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Holly Hausberger Bodner

13 August 2019

These ladies are extremely talented! Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend. Thank you so much!


Amanda Driscoll

8 June 2019

This store is amazing!!! Everything is hand picked by the award winning home designer, Karista Hannah. Excellent customer service and beautiful home furnishings.


Leo Thieneman

8 June 2019

I have worked with Karista on multiple projects and she is awesome! Her taste is impeccable and she is one of the hardest working people I know. Her staff is knowledgeable and attentive. Her store is loaded with tasteful accessories/decor and is a great compliment to her services. More...


Andrea Shelton

8 June 2019

We have worked with Karista and Set the stage for many projects over the last few years! From picking out paint colors, selecting wallpaper features, to choosing new furniture, we have always been ecstatic over our results! Would recommend highly!! So great to work with! More...


Lindsay Gorter

8 June 2019

Karista and her team are professional, friendly and committed to making their clients happy. Their upbeat attitudes and eye for design are top notch! Would highly recommend Set The Stage for design services and don’t forget to stop in the store for unique and trendy home accessories. More...


Michael Norris

8 June 2019

Karista has been an incredible asset with the multi-stage and multi-year renovation of our home. We are extremely grateful for her expertise and patience during this process. We highly recommend her services.


Joshua Hannah

15 March 2019

Passionate, Professional and Honest. Hard to find in this industry.


Sharon Shrout

19 January 2019

Karista and her team are THE BEST! Super talented and so helpful!


Stacey Kiehl

7 November 2018

Great place for home furnishings!


Traci Simonsen

11 October 2018

These women are amazing people and professionals! They pay attention to every detail while working within your budget. I get so many compliments on our home. It has been great working with them. More...


Aimee Talerico Caudle

19 July 2018

So much design talent and it shows! Great selection and unbelievable value. Love shopping and looking high end but getting a great value! Something for everyone’s style and budget. It’s a must shop stop for your home. More...


Jill Wilcox

29 June 2018

Amazing store and women who know how to execute exactly what you want


Anna Henry

26 June 2018

Always the most beautiful designs at Homearama! Karista and her team are amazingly talented!


Erik Sean Wolff

22 February 2018

I have been a fan of her designs for years now and they only seem to get better and better with each new endeavor.


Shannon Meredith

16 January 2018

Karista has been amazing to work with!! She helped so much in designing our new home and I already know it will look amazing when it all comes together.


Megan Zinser

14 December 2017

Karista and her team are AMAZING to work with. They worked on a tight timeline due to one of our largest clients visiting. We are currently in the process of moving our location and we are so excited to work with them again. I HIGHLY recommend Set The Stage,,,You won't regret it! More...


Home Inspired

11 December 2017

We love working with the ladies at Set the Stage. They are always professional and courteous, when bringing clients into the store. We would recommend them for any interior design project. More...


Eric S

11 December 2017

We hired Karista and her team as the design lead for both our home remodel as well as a new office for our business. They understood our vision and were very proactive in making sure that our project turned out successful. Thank you to the Set the Stage team! More...


Dana Case

26 July 2017

The ladies helped me with redecorating most of the main level of our house last year. They were great to work with and we are very happy with the end result!


Jennifer Giles

10 May 2017

These girls are great!! Loved having them in my home and the results were amazing!
Highly recommend Set the Stage!


Stephanie Koetter

12 April 2017

My husband and I called Set The Stage for some help in decorating two rooms in our house. I love decorating and styling myself but with a toddler and another baby on the way I just do not have the time to get out and shop like I use to. Set The Stage was great to work with and did a fantastic job picking items that match our style! More...


Colleen Gnau

10 April 2017

I contracted with Karista Hannah at Set the Stage in November 2016 to help me renovate and redecorate much of my 20 year old house. Karista was very knowledgeable about everything I needed. She helped with a complete remodel in the master bathroom--choosing tile, fixtures, freestanding tub, and lights. She also assisted in choosing paint for five rooms, the foyer, and a hallway. In the living room she helped me find the right size sectional sofa and an appropriate chair. Later she guided my choices for an accent chest, a painting, a rug, pillows, decorative items, and lamps. The final product is amazing. Each area—fireplace, chest, sitting area—is like a small scene that fits together perfectly.
The work took about seven weeks.
I was fully satisfied with Karista. My past efforts without a designer seemed incomplete or ineffective. Karista fixed all of that.


