Creative Spaces Interior Design, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I'm am on the journey with my clients from the beginning through completion. I'm am there to ensure everything goes smoothly, even when issues arise.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love listening to my clients and creating their vision. My designs are custom to each project. At the end of the day, this is their space, and my job to deliver their dream. I love what I do and passion shows.

Location

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

29

Reviews

27 Reviews
  • Taline S. Jul 13, 2017
    I have been in the construction industry for 16 years. During this time I have worked closely with a few interior and architectural designers. I could honestly say that Debby Adelman is one of the hardest working professionals that I have come across. Very patient, very committed and most importantly extremely generous with the time she invests in her clients. Our company recently concluded a substantial residential project that actually got published in Los Angeles Magazine. Looking forward to many significant projects to come.
  • Ava S. Jul 9, 2017
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Working with Debby has been great. She understands my vision and has worked closely with me to help me achieve it. She's been prompt, well priced and has provided me with choices that made sense to me. I'm very pleased with the project to date.
  • Adam L. May 16, 2017
    I've worked with Debby Adelman now for two jobs. She gave us the royal treatment every step of the way. -- whether it was coordinating deliveries, drawing out specs, hiring help, or deciding on furniture pieces. She coordinated top notch wall paint decor and layouts as well. She is extremely reliable, punctual, and pleasant to work with. Her rates are more than reasonable and I'd love to work with her again. A+
  • Andrea S. Sep 16, 2016
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Interior Deisgns Tailored to You
    Debby is creative, gracious, and caring to her clients. When I was unsure of what I wanted to do for my new space, she was kind enough to come to the space and give a free consultation with a detailed explanation of her vision for my space and how she works. I highly recommend Debby for both for her talent as well as her tailored customer service. -Andrea
  • Tim E. Jan 30, 2016
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    After owning my home for about 35 - it was time for a major overhaul. I also wanted to add an addition over my garage that included a new bedroom and to move a bathroom and laundry space that was in the original first floor so I could re-do the first floor as a completely open plan space. I was fortunate to find Debby and Creative Spaces Interior Design to work with me on this extensive (and often exhausting) project. Debby oversaw and project managed the entire renovation and addition and was involved in every detail. Her great taste, organizational skills and financial management throughout an 18 month project were invaluable to the final results and to the level of satisfaction that I have with my "new" home. She was not only a terrific partner with wonderful taste but was critical in finding the contractor, custom furniture makers, and other artisans that were needed to get this done. I would recommend Debby to anyone needing similar work done. She was not only consistantly fun, tasteful and a put joy to work with but I believe we will remain friend long after I have resettled back in my home.
  • Craig C. Jan 28, 2016
    Having recently been brought in on a residential project as one of Debbie's Creative Spaces Interior Design team members, we were very impressed with her warm and affable nature as well as her professionalism and creativity. The job ran like clock work thanks to her fabulous organizational skills. Working with Ms. Adelman of Creative Spaces Interior Design, Inc. was such a refreshing and positive experience that we hope to become a permanent part of her team of Craftsman and Artisans.
  • Nazmina J. Oct 12, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    We had hired Debbie to help us pick out furniture for our new home. Since we are going to be doing a more thorough remodeling in the future, Debbie was very conscientious about the budget and pieces she recommended. We also have young boys so she was careful to pick furniture that would be durable and easily cleaned. I enjoyed working with her because this is my first experience working with a designer and it was a great one! She also was able to understand my style through learning more about me in person and through my pinterest boards. She redid two of our fire places along with living room and dining room. She was awesome and I highly recommend her.
  • Dawn V. Jul 6, 2015
    Debby is an absolute dream to work with! Her creative vision is intuitive and she has ergonomic way of working with her environment that us both beautiful and functional at the same time. I recommend her highly!!
  • Chad Y. May 13, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Debby and Creative Spaces was absolutely wonderful, creative, and completely turned our home's sore spots into wonderful highlights. We truly appreciated her flexibility and helpfulness. We will definitely hire Debby again for any new projects, and highly recommend her to anyone. She designed a wonderful new play space for my children and they finally have their own space to play in and have fun. The new patio she designed is perfect! It's now the perfect outdoor lounging spot for my family. We just had a party and our guests loved being out there. Debby is fantastic and highly recommend her!
  • Michael W. Mar 28, 2015
    We couldn't be happier with our new living/dining room!! We absolutely LOVE it and LOVE Debby. She is professional and upbeat. When my husband and I differed in opinion which caused delays, she was supportive, patient and offered multiple options. In fact, I enjoy her so much that I'm looking for other projects around our house to have her help with!
  • Sarah M. Mar 28, 2015
    Debby did an excellent job helping us update our condo. She is very hardworking and helped us every step of the way. Everything was done quickly and very efficiently. She had excellent ideas and was very creative in helping us use things we already had. We updated our kitchen and she helped us pick out furniture and accessorize the rest of our place. We are so happy with the outcome. We can't wait to work with her again!
  • Bob P. Mar 17, 2015
