Rae Duncan Interior Design is a full-service design firm assisting clients with a wide range of needs, such as full renovations, selection of interior finishes and fixtures, brand development, and complete project management. Our team provides residential, corporate, and hospitality design as well as creating branded environments. We absorb our client's aesthetic and expand on it exponentially.
Our approach to design starts with a strong floor plan and structure that gives a space its identity combined with elements that bring a sense of humor, whimsy, and sophistication to a project. Our designs include subtle hints of history, textures, and color in creative combinations to convey rich layers of meaning that provide a human depth and warmth that goes beyond superficial styles and into truly personal design solutions.
WE ARE RDID
CEO of RDID
Rae Duncan is passionate about creating environments that reflect the unique personalities of her clients. She founded RDID to bring her bold, eclectic tastes and a high level of sophistication to the luxury residential and commercial markets. A passionate believer in branded environments, she specializes in ensuring RDID’s commercial design work is flawlessly integrated and reflects an organization’s branding and culture.
Rae works closely with her clients to carefully understand their vision and aspirations. Her spaces are both very personal and highly functional, reflecting her commitment to elevating function and practicality into an aesthetic art form. Rae prides herself on being able to accommodate any aesthetic and is fluent in a range of styles from traditional to modern.
Rae has a background in the creative arts and earned a master’s degree in interior design from Harrington College of Design. She is a mother of 2 and loves exploring Chicago with her family.
COO + Designer
Interior design has been in Alissa’s blood since she was a teenager. The interior drawings she made at the age of 14 still hangs in her childhood home. Today, Alissa is an accomplished designer who enjoys working with a diverse group of clients through all phases of a project’s process. From concept, to planning and design, to completion, she is passionate about seeing a vision come to life that reflects each client's style and personality.
Alissa’s process is mindful of a building’s history and architectural characteristics and incorporates them into each design regardless of the project’s scale or size. She brings a modern upscale aesthetic, yet her range in style and experience has allowed her to create beautiful bohemian designs, Victorian renovations and breathtaking industrial spaces.
Prior to joining RDID, Alissa worked at M. Swabb, an interior design firm in San Diego.
Alissa earned her degree from Concordia University in Austin, Texas.
A passionate designer and a firm believer in celebrating the everyday, Graciela views design through a playful lens. She is inspired daily by her relationships, art, and nature. Her design ideology is based in the principle that design is a way to enhance living and each individual requires different design solutions.
When designing, Graciela uses the contrast of old and new, bold and subtle, familiar and fresh to create engaging and personal environments. The most important criteria to Graciela is that the client is fully reflected in the process and finished product.
Graciela earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Miami University. She is a Chicago native who still loves playing tourist in her home city. She enjoys live music, walks along the lakefront, and water coloring painting when she is not designing.
Frida Brooks is a certified public accountant with a creative spirit and love for design, art, and culture. She is thrilled to be a part of this dynamic team, taking care of the practical side of business, while feeling inspired by the team’s creativity and accomplishments. Frida has 10 years of accounting experience in numerous industries including public accounting and National Geographic. She was treasurer for the American Woman's Club in Dublin and dedicated 3 years organizing fundraisers and planning events benefiting Irish children’s hospitals.
Originally from Sweden, but lived in eight countries, Frida loves to travel, explore and learn about new cultures. She has her Masters in Accounting from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.