Laura Clark

8 April 2017

My business partner and I hired Set The Stage to add the finishing touches to our new office before opening our doors in January. They transformed a place to work into a place to love. We could not be happier. More...


Amanda Newton Driscoll

2 April 2017

Karista and team are amazing!!! Check out their store!


Elise Buck

15 May 2016

Karista and her team did an excellent job! We hired Set The Stage to redo our living room and are very pleased with the results. They helped us select new furniture and paint and helped us stage our very large built-ins to completely transform the room. They were professional and always quick to respond.
again for a future project. Ty



30 March 2016

Karista helped us select paint colors, update furniture and has such talent in designing and coordinating decor. She helped us select new light fixtures that totally changed the feel of our home. We would highly recommend Set the Stage and will use their services in the future! More...



29 March 2016

Loved working with Set the stage! My house looked great thanks to them and we didn't break the bank! They had lots of new ideas and options on different contractors to complete jobs. Very helpful


andi weis

28 March 2016

Karista and her whole team were so outstanding through our whole remodeling process! They are very professional and provided outstanding service!!!! We are extremely happy with our beautiful new space!!! More...


Tammy B

24 March 2016

I met with the crew today, and my first thought is "WOW"!
Louisville is very traditional and after looking and meet with another designer, they are on point!!
They are young but have a keen eye!!
We hired them because of there pictures, listening to us, and their ability to blend my husband and my taste.
We are both A personalities with the same taste"for the most part".
This was our first meeting, and they are great!!!
More to come!


Artisan Signature Homes

28 January 2016

Karista from Set the Stage is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is with our clients every step of the way before, during and after the building process. Karista does a wonderful job understanding the design styles of each one of our clients. She is both professional and personable. She keeps the building process running smoothly by making selections on time or ahead of schedule. Karista is an excellent communicator and very organized. You will love working with her! More...



17 January 2016

Karista and her team did an amazing job transforming our living room and home office from drab and dark into bright, beautiful spaces that were not only beautiful, but functional for our family. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and we can't wait to work with them again on other spaces in our home! More...


Dawn Hundley

15 January 2016

Karista Hannah, (Set the Stage) has done several projects for me including my master bedroom and bathroom, family room and sun room, kitchen and dining, and spare bedroom and bathroom. She assisted in paint color choice, tile, furniture, window treatments, wall hangings, and more. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the work she has done for me and recommend her to everyone! I will use her again and again to complete more projects in my home. More...



11 January 2016

Hannah provided space planning and decorating suggestions for 3 rooms in my home. The floorpan was delivered very promptly. She is very friendly and helpful and I would recommend her to my friends. More...



14 December 2015

Karista's design sense and project portfolio made it easy for us to have her help with our remodel project. Her interior design advice has both enhanced our space and saved us money through smart material selection. We highly recommend Set the Stage.



29 September 2015

Karista, Set the Stage, is a pleasure to work with on design. We have completed numerous projects over the years, this one being the latest, but not the last! She is so energetic and brings this enthusiasm to each and every one of her projects. She is able to blend the most up to date design features while also allowing for her clients personal taste and lifestyle, creating a cohesive design that is both beautiful and yet comfortable. Her clients love her as evidenced by the numerous referrals she receives and we at Brechers Lighting certainly look forward to her visits to our showroom-she is a delight! More...



25 September 2015

Karista has always been a pleasure to work with! Develops a great relationship with her clients guiding them through the design process that works for them and their budget. She is extremely organized and thorough during the entire project. More...



21 March 2015

Karista and Mikey are wonderful! They took our messy, thrown together rooms and transformed them completely with consideration for our style and needs. They listened to what we wanted and delivered with design ideas, furniture arrangements, and accessories. Karista and Mikey are professional and enjoyable to work with. We highly recommend them. More...



4 August 2014

I found Set the Stage designer Karista at Louisvilles Charity homes and Homearama. She helped with living room layout when we remove a wall. Karista provided me with multiple options and we discussed her helping me in the future with our remodel. I really enjoy Set the Stages design style. More...