    Debby came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. Although the project was a small downstairs bathroom, Debby approached it as if it was her own bathroom. We discussed my specific desires for the bath and she promptly provided a full and excellent layout drawing along with a variety of fixtures to select from. Possible contractors were interviewed by Debby and myself. Based on the scale of the project Debby was able to steer me clear of those that provided inflated and lengthy project time bids. The selected fixtures were delivered in rapid fashion. Debby was present at the actual initiation of the project and during its execution to provide excellent direction and troubleshooting when necessary to the contractor. Some natural stone received was subpar and Debby quickly arranged for replacement material, assuring the project stayed on schedule and on budget. I would have Debby do another project for me in a heart beat.
  • Kristina W. Mar 2, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    We couldn't be happier with our new living/dining room!! We absolutely LOVE it and LOVE Debby. She is professional and upbeat. When my husband and I differed in opinion which caused delays, she was supportive, patient and offered multiple options. In fact, I enjoy her so much that I'm looking for other projects around our house to have her help with!
  • Ellery O. Feb 3, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    We've had a great experience working with Debby. From the moment we first sat together to talk for the first time, Debby made us feel comfortable. She listened to our wants, needs and concerns and came up with a great solution to our living space that was bit of a head scratcher at first glance. We particularly loved how involved she was at every stage of the process. She's there when the work is being done making sure it happens according to plan. And if the plan needs to adjust, she's there to let you know right away so you can make the timely decisions needed to move the work forward. I would definitely hire Debby again and recommend her to anyone looking for fun, out of the box solutions for updating your space.
  • Brandy M. Jan 15, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    My husband and I recently moved into our house in Torrance, CA.. We hired Debby and her company Creative Spaces Interior Design, Inc. to help us make it a home. She got a feel for our likes and dislikes almost immediately. She has a great insight in planning and design. She valued our thoughts and ideas and closely worked with them. She used and incorporated existing furniture, pictures and family heirlooms that were very important to us. She knows how to combine old styles with new modern styles to achieve the perfect desired effect for that "wow" factor that we were looking for. She is very detailed oriented and quite the perfectionist. She turned our home into something we are extremely proud of. It is warm, comfortable and inviting. We would highly recommend Debby to all of our family and friends and would definitely have her come again for future planning and decorating. Debby was a real pleasure to work with, you will not be disappointed.
  • Linda D. Jan 15, 2015
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Debby is a lovely person and she designed my family room around one new piece of art that I love. The color palet is fresh and cool and totally changed the look and feel of the room Debby came up with great ideas that never crossed my mind. Such as a ballet bar with mirrored wall for my daughter who dances, and a growing wall of children's art. I would call upon her again !!!
  • Rami A. Dec 16, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Debby was a total Rock Star to work with in designing my 1 bedroom apt! She was extremely dynamic and did not mind me constantly throwing new ideas and layouts at her. Instead of throwing the "kitchen sink" back at you Debby takes your thoughts into account and delivers the most relevant and practical layouts. Her vast prior experience really helps in identifying what you want in a space. I really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her to anyone for any space! 11/10.
  • Terry D. Sep 2, 2014
    Debby assisted me with organizing a plan to decorate my condo. I had many ideas and she helped me to sort through them and recognize what would work and what wouldn't as well as giving many helpful suggestions. She is knowledgable about design, a good listener, very pleasant, patient and easy to work with.
  • Jesse B. Aug 25, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Working with Debby was a great pleasure. As soon as I met her, she was more like a friend than just my interior Designer, which made me feel comfortable. I was overwhelmed with choices of colors and accessories, but Debby solved that problem. She got to work immediately when she saw my home and gave me great advise and found me some stunning pieces to work with by her diligent research at various stores. I took her advise, and what was a drab house, now looks like a million bucks! Thanks Debby for everything. You are not only a great person, but a terrific designer. You are the best!
  • Jack P. Aug 22, 2014
    Debby oversaw a complete renovation of our school library, completely transforming the space to a functional, energizing, modern, and creative space. Not only did her vision breathe much needed life and energy into the space, she was meticulous in ensuring every aspect of the job was done right. She was constantly present at the site to ensure proper installation. She completed the job under budget and saved our organization thousands of dollars through her connections to suppliers. On top of all of that, she was always easy to work with, pleasant, friendly and positive. I can't say enough good things about her understanding of clients' needs, professionalism, and follow through. A+
  • Linda M. Aug 19, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    I needed to redo my small kitchen. From the initial contact with Debby to the end of the job Debby was there! I had ideas of what I wanted to do, but could not make it a reality. Debby with her creative ways and expertise was able to assist me in making my kitchen makeover an enjoyable and happy place! She drew the plans (since I am a visual person) and identified everything I would need. I liked the fact that she took time out to shop for the materials with me. I didn't realize there were so many hidden things that needed to be included. Most importantly, her passion for her work and cost of the project exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Debby and will be hiring her again for my next project this upcoming spring.
  • Sylvia H. Jun 18, 2014
