Testimonial

The exterior of our home was in need of a new paint job, so we also thought it to be a good idea to freshen up the curb appeal along with it. Choosing new colors for the exterior of a home is hard! So many choices! And then, what do you put on the porch and where? What colors match brick? So, we called Tammy. She has such a great way of making you fall back in love with your space by using encouraging words and making the process seem so simple. She took into consideration my likes and dislikes with color and design and never seemed to rush the project. She also worked well and stayed within the “style” of the home….not trying to make our come something it wasn’t. She quickly offered up some suggestions that we both loved! In the end, our whole exterior received a face lift that is so beautiful and up-to-date. Each day that I pull into my driveway I love it!

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?Yes, I did. Trying to decide on color on my own was difficult. I have brick on the exterior so matching/complimenting that was a big stumbling block for me. I feel that a home really does need to be a place you love. How many times have I thought I could do something on my own, only to be disappointed with the color and way it never came together. Seeking out NI was just the peace of mind that I needed.
3) Would you use NI again in the future?Yes, I would. Because our exterior project went so smoothly, we are now looking to update our whole main level..... kitchen, family room and foyer. These are places I spend most of my day in so I want them to be a place I absolutely love. I wouldn't trust just anyone with these spaces, so NI is my place to call!
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?We all question ourselves when it comes to the design of our home. Sometimes that questioning leads to never completing the project! Novel Interiors takes the guessing game out of the equation. Working with Tammy is so easy and is a pleasure. She really will work with your style and create a plan for you that you both with love. Why wait? Fall in love with your home again!
By -Laura Gilleland

Tammy decorated my lake condo for me in a very prompt time frame with lots of great bargains and great looks. She listens carefully and is able to translate your idea of the look you want into actual furnishings and accessories. Best of all, she is a delight to work with, lots of fun, and totally fair and honest in her dealings. I can’t wait to do another project with her!

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?See above
3) Would you use NI again in the future?Absolutely
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?I would unequivocally recommend her.
By -Betty Neuman

I live in a small Chicago bungalow style home and I wanted to update my bedroom and living room. Let me just say, I am terrible at decorating and I usually describe my living space as a young 20 yr old bachelor apartment, and I am a 42 year old woman! So, hiring NI to help me recreate my space was a no brainer. Since this was a smaller project and the schedule I kept was hectic at the time, Tammy was able to capture my vision and “tell my story” in every detail of my room virtually! Yes, you heard me correctly. NI and I worked together on my project from beginning to end virtually. We worked off of pictures, dimensions of the room, renderings, etc. It was a perfect working relationship for my schedule at the time and size of the project. I wanted to love the rooms I spend most of my time in and NI was able to do just that for me.

2) Did you find hiring NI to be beneficial? Why or Why not?It was incredibly helpful, since I am terrible with putting a room together and NI knew what suggestions to make to based on a few pieces I liked in my house already.
3) Would you use NI again in the future?Absolutely!
4) What would you tell others who are considering hiring NI for their project?Just do it! You will love your space! Tammy is brilliant!
By -Jaclyn Weitzenfeld

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