The Team


Michele Thelen

Lead Designer, Owner

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Blake Thelen

Marketing Director

"Michele's ability to adapt to her clients' needs is remarkable as is her ability to work within budgetary constraints. Michele's design vision is stunning and she will find a way to incorporate existing pieces into the design. She encouraged my husband and I to put heated tile in the master bedroom. My husband was extremely hesitant at first due to cost and longer installation time but eventually decided to trust Michele's professional opinion. Now my husband can't stop telling everyone how amazing heated tile is on his bare feet! Michele has a warm personality and is a joy to work with on a project. I highly recommend her design services."

-Julie Sorensen, residential remodel

"Michele and Something Special was an invaluable resource to our new, vacation home construction. She guided us on absolutely every facet and detail of our home and it turned out beautiful. Michele also guided and worked closely with the contractor and all subs. She truly was the leader of the entire project. 

Michele listened to us and built her recommendations around our lifestyle and top priorities. The colors, furniture, accessories, fabrics are unique and very tasteful. Michele has a professional attitude and became a friend through the process. We highly recommend her!"

-Debora Deettee, vacation home project

"I hired Something Special to help with redecorating our living room, kitchen and family room. They were so helpful! They patiently guided me in making decisions and promptly followed through with what needed to be done. This was actually the first time we hired a professional to help us out. Occasionally, we kind of freaked about the changes we were making. We came to trust Something Special and the awesome things they were guiding us through. They worked with our budget and the end result was outstanding! They are professional, personal and have a small army of outstanding professionals working with them in each area of expertise. Everyone worked well together. They are the best!"

-Cheryl Bramhall, residential remodel