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La Mesa Interior Designers

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NuNu Designs
4.9
from 157 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
Jill H.
Verified review

He did an awesome job hanging my big screen TV and hiding the wires. He also hung a big mirror for me and gave me some great advice in interior design for my house. Thank you! I highly recommend him.

  • 18 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna M.
Verified review

I had a lady come by for the initial estimate. Her name was Jaeleah. She was an estimate manager. She was very nice and asked a lot of questions and took down a lot of notes and even left me with a business card. From there within the hour I received an email regarding the estimate and availability. I then, had a scheduling manager contact me to confirm details and day along with time. On the day of the actual clean up, I had a lead landscaper by the name of Catarino ( Cat for short) come with a young man named Kevin, Cat did not speak perfect English but he could communicate and tried very hard, Kevin spoke perfect English and helped me to confirm what I thought Cat was saying. The guys started the job which consisted of removing grass and weeds on a 3500 sq foot lot. I figured it would take the guys 2 days to do that kind of job. When I got home after work around 6pm the guys were actually finishing up. I mean, I was shocked. I walked the lot with them and we went over ideas and I mean I was so amazed by how hard and fast they got this job done. As soon as my husband gets back in town we are going to confirm what our next plant of action will be. Cat recommended I install new more drought resistant sod along with some gorgeous flowers he showed me that compliment the color of my home really well. He even showed me pictures of other sod and landscape designs he has done in the past and the work was exquisite. For the quality of work these guys provide and the professionalism these guys could easily be charging double if not triple the prices they charge. I am thankful I found you guys. Thanks for all the hard work you all did for us! We are excited for whats to come.

  • 29 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthis M.
Verified review

I have used Scott Gressitt of San Diego Furniture Repair on several occasions and will continue to do so. His work product is superb. In this day and age finding a Craftsman that is honest, trustworthy, prompt, consistently providing superior workmanship st good value is s rarity. I will continue to use and recommend him to family, friends and other interior designers

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Fadi Soudi Interior Design
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frank A.
Verified review

Fadi was the best Interior designer and I did get estimates from other ones. He was able to give me 3D render with a finish product even before the improvements got started. I strongly recommend him to any future projects, my office design is very unique and it came out beautiful. He is very dependable and a very talented designer

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StephGrafx
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine S.
Verified review

Steph is AMAZING!! She has an eye for design! She repurposed multiple items for storage & rearanged the furniture to make a much more functional living space! She quickly helped us sort and organize many toys and kitchen items. She was a pleasure to work with!

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Joli G Interiors & Designs
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda P.
Verified review

My husband and I have never worked with a man interior designer before. We had wanted to for some time but were hesitant to do so. After reading the many great reviews about Michelle we both felt like if anyone can help us out our home together (with mine and my husbands taste being vastly different) it would be her. From the moment we met her, she was so easy to work with. She was always in contact about ideas, potential furniture or art pieces and amazingly stayed within our budget. She was so responsive and it seemed like she was working day and night to find us exactly what we wanted. She also surprised us with many beautiful items that we would have never been able to pick out or come up with on our own. She has a real gift and a wonderfully creative eye. Our friends absolutely love how our house looks and we truly do too! We cannot recommend her enough! Thanks again Michelle!

Spaces that Sell
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Shadele A.
Verified review

This is my first time working with an interior decorator. I hired Brooke to help me design my living room. We just bought a new house and are trying to mix the older furniture with the new. Brooke, came in, assessed the situation, took pictures and measurements then came back the following week with a whole presentation including 2 different looks. She seemed to really understand my taste and put it all together nicely. She also offered to bring some samples to the house so we can see what it will look like in the room before I purchase them. I'm excited to see the room when it is complete. Brooke has been awesome to work with so far and I plan to continue to use her services! I highly recommend Brooke. She's extremely reasonable when it comes to cost and definitely goes above and beyond.

