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Manhattan Beach Interior Design Studios

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandeep B.
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Houman, you are amazing. People love our new restaurant. Look at our yelp reviews for the proof 😊. They can't stop praising about our restaurant interiors on all the social networking sites. Houman went above and beyond in helping us open our modern fast casual restaurant. Our budget did not allow for us to afford an interior designer. Houman stepped in as an interior designer along with the construction of our interiors. His ideas and execution were amazing. We couldnt have done the design so well without him. We had a tight deadline and Houman is the type of a contractor that wont mind working long nights and weekends. He worked around the clock to get us to opening day. The day before opening, late night we had a plumbing issue. Houman went out of his way, and came late nigjt to fix our plumbing issue! Thanks a lot Houman! We are thankful! Houman is very organized, professional and courteous on site. If you are looking for a trustable contractor I highly recomend him! From his Proposal paper work till the finishing touches, everything Houman did for us is Extraordinary! We will work around his schedule for our next restaurant opening

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Angelika Mehrens Art
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hassan K.
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Angelica was very helpful and professional. She is very talented. If you want someone to help you out with interior design projects, she is definitely the person to contact.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim E.
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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.

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Ghiasi Designs
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ona R.
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When I bought my first new home, I knew I had a small bit of remodeling to do to fix some previous water damage, but within 30 minutes of getting the keyes I realized the project was about 3x bigger and I needed to design 2 bathrooms from scratch. Now I am a woman of many skills but interior design is not one. I just wish I called Arash immediately. I had picked the tile I liked and was struggling with how to pull everything together with what the previous owner had recently done. I initially thought I would just get a quick color consultation for my paint selection, and I quickly realized that his advice was invaluable and suddenly a weight was lifted off my shoulders. He quickly got me on the right path with my plans so I could be more efficient with my contractor. I decided to go ahead and hire him to furnish my living area and can't wait to see what we come up with. Without Arash, my sanity might not have survived the next couple weeks. But now I'm confident that I'm really going to end up with the home of my dreams.

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

I met with Christine for interior design work and was incredibly impressed. She has a wonderful sense of style and was able to capture my personality perfectly with her design recommendations. She has an attention to detail and was very generous with her time -- coming over multiple times to ensure the items were just right. She acted like it was more than just a "design job" but really important to her that I was pleased with the transformation. She is a wonderful decorator and I highly recommend her!!!! She is also a jack of all trades and even acted as a handy-man to remove chair cushions to take for upholstery and install a new light fixture!

Garcia Designs
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Sam Z.
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We would like to thank Garcia Designs for bringing our vision to a reality. Many thanks to George, for his promptness from the inception to throughout the project. A special thanks to those that brought this vision to life.... Danny, thanks for your supreme detail in crafting our new patio, Gio, thanks, for bringing our new porch to life and following the meticulous detail of our request and Joey for all your assistance where needed and for bringing our deck to completion. Larry & George, many thanks for all your support and assistance with the painting. Larry your patience during the color selection.... we, thank you for following your gut and coming back to check with us prior to purchasing the final color, yes, we changed it... All and all to the entire team and those that I may have omitted. Great work, WE ARE PLEASED! Can’t wait for the next project.

The DarDesign Group
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle J.
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Words cannot suffice in terms of how Dar has truly blessed our family! I interviewed at least 5 interior designers and Dar’s level of experience, attention to detail, and referrals far exceeded anyone else. I greeted him with a hug when I first saw him because he has this joyful magnetic glow that makes you feel like he is a really good friend. Dar is very punctual; he shows up exactly at the time he gives you and he does not rush you. He is knowledgeable, very attentive, and incredibly patient (we would sometimes have multiple hour meetings). He worked around our schedule with our little ones and never complained about the long hours he put in or how meticulous we were in the designing phase. We enjoyed working with Dar so much that we hired him to stage our house, which put our house over the top in a competitive market. I cannot wait to bring him on board to give our new home the “Dar touch”!

Joshua Jackson Designs
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Alberta S.
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I just can't say enough about Josh ! We had a severe time crunch, and Josh was able to create his magic in record time. He was a pleasure to deal with, and his design for the staging was nothing short of brilliant ! He struck exactly the right note in every room. I wish that I could give him 6+ stars. Highly recommend.

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Sandi Kaneko Interiors
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Art H.
Verified review

Sandi has been great with helping us plan our living room remodel. She came to our house to take pictures and then created visual designs to help us see her ideas for our room. She has also provided references to general contractors as well as electricians for our lighting needs. We went with one of her referrals to install recessed LED lights for our hallway and bedrooms. She helped us set up the appointment, arranged the pricing, and then followed up to see if we were satisfied with the work. Although we still haven't moved forward with our living room remodel yet, she is continuing to work with us to make this room happen. Sandi is friendly, professional, and talented - we highly recommend working with Sandi for your interior design needs.

