Stylish Person: Bria Hammel

Say hello to Bria Hammel, Owner and Principle Designer of Bria Hammel Interiors. When she's not globe-trotting + wooing her clients with her flawless take on interior design, she's unwinding with her hubby and adorable son, Louie. If you ask us, her timeless {yet always on-trend}, fresh approach to home design makes her a perfect thought-leader in the industry. Now go ahead, see for yourself why we simply could not wait to share this design aficionado's story with you all {you can thank us later}! Tell us about your design company, Bria Hammel Interiors.

I started Bria Hammel Interiors 2 years ago, a month before the birth of my son {Isn’t that when everyone wants to start their own business?!} We focus primarily on residential interiors- working on new construction, remodeling, and decorating jobs. We work all over- this past year we have had jobs in Arizona, Kansas, and Pennsylvania, as well as local jobs in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I love to travel and love getting to work with clients from all over!

IMG_0570What led you to the interior design industry?

Growing up I lived in 10 different houses by the time I was 16... My mother loved to buy homes, fix them up and sell them. I was practically raised in wallpaper and fabric stores! I guess you could say Interior Design was in my blood.

Where do you go for design inspiration?

I love reading blogs. I have an addiction to shelter magazines {especially when I’m traveling)} and I LOVE how accessible design is these days on websites like Pinterest and Houzz. I love to travel and am always amazed by how inspired I become after seeing different places of the world.

What adds pep to your step?

Lattes, hand bags, and Tory Burch shoes. All serious addictions of mine.


How would you describe your personal style?

Classic casual. I love designing rooms that will not feel dated in a few years- sometimes I will use trendy items in pieces that are replaceable like pillows and accessories, while keeping the investment pieces like furniture and art classic enough to withstand the time and style.



How do you spend your Saturdays?

I love spending time with family and friends. Chasing around our son Louie, going to the lake with my husband Charlie for a relaxing weekend, or driving down to our family’s farm in Southern Minnesota to spend time outside disconnected from my computer and phone. {Hard thing to do these days!}

What do you never leave your house without?

Comfortable shoes! With this job, and having a toddler, my days of high heels are long gone. Hunter boots and flats are an every day staple now!