Claudia Appel

Stylist & Owner

Welcome to Pink Elephant Home where our mission is to help you simplify your life and enjoy your home to the fullest! Our team of stylists are all just like you – busy, multitasking people with design goals and aspirations! We meet you wherever you are in life and partner with you judgment-free to help you create that dream home currently residing on your Pinterest board!

I started Pink Elephant Home because I want you to place a tall order: A stylish home that functions well and that feels like a sanctuary after crazy days filled with work-life pressures. I invite you to click on our portfolio to get a glimpse of our projects and see how we keep things real. Afterall, design has to be approachable, attainable and inspiring!

Hey, we all have elephants in the room (the stuffed closets, the tired furniture) but let us help you face those elephants, one small bite at a time.

Hope to see you soon!

Meet The Team

Torrye Kampen


Torrye’s favorite design projects include working with families that have a priority for both function and style. She is a master of the Hi/Low and a mega star when it comes to scoring unique finds to layer into larger custom pieces. She’s passionate about demystifying design and believes everyone should be able to create their vision. Torrye enjoys fashion, fitness and being a wife and mom to two boys and a Beagle.

Holly Lewis


Holly is the rare equal parts right and left brain design genius. Formerly a designer with California Closets, she excels at instilling harmony through organization. Whether your style is glam or understated, modern or transitional, Holly masterfully combines your personality and needs into every project. A wife and mom of three, she believes design and organization is an empowering tool!

Stacey Ammerman


Stacey wants to make everyone’s world more beautiful. She believes firmly that absolutely everyone deserves to have a lovely space to call home. She has been passionate about all things design related for as long as she can remember. Her specialty is providing luxury looks that are accessible. She adores color and is the go-to-paint color consultant extraordinaire! She is a bubbly people person and often ends up calling her clients her dear friends. Stacey is a mom to two grown-ups and is smitten with her Pomeranian, Bella-Fleur!

What People Are Saying

“Pink Elephant Home has helped me with eliminating, organizing, placing and even decorating. Her ideas and advice also helped to formulate all the finishing touches like new lighting, countertop selections, and window treatment. She has also overhauled my kitchen cabinet pantry, and even came back a few weeks later to adjust, once we fully realized how we were utilizing the space in a new way.”

Julie Bowen, Carmel, IN
“I have been humbled by this experience with Pink Elephant Home. Without being pushy or injecting her tastes, Claudia has helped me realize what my tastes are and how to achieve my goals without going over my budget. She consistently presented ideas and options that were mindful of this budgeted number and even offered options that were much less expensive, allowing me to spend more in other areas!

Claudia provided great resources and guided me through a process I absolutely dreaded! I appreciate her attention to detail and making this renovation experience a positive one!”

Susan Murray Carlock, Carmel, IN
“Working with Pink Elephant has been transformational in many ways for our home. My wife and I were always going back and forth on decisions about colors, materials, layout, etc. until we started working with Claudia. She provided the clarity we needed to finally break our indecision and gave us the inertia to make real change happen. Another plus for us was being able to be as involved in the projects as we wanted to be. Claudia continues to bring the highest degree of care, vision and determination to our projects. We have the highest level of confidence that you will be just as happy working with Pink Elephant as we are.”

Sanders Family, Indianapolis, IN
“Claudia helped me reclaim my craft space, organized all of my wrapping supplies and restyled my laundry area. She also repurposed a cluttered and underused utility table to function as a home office. The result is fantastic! Claudia was encouraging and not judgmental as we tackled the accumulation of stuff that had made its way to the basement over the years. I highly recommend Claudia to help you reclaim, repurpose, and restyle spaces in your home. She worked wonders!”

Christy Denault, Indianapolis, IN
“I had only one week to get my house (that my family of four had lived in for 10 years) ready to put on the market to sell. Claudia was amazing at helping me separate items to keep, store, recycle or donate. The projects that required more time, she gave me as homework, which kept our time together more productive. After 3 days, she called her contacts, who picked up, at my house the items I wanted to recycle, donate or trash. Thanks to Claudia, I sold my house in 2 weeks and she was a large part of that success. I would highly recommend the Pink Elephant.”

Yvette V., Carmel, IN