Original, thoughtfully planned spaces balance clients’ lifestyle and design needs.



Amanda Reynal’s skill lies in her ability to bring a fresh style to every project while acknowledging the context of each space. Her work is grounded in traditional design concepts layered with modern sensibility.

Her experience:

  • Almost 30 Years of Interior Design Experience
  • Founded ARI 20+ Years Ago in 2001
  • Published in Nationally Recognized Print and Digital Publications
  • Completed projects in the Midwest and on the East Coast and West Coast
  • New York School of Interior Design
  • Parsons School of Design
  • BA, Art History, Trinity College, Connecticut


In 2001, Amanda founded ARI. Her well-traveled aesthetic and astute knowledge of interiors and the design world continues to distinguish her work. Her design process blends sophistication with practicality.

Amanda thinks through her original schemes for each project to bring together a current point of view in a framework that acknowledges the past. She follows rules of form, scale, and function with a fresh perspective.

Her fluency in and understanding of historic and traditional elements combines with her resources the design market to provide clients with a current and relevant project.


In a historic refurbished factory space in downtown Des Moines, ARI’s curated retail shop is a bright mix of home decor and personal accessories from local makers, as well as items Amanda has found farther afield.

Inside, shoppers discover thoughtfully selected home furnishings, accents, original art, and personal accessories.

For design clients, Amanda’s working design studio provides a welcoming space for meetings and project presentations. Extensive and continually updated, her onsite sample library allows Amanda and her team to source materials and design from the studio.





Senior Designer/Project Manager

Hannah Jacobus leans on 10+ years of design experience to create timeless solutions that enhance interior architecture. Through technical space planning and thoughtful material selections she thrives in bringing life to each space. She manages projects from beginning to end and enjoys the collaborative nature of working with clients to reimagine their homes.

BFA Interior Design, Iowa State University



Sara Kent-Schneider’s background in graphic design shines through in her tailored design schemes along with spearheading all things branding at ARI. From initial selections to installation, she finds fulfillment in seeing her clients’ vision turn into reality. Her keen attention to detail benefits clients throughout the entire design process and her work always includes thoughtful design elements.

BFA, Graphic Design, Drake University


Director of Operations

Jessi Russell manages the day-to-day operations of the ARI design studio and retail shop. Her background in client services and love for project management ensure a thoughtful approach to the client experience. Her goal is for the behind-the-scenes aspects of the interior design journey to be as seamless as possible for every client.

BS, Apparel Merchandising & Journalism, Iowa State University