Meet the Team

Kaelyn Schmidt

Principal Interior Design Consultant
Licensed Residential Contractor

Kaelyn is an Interior Design graduate from the University of Florida. She has worked in the industry for over 10 years, collaborating with multiple designers, architects, and artists in all facets of design.

After college, she continued her search for the right design trade by helping clients with furniture selections at a local furniture store. She then worked with some of the most talented artists to create multiple theme park displays that can be seen throughout the United States and in Shanghai, China. She found her true calling with a local builder helping clients create their dream homes.

"I love working with people and helping them find their creative side. I enjoy seeing different points of view on design and art and helping clients get exactly what they want and like."

"I enjoy helping clients navigate the complex building, remodeling, and decorating process with ease. I strive to enhance and simplify the entire process, ultimately helping clients save time and money and avoid costly mistakes. I believe that working with a designer should be a fun and collaborative process. The goal is to guide clients to their style. Whether you lean towards contemporary or traditional design or you're not quite sure what your style is, together we will achieve the look you want."

Kaelyn is also a licensed Residential Contractor, allowing her to not only help with the design of your space, but she can manage your renovation or remodeling project while staying in budget and ensure a timely completion.


Sarah Smith

Lead Designer

Sarah graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Interior Design. After school, she worked at a furniture store, helping customers select custom pieces for their homes. As a drafter, her next position allowed her to continue working one-on-one with customers as they designed their new homes, additions, and renovations.

"My favorite part about design is helping customers achieve their dream home by creating functional and beautiful spaces tailored to each individual. I love how every project is unique!"


Suzanne Wooten

Office Administrator

Prior to joining Kaelyn Schmidt Design in 2023, Suzanne accumulated 10 years of customer service experience before acquiring her Associate’s degree in Accounting and transitioning to an administrative role. With 5 years of dedicated administration experience in the construction industry, Suzanne exemplifies a profound commitment to the fields of interior design and home renovations and loves to make a project experience as seamless as possible.

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Kelly Hammer

Junior Associate

Kelly graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Art degree in Studio Art. While in school, she focused on the programming and drawing side of design. After graduation, Kelly worked as a Design Supervisor leading a team of designers at a tile and flooring store. This position allowed her to work with clients and learn about the insides of the flooring industry.

"Being in the interior design field allows me to combine my passion for art with my drive for technology. I love being able to bring clients ideas to life."



Tamar Abrahami

Design Intern

Tamar graduated with a B.S. degree in Anthropology in 2021. She is currently an interior design graduate student at UF, and will be graduating with her Master's degree in May.
"After graduation, I hope to combine the knowledge from both degrees through historic preservation and human-centered design."