Fresh Design.
Quality Craftsmanship.

We are a full-service

Design + Build

team serving the Lake Norman and Charlotte, NC area

Meet Karen

Freshwater Interior Design

My name is Karen Schmidt, owner of Freshwater Interior Design. My passion for design began over 20 years ago when my husband and I were renovating our first little home in Southern California. I began taking interior design classes at a local college, later received my degree and have been taking on projects ever since! My passion grows with every project I work on. I love to take spaces from beginning to completion, working with my clients every step of the way. I love seeing my clients’ faces light up when they walk into their newly designed space for the first time. It’s amazing how a well-designed space can make you feel, knowing everything has its place, functions properly and looks beautiful. It just makes our clients happy – and that makes me happy!

Karen Schmidt
Owner, Freshwater Interior Design

We pride ourselves on making the visions

you have for your home

a reality with our interior design assistance.

At Freshwater Interior Design, we are passionate about helping homeowners with interior design services to get the beautiful and functional homes that they envision and deserve. Our timeless designs and quality construction are intended to look good and last for years to come.

We understand that it can be very time consuming to research styles and then find the materials, furnishings, lighting, window treatments, and other décor pieces. Even if you have the time to spare, you might not be quite sure what style direction to take or how to put it all together.


Do you design kitchens, bathrooms and large renovations?


Do you have a contractor?

Yes, we are a full service design and build company. We work seamlessly with our build team to complete your project just as we designed it.

Do you do new home builds?
Yes, and (bonus!) our new home builders design package is included in all homes that Freshwater Custom Homes builds (20k value).

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