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Daly City Modern Interior Designers

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Mister Clean Machine
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert G.
Verified review

Full cleaning 2700 sq ft home - 9 hours. Best brokered or web-led housecleaning experience EVER. Michael is a smart (IQ and especially EQ) and articulate man who quickly became immersed (with a ton of energy) in our tasks with a high level of sensitivity to our particular home stage. He is a totally capable cleaner, sure - used a totally effective combo of his and our own chemicals, tools and methods - got the house lastingly clean (it's been 4 days since now, time to dispassionately inspect) in all the conventional ways, missed only a few nooks or crannies - and he sincerely wanted to know what we catch that he misses (we got the sense he'll remember for next time). BUT - what else? Most cleaners (especially on first time gigs) reveal a lot by how they handle the dusting / knick knack challenge - Michael got bookshelves and cabinets and chests and mantles and all that clean, "picking up" every little item to dust beneath, AND then surprised us by tweaking placement - staging - of MANY of the little precious things we've accumulated over the years and (not making this up) we had to agree 100% of the time that he'd put things back better than where he found them. He knew this was a scary thing to offer - told us some people ask him to refrain and he quickly restores things as they were ... but folks, this guy (he has apparently worked as a professional interior "stager") is genuinely talented - and this one housecleaning left us with improvements we really liked! So in addition to a VERY well cleaned home - we got insight and a freshening of how we live with some of our favorite little stuff. Hell of a deal - his rates are solidly in the middle of the market range for good cleaners. He has a great, informal way of handling scheduling and was totally candid upfront and easy about the business, personal space and performance aspects of a house-cleaning relationship. We'll have him back in a month for sure.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara A.
Verified review

Jasper did an excellent job of designing and building my computer desk and storage unit. On our first meeting he was able to translate the description of what I wanted into a drawing with measurements. On his next visit he confirmed the measurements and proposed workarounds for dealing with challenges such as the room's molding as well as taking a paint sample to match the color of the unit with the room. The results were better than I expected. The unit truly looks built-in with molding around the top that matches the molding in the room. Though it's a floor to ceiling unit, it does not feel overbearing due to the design, color and seamless attachment to walls and ceiling. He was easy to work with when making adjustments in order to accommodate placement of my computer equipment. When I specified what I wanted, I got exactly that. Jason is an extremely competent woodworker and very fast executor. I would highly recommend him.

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Regson Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kiku M.
Verified review

I used J.A. Services in two occasions. On the first, they furnished my SOMA tri-level loft as a furnished rental unit, and on the other occasion, they staged my loft for a sale. J.A. Services not only met my key requirements but also exceeded my expectations on both occasions. My key requirements were as follows. For the rental, I wanted a modern and comfortable living environment with inexpensive furniture that did not look cheap. For the staging, I sought to maximize the value received in the sale. For both, J.A. Services exceeded my requirements. J.A. Services also completed their work on a very tight schedule, allowing me to market my unit quickly. I very much appreciated J.A. Services and their excellent eye for designing contemporary, urban, and comfortable living environments.

An Affair With Color
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca S.
Verified review

We hired Kunjan for an interior design project: to help improve our living space without making any major furniture purchases. Kunjan helped us make our apartment feel like home! She is very talented, and was a complete joy to work with. There are a several things that are worth mentioning. 1) She spent time with us, in person and on pinterest, learning what we liked and didn't like. 2) She used everything that we already had to the maximum extent possible. 3) She was great at finding cost-effective things and thinking of cost-effective solutions for what we wanted. 4) She has a really great eye for interior design and color! 5) She clearly and professionally communicated about the budget throughout the time she worked with us. 6) She was extremely committed to our project, and accommodating to our schedules. 7) She is easy going and fun. We are so happy with how our home looks now. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and highly recommend her.

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Angela Grace Design
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I moved into a tiny apartment in SF without a single piece of furniture. I enlisted Angela's help to make the most out of my small space and was so pleased with the process and the results. She acted quickly by scheduling a call, stopping by my apartment to take measurements and following up with a layout and project scope. We then, worked together to decide on a vision of the space. She sourced pieces, ordered them or in some cases, went to the store to pick them up. She was very hands-on and helpful. Decorating an apartment from scratch can be stressful but Angela remained positive and believed in our vision, which allowed me to do the same. Now my apartment is complete and it feels better than I could have imagined. From a design perspective, it is beautiful but it is also comfortable and functional. I am stoked. The final thing I'd like to share is that working with Angela was actually way more affordable than I thought it could be - she found great deals on furnishing and often received additional designer discounts. Working with her was way easier than doing it alone, the design surpassed what I would have been able to achieve and it turned out to be so affordable. Thanks, Angela!

