Working with Tammy at Novel Interiors was a dream. Despite never meeting her until AFTER the project was complete, she nailed the design, managed contractors and the construction to a tee, communicated with full transparency and pulled all the design detail elements together to create a sophisticated, yet cozy, space for me.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.