2 August 2014

I can't thank Karista and Mikey enough for all of their design expertise with our new home! Loved all of the fresh ideas and ways you both thought of incorporating the new with the older things I already had! I would highly recommend Set The Stage!!! 5 stars all the way!! More...



22 July 2014

I would absolutely recommend Karista and Mikey with Set The Stage! Karista made giving our new house a facelift an extremely easy process and was there with us every step of the way. Professional, easy to work with and our house looks phenomenal. They are the best! More...


Melissa Ulfe

11 June 2014

Karista was absolutely wonderful in the planning/designing stages during the construction and completion of my home. Having her expertise certainly eased my anxiety about major decisions for my home. I would definitely recommend her at any stage of home interior decorating and design. More...



21 May 2014

My husband and I utilized Karista and Mikey from Set The
Stage a couple of months ago to help decorate areas of our home. They
did an amazing job with "accessorizing" our family and dining
rooms. Karista and Mikey truly brought life into these rooms by adding
the right colors and patterns. They also assisted us with how to decorate
with items we already had but was clueless on how to use. Set The Stage was very reasonable and professional. Now when family and friends visit our home, they are wowed with the "before" and "after" of these rooms. And yes, my husband and I would recommend Set The Stage and use them again for future decorating needs.



19 May 2014

Karista is probably the 5th designer I have used and the BEST! What a great experience working with her. She is so organized and professional but also fun to work with. Karista's energy is so infectious. She clearly enjoys what she does! She made building my house extremely simple and fun. I would highly recommend her to anyone! More...



19 May 2014

Working with Karista made building a house much less stressful! Not only is she talented artistically, but she is also extremely organized and motivating. I was very impressed with her knowledge of home building. She's not just a decorator, she is fantastic at space planning and budgeting. Our house was in a Charity Home Show, and had to be decorated completely prior to us moving in. Karista, and her co-worker Mikey, were able to use brand new furniture and accessories AND pieces from our existing home to complete the look. It's exactly what we hoped for! Karista and Mikey make the perfect team at Set The Stage! More...



8 May 2014

Very helpful with great ideas that would look good with the home I'm building. She really knew my interest and helped me in making selections that she knew I would like. She was honest and very delightful to work with. She is very personable. More...


jennifer Henderson

15 April 2014

We had a wonderful experience. i felt like Set the Stage was completely in tune with my sense of style while being mindful of our budget. They were so much fun, i am going to miss them now that the job is complete! Would and have recommended them to several friends! More...



15 April 2014

Karista and Mikey helped to redecorate my home and advised me on the type of furniture that would look best in the spaces I was requesting help for......all while staying within my budget. By shopping smart and sensible, I was able to afford having experienced professionals give great advice on what looks were good for my taste. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs help spicing up any space! More...



10 April 2014

Karista and Mikey were great to work with! They made the process of remodeling our kitchen, living and dining rooms fun and stress free. I appreciated their attention to our budget while still delivering everything we wanted. Everyone that sees our house thinks it should be in a magazine! More...



15 March 2014

Set the Stage was excellent! The designers knew and understood exactly what I wanted to achieve and they kept my budget in mind when doing so. They were so easy to work with and I felt very comfortable inviting them into my home and leaving them while I went back to work. I would recommend them to anyone! More...



7 March 2014

I used set the stage to help with the color scheme, granite selection, carpet selection and furniture for our new home. I can't say enough about Karista and Mikey. They both did a fantastic job seeing my vision and helping me pull it all together. They were so easy to work with and efficient. With my busy schedule and two kids, Karista always made the most of our time and pointed me in the right direction. I LOVE how it all came together and how they were able to make the process pf building and furnishing a new house, a little less stressful. I was impressed with their organization and personal touch. More...


MHDesigns, LLC

6 March 2014

Karista has been such a delight to work with while selecting our finishes for our new home. She has such a positive, infectious energy that translates into her design. She is very organized and decisive which helps when you are trying to juggle the many facets of building a home. I highly recommend her services to anyone that needs a full design service or just a refresher service for their home. More...



