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.

Kaelyn Schmidt
Sarah Smith

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!"

SJ Montgomery

Junior Designer

Sarah Jane is a current student at the University of Florida, completing her bachelor's degree in Interior Design and is beginning her master's degree in Construction Management also at the University of Florida. Her philosophy is to evaluate the needs of the client and research how to incorporate the values and philosophies of the client into the space while providing an exciting and innovative design. In her designs, she evaluates how custom-built pieces will need to be constructed to portray to the client in presenting the logistics of complex pieces.

"I enjoy working with clients to create their dream space in a unique and fun way!"

SJ Montgomery

Lexie Stires

Design Intern

Lexie is a senior Interior Design student at the University of Florida who began working at KSD for her summer internship and is continuing as an intern now. Her design philosophy is that good design should connect art and science to transform the mundane into a joyous experience. She believes that spaces should be intriguing and inclusive to all who occupy them and that the purpose of a space should be obvious while the space remains beautiful and functional.

"My favorite part about design is how ideas become tangible. I love seeing the end product of the ideas that were brought to life. "