DESIGNER & OWNER // Tammy’s passion for interior design took root in 2000 when she and her husband, Chris, bought their first home, an early 1900’s Federal-style. Together they embarked on remodeling. It was then that Tammy fell in love with the construction process and truly began her foray into the design world, making classic, beautiful decisions and implementing unique design elements that ultimately led to a tidy profit when they sold the completely remodeled property four years later. Hooked on the concept of remodeling and design, she and Chris purchased another home and repeated the process. Tammy became an avid student of the industry: reading, studying and honing her craft by redoing spaces for herself and for family and friends. In 2015 she transitioned from full-time novelist (she has six novels out and writes under her maiden name, Tamara Lyon) to business owner, founding Novel Interiors. She established her design firm with the fundamental belief that a home should not only be a beautiful sanctuary, but it should also tell the story of those who live there. Tammy’s strengths lie in her endless ideas & ingenuity, exceptional organization, dogged work ethic, affordable design solutions, vision and great sense of humor.
Tammy lives in Lake Geneva, WI with her husband, golden retriever, Macy, and two cats, Nitro Brew and Macchiato. Their son, Andy, recently moved to LA and is a music artist and producer. In her free time, she loves listening to her son’s music while going for long runs, sitting on her screen porch with her husband and friends, sipping wine and laughing, spoiling her animals and constantly coming up with project ideas for her already remodeled house, much to her husband’s dismay!