Rebekah Caudwell Design believes in creating homes that are personal, warm and expressive. Rebekah has a bold and exciting aesthetic, is unafraid of risks, and is strong with both colour and pattern, happily referring to herself as a maximalist.
Past projects include, in the US - a slopeside ski mansion, Hamptons homes and numerous projects in NYC; in the UK numerous London homes, a British country house, a 67m Superyacht; and a pieds dans l’eau villa on the Cap d’Antibes, France.
Rebekah Caudwell founded her residential design practice in 2009 and is based in London & NYC. In 2012 Nicolas Dupart, Rebekah's husband, took partnership one stage further and joined as Managing Director. He oversees finance, construction and development, is a logistics whizz and, unusually for such an organisational force, has great taste and an invaluable eye.
Interior design is in the blood for me. My mother is a great homemaker and has always had an innate sense of beauty, style and comfort, which had nothing to do with money. So the idea that interior design could help people feel happier, more at ease, uplifted, and that the home could be a refuge and haven was with me from an early age.
I spent hours as a child rearranging furniture and ornaments, repurposing pretty things from around the house for my own room. By the time I was 19, my parents may have been liberated from my rule of aesthetic tyranny, but my passion had only just begun. Whilst still at University studying English, I received my first commission; a 30,000 sq ft black & white timbered country house. Joyce and joists went hand-in-hand as I helped oversee the renovation, directing the interior design. Despite the undeniable difficulties, I fell in love with the process and so my path, by various detours, was set.
One such detour of the most delightful kind involved teaching Art History in Italy for 3 years, with the company Art History Abroad, an absolutely extraordinary, mesmerising time, and I believe integral to the education of my eye, sense of colour and of composition. It is hard to be surrounded by the Greats all day every day and not have a little of their magic wear off.
Finally after a few years running a property development company, I set up Rebekah Caudwell Design in 2009. A few years later, Nicolas joined and we now offer a full service design and build.
I travel whenever I can, partially because an old rucksack and a new country make me happy. And the world is big and beautiful! But also because it's a constant source of inspiration, of rejuvenated ideas, a way of finding a new eye and a fresh perspective.
I am involved in my father's charity, Caudwell Children, which I am proud to say is quite unique and one of the most efficient charities I have ever encountered. And I am a Trustee for the newly founded Caudwell Lyme. We have a mission to increase understanding and dramatically reduce illness for those suffering with Lyme and Lyme related conditions. As my whole family has suffered, some in the extreme, with Lyme this is a cause close to my heart.
I live between New York and London with Nicolas, my naughty kitten Enid and head wherever work and life take me...
After many years in the Ads world, Nicolas felt a new challenge was required and in 2010 set up a property development company, based mainly in NYC. In 2012 he joined RCD and now combines the two.
He is also an avid traveller, which is how the intrepid pair met, and is collecting countries he has visited and hopes to see every last one. He is also a passionate photographer and his work often graces their projects.
Nothing makes him happier than sand between his toes, the sound of the sea, a camera in his hand, and salt in his hair.
And of course his wife! (Yes his wife is writing this...)