Our Story

With Unique Offerings, Personal Service, and Inspiring Ambience, Our Home Decor Store Is Unlike Any Other

How We Started

In 1981, Mary Carol Garrity established Nell Hill’s in an old bank building in her hometown of Atchison, Kansas. She named the store after her maternal grandmother, who was an early Kansas pioneer. In its infancy, Nell Hill’s was a gourmet food shop before it quickly transitioned into one of the Midwest’s most sought-after home decor stores.


Where We Are Now

Kansas City native Katie Laughridge took over Nell Hill’s in 2019. Now located in Briarcliff Village in North Kansas City, Nell Hill’s welcomes guests from all over the country to indulge in beautiful home decor, bespoke wooden furniture, and professional interior design services. Today, it is one of the most popular custom furniture stores in Kansas City.

As one of today’s highly respected lifestyle resources, Katie is the author of Style at Home, a weekly decorating blog, and a syndicated weekly column published throughout the United States. Nell Hill’s is her favorite place to be, as she works closely with customers on a daily basis to bring their dream home to life and celebrate their own style.


What You’ll Find at Nell Hill’s

Visiting Nell Hill’s is an experience. Whether you’re looking for a day of fun shopping or are in pursuit of a serious home redecorating project, our home decor store near you is the perfect place. It’s more than a high-end home furniture store – it’s an oasis filled with gorgeous furniture, art decor, lighting, fabric by the yard, and home accents.

There’s always something exciting going on at Nell Hill’s. Come join the fun!

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Katie Laughridge


Hello, friends!
First off, I want to thank my dear friend Mary Carol Garrity for creating Nell Hill’s and making it the Kansas City establishment it is today. She has been such a great mentor to me, and I’m so excited to be the one who gets to continue growing not only Nell Hill’s, but the style of New Traditional Design that we have become known for.

Since my start in the textile business – more specifically, quilting – I’ve been passionate about fabric and design. I’m constantly growing, evolving, and learning, and I can’t wait to see what this journey has in store!

Fellow KC native Kate Spade said it best: “Style is the sum of so many things – beginning with a sense of who you are and having self-confidence.” At Nell Hill’s, we believe what you like is always in style. Enhance your unique, personal style here with us at our Kansas City furniture store!


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