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.
Natalie approaches each new project with confidence and ease. She is a great listener with amazing ideas who can translate her client’s style directly into the design project. Quality is reflected in each and every on of her projects. Whether you have a preference for modern interiors, classic or transitional, Natalie's interpretation is sure to impress. Natalie is an allied ASID designer.
Outside of work, Natalie enjoys chasing her four-year-old twin boys around their favorite park! She takes frequent trips to California to vist her family, and enjoy the sunny pacific weather. She's always seeking for inspiration and often finds it in her travels around the west coast.
Megan is born and raised in Minnetonka, MN and now resides with her husband, baby girl and cavachon in Minneapolis. Megan has experience with Interior Design and Construction Management, and is able to help you with your home from the blue print stage to the final book placed on a shelf.
Her design expertise is featured periodically on Twin Cities Live where she gives creative solutions to clients with all budgets. She has worked on homes all over the US and is known for her gentle approach and vast range of style. From ultra modern to ultra traditional, Megan will makes sure their home reflects the very best of her clients taste. 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
Katie has been a part of The Sitting Room team since August 2018. As an interior design assistant, she does all the behind the scenes work to help our studio run smoothly. Her talents lie in CAD, Revit and Photoshop. The designers use her creative eye and technical skills to build floor plans, elevations and mood boards for their clients.
Growing up, Katie loved doing artistic projects and wanted to pursue a creative career path. Katie has recently graduted from Dunwoody College of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. In her free time, Katie also creates and sells handmade dreamcatchers and painted driftwood artwork.
Boutique Manager + Marketing Manager
Hannah is our friendly face that you see at The Sitting Room Boutique. As our boutique manager, she possesses a creative eye for finishing spaces. From bookshelf organization to selecting new throw pillows or art, Hannah has the ability to finish your space with trendy accessories found at our store.
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 dog. So feel free to introduce yourself next time you stop in, her happy demeanor is sure to impress!
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!