From onboarding to installment and every step in between, we go above and beyond for each and every client—because behind every great project, there’s an even greater team.
Bria is the Creative Director and CEO of Bria Hammel Interiors and Brooke & Lou. She leads a fresh, talented team of women who are dedicated to designing beautiful, inviting homes for clients. For Bria, every project is about creating a home ﬁlled with surprising, thoughtful spaces that lead to unexpected moments. She has an incredible eye for detail and has a passion for designing spaces that tell her clients’ stories.
Bria’s work has been featured in national publications such as Traditional Home, HGTV Magazine, Forbes, Oprah Daily, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, and as well as many other local magazines. Most recently, Bria was named in Traditional Home's 2022 Rising Stars of Design, a huge honor to her team and firm. Her roster of past accomplishments are nothing short of amazing as well— Brooke & Lou's flagship store in Edina, MN, received House Beautiful's Best Home Stores in America 2022, received 2nd Place in Sub-Zero Wolf's Kitchen Design Contest in the Traditional category in 2019, was a finalist for an International Design Award, was selected as a 2018 Style Spotter for High Point Market Authority, and awarded the “Fresh Faces of Design” award in 2015 and 2018 from HGTV.
Bria has been fortunate enough to travel the world, which has given her a unique perspective on how people live, as well as a deep understanding of how different spaces can come together in incredible ways.
Being the Lead Designer and Design Team Manager at BHI, I get the joy of being involved in every phase of our client’s experience. From the initial phone call to the final pillow placement, my priority is to keep each project organized and on track while also having some fun along the way! My passion is creating beautiful and functional spaces that are inspired by our clients and how they live their lives. The best part of my job is getting to know each and every client and ensuring they have the most amazing BHI experience every step of the way.
I’ve always been inspired by new spaces, people, and all things beautiful! Luckily for me, I’m surrounded by all three every day. I feel so fortunate that I not only get to work with such a passionate and creative group of women, but that I get to do so in an industry that literally strives to make dreams come true (as cliché as that sounds). As a designer, I love the process most of all – turning those small initial ideas and desires into a beautifully completed and custom space. I work hard so that our clients get to experience what it’s like to have their hard-earned aspirations blossom into their new reality!
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I’ve always been a forward thinker and truly enjoy the challenges and opportunities life brings. I believe if you have a passion for something, you go after it regardless of where you are in your career path. I absolutely love helping others which landed me in a career in the healthcare field for over 10 rewarding years. But, my creative side was always tapping on my shoulder, which lead me to explore another path to follow my passion for Interior Design.
As Pricing Coordinator at BHI, I see amazing design projects come together from the initial design boards all the way to the very last accessory being placed in the home. It’s truly a team effort when everyone’s hard work brings a project to life! I am fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing group of women whom I continue to learn from each and every day.
Being a part of the BHI and Brooke & Lou team has allowed me to combine my finance and accounting background with my passion for interior design.
I have always been a numbers person and enjoy using them as a tool to review past performance and to achieve our goals. I am inspired by the passion, dedication, and creativity of our team and I love the role I play in the overall team that makes our customers’ dreams come true in their homes.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a love for design and helping others. I was also always encouraged to do the things I love. Fortunately enough, I get to do those things every day with people who are just as passionate about design and helping others as I am. One of my favorite parts about working in the design industry is being able to create a space that someone loves and feels comfortable in. As the studio assistant, I can do a little bit of everything and continue to learn from the fantastic people working around me. The best part of being a part of BHI is knowing we are all working hard to help our clients achieve what they had dreamed of for their homes.
I love when things match/align, which makes doing accounting for BHI and Brooke & Lou perfect. I’m process oriented and always looking to streamline and improve, knowing that anything internal will only help our clients and customers get the best experience. It’s inspiring working here and seeing what our team does to make people’s houses feel like home.
As a creative professional, I’m always searching for something that creates that ‘spark’. Something that fuels my fire and pushes me to dream bigger. 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. However, as many members of our team would agree on, my biggest inspiration comes from our clients and customers. They are thoughtful, diverse, generous, and each have a unique story to tell.
I thrive in an environment when all my passions are aligned. I couldn’t be more lucky to use my creative marketing skills for a company which is filled with so many talented and driven women who all share a love for interior design. It’s not hard to be inspired on a daily basis! Similar to many BHI clients and Brooke & Lou customers, my love for family, friendship, travel, and design is what fuels my fire. I’m so happy to work for a brand that creates pieces for people’s homes that encompasses all of that and more.
I have spent most of my professional career taking care of people. Whether it is making sure that clients are being taken care of, the business organization is running smoothly, or ensuring that the needs of the employee’s are being met. I love that I get to bring that experience to Brooke & Lou, a place that I love being at every single day. I feel inspired by the creativity that our team surrounds our office with on a daily basis and I love going above and beyond to help this company grow.
I’ve always loved working with people and products that I stand behind. I get the most joy in creating genuine connections with customers and my team members. As the Brooke & Lou store manager, I can’t wait for you to come in and allow me to assist you with your buying experience!
I’ve had a lot of different opportunities throughout my working life, and I realized that I thrive behind the scenes in structured roles that quietly, but not insignificantly, complete a process. I have a mind for logistics and organization and an educational background in interior design, and I am thrilled to join a team of amazing ladies who work together to create unique and inspired spaces. As the shipping and receiving coordinator I might be found back in the warehouse, but I am passionate about our inventory. I find the quality and style of our offerings to be exemplary and I am proud to bring harmony to the operations between our company and your home.
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