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Bunny on a Budget
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren D.
Verified review

Carolyn is passionate about her business and has the skills to back it up. I'm a finance person, so non-creative, and she waltzed into my home and re-designed what I thought could not be cozy into a warm, inviting home. Each room has a theme and all space is being utilized. Not to mention, we did it over 36 hours in one weekend. I highly recommend working with Bunny on a Budget for your home décor, interior design, and organization needs. - Lauren

Smart Interiors
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi H.
Verified review

In August we moved to a new home in Poway. We love it so much but found ourselves in a furnishing dilemma. None of our old furniture fit into the new house and we just didn't know how to configure the rooms or what style we were going for. We felt like we needed help! We looked up interior designers on Thumbtack and kept going back to Kim Smart of Smart Interiors. Within 20 minutes of Kim walking through our front door we felt like a plan was evolving. Kim Smart has a great eye for color and design. She nailed our style with just a quick walk around our house. She is helping us add to what we have to get a more complete and consistent look. As we look for furniture and decorating items, Kim is great with sending pictures and links of ideas she finds that are perfect for our home. Not only has Kim helped us define our style but she is keeping us focused on our look and color palette. We were stuck...but with Kim’s help and guidance our house looks better than we could have imagined! We also love that she is so flexible. We can use her as much or as little as we need while we are decorating our home. Just have her come give you a consultation and her expertise and passion for design will inspire you! Jagger & Kristi

Auxilio Design
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney G.
Verified review

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by your environment? I have! I was a new sleep deprived mom dealing with a baby with so many health problems! I was honestly not even aware of how bad my house got, I could barely just keep the dishes done. But once the dust settled I literally felt trapped in my own house, I honestly felt like I was in an episode of hoarders, I just didn’t know where to start! Then I found out I was pregnant AGAIN, and I felt my world getting so out of control, so when my family asked what I wanted for my birthday I said HELP!!! I didn’t know where to start my search, I only found Interier designers for multi million dollar homes, that probably would of just laughed in my face and then locked me up in hoarders jail. I remember crying to Dustin feeling so overwhelmed asking him to help me after he just worked a 70 hour week! Thank goodness he had someone that was an interior designer!!! Tanya from Auxilio Design came to my house and honestly never made me feel like a failure. The process was so easy and so fun! She came to my house, I sent her pictures of my style, we worked out a budget, and then she did everything! It was like Christmas morning every time she texted me asking about a paint color or pillow. Then not only did she clean, organize, decorate, she works close with a contractor if you need repairs! Tanya was literally answers to my prays! We were able to work in phases, because we are working on one income! Our home is now the home me and Dustin always wanted! When I look back at those BEFORE pictures I cringe and want to cry. It’s ok to need help, as women and mothers, we can’t do it all, and I felt like a failure, BUT that’s not my skill and thank goodness there are people with an extreme skill like Tanya! Your home doesn’t need to be as dire as mine, but if you just want help with different color schemes or want your home to look like a magazine. Tanya can help with what ever you need. Thanks again for making me love coming home.

  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy B.
Verified review

Holly is an incredible interior designer. She possess a skill set that cannot be taught or learned with experience. She was born with a creative eye and passion for design - it's in her DNA and as a client, it's something that you experience from the moment you meet her. She has an ability to come into a space and re-imagine it in a way you never thought possible. She takes a room and completely transforms it to maximize form and function while making it beautiful. She is insanely talented and there truly is no comparison. I would highly recommend Holly for any house, any project, any size or space –she is amazing. My husband and I had just bought our first house and it needed quite a bit of work - not only in decor and paint, but it also needing some light remodeling. Holly was able to transform this house out of 1980 into 2015. Our house went from looking run-down and outdated, to looking fresh, modern and chic. When friends & family come over, they all comment on how they cannot even believe it's the same house. The rooms look bigger, the ceilings look higher and it looks brand new. Everyone comments on the decor begging to have Holly come help them with their house! Holly is simply amazing, I cannot say enough. Aside from her incredible eye for design, she is so professional, great at project management and helping you stay within budget. I would highly recommend her.

Design by Cassie T
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy R.
Verified review

Cassie is currently helping me with furniture selection and arrangement for a new house. Cassie came out on short notice and measured and photographed all my rooms and came up with several design ideas within that same day. She really listens to her clients and strives to meet their vision while respecting the budget. She is a pleasure to work with and I will update with photos when the project is done but she has already exceeded my expectations.

