About Us

A full service lifestyle and design company

Catering to a sophisticated male clientele that are transitioning to new life phases. Often meeting clients for the first time with nothing more than a few boxes, a laptop and a mattress, SimplyHome2 transforms bare spaces into warm, modern homes with amenities to make children and guests feel comfortable and content.

SimplyHome2 launched in 2015 when Patty combined her life experiences with her love of design. Tanhya joined shortly thereafter and brought along her own skill sets and individual perspective of aesthetics. Taking into account their own experiences, Patty and Tanhya understand the importance of helping their clients’ children avoid the suitcase-kid syndrome that often accompanies divorce. As compassionate business owners, they take pride in helping clients begin a new chapter by turning their house into a welcoming home for its dweller, family and future memories.

The Founders

Patty Frischman
SimplyHome2 Co-Founder

As a perfectionist with a keen attention to detail, Patty ensures each client is overwhelmingly satisfied by creating designs that are unique to their vision, situation and needs. In a typical day, you can find Patty meeting with a client about his impending move, shopping for basic essentials for another, and reviewing paint samples – all to help ease their transition.

After graduating from University of Southern California, Patty founded a dress division for J&R Wholesale in LA where she managed the entire division, from creative to sales. Within a year of launch, the line was carried in department store doors across America. Her hands-on experience with concept development, fabric and color schemes strengthened the aesthetic instincts she now brings to SimplyHome2.

When she isn’t co-running the business, she’s running several miles a day, or working on her memoir in between raising three children. A true foodie at heart – a perfect day would include hours of creating her own recipes and having a dance off with her daughter. Born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago, Patty now makes her home in Bedford, NY.

Tanhya Schimel
SimplyHome2 Co-Founder

Tanhya has always held a strong eye for décor and design. Coupled with her zen-like personality and organizational skills, she brings a fresh perspective to SimplyHome2. From being able to spot hidden treasures while shopping to maximizing the functionality of each inch in every room, Tanhya navigates a smooth and seamless transition with style for all clientele.
Tanhya experienced the effects of divorce with respect to her parents, and therefore understands how difficult this change can be to all parties involved – not just the adults. Therefore, her priority with SimplyHome2 is ensuring her clients and their children feel comfortable and right at home in their new residence.
Tanhya also dedicates her time to A Little Hope, a children’s bereavement charity, where she manages events, daily tasks and programming to further explore her passion for helping children. Previously, she served in the finance industry for six years working in a high-energy and fast-paced hedge fund. Tanhya has a zest for traveling with her husband, where she finds design inspiration in all corners of the globe, and enjoys spending time in Armonk, NY and The Hamptons with her husband and stepchildren.