Hello. I am Betsy Rackliffe, the smiling eclectic designer of openDesign, an interior design firm I am a friend, a professional, 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 life has been filled with experiences that have shaped me. I have been to Europe where I hiked in the Alps, went up the Leaning Tower of Pisa and sat with my legs dangling over the edge, saw David in Florence and Il Palio in Seina, feed the pigeons in Venice, and explored Vienna and its Session Movement. I climbed to the top of St. Helen and looked over the edge into the crater, hiked to the base camp on Mt. Reiner, and backpacked the 45 miles of Pictured Rock on the coast of Lake Superior.
I enjoy the challenges and rewards of the road less traveled – not being able to copy someone else, but finding my own way, constructing new methods, and spreading my wings to see how far I can fly.
I am more than a designer: it is just a part of me.