Liz Gray

Contributor to HGTVersus

May 27

7 Questions WIth: Rachel Kate

HGTV Design Star Contestant Rachel Kate

Know what time it is? Time to meet Design Star contestant, interior designer, handbag designer and Minnesotan Rachel Kate.  (It’s also *almost* time for the season seven premiere of Design Star — tune in Tuesday, May 29 at 9/8c.) Read on to learn seven fun facts about Rachel.

What color do you hate?
My least favorite color is what I call “Barbie doll tan.” It’s when tan goes wrong –  it has a hint of pink or orange in it. Yuck.

Celebrity crush?
Russel Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Benicio Del Toro, Lil Wayne…I like to mix it up!

What’s something no one knows about you? A hidden skill or talent?
I learned how to ride a dirt bike in one day and rode up 16 mile dirt road in the mountains over rocks and snow. I’m pretty proud of that; riding is literally in my DNA.

If you got to add one thing to the White House, it would be…I think I need a proper tour to answer that one.

Is there something that you do in every space you design? Paint, even if it’s a similar color – for a fresh start.

You’re shopping a thrift store. How do you know which pieces have potential and which are duds?
Any piece that sparks an initial good feeling or is personally appealing and will function properly for what you want has potential. If it’s warped, smelly, or wobbly beyond repair – that’s a dud.

Lightning round! Yes or No…
Jaccuzi tubs: Not a huge fan.
Brass: Yes, it could work.
Polished gold: Yes, Hollywood!
Dogs on the bed:  No…but then again, I’m not a dog person.
Taxidermy: Yes, vintage.

More about Rachel: Read her bio, browse her design portfolio and vote her your Design Star fan favorite.

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  1. I love Rachel Crow. She's my friends aunt!!

    Cifford on June 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm
  2. I hope she wins design star! She's the best nt there!

    Jennifer Lopez on June 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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