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 Principal Designer and CEO of Bria Hammel Interiors, the CEO of Brooke & Lou and Co-Creator of Hammel House & Co. 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, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, as well as many other local shelter magazines. She received the “Fresh Faces of Design” award in 2015 and 2018 from HGTV, was a finalist for an International Design Award, was selected as a 2018 Style Spotter for High Point Market Authority, and received 2nd Place in Sub-Zero Wolf's Kitchen Design Contest in the Traditional category in 2019.
Bria was intrigued by design at a young age and grew up visiting wallpaper stores and furniture showrooms, as her mother was an “in-the-closet” designer. 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’m proud to be the “behind the scenes” person at BHI. From ordering product, organizing installation, and tracking shipments, I keep projects on track and our clients informed. Typically my days don’t even feel like work because I’m doing the things that truly bring me joy. However, hands down, the best part of my job is watching all the pieces come together to create the beautiful, jaw dropping moment for our clients.
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!
Growing up in a creative environment, it’s no surprise it has led me down a path to a career that would allow me to fully express my creativity. As a designer, my goal is to help our clients envision and fully realize how to turn a house into their home. A home that captivates, inspires and makes them proud to call their own. From inspiration photos to the final install and everything in between, I’m fortunate enough to be alongside our clients every step of the way.
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.
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.
With over 13 years of experience in accounting and finance, I am thrilled to combine my financial background with my growing interest in interior design.
I have always been a numbers person and I enjoy the story they tell about a company’s past and also using them to demonstrate what the future can look like. I also love the challenges and fulfillment that come with working for a small company.
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 customer’s dreams come true in their homes through BHI and delivers beautiful, yet functional product through Brooke & Lou.
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. As BHI’s Marketing Coordinator, it is my job to tell our client’s stories and share their homes with care. Our clients are thoughtful, diverse, generous, and each have a unique story to tell. From photographing their home to sharing their house tour on our blog, it is such a joy for me to get to know them on a personal level and share their beautiful stories with our readers.
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 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 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.
My background is in corporate marketing, so when joining the team to help create Brooke & Lou I was constantly thinking about how to make our big dreams come true. What steps would it take? How could I rally the team and keep everyone organized? Those big ideas are still there, but they involve so much more than just our team now. Our clients and customers are the why. We work hard to create collections that will make their lives easier and homes more beautiful and long lasting. My own home is filled with four chaotic, happy, young boys, and when I make decisions for Brooke & Lou my first thought always is, would this piece survive in my own house? By putting myself in our clients and customers shoes, I hope they are able to trust and believe in our brand and products as much as I do.
Growing up with four siblings, a dog, and design-centric parents, Brooke and Lou’s Life-Friendly philosophy resonates deeply with me. I firmly believe that you should never have to sacrifice style for function and that a home should tell the story of who lives inside of it. Knowing that our collections form the backdrop for these stories is such an inspiration to me. From product development to purchasing, our customers are my biggest motivation. I’m so grateful to work on the Brooke & Lou team to bring products that create beauty and joy into the homes of our customers and clients.