About Us

Before our family started Raquel Design Co, we founded and operated the raw organic juice business Katie’s Coldpress on the Monterey Peninsula for six years. 

When we paused juice production to homeschool our three children in March of 2020, we leaned into painting and woodworking to stay grounded and keep focused on the beauty all around us. That pursuit developed into a full-fledged small business that we hope serves our customers and community well.  

Our pieces are inspired by everything from the songbirds that visit our backyard to the color pallets found in Big Sur’s river rocks, to the whale tooth agave plant that we visit during runs with our kids around the neighborhood. We hope these one-of-a-kind pieces bring a bit of California’s warmth and natural beauty to your home. 

- Derek and Katie Raquel