5 March 2014

Karista was able to make building a house experience less stressful. She is very easy to schedule appoints to discuss your needs, look at your house or materials. The colors picked look great. I have used her services a few times and will do soagain if needed in the future. Karista has a good personality and a great knowledge of what she does. More...



19 February 2014

I have had the experience of working with Karista Hannah of Set The Stage several times over the past year on both remodel as well as new construction projects and have always found her to be extremely talented as well as enormously efficient. Every project has been different, but all begin and end with an extremely satisfied client!!! More...


Michael O'Coners

15 February 2014

I was in the process of building a new home and reached a point where I needed help bringing everything together. Karista helped me pick color palettes throughout the house to include paint, cabinet colors, granite counter tops, lighting, space planning, and final touches. She was great to work with, she listened and understood my desired styles and overall look and was very upfront and open about whether something would work well or not. But even more important if I was leaning towards something she didn’t necessarily agree on she would find a way to work with me for a final product that worked for me and achieved good design. It was never all about her but rather what I liked. Great experience! More...


Bailey Remodeling and Construction LLC

12 February 2014

At Bailey Remodeling & Construction, we love to work with great people that help our clients have the best experience possible. Karista's attitude and enthusiasm fit exactly what we were looking for in a designer. Her passion for putting together great looking spaces help our clients feel confident that they are making good decisions and they're always happy with how everything turns out! More...


The Buttorff Company

6 January 2014

We have the highest regards for Karista Hannah, and Set The Stage. Karista, has many years of experience in the commercial and residential side of interior design. Her professionalism, attention to detail, follow-up, and positive attitude are unmatched and sure to icing on the cake.

Set The Stage has succeed in providing amazing design services for our company, time and time again. Weather you have a model home or a private home to sell, Karista Hannah and her team will help you make your best first impression. We all know, that a first impression is what it is all about.

Set The Stage, is not limited to the real estate market staging. In fact, they thrive in interior design consulting for whole house and room make-overs. These can be some of the more challenging projects, because of multiple uncontrollable factors. Again, Set The Stage has partnered with us on our personal homes to help give them a whole new attitude that better represents our style and way of life. It truly is like coming home to a whole new house.

Brandon Buttorff
The Buttorff Company


Jennifer Jorden

3 January 2014

We hired Karista to help with designing our new home, and started with a fairly blank slate. Karista transformed the space and made it absolutely stunning. We are so impressed with her choices and creativity all while staying in budget. Our friends and family love the transformed home and we are so pleased with the finished look.

Karista and Mikey are both extremely talented designers who I would trust to design any space for me. They are also extremely professional and pleasant to work with. I've enjoyed working with them and will continue to use them in the future. I would highly recommend Karista to anyone looking for a beautifully designed home.



20 December 2013

I work with Set The Stage in several different aspects. She recently did our personal home and we are beyond delighted!! Karista and her team asked several questions in regards to the rooms we wanted them to work on. We set the budget and established the style and off they went. They are professional, creative, extremely organized and certainly budget conscious. I look forward to using them again on the next project!! More...



13 November 2013

This was my first experience with an interior designer and I am very satisfied. Karista and Mikey did an excellent job of considering my taste and function for the room, while providing beautiful results (all while staying within my budget.) She helped with everything, from flooring to paint, wall art, accessories, lighting, ceiling fan and other unique touches. They were always available to answer any questions I had as well. We will enjoy our room for years to come! More...



14 October 2013

I'm a full-time, full service REALTOR in Louisville and the surrounding counties. Karista and Set the Stage assist me and my clients with preparing their homes for sale and designing and decorating their new homes. She is not just professional and knowledgeable, but very personable, responsive and customer service-oriented with my clients, which is critical because real estate transactions are very emotional. I particularly appreciate how Karista helps my clients who have little or no budget. She can literally "design on a dime" and re-purpose furniture and decorations to make a space come together. No matter how small or large the home/pricepoint, Set the Stage always manages to find a way to enhance a home's presentation, which has consistently resulted in my listings selling faster and for more money than expected. I bring Karista in on every project because I get results at an affordable price and she always saves my clients money. I am proud to say she is an integral part of the full-service package and experience work hard to provide my clients. I highly recommend Karista to any realtor, homeowner, project manager, etc. looking for stager/design consultant services. - Michael O'Brien, REALTOR, Louisville More...