Anina Designs
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Erzsebet A.
Verified review

Anina has helped us redesign our 3 Br. home last September and she has done an exceptional job. She used some of my favorite antiques as central focal pieces and incorporated them into the overall design. My house looks fantastic! There is no more clutter, and there is a better flow from room to room. Anina made sure that the new design reflects my own personality. Anina is very kind, understands what you need and works well with any personality (my family members). She is a great communicator, responds in a timely manner. She completed the project within the time and budget planned. Her fee was very reasonable, too. Anina is an excellent professional designer. We highly recommend her for any design project.

Amy Noel Design
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer Lin J.
Verified review

Amy's design talent is exceptional, flawlessly demonstrated in every detail. She has an extraordinary eye for space, color, light, shape and style. I have sold numerous homes designed by Amy Noel and I assure you, she will exceed your expectations as a designer. I most highly recommend Amy Noel Design!

The Green Elephant Designs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Trup K.
Verified review

One word for The Green Elephant Designs - AWESOME! Amisha helped us put together our vision with such ease. I had so many ideas and thoughts for our rooms but was unable to visualize or organize them. But Amisha was able to tap into our likes and dislikes and designed beautiful layouts for us. Not only were they tasteful, but also as the company name suggests, 'green'. I think she can turn any space into something warm and inviting! If you're having trouble or looking for someone to design your dream home or office - The Green Elephant Designs is where you need to go!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn G.
Verified review

We started the daunting task of remodeling our kitchen about six months ago. We were very lucky to have the services of Cynthia Ryan as our kitchen designer. Her level of attention to detail is extraordinary. We were initially overwhelmed with the number of decisions. Cynthia has the ability and patience to walk us through the journey of these decisions one by one – educating us on the issues and variation of each decision. In conclusion, we would recommend Cynthia Ryan and CR design to assist anyone who is contemplating a kitchen or bath remodel. Her experience, professionalism and extensive training were highly valued and were the major reason for the success of our kitchen remodel.

Olive + Oak Interiors
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tara S.
Verified review

Hope has been great to work with! She is very professional and easy to communicate with. She also did a good job with sourcing options for furniture and working within my budget. I appreciate her willingness to take on such a small job! I would recommend her to anyone!

Glackman Duarte Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

It is important to have someone you trust come in your home. Jorge was fabulous and is very trustworthy. He offered wonderful design suggestions and always followed up when he said he would. You won't regret working with Glackman Duarte Designs.

Rose Studio Interiors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ariana L.
Verified review

Jessica Rose of Rose Studio Interiors is a colleague of mine. She is an exceptionally talented and intuitive Interior Designer. I have seen the amount of detail, research and time she puts into every project. You're in good hands if you are working with Rose Studio!

  • 2 years in business
Rick S.
Verified review

Scott was very creative with his design choices, color selection and styling. He was very professional, patient and thorough. I would recommend him as a designer to anyone for staging or redesign needs.

Milburn Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Brittany N.
Verified review

I have worked with Brian Milburn on several projects… His unique ability is at heart the capacity to listen and transform what he hears into the vision of what my home became. There's always the concern for homeowner who is working with a designer that they may not be heard… Or, their ideas are not going to be translated into somethings special. Brian's capacity to merge design into my ideas and creative vision that transcends trend has Brought about incredible joy to our family.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

How much do interior designers charge?

You can hire an interior design for a job as basic as a one-room consultation or as complex as supervising the design of an entire new home, helping with space planning, choosing color palettes, and shopping for furniture, flooring and artwork. The size and scope of the job will determine how much an interior designer charges; the average national cost for an interior designer ranges from $75 to $100 or more per hour. Other cost factors include the person’s reputation — interior designers to the stars are usually more expensive — and region. Most interior designers charge an average of $100-$225 for an initial consultation, but some will charge an hourly rate, usually starting at an average of $50, for larger projects that require extensive consultations. Hourly rates may be available for smaller projects, such as redecorating a living room or staging a home for sale; for instance, shopping and consulting can cost an average of $75 to $100 per hour, while staging costs and average $95 per hour. For many homeowners, a percentage of an interior designer’s cost is recouped through the professional discounts they receive from their vendors.

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