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I'm a decorator and adore the hunt for beautiful, uncommon goods! I have the absolute privilege of doing what I love - mixing styles and layering textures to create happy, beautiful spaces. I was raised in the South, am married to a sturdy Norwegian, have two, young, amazing daughters, and a huge Rescue dog - all of whom I"m crazy about!


Happy Inspiration! 


~Katy Bell Hamnes

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Kind Words From Clients

We relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville into a larger and completely different style house than where we had lived previously. Katy Bell worked with us to essentially create a home from scratch and in the process became an extended part of the family. She works so hard to get to know you and understand both what items are practically needed as well as which furnishings might bring joy to every member of the family. Katy Bell worked within our budget, digging for finds that were low cost but unique and concurrently scouring retailers on and off the beaten path. Honestly, we could not have been happier with our experience and continue to use Katy Bell for an update here and there from time to time. LOVE LOVE LOVE Katy Bell Hamnes and can not recommend her highly enough.Read More

Katy Bell invited me to work with her and one of her clients on a Laundry Room project. After having determined that her client needed a cabinetry solution to really maximize the space, she turned to California Closets for a solutionn, I was invited to provide a design consultation, design and bid. It was such a pleasure to work with both Katy Bell and her client on this project. She really helped articulate her clients needs and keep the project on track, specifically coordinating all of the other trades (plumbing, electrical, tile, painting) that needed to get done before the space would be ready for our final makeover. I would highly recommend Katy Bell Hamnes to anyone who needs an Interior Designer who knows how to handle the full scope of a major project. As an Executive Design Consultant for almost 12 years myself, it is such a pleasure to partner with a design professional to achieve a functional and beautiful solution that can really make a difference in the daily life of a homeowner.Read More

Katy Bell and I have know each other for about 20 years. She helped us decorate one home which we sold 6 years ago. We then purchased home built in 1973 that had not been updated since maybe the early 90s. We are now on the 3rd project - the 1st was relocating the laundry room, recreated the master bathroom/closet, renovate the bathrooms, light fixtures, paint, the 2nd was gutting the kitchen to the studs & decorate our teen sons room and now we are on the exterior. Kate Bells gift is to see the vision & create unique spaces. We love our home and it is stunning. Katy Bell has helped many of my friends as well as their friends. A beautiful person with amazing talent.Read More

We have loved working with Katy. When we bought our current home we were moving from a smaller space and were not bringing much furniture with us, so we essentially had a blank slate. We didn't want a house that felt "decorated," we wanted a house that felt finished and stylish but still felt like our family, and that is exactly what Katy has done for us. She has helped us with everything from furniture selection and placement, to paint, to lighting. She has been a lifesaver with furniture placement, helping us maximize space while keeping good traffic flows that don't make the rooms feel cluttered. We had the entire interior of the house repainted and we love the colors she helped us pick. She also has great ideas at all different price points. There are items we've purchased where we decided to spend more, and items where we decided to go with less expensive options, and she has done a great job mixing everything together. She also has a great eye, and can walk into a room and move a chair slightly or rearrange a picture frame and everything just looks more balanced and finished. We also made several improvements to the home including wood floors, shutters, and a flagstone hearth, and Katy had great resources that gave us good quotes for all of the work and did a great job. We also have an older kitchen with formica cabinets and counters that we plan to remodel at a later date, but she had great ideas for making very inexpensive improvements, like applying a concrete finish to the countertops, that have made a big difference until we remodel down the road. We're at the point now where the house is really coming together, and I love everything we've done. To top it off, she is hands down one of the nicest people I've worked with.Read More

Katy Bell Hamnes is so talented. I was absolutely thrilled when she agreed to help me with my remodel here in Houston! She is knowledgeable and creative but the most special characteristic has to be her commitment to be sure she helped me design a home that i will love; that truly reflects my personal style and preferences. She helped me define my design aesthetic and made suggestions that both complement and push the boundaries of that style a bit- just to keep everything fresh and current. I loved all of her ideas and so appreciate her willingness to share her sources with me to help me locate unique items for my project. I absolutely enjoyed every single moment working with her. I highly recommend her with no reservations. You will be so pleased!Read More

