The Smiling Eclectic Interior Designer

 

go barefoot and build your dreamsHi, I’m Betsy Rackliffe, the smiling, energetic and eclectic designer behind openDesign, an interior design firm in Milford, Michigan. I am a friend, a business owner, and an admirer of art. I am a life-partner, a home maker, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, and a granddaughter. I am a hiker, a backpacker, a kayaker, and bike rider.

My whole life I have sought out experiences that have shaped and challenged me. I have traveled through Europe where I hiked in the Alps, went up the Leaning Tower of Pisa and sat with my legs dangling over the edge, stood in awe in front of David in Florence and Il Palio in Seina, fed the pigeons in Venice, andĀ  explored Vienna and its Session Movement. I climbed to the top of St. Helen and peered over the edge into the crater, hiked to the base camp on Mt. Reiner, and backpacked theĀ  45 miles of Pictured Rock along the coast of Lake Superior.

I enjoy the challenges and rewards of the road less traveled. While I find inspiration in those who have gone before me, I thrive in finding my own way, constructing new methods, and spreading my wings to see how far I can fly.

Design is far more than what I do; it’s a part of who I am. A life well-designed is a life of joy, creativity and bliss.

— Go barefoot and build your dreams

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Betsy Rackliffe the smiling eclectic interior designer of openDesign

Kalaoch WA (tide coming in)

Betsy Rackliffe the smiling eclectic interior designer

Mt St. Helens

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