Local Interior Designer Bria Hammel Featured in New Book “On Style”

Of 50 up-and-coming interior designers, she’s the only Midwesterner found inside

By Maggie Selner

Courtesy Lauren Berg Donovan & Bria Hammel Interiors

Locals are proud to see Minnesotan interior designer Bria Hammel’s inclusion in the new book On Style: Inspiration and Advice from the New Generation of Interior Design. The book, available Sept. 24, features a collection of never-before-seen projects from 50 of the nation’s up-and-coming designers, as well as an intimate look into their backgrounds and inspirations, plus relatable style advice. With a vast majority of its featured designers originating from coastal states, author and editor Carl Dellatore was eager to showcase the unique Midwestern aesthetic that Hammel, principal and CEO of her eponymous Bria Hammel Interiors, has to offer.

The cover of “On Style” by Carl Dellatore. Bria’s work can be seen on the top row in the center.

“When Carl approached me about being in the book, he made it clear that he wanted to highlight the fact that incredible design is happening all over the country, not just on the coasts,” Hammel says. “To say I am honored is an understatement. Sitting next to some of my favorite designers around the country is both humbling and so rewarding.”

Inside, Hammel’s profile features a Kansas City client’s home renovation. The project flawlessly demonstrates her ability to turn outdated style into something fresh—all while retaining the home’s original qualities.

Her signature style that we know and love makes a statement in this book and in homes across the country, but moving forward, you may discover a creative shift in her design approach. With an emphasis on a “worn” aesthetic, the design firm will be moving away from the mid-century modern and industrial designs that Hammel says have been so popular these past years. Instead, the firm is transitioning to a fresh aesthetic with pieces that prompt a new question: “Is this vintage or new?”

No matter the approach, Hammel’s work is worth exploring—on the pages of On Style, in person, and maybe even in your own home. Be sure to pick up your copy of On Style—available now at Hammel’s shop, Brooke & Lou, major retailers that sell home décor books, or online here.

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