Brio Interior Design’s portfolio ranges from assisting clients making furniture selections to fully coordinated large scale home remodels, new construction, restaurant, office and retail interiors. No matter where a project falls in this range, Brio Interior Design helps clients bring beautiful and functional designs to life. As interior designers, we translate our clients’ aesthetic visions of their spaces into thoughtful, executed designs.
We are happy to help new clients at any stage of the design process and will gladly discuss your specific needs in more detail.
Kenna Stout, Certified Interior Designer, Founding Designer
Kenna received her formal education in interior design at the Art Institute of Seattle, and has been practicing design in the greater Seattle area since 2003. Kenna founded Brio in 2008 out of the desire to expand her design practice after having specialized in Kitchen & Bath Design for several years.
“I design spaces that strive to achieve a balance between beauty, functionality and imagination. My designs focus on the needs and desires of each individual and accentuate the unique qualities of the architecture they impact. Being present and aware in my surroundings allows me to find inspiration for my designs in every place and at every moment. Whether in an ancient house of worship, a crowded city street, or my garden: the environment is my medium, and every place tells a unique story. I listen to these stories and help my clients create their own through their environments.
I am a proud member of a large creative family made up of artists, builders, carpenters, musicians, collectors, crafters and engineers. I feel fortunate to have been brought up with a determined spirit and working class values. These values led me to acquire a deep appreciation for quality craftsmanship, natural materials and the time and commitment required to create something truly special and unique. During my time outside of the design studio, I love to go exploring and traveling throughout this great big world with my husband and daughter. I'll take any chance I get to try my own hand at making things, too. Be it a healthy, delicious meal to enjoy with family and friends, a piece of pottery to serve it in, or a new skirt to wear to a dinner party. My desired path in life is to experience and create beauty whenever and however I can.
The intention of my work as a designer is to assist my clients in making beautiful, enduring, high quality and healthy choices that they will love to live with for many years to come.”
Jen Rowland, Interior Designer
Originally from Ohio, Jen studied Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. After graduating in 2009 she moved to Seattle and began her career at Callison Architecture where she worked with clients such as Nordstrom and REI to revitalize and modernize their interior store environments. Throughout this time, she gained extensive experience with custom designs – from rugs and lighting to furniture and millwork.
“For me, the most important thing is to not only create beautiful, thoughtful spaces for each unique client, but to also be a positive influence on those around me and a good listener. I believe interiors are about the people who inhabit them, not what is in the latest glossy magazine or catalogue - something personal and distinct to you that fits your lifestyle. I am inspired by colorful textiles, natural elements, and earthy textures.”
When not designing, Jen spends her time exploring the mountains and wilderness of the Pacific Northwest or recording music with her band Seapony.
Nat Rauschenbach, Associate Designer
Nat received her BAA in Interior Design from Bellevue College. Prior to joining the team at Brio, she worked for local Seattle furniture designers, Codor Design. During her time there, she gained experience with the fabrication and hand finishing fine furniture pieces, custom designs and installations, as well as residential and commercial interiors projects.
“I see each project as a platform to investigate, discover, and capture human connection to the built environment. I draw the most inspiration for spaces from those who inhabit them, and strive for an individualized result that is tailored to the unique needs and aesthetic of each client. I am fascinated by visual and sensory associations, and love exploring materiality.”
Outside of the studio, Nat can be found hunting for second-hand treasures, exploring the captivating Pacific Northwest, or trying out new fabrication techniques.