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Inspired by Design Interiors Interior Designer Wausau, Wisconsin


Qualifications & Affiliations


American Society of Interior Designers Professional Member
Best of Houzz
Golden Sands Home Builders Association


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"Sara came highly recommended to us by a family member, and after seeing the results of their project, I was convinced we needed her help. Sara is so very talented at her craft and makes every step of the process a positive experience. We remodeled our kitchen and three bathrooms and we never would have had the amazing results we did without her help. I could email or call her with any and all questions and she always made us feel like our project was her top priority. She knew when to step in when we were overwhelmed, but always we knew that the final decision was ours. I emailed her late one evening when I realized I never picked out a grout color for the tile and her response was, “no worries, I took care of it” and of course it was the perfect color! She met with us throughout the project when we were struggling with choices and I always left her feeling confident in our decisions. She was always conscious of expenditures and would often check in to make certain we were comfortable with where things were at. Sara is a warm, friendly person who takes great pride in what she does, and it shows in her work, as well as the subcontractors with whom she works. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of our kitchen and bathrooms and I know that is all due to Sara’s design expertise. We highly recommend Sara for any project at any budget – it is the best choice we made!"

~ Jim & Marcy Matsick  |  Phillips, WI



"Sara is a talented Interior Designer.  I consult with her about almost every single change we make in our house.  We have always been so happy with the results.  She helps us whenever we need her advice from colors of interior paint and window coverings, to completely redoing the outside of our house.  This summer Sara helped us pick out siding color, windows, doors (including our garage door) outdoor lighting, and more.  We have received so many complements about the outside of our house.  It looks updated, warm and inviting! Without Sara helping us, we really would not have been able to have such wonderful, beautiful results.  We are looking forward to working with Sara again in the near future."

~ Barb Berry  |  Rothschild, WI



​"We decided it was time to start updating our master bathroom. After wasting lots of time and energy and getting increasingly frustrated, we knew we were “over our heads”. Fortunately for us, we decided to contact Sara Haumschild of Inspired by Design Interiors. From the first introductory meeting to the completion of the project we knew we had made a great choice. Sara took the time to get to know us, our tastes, our home and worked with us throughout the project. Her ability to help us visualize ideas via computer modelling and on site visits with the various suppliers made the decision making process fun and enjoyable. Sara brings a wealth of real world experience and knowledge that she weaves into the entire project. She stays involved and assists in all aspects of the project from picking cabinets, colors and flooring to coordinating the installation with the contractors. Sara kept us informed, on target and within our budget. We strongly recommend Sara Haumschild of Inspired by Design to anyone thinking about creating their dream home."

​~ Mark & Sue Smith  |  Wausau, WI



"Our new master bathroom is fabulous and so is our interior designer, Sara Haumschild of Inspired by Design Interiors!  Not only is she a wonderful person but she’s exceptionally talented.  When we contacted Sara for our bathroom remodel our design goal was to simply modernize the space.  Little did we know at the time that our master suite would be transformed into our favorite room – all thanks to Sara.  She was an absolute delight to work with.  We particularly appreciated her flexibility, ability to work within our budget, and of course, her creative and tasteful design.  Sara stayed with our project from the design phase to completion and frequently went out of her way to help “tweak” the final product.  We simply could not be happier – if we had it to do all over again we wouldn’t change a thing.  As such, it’s our pleasure to unconditionally recommend Sara.  If you’re looking for an interior designer – definitely consider Sara. We’re sure glad we did!"

~ John & Kelli Zellmer  |  Stevens Point, WI



"If you’re reading this, know that you’re on the right track with hiring Sara with Inspired by Design.  You know how you always have a vision of how a project will turn out, and then there’s the reality?  Well for us, reality turned out much better than our vision. We were going for a no-frills farm house look.  The remodel included the foyer, living and dining room, kitchen, mudroom and master bedroom.  It’s exactly the look we wanted and crazy functional.  The finish materials Sara suggested look great. The bonus to our remodel was that the work was completed in less than three weeks, thanks to Sara’s efficiencies. Left to our own devises, we’d have botched the kitchen layout, crashed and burned on the flooring selection, and we’d still be working on it for months to come. Money well spent!"

