Meet Nichole

Hi! I’m Nichole, owner of Harmony Haus, a painting company that provides environmentally conscience painting services for residential interiors in the Chicago area.

Harmony Haus uses low- and no-VOC paints, and we specialize in painting, wood stripping and restoration, custom designs, stencil application, and cabinet and furniture refinishing.

Many of the materials we use are Green Seal Certified products purchased from local, independent merchants. Harmony Haus is committed to supporting other small businesses and incorporating recycled or sustainable materials. Great care is taken to be aware of and reduce the amount of garbage that reaches landfills at the end of each job.

I began painting houses professionally in 2008 after noticing a lack of options for environmentally responsible painting services. We stick to a client’s budget while also factoring in sustainability, public health and community responsibility. Harmony Haus is fully insured and certified by the EPA to comply with all lead-safety standards.

Nichole serves on the Board of Directors of Lincoln State Council PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America) serves on the Peer Review board of American Painting Contractor Magazine, has been a contributing author at APC Magazine, and once served on the board of Professional Women in Painting.

To see what we’ve been working on recently, view our portfolio. And don’t miss what Harmony Haus clients are saying on Yelp!

Community Involvement

Harmony Haus has taken part in a number of annual environmental events, including Green America’s Green Festival at Navy Pier, Evanston Green Living Festival, and the Going Green Matters in Wilmette, and it was the only painting company invited to join the Uncommon Ground Farmers Market and the Edgewater GRalley.

As a local volunteer, I donate my time annually to the Alliance for the Great Lakes where I help to clean up Evanston’s beaches, and I’ve represented the I-GO Car sharing program at events around the Chicago area.

I’m a proud member of the following organizations:

Awards

Environmental Stewardship Award
Presented by the Evanston Environment Board to citizens showing outstanding environmental achievement, I received this award in 2008 for “environmental leadership in reducing indoor toxins one house at a time.”

Press

A Festool DTS400 Sander Reduces Labor in My Love of Painting
Guest article written for TopCoat Review.

Meet Nichole Lovett of Harmony Haus Painting in Evanston
Featured Business Owner in Voyage Chicago.

Business Alliance for a Sustainable Evanston
Featured member Q&A.

American Painting Contractor Magazine
A two-page Q&A in which I reveal my first painting job and strangest painting project.

Apartment Therapy
A nice write-up of Harmony Haus with project photos.

I-Go Car Sharing
Member newsletter highlighting some of I-Go’s most eco-conscious members.

Crave Chicago: An Urban Girl’s Manifesto
Featured in the first edition printing of this handy guidebook for Chicago living.

Unexpected Expenses Threaten a Chicago Family’s Remodel
HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation Season 7, Episode 6