My husband and I built a house and I loved it but it just did not feel like home. I found Katy Bell through a friend and loved the work she did with her space. I was a little nervous about getting someone to help.. mainly because of price but Katy Bell helps you stay in your budget which is a huge plus. Katy Bell came in and instantly added warmth and character to my living room, half bath, front entrance foyer, kitchen and some hallways. She truly is a joy to work with (has a heart of gold) and really cares about your space and wants you to LOVE it!! She listens to you and your needs and the finished product comes out fabulous!! I can say now I truly LOVE my home and Katy Bell for adding the perfect touch to make our home feel complete!Read More

Katy Bell did an amazing job with our kitchen, breakfast room, den and powder room. It was a huge undertaking, a tight budget and VERY little time (approx 15 days). She had a complete reveal ready for us after a short vacation. We were blown away with the finished space. She not only reflected our personality but made it so personal and perfect from the paint, to repurposing our kitchen table, to accessories!Read More

I have never worked with a designer before. Katy Bell was responsive and knew exactly how to help me solve our need for more lighting in the kitchen.Read More

My husband and I built a house and I loved it but it just did not feel like home. I found Katy Bell through a friend and loved the work she did with her space. I was a little nervous about getting someone to help.. mainly because of price but Katy Bell helps you stay in your budget which is a huge plus. Katy Bell came in and instantly added warmth and character to my living room, half bath, front entrance foyer, kitchen and some hallways. She truly is a joy to work with (has a heart of gold) and really cares about your space and wants you to LOVE it!! She listens to you and your needs and the finished product comes out fabulous!! I can say now I truly LOVE my home and Katy Bell for adding the perfect touch to make our home feel complete!Read More

I am a professional interior photographer and have photographed several of Katy Bell’s projects. Katy Bell is talented but very personable with great ideas, incredible eye and a great heart. I very much enjoyed working with her.Read More

We were hired by Katy Bell Hamnes to paint and glaze her client's kitchen cabinets. We work with a lot of designers, but Katy Bell's professionalism, vision, and follow through really makes her stand out from the crowd. She is a great communicator and knows how to steer her clients towards making decisions to keep the project moving. She has a beautiful aesthetic, style and charm. We will be recommending Katy Bell to our clients who are looking to work with a great designer.Read More

Working with Katy was a pleasure from the first day that I met her. She worked efficiently and effectively to grasp the concept of what I wanted plus swiftly to finish the job. The completion went above and beyond what I ever imagined & I felt she was both personable and professional. Would definitely work with her again!Read More

Katy Bell helped us redo our kitchen and adjoining room in our new house. The existing kitchen was poorly designed for the size of our family, and I was so thankful to have her ideas and help in getting it where we wanted it. Her estimates were very accurate up front, and I liked all the people she recommended to do the work. We now have a beautiful kitchen with a new island, pantry, hardwood floors, and a layout that works perfectly for us. She also chose paint colors throughout the house, and is helping us along the way to get the furnishings we want. She is easy and fun to work with and I love her style. We have a lot more work to do and will continue to call on her for the help we need.Read More

Katy Bell is amazing! She helped me select paint colors for my home and also helped me develop a long-term decorating plan for me to institute as my finances permit. The colors she helped me choose are perfect and have totally transformed my home. I am looking forward to working with Katie Bell for many years to come!Read More

Katy Bell did an amazing job with our kitchen, breakfast room, den and powder room. It was a huge undertaking, a tight budget and VERY little time (approx 15 days). She had a complete reveal ready for us after a short vacation. We were blown away with the finished space. She not only reflected our personality but made it so personal and perfect from the paint, to repurposing our kitchen table, to accessories!Read More

I have worked with Katie Bell on numerous projects-infact we are on project # 4!!! Katie Bell has amazing vision-she listens to your wants and needs- and listens for your taste to come through. She is very passionate about her thoughts, and can really see the whole picture- I have been 1000% satisfied with all of my projects-I finally feel as though my home is coming together. I would recommend Katy Bell for any project- you will not be disappointed.Read More

Katy Bell was a great help to us!! She came in, took it all in, and gave me that honest feedback. You know, like a great friend would tell you that you have something in your teeth. She gave me an overall paint theme for our house. We worked from room to room as a budget would permit. Katy Bell brought accessories to me that I could choose to keep. Occasionally, I would receive a text with a picture with an item that she had spotted while out and about. I also felt comfortable reaching out for her with any questions even if she was not on the clock. i have recommended her to dozens of people. They have been pleased as well. She just rocks it!Read More