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We're passionate about fulfilling a vision of a life well lived. Our desire is for our clients to experience what it means when we go the extra mile.

Bria Hammel

Principal Designer & CEO

Here is what I love about what I do… it all feels like a Saturday. There has never been a moment that’s ever felt like “work”.

Beyond designing beautiful spaces, which is incredibly rewarding for me, the even greater reward is creating an intimate experience for our clients. Knowing how they live today and how they want to live tomorrow allows me to design a home where their lives unfold in remarkable ways.

Growing up in Minnesota, I migrated south for college and found myself in Kansas. I received my interior design degree, got a great job and great experience, and then moved back home. 10 years later: Husband, 2 kids, Bria Hammel Interiors.

Every project is about creating a home that’s filled with surprising spaces that lead to unexpected moments. A place to take in a beautiful view, a place to sit and reflect, or a place to relax with someone you love. That’s what infuses everyday with that Saturday feel.

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Katie Pieper

Project Manager & Interior Designer

From the most fascinating ideas to the coolest new products, I'm always on the hunt for that special something that no one else has or even knows exists. I’m so “#blessed” to have a job that lets me pursue my passion. A big part of my day is being on our project jobsites, where I’m known as the “girl with the pink Hunter boots.” I love the jobsite. To me, it’s where the magic happens- the special details come to life and that’s what makes each of our projects so unique.

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Amanda Lorenz

Interior Designer

Making connections with people is one of the single greatest human experiences, creating spaces with them is even greater. I live for those “ah ha” moments when you’re presenting to your clients and you can see them imagining themselves in the spaces you’ve created. The real magic is when they actually see the spaces completed. Design has enriched my life in so many ways and it is such a blessing every day to share that with my colleagues and clients.

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Tyna Wenisch

Assistant Designer

I’ve always been a big dreamer. Big dreams have driven me to find my passions in life and follow them. From travel, to books, to family, to food and culture, I’m constantly seeking out what brings me joy. Knowing that the client’s dreams rest in the spaces I help to create for them and that I get to help them find their joy, that is why I go the extra mile and put in the extra work, to make sure it is everything they have envisioned and more.

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Corina Carr

Assistant Designer

Few things make me happier than creating something that will bring someone joy. The home is a very personal thing for most people, so it is truly gratifying to be part of a process that never fails to put a smile on our clients faces. As a designer, my bliss comes from theirs. New spaces to design, new places to travel, new memories to make, new people to meet. As long as these things are a part of my life, my heart will always be happy.

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Jennifer Gillard

Accounting Assistant

My passion for problem solving, crunching numbers and organization coupled with my entrepreneurial spirit makes supporting these amazing women so fun and rewarding. Add to that my deep love of all things home design, and you have found the core of what energizes me every single day. It’s so satisfying to see each of our clients’ designs become reality and to support each project.

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Kari Schultz

Business Manager

I feel that my two greatest strengths defined my career path; I am great at problem solving, and I’m very patient. My second 2 big strengths helped reinforce my career decision, I’m dedicated and people know they can trust me with anything. A little secret about me, the serious accountant… I have a nationally recognized makeup and skincare blog that allows me to travel around the country testing the latest and greatest beauty products.

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Jamie Otte

Expeditor

My enthusiasm for organization and clean, lovely spaces makes my job feel more like a hobby and less like work. While spending my time behind the scenes, I love witnessing creativity turn into ideas and witnessing ideas transform into lovely spaces. With some music, a cup of coffee, and the sun shining through our studio, each day spent with this amazing team of women leaves me feeling inspired.

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Courtney Benson

Executive Assistant

I have been fortunate enough to know Bria for almost a decade. Initially starting out as her children’s nanny, I got to bond with her wonderful family over the years until recently transitioning to be her Executive Assistant at BHI. I have seen Bria as a mother and as a business woman and she is equally as inspiring in both roles. The thing I love most about my job is the fact that although every day is something different, all my tasks share a common goal and that is helping my coworkers and this business grow.

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Taylor Kaupa

Marketing Coordinator

As a creative professional, I’m always searching for something that creates that ‘spark’. Something that fuels my fire and pushes me to discover new ideas. Luckily, I work in an environment where that’s not hard to find. From our beautiful, light-filled studio to my smart, sensational co-workers, it’s easy to feel inspired every single day. Because of this, I’m always so eager to come to work and see what creative goodness we can all stir up together.

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Rachael Amarante

Brooke & Lou Brand Manager

I'm a forward thinker. One of my favorite things to do is organize and I've been referred to as the sergeant (I'm pretty positive that it was a compliment but I can't be 100% sure). My home is filled with four chaotic, happy young boys, and when I make decisions for Brooke & Lou my first thought always is, will this product work in my house? Our team is full of dreamers and do-ers and I am so grateful to be surrounded by such an inspiring group of people.

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Kelly Pagh

Interior Stylist

Growing up, redecorating and rearranging my bedroom was one of my favorite things to do. Just by moving things around, a room could take on an entirely different feel. I still find that joy today by rearranging and styling accessories for clients’ homes, while incorporating new finds to pull the entire room together. Styling brings a warmth and coziness to a room, and I love being able to create that feeling for our clients. I am so grateful I get to work with such talented designers every day, who fuel my creativity and make my part of the process easy - to put the final touches on a beautifully designed space.

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