Designer Friday: An Aspire Exclusive Interview With Rachel Cannon

From livable and polished, to luxe and contemporary, Rachel Cannon is a woman who provides utmost sophistication for her client’s homes. She makes sure to meticulously provide residential clients the same attention to detail as she would a commercial space, which makes her work extremely sought after. On top of providing high-quality interior design, she loves to share her industry knowledge with the community. From being featured on HGTV.com, aired on countless television segments, and working as a contributing editor for the South Louisiana regional magazine House & Home, Cannon shares her insights and expertise day in and day out. Introducing this week’s Designer Friday, Rachel Cannon. 

This full-home renovation was a memorable one for Cannon. After applying the finishing touches, she dug deep to find this missing mustard bench. It was surely the piece that tied this room together. Photography: Jessie Preza.

This full-home renovation was a memorable one for Cannon. After applying the finishing touches, she dug deep to find this missing mustard bench. It was surely the piece that tied this room together. Photography: Jessie Preza.

Andrew Joseph: What makes you angry?
Rachel Cannon: An attitude of entitlement.

Andrew: What is the last book you read?
Rachel: Casey Rose Wilson’s hilarious memoir, The Wreckage of My Presence.

Andrew: What is something you hope to see trending in design in the future?
Rachel: The death of the open floor plan.

Andrew: If you weren’t a designer, you’d be a ….?
Rachel: Plastic surgeon.

Andrew: What are three words to describe where you live?
Rachel: Lively, muggy, spicy.

Andrew: What are your ideal weekend plans?
Rachel: No plans…a whole weekend at home, in pjs, with peace and quiet.

Andrew: What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
Rachel: I’m a fabulous singer. No really.

Andrew: What would be the name of your debut album?
Rachel: Loudmouth Introvert.

Black walls and curtains surround this otherwise feminine bedroom. The room is balanced out by the soft finishes and white lofty duvet. Photo: Jessie Preza.

Black walls and curtains surround this otherwise feminine bedroom. The room is balanced out by the soft finishes and white lofty duvet. Photo: Jessie Preza.

Andrew: Are you a good cook? If so, what’s your specialty?
Rachel: I make a killer burger.

Andrew: How would you describe your personal style?
Rachel: Classic, fresh, smart.

Andrew: What are you most proud of?
Rachel: Walking away from a toxic marriage and thriving as a single woman.

Andrew: Are you a pet person? Why either way? Dogs or cats?
Rachel: I love dogs and cats, and at this moment in my life, I have cats. Two ragdolls and an orange American curl.

Andrew: What are your beauty secrets?
Rachel: Avoid the sun like you’re a vampire, follow a skincare regime, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, use a vitamin C serum, exfoliate, and when time catches up with you, get filler and botox.

Andrew: Who do you want to write your obituary?
Rachel: David Sedaris.

Copious amounts of light fill this space designed by Cannon. Her addition of floor lamps throughout this living room perfectly fills the volume of space while scaling the ceiling. Photo: Jessie Preza.

Copious amounts of light fill this space designed by Cannon. Her addition of floor lamps throughout this living room perfectly fills the volume of space while scaling the ceiling. Photo: Jessie Preza.

Andrew: What are three things you can’t live without?
Rachel: Aquaphor lip treatment, Big Sexy Hair hairspray, and Krewe St. Louis Nylon sunglasses.

Andrew: What’s one ingredient you put in everything?
Rachel: Magic Swamp Dust.

Andrew: What’s your biggest fear in life? Reasonable or unreasonable?
Rachel: My biggest reasonable fear is being sued. My biggest unreasonable fear is getting bitten by a water moccasin.

Andrew: What’s your current TV obsession?
Rachel: Hacks with Jean Smart and Physical with Rose Byrne.

Andrew: Favorite app?
Rachel: Facetune.


About The Designer | Known for her classic and tailored style, Rachel Cannon Limited drafts sophisticated interiors that exude an effortless combination of subtle color, rich architectural detail, and a beguiling mix of both livable and luxe details. Leaning on her formal art history training and interior design degree, she joins together classic principles with a decidedly contemporary tone. Her work has been featured on HGTV.com, and she is the contributing editor for the South Louisiana regional magazine House & Home. Rachel’s captivating wit and knowledge of art, design, and architecture has made her a favorite of both television and radio broadcasts, where she is regularly featured in monthly segments.

For Rachel’s clientele of professionals and families with demanding schedules, she is most recognized for her ability to simplify the interior design and construction process. As a licensed interior designer, with a background in large-scale commercial design, Rachel’s design method and project management do not allow for loose ends. Her clients are motivated to see completed homes and commercial spaces, while requiring interiors that are not only livable, but polished.

Rachel’s experience in the commercial design industry has given her the unique ability to treat all projects with the same level of meticulous attention to planning and detail that professional corporations expect within the commercial design sector.


Andrew Joseph is a regular contributing editor for aspire design and home magazine. See more of his work here.

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