"She really took the time to listen to what our family needed and used her creativity to make it work. She has the unique gift to not only make the perfect color and style choices but also empowered me to make my own decisions when choice seemed overwhelming. She has a warming authentic presence and will truly help you create a space that feels right for you." Lisa, Madison, CT