Testimonial

I cannot say enough about Tammy! Last January I bought a 5,000 square foot home in the D.C. area and didn’t know where to begin. Being a business owner myself, I did not have the time to dedicate to such a huge project. I had heard about Novel Interiors through a friend and reached out to Tammy. She immediately reached out to me and we started to the process. She was in Wisconsin and hadn’t seen the house in person, but I was able to provide her with the photos of each of the rooms and that was enough! We worked together and started on the paint color for each of the rooms. I loved her choices! From there she provided me with “design boards” for each room that included the furniture, paint color, carpets, light fixtures and design items. The boards gave me a good idea of what the room would look like at the end. Using this method she was able to design and furnish over 12 rooms! I approved each and every item and when I wasn’t convinced she immediately sent me options. She was very responsive to my “style” and I felt that she listened to my concerns. Then came the second part. She ordered all the furniture, carpets and light fixtures and then came to my home with an assistant to receive the packages and place everything in the various rooms. With her rental car she and her assistant would go out to various stores to complete the picture with all the bedding, matching towels, curtains, blinds, bathroom cabinets, plants and smaller items to complete the picture. She even knew how to use a drill and mounted the blinds and curtains! If something didn’t work out, she took care of all the returns. I just watched her work and get the job done. I cannot say enough about Tammy and Novel Interiors. I highly recommend her and her company. Thank you, Tammy!!!

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Absolutely! I just would not have had the time to dedicate to such a large project. I also did not have knowledge of what's available "out there" and even where to begin looking for the items I needed.
3) Would you use NI again in the future?Again, absolutely!
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?Go for it! Tammy is a delight to work with and will quickly help you with your design project.
By -Carmen Carbonell

purchased a home in Lake Geneva and converted it into a vacation rental. As a former gangster hangout in the 1930’s, the home was packed with historical charm and had a beautiful lakefront location, however, the bookings weren’t as strong as I would have liked.

I felt the layout didn’t flow and the space wasn’t being utilized properly but I didn’t know how to fix it. I had heard so many good things about Novel Interiors and had seen some photos of her work and decided to reach out to Tammy Schmidt to see if she could help.

Tammy is extremely easy to work with. She has an incredible eye for style and has impeccable taste. What I loved most about working with Tammy is that she really seemed to understand my needs and worked within my budget to create a look that blew me away. She methodically mixed different types of textures and colors, creating beautiful and comfortable spaces.

She utilized much of the furniture and art that I already had and brought in new pieces that pulled it all together. She spent an entire day shopping for rugs, pillows, throw blankets, as well as lamps, plants and other unique little items and pulled together a cohesive look throughout. The home ended up with a warm and welcoming feeling while staying true to its history.

My bookings have gone through the roof as a result of her work. I am now able to display photos on the vacation rental sites that capture the attention of potential renters and make my house stand out from the competition. I’m obsessed with Tammy’s work and now realize that my own home is in desperate need of being Tammified! Tammy exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend her to everyone.

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Hiring Novel Interiors was the best decision I could have made. The money I spent on the project came back ten fold in bookings.
3) Would you use NI again in the future?I would absolutely use Novel Interiors again!
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?Call her now! She will change the way you live and feel in your home.
By -Wendy Murphy

Tammy is amazing – it doesn’t matter the size of the house or your budget – she will ensure the design is a reflection of your personal style.

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Novel Interiors helped us ensure that our space was utilized in the most efficient way possible.
3) Would you use NI again in the future?I will continue to use NI to pull together the design of our house.
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?NI works with all budgets and styles to ensure that your personal style is reflected in the final design.
By -Andrea Williams

Tammy has helped me with multiple projects in my home, and they have all turned out beautifully! Tammy has a unique ability to figure out what I like when I can’t describe it myself. So many times I had no idea what to do with a space and she came it and made it gorgeous.
Tammy is timely, organized, reasonably priced, and fun to work with!

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Did I ever find it beneficial to hire NI! Tammy staged my first home to sell and because of her it sold for more than asking price. In my current home she has helped me choose new flooring, design my main living area, and provided design and style ideas that I never could have thought of. She picked out colors for my entire home that we’re spot on every single time. I’ve learned just to do what she says because I will never be disappointed.
3) Would you use NI again in the future?Yes! Yes! Yes!
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?Do it! Don’t wait! Tammy can come into an existing space and work her magic, as well as start design work from the construction phase. Working with Tammy is so easy, even remotely!
By -Chrissy Hiebert

We are currently in the process of building our first home. I came across Tammy on Instagram and contacted her because I fell in love with her work. I have always imagined owning my own magazine style home. And thanks to her, it’s coming true!

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?YES. The 3D rendering service she offers is phenomenal for people like me who have difficulty envisioning what the room would look like. It is worth every single penny!
3) Would you use NI again in the future?In a heartbeat . . . I will be referring her to all of my friends and family!
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?Do it! Tammy has been such a huge help in bringing our vision to life. She is attentive, quick to respond, and honest. She has exceeded all of my expectations!
By -Sonja

We hired Novel Interiors to update our contemporary lake house on Lake Geneva. Tammy transformed the most prominent lake view rooms to have an extremely attractive Costal feel. The results are fantastic!

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Absolutely. NI came in under budget and the results speak for themselves.
3) Would you use NI again in the future?Without hesitation.
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?Most definitely.
By -Ken Wruk

We did our living room, dining area and master bedroom. We absolutely loved working with Tammy! She is so attentive and answers questions within minutes. She is so talented, innovative and approachable. I loved her attention to detail and how she customized our spaces . I can’t wait for our next project together!

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Absolutely! She was always available and helped us find contractors that were also amazing! We couldn’t have done our projects without Tammy!
3) Would you use NI again in the future?Absolutely- I am ready for our next project together!!
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?Just do it- now! You will be so happy to have Tammy
By -Sara

We bought our home a little over 3 years ago and we’ve slowly been taking on projects to make it more “us”. At every step of the way, Tammy has been there to bounce ideas off of, steer us in decision making, recommend specific products and items, and also be a soundboard! She always listened to what I love and worked to incorporate it, as well as boosting it with her own amazing sense of style.

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Yes! Tammy will take whatever ideas you have and take them to a new and amazing level. Worth every penny!
3) Would you use NI again in the future?No question about it - YES!
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?Spend some time thinking about what you love about your home, some key areas you'd like to change, and then be ready for your world to be rocked.
By -Amy Zakrajsek

As a professionally trained interior designer myself, I can tell you that working with Tammy at Novel Interiors has been everything I hoped for and MORE.

Tammy takes the time to establish a meaningful connection with her clients, does an incredible job at listen to what matters most to YOU, and executes a thoughtful design presented with a professional 3D rendering of your vision.

Moreover, she curates a design board, collects samples, and connects you with her trusted list of vendors to transform your vision into reality.

Her passion for creating beautiful spaces is deeply rooted in the details :: and it shows in everything she does from the start of your project to the final reveal.

We are counting dow the days to our Kitchen Remodel in October 2020 and cannot wait to share the form + function of the beautifully designed space she created for us.

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Hiring Tammy was invaluable to our project. Her attention to detail coupled with her network of craftsmen + local vendors turned our vision into reality.
3) Would you use NI again in the future?In a heartbeat. And, actually we’ve already inquired with her to work on a new project + property later this year.
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?I’d ask, “what are you waiting for?!” If you want someone who’s passionate, knowledgeable, and easy to work with - Tammy is your girl.
By -Sonya Kammes