Austin, Texas / interior design

Our Story

Established in New York in 2006, Amity Worrel & Co. has been commissioned for a wide variety of projects both in New York, the Midwest, and here in Austin.

The Amity Worrel team finds solutions for the way we live today, without neglecting the past, to create a comfortable, fresh, pleasing, and unpretentious outcome.

We pride ourselves on being efficient and developing great relationships with our clients in order to better understand and accomplish their design goals.

We provide design services for projects ranging from industrial lofts to traditional ranch homes, renovations or custom new builds, contemporary to classic.

Our interiors highlight the personality and experiences of our clients, while refining their style and adding sophistication, always with a sense of humor.

Our goal is to achieve easy beauty that adds value to our client’s daily life and to allow their interiors to showcase them at their best.

Amity Worrel

Amity has been working in the design field for nearly 20 years in a variety of environments–from the urban landscape of NYC to the beaches of the Bahamas. After starting her career at Christie’s Auction House, where she fell in love with design and learned a great deal about furniture and art, Amity attended both the New York School of Interior Design and Parsons School of Design. Amity had the invaluable opportunity to work very closely with two of the nation’s top interior designers, Jeffrey Bilhuber and Tom Scheerer, for nearly a decade. While at those high-end residential design firms, she worked with tastemakers, style leaders, and celebrity clients to create interiors that satisfied their discerning and demanding tastes. She launched her own firm in NYC in 2006.

Amity returned to her home town of Austin in 2008 to set-up shop as Amity Worrel & Co, and has grown to include an accomplished professional team who have helped achieve published designs for residences throughout the city. Her native understanding of the Austin lifestyle and its neighborhoods are an invaluable asset to navigate well through this fast-paced, booming environment.

The unique ability to connect with clients, combined with her outstanding design and project management skills, makes Amity and her talented team well-suited to getting projects completed beautifully with efficiency and vigor.

Andrée Chalaron

Designer / Project Manager

Andrée worked in the fashion and photography industries in New York City for over 15 years as a stylist, producer and agent. While representing a preeminent interiors photographer with accounts like Elle Decor and Ralph Lauren Home, she cultivated a love of interior design. Upon moving to Austin, she joined the team at Amity Worrel & Co. as a project manager.

Andrée’s experience producing big-budget photo shoots around the world allows her to oversee design projects both big and small with an impeccable attention to detail and a keen eye on the bottom line. That same attention to detail extends to procuring just the right finishing touches for each project. The hunt for unique furniture and accessories, both new and vintage, is her passion.

Jessica Nash

designer/ project manager

Jessica brings a unique blend of industry experience and education to our team.  As an interior architectural designer for an Austin design/build firm, a client relations and project manager for a custom home builder/remodeler in Dallas, and a professional estimator for national residential flooring company, Jessica brings a broad and valuable combination of skills to each project.

Jessica’s educational background includes architecture and commercial interior design, and psychology and sociology, with Bachelor’s degrees in interior design from UT Arlington, and Psychology and Sociology from UNC, respectively. Interested in how we perceive the world around us, she is dedicated to enhancing the human experience through design. Passionate about learning, Jessica is currently pursuing National Council for Interior Design Qualification certification.

Allison Beyer

design assistant

Allison Beyer joins our team as interior design assistant. Her valuable experience in product development at Austin-based furniture manufacturer, Mockingbird Domestics brings value and excellent skills to the team. Her enduring relationship with textiles, considerable experience in product development and studies in historical textiles at the Indianapolis Museum of Art are excellent assets in furniture procurement as key part of our design team. Allison holds a BA in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising from Ball State University.

Becky Janes

Office Manager

Becky provides the design team with administrative support. She has a B.A. from Texas A&M University, and has lived in Austin since 1995. During that time Becky has worked in diverse fields, including the banking industry, state government, and early childhood education. She is pleased to be able to put her varied skills to use as office manager for Amity Worrel & Co.

Outside of the office, Becky is an avid fan of high school swimming and pickup basketball games. She also enjoys reading and running.

Chad Palmatier

Interior Designer

Chad Palmatier has over 14 years of interior design and project management experience, primarily in the commercial design world. He has worked in London, Washington DC, Atlanta, Columbus Ohio and New York City for clients including Victoria’s Secret and Kenneth Cole. His expertise broadly includes design of high-end specialty stores, wholesale showrooms, department stores and shopping centers and extends to custom fixture design and detailing.

Chad studied at Marymount University in Arlington and London and earned his Bachelors of Art, Interior Design there. Chad joined Amity Worrel & Co. in 2011 and has been an invaluable part of the team. He has a keen eye for design and an astute understanding of how to achieve a functional and well designed interior.

Our Community

settlement home for children

Amity Worrel supports Settlement Home for Children. The Settlement Club is a volunteer group of over 450 dedicated women whose mission is to provide a quality home for neglected, abused and emotionally troubled children. Established as the Girls’ Settlement Club in 1916, The Settlement Home for Children is owned and operated by The Settlement Club.

Because of the support of The Settlement Club, The Settlement Home for Children is able to provide state-of-the-art programs and services for the children entrusted to our care. Membership in The Settlement Club is by invitation.

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