16 August 2013

Karista was part of our home building package. I was so excited to have someone with me in every detail. She was amazing. Not only is she so pleasant and fun to work with, she is the most organized, professional, person I have ever meet. I am so happy with everything she helped me pick. She made building our home so much easier. I am so grateful for her talent and guidance. If you are so lucky to have her in your home building package, you will NOT be disappointed. More...


Marc Spiegel

15 July 2013

Set the Stage did a great job with my condo in Atlanta. As a single guy, I wanted a nice clean urban look. I went out of town for four days, and when I came home, my place was transformed. It looks great, came in under budget, and is truly what I wanted! More...


Gerry Ahrens

21 May 2013

Great company for the "typical male" who has an idea but not clue where to start. Set the Stage will do the shopping, make the selctions, and even deliver the product. Extremely well connected to various retailers around town, which made the selection/purchasing very affordable and easy! Highly reccommended! Set the Stage has a great eye for decorating, especially if you are a fan of modern! More...



15 May 2013

Karista just finished decorating our group room and leasing office and did an amazing job. From start to finish she was on top of every detail. While working with her you have no worries, she takes care of everything. I would highly recommend her for any size job. More...


Melissa McCloud

9 May 2013

Karista was fun to work with and kept me well informed during the entire process. I let her know that I wanted to be involved and she respected that very well by texting pics of furniture, accessories, etc. whenever she went out shopping for me. She did a great job of incorporating my current furnishings into the project to keep costs down, and was able to reuse art, a rug, and a table in addition to her new pieces. She didn't balk at my small budget and the end results look amazing. She worked hard for me all while incredibly pregnant, too! I'd use her again. More...



18 March 2013

Karista is nothing short of amazing! She is very accommodating and professional, and willing to help with whatever needs to be done. She helped me decided on colors, cabinets and decor as well as gave me pointers on what I needed to look for when I was out getting things on my own. I will definitely use her again when I am ready to make some additions and changes to my house. More...



4 March 2013

Karista, of Set the Stage, is very talented in her work. She has helped me in the past choose paint colors for a new house and now she is helping with some updating. Karista can decorate for a modern look as well as a traditional look. She has a great eye for design, colors, and placement of furniture and pictures. She is prompt, efficient and flexible which make her a joy to work with. I highly recommend Set the Stage! More...



25 February 2013

We’ve hired Karista’s on many occasions from space planning, to paint selection, to a total master bath and bedroom makeover. The process on every occasion was seamless and done effortlessly. We would have never thought to place our travertine tile in our master bath vertically—as Karista said this makes your bath appear larger and longer. Also, the furniture placement in our living room never worked until Karista did the space planning. Again, it was an absolute pleasure working with Karista Hannah! More...



23 February 2013

Karista is the best designer! She is so kind, creative and professional. I always get so many compliments on the rooms she has designed for me. I refer her to all my friends!



7 January 2013

Shortly after purchasing a new home I was referred to Karista by a mutual friend for design advice. Being an extremely busy single dad with little to NO design sense I was in need of help. During the initial consultation we went over everything she felt I needed to make our home complete. We went over my budget for each room and found some amazing pieces for our home. Karista helped us pick out everything including paint colors, furniture, and accessories. She also made suggestions for improvements such as recessed can lighting and pendants for my island. The response to her work has been overwhelming to say the least. Everyone that comes over raves about the way the house is decorated and furnished. Of course they know I was not responsible, so I have given her business card to everyone that has seen the house. Thanks to Karista we have a beautiful home that my daughter and I can enjoy for a long time to come. To say I enjoyed working with her is an understatement and I would encourage anyone to hire her.”-Eddie B More...



11 December 2012

Karista's work is impeccable in every way. She was able to help me redecorate my living room utilizing most of my existing furniture. She helped me select some new pieces that really transformed the space. Although my livingroom has a challenging shape, she placed things beautifully so there is a great flow in the area. I highly recommend her for any decorating needs. More...

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