Karista Hannah is the founder and lead designer of Set The Stage. An experienced design professional, she was educated at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Hannah worked for one of the top manufacturing representatives in Florida, and traveled throughout the state presenting furniture and textile lines to interior designers and architects. She has held interior design positions with national homebuilders, and has experience in single family, condominium, and commercial/mixed use developments. Her most recent projects have been for Poe Companies, and was involved with projects such as: Museum Plaza, 21C Austin, Teravista, and RiverPark Place.

Hannah's personal condo was selected to appear on the cover of Louisville’s Home and Design Magazine in 2007. She has contributed to print/Internet media giving her unique opinions on a variety of design topics. She was interviewed by Louisville's Courier Journal for their Home and Garden section, which capitalized on her expertise in modern design.

Versatility is a hallmark of her design work. With experience ranging from transitional to contemporary, her passion for design gives her clients a rewarding experience.


  Design: Would you like to redesign a room in your home from top to bottom? Set the Stage works with you to improve your  space, and is mindful of your budget. Space and design ideas are presented, which includes new furniture, curtains,  lighting, and wide array of accessories. Many of the design options will benefit from my exclusive designer discounts.

  Home Staging: Are you planning to sell your home? Home staging will help you sell your home quickly. I will do a home  walk through and discuss changes that range from assessing your furniture layout, rearranging accessories, and  suggestions on neutral paint colors. All designed to increase the value and appeal of your home. A detailed list is provided  to the homeowner on all staging modifications.

  Redesign: Are you getting tired of a room in your house? Would you like a change, but don’t want to spend a lot of money?  I will  rearrange your existing furniture, accessories, artwork, and give you a brand new room without spending a lot of  money. In most cases, I can shop around your home to find existing items to help transform your “new” space.

  Project Management: Are you a busy builder or remodeler? Let me take the design and decorating function off your plate.  I will meet your clients to select all of their finishes, get all of the materials ordered, and manage the installation of all of  the products. I will walk the client through their building/remodeling process from start to finish.

  Consultation: This includes selecting paint colors, assisting in furniture or flooring selections, and much more. You, the  homeowner, will  do all of the work, but will have the guidance of an experienced professional to help guide you. If you  have a limited budget  and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this may be the option for you.