Meet Our Design Team

Senior Interior Designer

Kristen Schammel

What inspires you?
My family. I am fortunate to have family that I can look to for strength, courage, drive and so much more. I am blessed!

Zodiac sign
Aries, but I am not sure how accurate the Aries traits are to who I am.

Favorite music
My mood drives my pick but anything from Drake, Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, Rihanna, Toto, Pearl Jam…and the list goes on!

Favorite happy hour drink
In the summer on the patio, margarita. But on cold winter nights, I prefer an Old Fashioned or glass of Cabernet.

Dogs or cats?
I have had a dog my entire life! I like the companionship they offer and when I walk in the door my “Bear Boy” will be so excited to see me.

Favorite free time activity
I cherish my time with my two daughters as they are growing up way too fast!

Fun Fact
My favorite candy bar is a Whatchamacallit.

Senior Interior Designer

Kelly McDermott, CKBD

What inspires you?
So many things! Travel, fashion, architecture, hotel and restaurant design to name a few.

Zodiac sign
Virgo (Libra rising)

Favorite music
Depends on my mood, I listen to a little bit of everything (except country)!

Favorite happy hour drink
Vodka, water, lime

Dogs or cats?
Dogs – I have a German shepherd named Moose

Favorite free time activity
cooking, reading, yoga, spending time at the lake

Fun Fact
I am a former NFL cheerleader. SKOL!

Interior Project Manager

Jen Zweber

What inspires you?
Seeing kindness in the world

Zodiac sign
Sagittarius

Favorite Music
Country and Acapella

Favorite happy hour drink
Peach Margarita

Dogs or cats?
DOGS!

Favorite free time activity
Watching my kids’ sporting events

Quote to live by
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

Favorite style/piece
I love a comfy sofa to relax in, but you’ll also need a great piece of art to put the finishing touch on a room!

Interior Project Manager

Christina Schumacher

What inspires you?
Historic architecture, art, and design and how certain elements have inspired trends throughout the years and are even still present today. I’ve been to Rome twice and have been so inspired by its rich history.

Favorite Music
Folk, singer/songwriter

Favorite happy hour drink
Gin and Tonic

Dogs or cats?
Dogs particularly German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers but I also don’t hate cats.

Favorite free time activities
Thrift shopping, walks outside with my husband and son, visiting family in rural MN, movie nights-in.

Fun Fact
I am the second youngest of seven children

Interior Designer

Samantha Meyer

What inspires you?
The team -- seeing the other ladies projects! It’s so fun to see what they are all capable of and how different each one of us designs.

Zodiac sign
Sagittarius

Favorite music
This one totally depends on the day and what I’m doing! But I ALWAYS have something playing!

Favorite happy hour drink
A stout or a sour beer

Dogs or cats?
Dogs, most definitely!

Favorite free time activity
Volleyball! I play and coach, so my life outside of work is a lot of time spent on the court.

Favorite style/piece
I appreciate each style for its own reasons! For me and my own home – I lean very coastal.

Interior Designer

Ashley Holeton

What inspires you?
Seeing projects from start to finish and being a part of the solution.

Zodiac sign
Capricorn

Favorite Music
Christian Pop

Favorite happy hour drink
Lychee Martini

Dogs or cats?
DOGS for sure, sorry cat lovers…

Favorite free time activity
Cooking and Traveling

Quote to live by
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.

Fun Fact
I have 7 siblings, spanning 4 different ethnicities: Colombian, Laotian, Native American, and Caucasian.

Interior Designer

Shelby Garris

What inspires you?
I am always inspired by beautiful design and the way it can transform a space- knowing no two projects are the same inspires me to create something new and fresh!

Zodiac sign
Sagittarius

Favorite happy hour drink
I am a craft beer gal

Dogs or cats?
Cat mom here!

Favorite free time activity
Spending time outdoors when able, or binge-watching reality shows.

Quote to live by
“Enjoy the little things”

Fun Fact
Sweets are my guilty pleasure