Keith Aderholdt
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
Verified review

I had a vintage chandelier I needed rewired, repaired and hung in my home. It sat around for a long time. My Christmas surprise was that my husband had it repaired and hung! Keith came over, assessed and repaired the minor damage, rewired the chandelier, and adjusted the chains so that the piece hangs at the appropriate height for our 8 foot ceilings. He even went above and beyond and cleaned off some old paint splatter. Keith was conscientious, efficient and knowledgeable. I discovered while talking to him that he's the builder of some beautiful restaurant projects around town, too. We eagerly await the chance to hire him for a larger project!

Casa Velvet Interiors
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher J.
Verified review

Casa Velvet is exceptionally talented with their quality of work. They go above and beyond when it comes to satisfying the customer's need. Paulina Carcach in particular was fantastic and would completely recommend her to anyone who is looking to get top quality interior designing.

64DESIGN
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
Verified review

Scott is fantastic. He has excellent taste, and has been extraordinarily commited to helping us all the way through the interior design process, even going so far as to build some furniture for us himself at a very reasonable rate, and stopping in regularly to answer questions that inevitably arise as we paint, install lights, and furnish our 4,500 square foot co-working space. He is creative, thoughtful, and a good listener, and he has a great sense of how to draw on different design periods for a coherent yet eclectic feel. He is also sensitive to the needs of a tight budget. I recommend him without reservation, especially if you are looking for a modern look.

Clizia Design
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary S.
Verified review

Serena is incredible! She designed our office space and it is so nice we have had people ask for pictures so they can try and get a similar design. Serena has such a skill for making dynamic, bright, warm, and comfortable spaces. She is quick to respond, stays within budget, and listens to feedback completely. She helped us create a vision for our space and then went above and beyond for it - like giving us multiple floor layouts for more employees as we grow. She even did all of the ordering for me and readily had a handyman and painter available to do all of the installation and painting for the space. I just had to look at designs and make decisions. Truly an effortless and incredible process. Every person that saw our office space before has been in awe of the new space. If anyone is looking for an interior designer I will 100% recommend Serena first. And if we ever move offices I know who I am calling immediately!

MMG Interiors
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
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My wife and I hired MMG Interiors to rennovate our home that was built in the 1950s. This was our first experience with a project of this magnitude and I had never worked with an interior designer before. Reesa has been such a pleasure to work with. She has this amazing gift of being able to understand my vision and goals and delivered exactly what I wanted. Rennovating my home was quite a long and tedious endeavor but Reesa was quite patient and understanding of all our needs even when we changed our minds over 100 times. I would highly recommend her services if you are looking to achieve highend looking spaces and a talented person to execute your vision.

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2d3d4d5d
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachelle G.
Verified review

David is a caring and enthusiastic man and a delight to work with. He is very efficient and gets the job done quickly. I am grateful to him because, although I am an interior designer and certified color consultant, I do not have expertise in drawing to scale sketches of the spaces I'm hired to design. David helped me by doing those sketches and my clients were impressed. I gave him 4 stars only because some of the sketches needed to be redone because of miscommunication between us. I must admit though that I may have not been thoroughly clear re. measurements. David was always eager to do the best job possible, and I appreciated that immensely. Thank you David. Would hire again.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tim Z.
Verified review

ISO Ideas designed our new home architecture and interior design in the Bay Area. We loved the modern style and customized details. They were very creative, fun to work with and also helped us to meet our budget. Most importantly they were very responsive and responsible to the last detail during construction. We were very grateful for their services.

A Design Lifestyle
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nilou G.
Verified review

Jacqueline is an excellent interior designer and I recommend her services for both residential and commercial projects. Her work is timeless and refined and she is able to work within any budget and style. Her skills in space planning and extensive knowledge of design resources make her capable of completing any interior design project. She is experienced, professional and detail-oriented. Working with her is easy, she handles all the overwhelming aspects of interior design making it more fun and enjoyable for the client! I've referred her to a few friends already. -Nilou

Dina Bandman Interiors
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle J.
Verified review

Dina is incredibly good at what she does. We weren't sure if we wanted or needed an interior designer when we first moved but looking at our home now, we are so happy we hired Dina. She was able to help us determine our style and was very patient guiding us in the right direction with every decision. Everyone we have over raves about the design choices! We have been very impressed and will continue to use Dina in the future. We recommend her to all of our friends!

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Maison4 Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul L.
Verified review

Very appreciative to Phelan for the color consultation on our condominium's common space refurb (interior and exterior paint & carpet). Can't begin to express how helpful his direction was to achieving consensus across the ownership group. THANKS PHELAN!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Todd V.
Verified review

Wow! Wow! Wow! Normally interior design comes pretty easy for me...until I had a space I couldn't figure out nor deal with. I contacted Forsyth Home Design and Matt came to the rescue. From the first consult to the finished project he was there. Dealing with contractors, color choices, fabrics, and coming up with built in design options. I highly recommend them for ANY interior project that you might have. Thanks Matt!

