Many ask us “what is your design style"? Our designs are all about YOU and are as different as our clients’ spaces are different! However, here’s a little more about us…

Kristen Pawlak, DDCD

Owner/Interior Designer

Kristen is a multi-award winning and professionally certified designer who has owned Decorating Den since 2009. Her work has been featured in HGTV, Houzz, Louisville Magazine, Arabella, StyleBlueprint, House & Home, The Courier-Journal, the Voice Tribune, and on Your Kentuckiana Home. She is also a contributor to the Courier-Journal Stylemaker, WLKY-32 The Real Deal, KY Homes & Gardens, and Today’s Woman, and enjoys speaking to local organizations on design topics. Kristen has donated her time and talent to the Bellarmine University’s Designers’ Show House since 2011. Nationally, Kristen sits on a The Leadership Council for Decorating Den corporate.

Having a personal love and knack for aesthetics all her life, she chose to follow her passion and build a second career in design. Prior to her ownership of Decorating Den Interiors, Kristen spent many successful years as a marketing research project manager, using skills which translate today to her interior design projects and clients.

While originally from Michigan, Kristen has lived with her family in Louisville for over 25 years. She is inspired by anything vintage, travel, dogs, and the natural beauty of the outdoors.



Hannah Schexneider

Interior Designer/Design Assistant

Hannah loves to help our clients transform their spaces according to their tastes, lifestyle, and budget. Her background in fashion and retail give her not only a keen eye designing interiors, but also a great knack for serving client relationships.

In addition to client designs, Hannah enjoys working on the Bellarmine Designer Show House and also presents interior design seminars and workshops for the public. 

Prior to Decorating Den, Hannah had a successful retail background among local fashion retailers and a custom furniture manufacturer. A Louisville native, she grew up immersed in the world of fine arts, theatre, and fashion. Residing in Old Louisville with her husband and their spoiled puppy, she is inspired by our city’s historic architecture. Feeling fortunate to find a career in a field she is so passionate about in the area, she also stays very involved in her community in her time away from work. 



Nancy Reilly Bamforth

Office Assistant

Nancy is the glue that holds our studio, warehouse, and designers together. She enjoys supporting the office flow and communicating with our clients as well as our extended team of contractors and installers. 

Prior to Decorating Den, Nancy had extensive experience in administrative and marketing support in accounting and publication industries. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Nancy is the youngest of ten, from a large Louisville-born family. She and her husband reside just across the river. She is an extraordinary baker, with her specialty being cake pops. She also enjoys reading and making jewelry in her time away from work.



Matthew Pawlak

Warehouse/RK Renovations Assistant

Matthew helps the team out part-time, managing the warehouse and assembly. He's a full-time student, artist, and photographer.










Samantha Urig

Design Team Intern

Samantha joined us as a summer intern and has a wide variety of duties to support the team. She is a full-time student at Ohio State University, majoring in Marketing and Fashion Retail Studies. 












Our Alliance Partners


Ralph Pawlak

RK Renovations
Owner/Lead Contractor

KP Designs has an excellent alliance partner with RK Renovations. Having Ralph based in our studio to work with our clients is an asset that sets our design business apart. As we do “every room in the house”, Ralph’s firm provides all contract labor needed to renovate kitchens, bathrooms, as well as any room requiring light construction.

Additionally, other long-time alliance partners include local craftsmen, installers, plumbers, electricians, upholsterers, and finish and decorative painters. 

We can truly provide you full-service design!



Rosie, Gracie, and Zorn
KP Design Team Canine Support


Okay…while they are not technically KP Design Team staff, these three provide a lot of moral support and affection to our designers! They are also our test subjects that all of your family members can be made comfortable in the design and function of your spaces! 



Who Says Design Can't Be Fun?

Contact Kristen Pawlak &The KP Design Team today!

  Kristen Pawlak, DDCD in Louisville, KY on Houzz