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’ 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.”
Ishell Neville, Studio Manager
Ishell is a New Jersey native who received her BA at The Evergreen State College and fell in love with The Pacific Northwest. She grew a successful women’s health wellness practice, with focus on fertility, pregnancy and labor support. Recently retiring in her field, Ishell comes to Brio with a love of connecting with people, offering great customer service, and an appreciation for design.
“I’ve always felt it so important to feel truly at home in your space. I believe the way you feel in your home plays a supportive role in your mental and physical health. I am so excited to be a part of a team that supports people in the journey of creating their ideal space. It’s an honor to be welcomed in to peoples’ lives in such a way.”
Ishell’s perfect Sunday includes the farmer’s market and cooking or baking while listening to public radio. She’s a life long pescatarian who loves being active, spending time in nature, practicing yoga, snuggling her kitties, and a good dance party.
Nat Rauschenbach, Interior 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, practicing yoga, exploring her native Pacific Northwest wonderland, or trying her hand at new fabrication techniques.
Chelsea Holman, Interior Designer
Chelsea finished her studies at Bellevue College, earning her BAA in Interior Design. As a Seattle native, she started her career working for local furniture designers, learning the craft and details of custom furniture and finishing. She then worked for LMN Architects, focusing on commercial projects ranging from higher education, workplace and hotels. “Before joining Brio, I gained experience working on different scales and types of projects throughout my career. Whether it was designing custom carpet for hotel ballrooms, or hand finishing a piece of furniture – I’m passionate about approaching projects spatially as a whole, and then down to the smallest of details”.
Chelsea is driven by enhancing how we interact, use, and explore a space through design. "I believe that every space has an energy, and I am interested in how spaces can heal, inspire, and psychologically effect the way we feel and perform. We often spend much of our time indoors, and I am captivated by the influence interiors have on our daily lives. I design based on each client - drawing from their personality and intentions, as well as my own instinct of what feels right. I am passionate about client relationships, and being a resource to making their ideas come to life"
Chelsea gains inspiration by day tripping to the San Juan Islands, exploring new music, and second hand shopping. While she’s passionate about interiors, she enjoys spending time outdoors and reconnecting with the Pacific Northwest.
Luxe PNW Magazine // Gold List, Best of Design Issue// January 2018
Seattle Magazine //Cover Feature// October 2016
HGTV Fresh Faces of Design August 2016
The Irish Times May 2014