~ Jim & Corrie Marquette  |  Phillips, WI



"Last summer I began setup of my new business, Bling It Around Again, LLC.  I leased a house in Weston that was in need of repairs and redesign.  The look needed to be fun, fresh, and inviting.  Sara worked with me from the start.  She really listened to my ideas, visions, and budget concerns.  Taking that time and care, she was able to provide drawings, samples, and some great companies to help with remodeling needs.  Every step of the way she was in tune with my needs and each decision was one I felt comfortable with. There is a real pride when customers come in to my store and say “Wow, this place looks great”!  I can credit Inspired By Design for making that vision a reality."

~ Julie Rybacki, Owner, Bling It Around Again, LLC  |  Weston, WI



"This was our very first time hiring an interior designer. Not knowing what to expect, we are so pleased with the experience. Sara came for the initial consultation and from the start, we realized she is very easy to work with. Our master bathroom remodel was more than we could tackle ourselves. We worked through fine-tuning the floor plans until it was just right for the space. We liked Sara’s approach that focuses on finding great solutions, but with an eye to the economic aspect of it too, as she understands that many of her clients have a limited budget. We knew we needed the help of several contractors, and she connected us with cabinet makers, electricians, plumbers and others. Sara was also great in following up with us, scheduling contractors and following through when there were issues or questions. The end result looks really great! We would definitely recommend Sara!"

~ Rob & Lanette Timler  |  Weston, WI



"We recently worked on a master suite makeover with Sara and could not be happier with the outcome.  The process of gathering ideas, designing and detailing plans, to building and installing could be overwhelming but Sara communicated well with us and the subcontractors, who were also knowledgeable and dependable.  Sara was always there to answer questions and handle any concerns along the way. Most of all, we really felt that our interests were important to her and that the vision we had for the master suite would result in a finished product that we would be proud of and feel comfortable in for years to come.  Sara helped us transform that part of our house into our home and we appreciate it everyday!"

~ Chris & Heidi Brown  |  Weston, WI



"Sara was great to work with, and she has wonderful ideas.  She helped my husband and I see all of our wishes come true.  Sara has aligned herself with great sub contractors. They are all very professional and explain things if you have questions."

~ Gary & Cindy Roberts  |  Mosinee, WI



“We have had the pleasure of working with Inspired by Design for the past six months.  Sara has done an absolutely amazing job of helping us transform our main living area into a true focal point of our home.  Sara challenged our conventional thinking and politely pushed us out of our comfort zone and the results are fantastic.  We were reluctant to hire an interior designer as we thought they worked with only those from the ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  Sara has used a series of cost effective enhancements that have worked together to create an amazing end result.  We couldn’t be happier!"

~ Pat McKee  |  Wausau, WI



"I had a great experience working with Sara from Inspired by Design. I used the decorating service that IBD offers. Sara is like that cool girlfriend you take along clothes shopping who will gently tell you, "You know, I don't just love that on you. Why don't you try this top with that skirt instead?" And, of course, her suggestion looks great on you even though it is something you would never have picked. Sara chose some things for my living room that I would never have picked out on my own...and they are now the favorite parts of my room. I like that Sara is selling a service, which is her expert opinion, rather than a line of products you are steered into buying. I like the part of Sara's business where you can pay by the hour for her services. You can have her come out to your home for just a quick second opinion or for a more involved project that includes shopping, furniture placement, picture hanging, window treatments, rug selections, etc. You can decide how much or how little help you need. I like the flexibility of making purchases for the project. You can go shopping with Sara to make decisions on the spot, or Sara will go shopping and send pictures to you of things she thinks you may like, or you can do the shopping alone and send pictures to Sara for advice. I would highly recommend Sara and Inspired by Design. Keep in mind though that she is in demand and you may have to wait your turn. I can tell you it will be worth the wait....time and money well spent."