Margo Nathanson Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roz H.
Verified review

Margo is a very talented interior designer. She helps me and my family to decorate our minimalist modern home in Los Altos. Our home went from cold white box to a place of love and warmth. She is creative. Always push us to think outside of the box and out of our comfort zone a bit. She makes great suggestions for different colors and materials that we wouldn't have thought of. She was also conscious of our budget and helps us to save money wherever we could. The end result is stunning and we love living in our new home very much. Communication with Margo is very smooth. She is always responsive and is always willing to help to offer candid and constructive opinion. She was a true partner in crime every step of the way, and we truly enjoy the design experience with her.

MMaso Interiors
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

Mary is amazingly attentive to details. After she evaluated what I wanted for my family living space, she quickly devised a decorative vibrant design plan we can live with for a long time. I appreciate Mary's service she has provided. Thank you

Lalaine G.
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Ulysses has an amazing eye for detail. A pleasure to work with. Executes what you envision for your space, and so much more.

Form and Field
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenny C.
Verified review

Christine was a joy to work with on our apt's interior design. She's collaborative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and highly organized. Across different timezones, Christine communicated and listened well, staying in-tune with our needs (and quickly responding to new ones as they arose) while keeping our project on-task. In her work, she also managed to blend the asthetics of everyone in the household, creating a final result that we all love.

Julie Babin Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
KG G.
Verified review

Julie is an excellent interior designer with great taste. We retained Julie while in the design stages of our brand new home on the peninsula. By the time Julie joined the process, we had already settled on a Mediterranean exterior. Unfortunately, many of our interior desires skewed towards a colonial style. Julie was able to seamlessly design a home that gave us the best of both. She listened to us and was accommodating of our budget. She routinely met us at the construction site to discuss interior design elements with our General Contractor, including seemingly minor items like lighting locations and electrical light switches. She played a deciding role in all interior finishes, including all stone choices, hardwood, and millwork. In sum, Julie added significant value to our home construction project. Our home would not have had the finished look and feel that it does without her continuous involvement and project management. Thank you Julie for helping us realize our dream home.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does it mean to stage a home?

Home staging is the real estate strategy of decorating your home to be as marketable as possible to your target demographic. Home staging is done by interior decorators and other design pros hired by the homeowner or realtor, prior to putting a house on the market. Think of it as setting the stage for potential buyers to fall more easily in love with their future homes — and to spend top dollar to get them. It’s likely to be worth the investment: The Real Estate Staging Association reports that staged homes spend 90 percent less time on the market than those that are not staged. Home stagers can also be hired even if you’re not going anywhere. Stagers can consult on new layouts for your current home, much like an interior decorator.

Home staging can take place while you still occupy the house you plan to sell, or when the home is vacant. For an occupied home, the home stager will clear out clutter, rearrange furniture, and bring in decor and furniture as needed to create the perfect environment. Usually an occupied home has far too much of the current owner’s personality stamped on it, which makes it hard for prospective buyers to envision themselves living there. A home stager should neutralize and beautify the space. In vacant homes, a home stager will bring in furniture and decor so that potential buyers don’t walk into an empty house, which can be equally hard to imagine living in as a cluttered, occupied home.

 

What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

How much does it cost to stage a home for sale?

Nationally, the price for home staging ranges between $750 and $1,500. The price varies based on how many rooms in the house need staging, whether furniture and decor are needed or the stager can work with the client’s belongings, whether the home is occupied or vacant, and the sale price of the home. Occupied homes typically cost less to stage as they are already furnished, and can require less time and resources than staging an empty house. The main tasks when staging an occupied home are rearranging and decluttering. Staging an empty house can be more expensive as furniture and decor need to be trucked in, requiring transportation, physical labor and potential rental fees. Here are some examples of average home staging costs:

  • 2-hour consultation: $200, includes DIY tips and guidance.
  • 1- to 2-hour consultation and design session: $250, including written report.
    • Additional design consulting: $65 per hour.
  • 8 hours of staging an occupied home: $800.
    • Hands-on staging involving moving furniture, hanging and moving art, and decluttering.
  • Starting price for staging a vacant home could be $2,200.
  • A home stager may charge 1 percent of the home’s selling price.

How do you choose an interior designer?

Choosing an interior designer is all about finding one whose signature style fits well with your tastes and who can work within your budget. To choose the right professional for your interior design project, ask yourself these five questions:

  • What is your signature style? Good interior designers can both describe their personal aesthetic and demonstrate their signature style through their portfolios. Make sure it appeals to you.
  • How will you make sure the design fits my lifestyle? Good designers understand that the interior design must improve a homeowner’s experience in their home and fit into their lifestyle; for example, a white suede sofa is a poor choice for a family with large dogs and small children.
  • How much do you charge? Depending on the project, an interior designer may charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of the project’s total cost.
  • How will you stick to my budget? An interior designer should have a plan for staying within your budget, which includes full transparency of costs and flexibility when choosing materials and furnishings.  

Because an interior design project is highly collaborative and based on hard-to-define personal preferences, it’s most important to choose a designer who communicates clearly and listens closely to you.

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