Abby Skwiat is the principal designer and owner of Abigail Hayden Interior Design, located in Richland, Michigan.
Abby has been a residential Interior Designer for 14 years. She has worked in the Indianapolis, Ann Arbor and now, the Southwest Michigan market. Abby lives on Gull Lake with her husband and daughter plus 2 furry four legged kids.
She began her love for Interior Design at a very young age, spending weekends antiquing with her mother along the coast of Lake Michigan or, endlessly rearranging and repainting her bedroom. She attended Purdue University and obtained a degree in Interior Design. After college, she moved to Indianapolis, where she got her first job working with a designer, who began to mentor her with her 30 years of experience designing high end homes in the historic district of Meridian Kessler. She then moved on to work as the primary Interior Designer for a high end home furnishing store, where she obtained experience in design for clients but also secondary practice in purchasing inventory through wholesalers. Through that experience, she was contacted by a residential home builder to provide Interior Design Services to their individual clients in their Design Center. During this time, Abby’s daughter was born. Even though she has been a busy mom and moved to a new state, clients continued to pull her back into design with special projects. Over four years ago, Abby and her family decided to move to Gull Lake to renovate a 1960’s cottage. She is excited to share the renovation progress with you and her design savvy.