~ Linda Rheinschmidt  |  Birnamwood, WI



"We have worked with Sara through various phases of home improvement, and she has basically become our "designer on retainer.” Our initial meeting with Sara was her spending time with us to understand our personalities and style, and through this initial interaction, we realized that not only does Sara have the talent, she also has equal the personality, making her a great person to work with. One of the key things for us, was her ability and willingness to work through the details, beginning with the design, to advanced shopping trips to the furniture store on our behalf to narrow our search scope, to meeting our contractors at our home to ensure the paint color was as expected, and finally picking out the final touches to really make a room pop! Once all is complete, she always leaves us with, “just try it for a week, then let me know what you think…we can always take it back/make a change, etc.” and of course we never do. We couldn’t be more pleased with the projects Sara has helped us with. Whenever we have the chance, we recommend Sara to others who are in need of some expertise!"

​​~ Tim & Kathy Strasser  |  Wausau, WI



​"I had the privilege to work with Sara Haumschild with Inspired By Design on a project that took nearly 4 years to complete.  Sara was part of the process from the beginning.  She joined our planning committees and sat through numerous meetings to learn about the project and understand our needs. She listened to our requests to create a space that felt warm and inviting.  You can see her expertise and inspiration throughout the facility.  When I would show people through the new facility, they frequently commented how warm and welcoming the place felt.  That is exactly what we were hoping for and exactly what Sara created. Not only was she responsive and listened to our needs, she also made expert recommendations. Sara recognized when I was simply overwhelmed with trying to juggle many different decisions, so she would choose finishes and simply narrow down the options. I was never disappointed. Sara is not only an expert in her craft, she is a warm, friendly person, and very easy to work with.  If I had another interior design need, Sara would be the first person I would call."

~ Jane E. Graham Jennings, Executive Director  |  The Women's Community, Inc.  |  Wausau, WI



"We had a small kitchen and a limited budget but Sara helped us turn it into something amazing.  She listened to our concerns, patiently answered all our questions, and shared her creative ideas that took the project from “that’s nice” to “wow!”  The contractors who work with Sara did great work and followed her schedule precisely so our disruption time was limited.  We are delighted with the final result and couldn’t have done it without Sara’s talent and guidance." 

~ Kelly Fischer and Jim Schulz  |  Wausau, WI



"When we decided to remodel our kitchen/dining room, there was no doubt in our minds that we would get Sara from Inspired By Design.  Sara coordinated everything from start to finish which included the carpenter, electrician, plumber, painter, flooring, etc.  When needed, Sara would even meet us at stores to give us her decorating ideas.  We absolutely love our new kitchen!!  Thank you Sara for your professionalism, seriousness, sense of humor and being with us every step of the way.  We would, without a doubt, recommend Sara to anyone. 

~ Kirk & Joan Wyro  |  Schofield, WI



"I am absolutely wowed by our new kitchen and all the credit goes to Sara Haumschild of Inspired by Design!  I knew my husband and I needed help with an expensive kitchen remodel and asked around and she was continually named as the best; we totally agree. She connected us with the best cabinet makers, electricians, plumbers and others to create the kitchen of our dreams. Sara coordinated and assisted with all parts of the renovation and ensured that the project was completed on the agreed timeline. She has impeccable taste and all her suggestions were spot on.  As expected, there were a few hiccups but Sara responded to urgent emails and texts within minutes and immediately got the project back on task. Some people may question if they can afford a designer and I would say that you can’t afford not to have one. Because of Sara’s expertise and knowledge, we believe we avoided costly mistakes and have the best kitchen that meets our family needs.  I strongly recommend Sara for any interior design needs one may have and I know that before I start our next project, I will call Sara at Inspired by Design Interiors. She is the best!"

~ Jack & Chris Rajchel  |  Merrill, WI



"My husband and I recently had the opportunity to work with Inspired by Design on a remodel of our kitchen.  Going into this project we had a vision, but the end result has far exceeded our expectations.  Sara was extremely helpful with everything from the design changes, coordinating the contractors, to paint and countertop choices.  All of the contractors involved did a fantastic job and were awesome to work with; polite, professional, and full of ideas.  We would not hesitate to work with Inspired by Design again, and highly recommend them to anyone."

