Home & Garden Awards 2024

Home & Garden Awards 2024 | 13 Home remodeling can be an incredibly stressful process that requires a skilful eye. We speak to interior design expert Talie Jane about her multi-title holding company Talie Jane Interiors and its unique customer service model. Interior Design Expert of the Year 2024 (Nevada): Talie Jane & LUXLife Customer Service Excellence Award 2024 Owner Talie Jane (Natalie Schiestel) founded Talie Jane Interiors in 2009, and previously worked as an advertising executive. Following her dream of interior design, Talie combined her analytical skills from account managing with her creative talents to create a unique business model that benefits her clients equally. As an active member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Talie values a deep understanding of interior design and ensures that all employees of Talie Jane Interiors are masters in their craft. The team attends the annual Las Vegas Market, a design event that encourages designers across the world to stay in tune with upcoming trends. The company also hosts monthly internal workshops in which they focus on specific design trends, asking all designers to contribute elements of the style. This allows for a creative conversation to flow between the team. Although staying up to date is important, the company recognises the importance of designing to client taste, and actively encourages designers to consistently put the clients’ taste at the forefront of any design decision. In the wake of the company’s expansion from the Lake Tahoe area to Napa and Sonoma counties, we asked Talie about her plans for the future. Due to the rural area that the company operates in, clients are often unable to inspect products prior to purchase. However, a new expansion will see an end to this obstacle. Talie proudly reveals, “Talie Jane Interiors is excited to announce its upcoming luxury furniture showroom!” The office expansion and showroom addition are expected to be completed by Q4 of this year, to be marked with a grand opening celebration. From fostering trusting relationships with clients, to designing a showroom for a closer look ahead of purchase, Talie Jane Interiors operates with a client-focused approach. This is reflected in its titles in the Home and Garden Awards 2024, recognising both its excellent customer service and Talie’s design expertise. With such big plans for the upcoming months, its certain that Talie Jane Interiors will only continue to excel. Contact: Talie Jane Company: Talie Jane Interiors Web Address: www.taliejaneinteriors.com alie Jane Interiors is an award-winning interior design firm located in Lake Tahoe, servicing both the surrounding areas of Nevada and California, as well as Napa and Sonoma Counties. The company’s residential services focus mainly on new builds and remodels, but it has completed smaller-scale projects alongside this. Talie Jane Interiors has won multiple awards across the last decade, including Top Nevada Interior Designer from Architectural Digest, Best Remodel of the Year from Tahoe Quarterly Magazine in both 2021 and 2023, Top Mountain Interior Designer from Mountain Living Magazine for three consecutive years, and Interior Design Expert of the Year (Nevada) in 2024. With an Accredited A+ Rating with the BBB, the company has been awarded Best of Houzz Customer Service for nine of the last ten years. With a team of expert designers on hand, Talie Jane Interiors aims to cut out the middleman in its design projects and prefers to have a handson approach from start to finish. In addition to the standard practice of sourcing materials and furnishings, the company offers its clients a variety of services including inhouse cabinetry design, custom closets, and window treatments. These services are offered in a range of over 1000 fabrics, colours and textures, ensuring that there is something to suit each individual taste. Designing a space for a client is a process that requires trust and care. Each project begins with a Discovery Session so that the designer can understand their clients, their living habits, and personalities. In the industry of interior design, building a strong client relationship is a must. “Challenging the status quo to exceed industry standards.” Talie Jane Interiors takes it a step further in providing transparency to its clients. Unlike many designers in the market, the company passes on 100% of its discounts to its customers. It is common for products to experience a markup in price when charging clients to make a profit from keystone (100% markup to as much as 600%), but Talie Jane Interiors believes that transparency is key. Clients are provided with wholesaler prices and remain informed about potential savings with every piece introduced to their home. T Talie Jane Interiors