Inspired on a daily basis by the uniqueness of each project - the style of the home, family dynamics, how colors affect the mood in a room...every homes' opportunities and challenges are the things that make the creative juices flow at our firm.
We pride ourselves on our ability to translate your personal style and the way you live into the home you have always wanted. Our experience and vast resources allow us to pull all of the right elements together to make your house a home. We want you to fall in love with your new space, feel proud of your home and enjoy it for the way you live.
Owner and Designer
Kate Regan established The Sitting Room in 2003. A designer, merchant, wife and mother of two young twin girls, Kate understands the need for a home to be as functional as it is beautiful. Her design work has been featured on HGTV and in several local and national publications.
Kate's classic design sensibilities drive her. She divides her time between managing design projects and curating the boutique to reflect the vision of The Sitting Room - a place where clients can linger or collect new pieces, be inspired and always receive outstanding service.
For more than 15 years, Nan has been a highly respected member of the local design community. She spent many years as a regular design expert on HGTV and her work has been published in local and national magazines.
As a mother of a teenage daughter and adult son, Nan truly understands how a home evolves as the dynamics of the family change. She has the unique ability to always make the process fun and enjoyable, as her loyal clients will attest, with truly fabulous results.
Megan is a Lake Minnetonka native and LOVES the field of interior design. Megan has been in the design industry for 15 years, specializing in construction selections and high-end custom furniture. Her design expertise is featured periodically on Twin Cities Live. From ultra modern to ultra traditional, Megan will makes sure a client's home reflects the very best of their taste.
When not at work, Megan likes to spend time with her husband, daughter and cavachon in Minneapolis. From dog parks to the newest eatery, Megan and her family enjoy exploring The Cities. Megan is an allied ASID designer.
Mari Jo comes to The Sitting Room with 20+ years in the business! She has a great reputation among her clients, and is well known for her inspiring, well manicured work. Mari Jo has received several ASID awards, and has been featured in local design magazines all throughout her career. Along with her local Midwest clients, she has a repertoire of projects across the nation to boast as well.
In her free time, you can find her on a plane visiting her kids around the US. Her travel doesn't stop there, as she travels globally for adventure, and loves all things outdoors. She pulls from her travels to bring new ideas to every project she starts. Mari Jo is an allied ASID designer
Design Assistant + Marketing Manager
Hannah is our newest interior design assistant. She helps her designers with anything and everything to streamline the design process. She is assists with selections, pricing, creating quotes, client meetings and general clerical tasks to keep her designers on track. As our previous store manager, Hannah creates a welcoming feeling for all clients in the office.
Hannah has a degree in graphic design from SDSU and a fresh marketing background. Combing her talents, Hannah also manages our social media outreach and website. When Hannah isn't busy at work, she spends time outside with her husband, and manages her dog's instagram account. She is also taking classes to be a NKBA Certified Designer.
Samantha Knutson joined our team in summer of 2019 as a design expediter. She is in charge of our designer operations, from placing orders to scheduling deliveries for clients. She graduated from NDSU in 2013 with a degree in Retail Merchandising and Design. She spent several years in Fargo, ND before moving to Minneapolis with her husband.
When Samantha is not working here in Excelsior, she likes to hike with her husband, go shopping and boat on the weekends. Samantha keeps up on all the current fashion trends thanks to her retail merchandising background, you will always find her in a killer pair of heels!
Shannon is the happy and friendly face you will see at our boutique! Shannon has experience in the field of interior design, and loves the fast paced and ultra creative nature of interior design. Shannon also has years of customer service experience, so she knows how to put the needs of our clients first.
When Shannon isn't at work, she loves to spend time with her cat, Sebastian and she is a bartender on the weekends. Say hi to her when you next stop in next, her friendly demeanor is sure to impress!