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Roswell designer transforms homes
by Nicole Dow
July 30, 2014 12:33 PM | 3315 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Roswell resident Tamara Smolyansky was working as a freelance writer when she kept noticing she would find herself getting distracted looking at the room décor and surroundings of the settings where she conducted her interviews. She started dabbling into home design and staging by making over friends’ spaces, and in January 2013, Smolyansky launched her own company — Dressed Nest Interiors.

“I’ve always been somebody who redecorates and reconfigures,” she said. “I’m constantly rearranging furniture in my own home, much to the chagrin of my husband.”

Smolyansky said half of her business is interior design and the other half is home staging. She is certified as a home staging expert by the Real Estate Staging Association and works with real estate brokers and homeowners to prepare properties for sale.

Smolyansky works with clients from all over metro Atlanta. She extends her client base beyond the area by offering e-design services where she selects all the pieces that will be incorporated into a client’s space and sends the client a shopping list and a plan to execute the redesign.

“I’m still available to help them with any questions they might have,” Smolyansky said.

“[This service] is for the hands-on client who is kind of an amateur decorator on their own.”

She said she hopes her customers appreciate that she works to bring their vision to life and make the most of their budgets. Smolyansky starts her projects off by giving clients a two-page questionnaire to help pinpoint their personal taste when it comes to design.

“The clients that I have are very into design,” she said. “They watch HGTV. They’re on They know what they’re looking for and that keeps me on my toes. … It’s been really exciting to work with clients who really have a passion for the process themselves.”

Smolyansky said she likes creating family friendly spaces that both adults and children will love.

“I tend to enjoy them, because I think that parents these days, they’re not the type of parents who just want toys all over their house, however they’re really incorporating their children into every room of the home,” she said.

While Dressed Nest Interiors is a one-woman enterprise, Smolyansky said she will be considering hiring an intern or assistant as her workload increases. Her ultimate dream would be to open a brick-and-mortar office space on Canton Street in the upcoming years.

A closer look:

Dressed Nest Interiors

(678) 887-3155

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