    Debby did an amazing make-over of several rooms in our home - a 400 sq ft sunroom, a living room, converted a spare bedroom into an office, a guest room and, most recently, master bedroom and bathroom. She makes incredible improvements in the use of space and her design ideas and choice of colors and fabric are fresh and interesting. She also comes up with cost-saving ideas to use some of our existing furniture and accessories. She managerd the contractor jobs, ensurinng professional and on-time work. Debby is a joy to work with, and we are absolutely delighted with the transformation she has made to our home.
  • Andrew H. Jun 2, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    I interviewed a number of designers found via thumbtack. Ultimately chose Debby and Christine because they took the time to make a more detailed presentation in order to secure the job before I committed to anything. They were extremely sensitive to my budget concerns which was very tight for the scope of work and were flexible and able to adapt to changes or obstacles whether in design or construction issues. A couple of mistakes were made but they quickly accepted responsibiliity and resolved the issues which was greatly appreciated. Just a couple of things - Maybe it's a guy thing for me but I felt that often conversations tended to meander off topic a lot and needed to be herded back in line. End result of the remodel is excellent thanks entirely to them.
  • Jill P. Jan 7, 2014
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    I hired DACH Design to provide design concepts for a kitchen remodel, as well as, pull the kitchen look and feel into the living and dining rooms to create a more polished and cohesive look in the house. The project was just before the holiday season and DACH Design, working through the holiday and vacation, were very quick to turn around and present their ideas. I received a presentation binder that included floor plans for the kitchen, including tile, counter tops, back splash, floor, lighting and window coverings. Includes were also selections for furniture, rugs and lighting for the other rooms. I felt like they listened to what my tastes are, and presented some great ideas. I do wish DACH Design had the capability to create 3D renderings of the design layouts, as that was essential in making the final design decision, and I had to go elsewhere to have that done.
  • Judy K. Dec 14, 2013
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Debby and Christine did a fabulous job transforming my office. I wanted to create a space that was warm, safe and comfortable. They produced creative results that I am completely enjoying. They are dedicated, hard-working and committed to their work. They are flexible and communication is smooth. I like their flair. I highly recommend Debby and Christine to anyone who is seeking professional, thoughtful, and creative interior designers.
  • Rebecca O. Oct 30, 2013
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    Debby Adelman and Christine Haenen were very helpful, friendly, and easy to work with. They consulted with me on a family room/kitchen for over an hour and had many good decorating ideas and suggestions. They were knowledgeable and up-to-date regarding technical aspects (lighting and entertainment systems), were budget conscious, and had good sourcing ideas and availability. I would use them again.
  • Tina W. Jul 9, 2013
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    I interviewed 4 other interior designers and chose DACH design because Debby and Christine "got it". I gave all designers the same information regarding the feel I was going for, my husband's and my likes and dislikes, and our budget. Christine and Debby came back with an outstanding design that worked within our budget (though I did end up splurging on a couple of items) and were very flexible with our timelines. Their presentation was professional and informative and let us know exactly what we would be getting into with our project. They had good quality control and oversaw all the contractors that came in to work on our condo. My husband and I love the outcome and look forward to many years of enjoyment in our beautifully designed home. It was a pleasure working with Debby and Christine and I highly recommend DACH Design.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge a percentage of the entire budget.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to meet with my potential clients and get a feel for them, for their style, and their needs. Trust is the most important factor when working with a client. Client's need to feel comfortable with me, and I with them. Most times I am working in a space when my clients are not home and they need to feel secure. That is the primary reason I never charge for the initial meeting.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attended OTIS College of Art and Design and obtained my certificate in Interior Design.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My love and passion for design! I was an accountant for 25+ years and was always re-creating my home. I have always walked into spaces and even by simply rearrange the furniture, I was able to create a better flow. I decided to obtain my degree in interior design and pursue my dream full time. This is my second career. Having an accounting background gives me the edge to stay on budget.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with both residential and commercial clients. I have done one room to an entire remodel and additions for residential and complete build outs for commercial spaces.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We were tasked with creating a modern functional small bathroom. I installed a barn door system to create more room. Not only did it serve that purpose, it has become a piece of art. I absolutely love it!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you feel comfortable with the designer and their ability to listen to what you want. Mutual trust, is in my opinion is the most important factor when working with any professional. We listen to our clients needs and ask them many questions to ensure we are headed in the right direction for them. We love what we do and our passion shows in our designs.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
This is hard work! I spend a lot of time coming up with concept, sourcing, creating drawings, gathering materials, and budgeting. I'd say most of the work is done prior to the project starting. Clients need to have a realistic budget in mind and understand that issues will come up. It is the nature of the business.