~ Wayne & Karen Stanley  |  Rothschild, WI



"Sara was a God-send for us.  We had a tiny, cramped kitchen, and have a relatively small home.  We were stumped as to how to best remodel the kitchen into a roomy and open space. Sara's impressive eye for color and design helped us accomplish this. She brought in coordinating samples of everything from paint color, countertop color, cabinet door styles/color, cabinet hardware and lighting options.  We asked her not to overwhelm us with too many choices, which she honored by giving us just a few samples of each which made the decisions easier.  This removed much of the stress of too many decisions to make.  Sara came to our home quickly, was very prompt with communicating ideas and answering questions and returning emails. This helped move our project along quickly.  She stated her opinions about what she liked and didn't like when asked, but in the end she respected our decisions.  We appreciated her honesty and opinions.  She also set us up with a local cabinet maker/installer who fit into our budget nicely.  We appreciated Sara's prompt and enthusiastic assistance, her helpful but not pushy suggestions and her willingness to step back when we had reached our goals and financial limit.  She is willing to give any amount of remodel help needed, whether the project is big or small. We love our new kitchen and it would not look as nice as it does without her help and guidance. We would not hesitate to hire her again, and will recommend her enthusiastically to anyone needing home design help! Sara Haumschild was terrific!!"

~ Rich & Nancy Clinton  |  Phillips, WI



"We have truly enjoyed working with Sara at Inspired by Design; she has made our renovation enjoyable and quite easy. We recently had custom window treatments done and couldn't be happier with the finished product! She helped us find our style and make it a reality by offering stylish and creative options.  We will work with Inspired by Design for all of our future design needs and would recommend Sara to our friends and family!"

~ Tom & Lindsay Wanserski  |  Wausau, WI



"Sara helped me create my dream bathroom, a job I never thought I could do on my budget! She helped me understand the process and assisted me in finding solutions that fit the aesthetic I was going for within my budget. She then coordinated all of the work and companies that would handle the individual aspects of the remodel. She worked hard to establish timeframes and ensure that everything was done to my expectations. It was really easy to coordinate with her and in the end, I now have a room that I absolutely love and dramatically increases the resale value of my house. I especially appreciated how she knew all of the best companies to work with and products that were reliable. I had no idea that renovations could be so stress-free! Sara made my bathroom renovation process quick, simple, and enjoyable. I highly recommend her services, and will be working with her again!"

~ Laura Scudiere  |  Wausau, WI



"Our project started with updating appliances but then we realized more needed to be done. So knowing Sara Haumschild of Inspired by Design Interiors, we did not hesitate to call her. We remodeled the kitchen, dining room, laundry room and back bathroom. A remodel project can be overwhelming, but Sara made it exciting. The decisions that need to be made are endless, and we thank her for her expertise and assisting every step of the way. Sara is amazing and extremely efficient! She takes care of coordinating everything from cabinets, fixtures, plumbing, electrical, and flooring. I totally trust her opinions and will say "just do it", never to be disappointed. Have more projects in the future, and will only be contacting Sara! Everything turned out great."

~ Bill & Linda McCabe  |  Wausau, WI



"We hired Sara to help us with our simple remodeling project.  As everyone that has completed a remodel will tell you, our simple project grew into something much bigger. At our initial meeting with Sara she listened closely to our ideas and helped us fine-tune each and every step along the way. She took care of every little detail quickly and professionally with a smile!  Her coordination and communication with multiple contractors was invaluable.  Sara provided us with samples, pictures, and online resources for each decision we had to make down to light bulbs in our new pendant lighting.   We are thrilled with the transformation of our home from a very basic ranch to a home of true beauty.  When looking for flooring she went with us.  When we needed bathroom fixtures she was by our side helping us pick out fixtures that fit our style and personality.  When we became stressed out about the mess she drove over and helped us through the “crazy” times.  Sara quickly responded to our texts, email messages and phone calls. One day there were multiple contractors working in the house.  They described that Sara will text them to see how things are going and call if they do not respond.  If they don’t answer the call they knew Sara would show up to find out why.  They said this lightheartedly but understood that Sara held them all to a high standard. We highly recommend Sara to guide you through your remodeling and decorating needs!

~ Rick & Ann Wicklund  |  Wausau, WI

Inspired by Design, LLC

Sara R. Haumschild, WRID, ASID
WI Registered Interior Designer


2737 N. 44th Ave.

Wausau WI 54401


Inspired by Design Interiors Interior Designer Wausau, Wisconsin
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