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Nicole Schultze is the interior and graphic designer who founded Parker-based Dot the i Designs in 2013. She has worked in the design field for over 20 years after earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Design with an Interior Design major from the F.I.D.E.R. accredited University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Architecture College.  Colorado’s majestic mountains moved Nicole to Denver, where she added to her education with an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Colorado.  She has worked in the design field since 2000 on numerous projects, including full-service residential jobs, a Parade of Homes house, and various commercial designs and is now nationally recognized as a NCIDQ Certificate Holder.  Continually striving to give her clients loved, original, and livable spaces, Nicole thoughtfully familiarizes herself with their lifestyles and interests to co-create timeless & cohesive designs.  Nicole’s own high standards drive her creative process, offering meticulous commitment to each and every project.


Nicole’s design approach incorporates many different palettes and styles, beginning with her clients and letting their personalities and passions inspire her in a cohesive use of color, scale, and texture.  Nicole believes inspiration can come from anywhere, be it a piece of art, a magazine ad, a billboard, or a favorite pillow.  



Nicole Schultze
principal & designer

Who am I?





a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art and beauty

  • lover of beautiful things

  • fashion addict

  • dedicated designer

  • wife of Gemini engineer with Taurus tendencies

  • mother of sensational son and delightful daughter

  • Oklahoma-born, Iowa-raised, mid-western worker

  • country swing dance enthusiast

  • black diamond skier

  • wine connoisseur 

  • book fanatic

  • golf amateur

  • softball devotee

  • recipe seeker

  • hike lover

  • clothes hoarder

*As a youngster, Nicole looked through Architectural Digest & Better Homes & Gardens magazines studying and soaking up every page.  She'd also make furniture for her barbie dolls with cardboard and fabric she had around the house.  She knew what she wanted to major in college her senior school year in high school.


Nicole is extremely professional and detailed. She presented us with a few options to use in multiple areas in our house. We consistently get compliments on her designs. I would highly suggest using her services.

-Kim E.

I have worked with Nicole now for several years. Knowing that we would like to downsize in a couple of years, I asked Nicole to make our home more neutral and updated for today’s homebuyer. She was responsible for space planning and selecting furniture, window coverings, paint colors, bed coverings, decorative pillows and accessories. She even helped me narrow down and select new paint colors for the outside of my house. Overall, I could not be more pleased with how Nicole has transformed our house. It is new and fresh, but is still us.   She is creative, hard working, has good taste and loves interior design. She never forces an idea on you, even though I did allow her to take me out of my comfort zone a couple of times. But I am so glad I did, because the end result was worth it. I highly recommend Nicole for any of your interior design needs. She is nice to work with, well-trained and very good at what she does.

-Liz S.

You are a pleasure to work with, efficient, quick, knowledgeable, willing to admit when you don't have an answer and get it promptly, and just plain lovely.  Thank you.  It was a delight meeting you.

-Sharron F.

I have been working with Dot the I Designs for many years. I have never been disappointed. Nicole has a keen eye for color and amazes me with her ability to see the finished room before even getting started. Highly recommend Dot the I Designs.

-Peggy S.

We would like to commend you on your professionalism, insight, and gentleness.  You worked within our budget while challenging us to set additional goals for the future.

-Joe & Sandy K.

Nicole understands the “big picture” and her helpful comments are always right on target.

-Sarah I.

Nicole is an intelligent & motivated designer.  Her attentional to detail is her strongest attribute.

Brandy P.

...Nicole was persistent in searching for the perfect "touch of blue" in the fabric for the living room draperies; she introduced me to unique curtain rods, and spent a lot of time searching for a small bridge table.  She found beautiful fabrics for the entire project.  She listened to me and was sensitive to my sense of style.  She was prompt for her appointments, knowledgeable about her products, and always had a professional demeanor.  

 Susan B. 

I have had the pleasure of working with Nicole on various decorating projects for the last several years.  Nicole demonstrates an astute understanding of space, color, and texture while at the same time displaying exemplary customer service..  Nicole always listens to what I am seeking to achieve by working with me to make my ideas happen.  She possess a genuine aptitude for understanding what it is I am trying to convey even when I find an idea difficult to put into words.  Her attention to detail throughout all phases of a project - note taking, drawing, follow-up questions, billing, etc... - ensures a smooth endeavor from start to finish.  

-Vince L.

Nicole has helped me multiple times in various ways: she understood my design preferences and budget constraints to come up with floor plans.  The plans incorporated the furniture I already had.  She provided multiple floor plans with options of how I could best arrange the furniture.  She provided options for new furniture, fabric, paint colors, and accessories that would work with my style and create a beautiful environment in my home.  Nicole is very patient and worked hard to ensure she found multiple options I could choose from to satisfy my requirements.  I am sure that she has the same dedication to all of her clients.  I would recommend her design services to potential clients.

Alison M.

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