Victoria Holly Interiors
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kurt L.
Verified review

When I decided to hire someone to decorate my home, it was because I had no time to do it myself and no clue how to. Fortunately I found Victoria. She was able to plan from start to finish what I needed for my home to be my own. From the first day she was efficient, professional, and intuitive. The design for each room captures what I was looking for. Victoria's knowledge and grasp for design has proven to be invaluable. I will undoubtedly utilize her again for future projects and highly recommend anyone looking for an interior designer to do the same.

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Sound of Home
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian D.
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Our interior designer was on time and very friedly. She understood what we wanted, gave us many ideas and was very profesional.

Design & Order
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

Design & Order helped me with the Interior Design projects for my home and I am SO happy with the results! I have to admit, I was a bit stubborn with listening to some of their Design ideas but once I let go and trusted their expertise things came together beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend these ladies to anyone looking for design help.

  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Martha C.
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“She was so easy to work with and our remodel went beautifully as well as the design.  Deborah had great vision and creative ideas, paid attention to detail, masterfully managed all the moving parts and ensured that we would love the results...and we do!”

Design by Ranj
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Richard K.
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So happy with my new home! I hired Ranj to help me with the interior design of my home that I recently purchased. Not knowing where to start from and what to pick out. I gave her my wish list and true enough she was very detailed, specific and she delivered results that went beyond my expectations. I am very happy with the results and I’m glad I decided to work with Ranj!

Chloe Kalk Interiors
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alison G.
Verified review

Chloe is an incredibly talented designer! Her ability to blend new pieces with vintage, one of a kind pieces is pure magic! She understood my vision from the get-go and was able to walk me through lots of options to make sure we got the exact look I wanted. I get so many compliments now and it's all thanks to her. She is also down to earth and an absolute joy to work with. Her laid-back style and love for interior design is infectious! She's the total package! Thank you, Chloe!

Konsepsyon Interiors
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alessandra S.
Verified review

Konsepsyon Interiors is fantastic. Karin and Ju are true professionals, super creative, trustworthy and great to work with. A major home renovation can be overwhelming and undertaking they made it easier and less stressful, they had a great vision and creative ideas, managed all the parts and ensured that we would love the results and We DO! They did an amazing job on my home remodel. We couldn’t be happier. Konsepsyon Interiors are amazing and if you are looking for an interior design that can: - Keep you at latest trends in interior design, furnishings and materials and making more suggestions that can blow your mind away - Be flexible - Work with you to build a distinct living space is uniquely your own - Listen to you needs and deliver the best results We highly recommend them to anyone looking for help on a renovation.

DG Interior Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy Q.
Verified review

You will love working with Devlyn. From the timely, concise contract through the finishing touches, Devlyn Gorby is top notch! In the last six months, Devlyn has helped design and decorate two properties for us; one an older recently purchased home for my son and the other a small rental apt in Burbank. We are so happy with these beautiful, highly functional homes. The older home was transformed into a stunning modern property in less than two months including wall, ceiling and window treatment, lighting, art and all the furnishing. My little apt now has sleeping for four and dining for six. I reached out to Devlyn after twice purchasing a couch that wouldn't fit though the hall. If I'd started with her I would have saved more money! But I saved money anyway because Devlyn found sale furniture for me as well as a custom made reclaimed wood table. She also repurposed some of the furniture I had. Devlyn is a master in the use of color, lighting and proportion. She is also a great communicator and knows how to "make her client happy". She never dictates but draws out your ideas and preferences. I have high hopes that I will have the pleasure of working with Devlyn again one day and I'm sure that once you've worked with her you will feel the same.

Sicara Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

Laura Elizabeth is such an amazing interior designer! I loved working with her and found her warm, helpful, professional, and super inspired! An incredible designer with an awesome eye for decor.

Mary Kate Flannery
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
Verified review

Mary Kate has the unique capability of taking a vague description of a concept and turning it into exactly what her clients desire and envisioned. I was blown away at her ability to create exactly what I was looking for with such a modest budget. Exceptional design, professionalism and value. I would recommend Mary Kate to everyone I know looking for interior design.

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

What can I say! I Hired Staged and Sold. First you actually get an interior designer who designs the space. They don’t just throw things into the home. They plan it out based on the layout and color schemes that attract buyers. They were on time and took 2 hours to stage! I had offers right after we had photos and they helped get my home sold!

Krista McCarty
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie B.
Verified review

Krista was amazing! I wanted to make some design changes to my house starting with interior painting and after our first meeting she saw my vision. Now I have a house that feels like my home. I am so excited that we will be continuing to work together in the future!

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 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 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.

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