"Abby created beautiful, functional and creative spaces for my family. We did a whole house project together and it required an immense amount of attention to detail. Abby created a plan, executed it flawlessly and diligently followed through on every aspect of our project. Additionally, she took an abundance of time to listen to and address my specific needs. She is pleasure to work with an constantly upbeat and positive. I would highly recommend Happy Interiors Group."
"We worked primarily with Abby from Happy Interior Group. We have a commercial office space that is separated between 2 floors. The 2nd floor is mostly original to 1929 and the main floor was updated in the early 80's. Because our project was larger and consisted of over half our space, it was really helpful to have someone give us a hand with all the moving pieces of the design so I could focus on all the other moving pieces of the project. I am so impressed with Happy Interior Group I would consider them for jobs of any size. They were flexible with initially paying hourly so we could see the Design Board before committing to anything. From the beginning they seemed to grasp our design theme to match our 1920's building. They didn’t try to push their own sense of style, but really looked at how finishes would work with the whole space. They gave great suggestions in tying the new in with the old, and worked hand in hand with our Architect and General Contractor to make sure things worked. They gave multiple examples of each idea and didn't mind if we asked them to pick out something else, or even re-pick it. Abby worked with us on everything from big to small. From carpet, furniture, cabinetry, and lighting, to getting the cabinet and hall table décor. To keep expenses down she offered to get the décor from Home Goods/Target and personally arranged it in the space. She even found a vendor to re-create the custom 1929 lead glass transom above our storefront windows. There wasn't anything that was too big or small, or out of their "wheelhouse" to help with. She was quick to follow up on any request, invoice, or planning vendor site visits. Abby was very professional and made time to meet with installers to make sure all items received were accounted for and that vendors knew exactly what the plan was. I really couldn’t be happier with this team!"
- Coni B | Minneapolis
"As full time residents of Florida and grandparents of 2 beautiful granddaughters we knew we wanted to spend more time in Minnesota closer to our little girls. After we purchased a small condo in Minneapolis we knew we needed someone to help us renovate our space. We were fortunate to find Abby Tallman and Amy Mathie at Happy Interiors group.
While still in Florida we had several phone calls with Abby sharing thoughts, ideas and our personal taste. It seemed like Abby was giving us all of her personal attention! Abby was always available to answer questions, send us swatches and samples, and find everything on our wish list!
Abby arranged for the painting from top to bottom, putting in new flooring, replacing some windows, delivery of all of our new furniture and the building and installation of an amazing built it shelving/storage piece complete with the #1 wish list item—the fireplace! All of Abby’s vendors were professional, punctual, friendly and most important tidy!
Our second home was completed in record time thanks to Abby’s scheduling. Our condo is comfortable and the design makes our small little Minnesota home away from home feel so much larger than just 800 square feet.
Working with Happy Interiors was a pleasure! Thank you Abby and Amy."
- Donna and Jeff | Minneapolis
"We worked with Abby on our new house and we could not be more pleased. We were reluctant to spend money on an "interior designer" because it sounds like something for the very rich. But the cost was so reasonable relative to the value. I could have spent hours upon hours of my time and energy and not been as happy with the result. My husband and I agree now it was the best money we spent in a long time!
We built a new house and needed furniture for our main living area and entryway. I tried looking for furniture myself and became overwhelmed. I worked with a designer at a furniture store but it became clear she was just interested in getting as much furniture into our house as possible. I found Abby online and it turned out to be wonderful. She met with me, visited the house, got a sense of our taste, and then had a mockup just a few weeks later that looked way better than anything I could have come up with. She listed out every item in the mock up along with the price and gave us options. I wrote one check and furniture started arriving. It could not have been more painless, and the mockup made it so easy to visualize. She did a great job of spending money where it made sense and saving where it made sense - she got a curtain sheer from Ikea but the drapes themselves are custom made. I am telling all of my friends to hire her."
- Jane M | Golden Valley
"Great, attentive service. Abby took the time to guide me through choices appropriate for my home. But, I still felt like I "owned" my project and made the selections that fit me."
- Holly W | Minneapolis
"We had an outstanding experience. In fact, we had two of them.
Our first project was a condo remodel. We were on an incredibly tight budget, but Abby worked to ensure we got the most bang for our buck. We were able to install beautiful bamboo flooring and a high-quality kitchen counter, and we received great design concepts in the form of 3D mockups that allowed us to do much of the work ourselves. We had no problem renting the condo when we moved away.
We had a much bigger budget for our next project. We designed a living room and loft/office space from scratch. Abby went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable with the aesthetics, and also helped with details like pet-friendly fabrics and ergonomic office chairs. The process wasn't quick, but it was smooth, and we were alerted to any potential vendor delays, etc. Our finished condo is incredibly classy, and we're always proud to show it off to guests."
- William M. | Minneapolis
"Abby did a fabulous job with our bedroom! Love how they do a questionnaire online to find out colors and style we like, and from there they show a graphic 3D image of what they put together for our bedroom.
When we weren't happy with certain items, Abby worked really hard and fast to figure out what might work. It's also good to see all the images of everything picked online.
Use Abby! She's wonderful!!"
- Pam H. | Golden Valley
"I decided to hire an interior designer after purchasing my first home and feeling clueless as to where to start with decorating it. I appreciated that they offered a flat-rate for their room designs. I was apprehensive about other firms in the area that charged by the hour as I could see those costs getting out of control fast. Abby Tallman was my designer and I was thrilled with her work. She was very responsive, extremely helpful, and open to all of my suggestions and ideas. She designed my master bedroom and it came out beautifully! Everyone that has been over has said it feels like a spa or a hotel suite! Exactly what I was going for. I would highly recommend Abby Tallman for interior design projects in the Minneapolis area."
- Alison R. | Eden Prairie
"I worked with Abby for a design of the main level of our home. She developed a floor plan, selected furniture, paint colors, fixtures, kitchen door pulls, window treatments, etc. Abby was outstanding - she listened and really understood what we hoped to achieve in our home, and created a design we absolutely love. Her service was outstanding from start to finish, which included a mock-up and modifications to the design, purchasing, delivery and installation. Their pricing was also extremely reasonable - they charge a flat fee based on the rooms you are working on. I would highly recommend this company and specifically Abby."
- Lisa K. | Minneapolis
"I LOVED working with Abby. The process is fantastic and I especially loved being able to see a rendering of my room before purchasing anything. I ended up purchasing nearly every item that was recommended and my new den is better that I had even imagined it! I will absolutely be contacting them again."
- Libby F. | Minnetonka
"Abby is fantastic and does a great job balancing the needs of her customer with the design elements necessary to get our home looking better."
"Happy Interiors Group is an absolute pleasure to work with."
"I really enjoyed working with Happy Interiors. Abby's ideas and designs were exactly what I was hoping for! We love our redesigned kitchen and living room and have received many compliments from our family and friends!"
"Abby Tallman is a consummate professional: accessible, knowledgeable, and customer-focused. I am now working on my third project with her, and am impressed every time with what great service Happy Interiors offers."