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Home Cleaning by Julia
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Gaston D.
Verified review

Jerry left my condo apartment and it was sparkling! He did an awesome job. He worked really hard and he’s really friendly. I'll recommend him to anyone who need a good and professional cleaning service! Thanks J.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shira S.
Verified review

We hired CSID for our entire home renovation. Debby was the best thing that happened to us! Without CSID, we would have made some poor decisions, with respect to design but also construction. Debby is so fun and easy to work with and we are in constant communication over email, phone, text and Pinterest. She is wonderful and I promise you will enjoy designing your space with her.

All In Place
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kayzim S.
Verified review

The crew was super amiable and had great ideas! my house looks great and I love it!

HAENEN DESIGN STUDIOS
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia H.
Verified review

Christine did an amazing make-over of several rooms in our house - a 400 sq ft sunroom, living room, converted a spare bedroom into an office, guest bedroom 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 managed the contractor jobs, ensuring professional and on-time work. Christine is a joy to work with, and we are absolutely delighted with the transformation she has made to our home. Syl and Gill.

Angelika Mehrens Art
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Denise P.
Verified review

We needed a very custom job in our house -- one that required a fair bit of artistry, and Angelika really came through. Our puppy had torn off a piece of wallpaper which was too old to replace. We were hoping that an artist could somehow mimic the design to hide the damage. Angelika more than did the trick. I now dare anyone to ever notice that some of that wallpaper was ever gone! Five stars for sure. She was also prompt, kind and charged a very reasonable price.

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
Verified review

Yes, some would think that one wood blind is the same as any wood blind. I regretfully found out that this is not true. I thought I would save time and just purchase the builders window blinds package that was offered when I was selecting the options for my new home. Well, after only six months of living in my home the wood blinds started to warp and crack. They made my brand new home look terrible. It was a terrible investment. I found Made in the Shade Blinds & More and they were able to schedule an appointment with me the following day. They came and educated me on the fact that all wood blinds are not alike and I just wasted a lot of money. They were able to show me wood blinds samples, explain and show me the difference between the wood blinds they offer and the ones installed in my house. All of the window treatments they offer come with a limited life-time warranty. The kicker is - I paid just a little bit more than I did when I purchased the builder package. Made in the Shade Blinds & More is an excellent company and I highly highly recommend them.

DVI Decor
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dave Z.
Verified review

Very professional experience and transformed my vacation home into my dream home! I had Daisy decorate my vacation home and it is wonderful. The only problem is that I now love my vacation home more than my house and will definitely be calling her to transform my house.

Joshua Jackson Designs
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Carl H.
Verified review

Josh has fantastic taste. My place was a dump before he fixed it up. He has a ton of vendor connections and can make your place look like you spent tens of thousands of dollars on decorating for a fraction of the price.

The DarDesign Group
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lorrie R.
Verified review

We met with Dar for a consultation on our remodel project. He was very helpful and solved our guest house kitchen design problem. Before he left we had completely reconfigured the cabinetry design and had a much better functioning space.

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Mackenzie H.
Verified review

Gigi has been cleaning my house for the last 3+ months and has been so helpful and reliable. She consistently shows up every 3 weeks and thoroughly cleans every inch of my apartment and charges only for the amount of time she is working. She also takes the time to clean areas of my house that I neglect or don't even think of (like under my couch cushions). I am very happy to work with her!

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Sandi Kaneko Interiors
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
Verified review

It is great job that Sandi did for my living and dining rooms. We really enjoy to be in our living and dining rooms each day. She spent a long time to help us to find a top quality table. We appreicte her efforts and patient of seraching dining table for my family. Each day we enjoy to be there and it is a smart choice to choose Sandi to be the house interior designer.

Rightful Place
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Rene A.
Verified review

Rachel saved our office. Organizing, decorating, purging, eBay, craigslist, framing art, everything we could throw at her she was able to do. Our staff immediately felt the difference and feedback has been that the space is much more enjoyable and fun to work in.

  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jinny C.
Verified review

I needed to furnish and decorate a 500 square foot studio condo from scratch in 30 days. Janet surpassed my expectations and I couldn't be happier with the end result. This was my first time using Thumbtack and an interior designer. I work and travel a lot, so I needed someone who would take care of everything - sending options, ordering items, as well as delivery, assembly and installation. Even though it was a small space, this was not an easy project. Janet fully understood my style preferences, budget and logistics. She meticulously reworked the floor plan when I changed my mind or when an item was unavailable. She was constantly contacting vendors to answer my 100s of questions and continually updated me on where we were in the budget. To top it off, she fully managed the complicated delivery/installation logistics with an outside company that she found (and was there when everything was delivered/assembled)! Janet completely transformed an empty space into a beautiful bedroom, living room, work area and patio that I adore. I fully recommend Janet's interior design services and am thankful for her excellent work.

  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea B.
Verified review

Deborah was the perfect hire! She helped me realize my vision by taking my existing pieces, finding a few small new things, and putting everything together in a cost effective way. Deborah is filled with amazing ideas and great tips for home decor on a budget. Her style, love for art, and grace makes her a very special designer.

The Vintage Cougar
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael I.
Verified review

She did a fantastic job decorating our WeHo apartment on N. Kings Rd. Very pleasant to work with at a reasonable expense!!

Design & Order
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Anita W.
Verified review

The Design & Order team have gone above and beyond to offer me their professional services as I redo my living room, dining room, and master bedroom. The services they provided not only included recommendations on furniture, draperies, and accessories, but they provided me with the capability to review their recommendations on the internet without having to leave the comfort of my home.

Mary Kate Flannery
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen M.
Verified review

Mary Kate is a decorating and organizing whiz!!! She has a wonderful eye for decorating and really listens to what her clients want! I'm so glad I found her. She is turning my small home into a decorator's delight!

SS Consulting and design
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy G.
Verified review

Sarah has exceeded my expectations with her ability to really listen to my needs and then deliver the furniture and decorations that are ideally suited to my home's coastal theme. Sarah is accessible and very communicative by text, phone and email. Sarah comes up with clever ideas to beautify a space that I could never think of. Sarah's passion to please her customer coupled with her ability to create breathtaking yet livable home spaces is really quite remarkable. Sarah came in on time and under budget for my staging experience. She does not nickel and dime you. We set a flat fee for the work and she made it all happen in the time frame she structured. Sarah transformed my average home into a stunning showplace. We're 95% done, and are still adding bits and pieces as she perfects the place. I will put up "before and after" photos as soon as the professional photographer sends them to me. My sister found Sarah on Thumbtack and she said Sarah seemed to "get it" immediately and was enthused to help. I contacted other staging companies, but I liked Sarah the best and hired her. I will engage Sarah on my next project. I highly recommend Sarah's creativity, her untiring work ethic and her reliability. If you're getting three bids for your next staging project, consider asking Sarah for a bid. You'll be happy you did.

Lori Erenberg Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 30 years in business
Kim M.
Verified review

Lori’s work is exceptional and inspired She’s has wonderful knowledge of home and residential decor and color. Lori is an expert in all creative and a joy to do business with

Konsepsyon Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea H.
Verified review

We are very very happy with the design. They did an awesome job decorating our house and stayed within the proposed budget. They were very responsive every time we had a question. I highly recommend them.

Staged and Sold
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Donna G.
Verified review

She choose furniture well. Quick turnaround.

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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