San Diego, CA373 Interior Designers near you

Where do you need the interior designer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

San Diego Interior Designers

Browse these interior designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

NuNu Designs
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
  • 161 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
  • 63 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

Top Pro
GHIASI Designs
from 23 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elena M.
Verified review

I hired Arash Ghiasi to help me both with interior design ideas, and with the management and organization of the whole project. I am sure I will follow up with another review while the project is over, but there is a lot I can say even at this initial stage of the project. If you are looking for someone enthusiastic, inspired and inspiring, energetic and very knowledgeable, Arash is the interior designer you are looking for. He has already helped us a lot with space organization and colour selection, and the overall image of our space. As an artist (a painter) myself, I know quite a deal about color, and I can tell you -- Arash knows what he is doing when he chooses or suggests colors, and he has this rare ability to "synchronize" his thinking with your own feelings and ideas, which is is absolutely essential for an interior designer. The whole process was smooth, quick, and inspiring. As for the space organization, he offered us a solution for an area we've been struggling with for years. And it had a hallmark of all excellent design solutions: it felt completely right and (kind of) obvious when he suggested it. How could we not find it ourselves??? But the truth is, we didn't -- even though a lot of thinking went into it. All in all, we are very impressed with his work, his ideas, and his energy. I would recommend him to any friend who is looking for an interior designer.

Top Pro
from 22 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 28 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!

Top Pro
Fadi Soudi Interior Design
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 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

Top Pro
Joli G Interiors & Designs
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 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
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 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.

Smart Interiors
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

Design by Cassie T
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 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.

The Home Factory
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angie R.
Verified review

I had some interior design issues and Audra helped me with the whole concept. She was professional, prompt, and very creative. She solved my issues quickly and I am extremely pleased with the outcome!

J Kennedy Designs
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amy L.
Verified review

Jacquline has done a perfect job in my party. She is very nice and professional. She made the beautiful drinking for girls especially. My fiends love her.

  • 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.

Woodhouse Creek Design
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marla R.
Verified review

Finally, someone who gets my style !!! I love color and mixing design styles and after years of being told I “probably could not afford” the decorating I was asking for, I was wrong for mixing contemporary with traditional, I needed to use less color, and other comments, I feel lucky that I found Elena! It has been more than a year since we started working together to update my home. I love decorating and sometimes know exactly what I am looking for but can’t always describe it. Elena works with me, helping to transform the vision of what I want, not what she thinks I need or should have for my home. She also will select items I would have never thought of picking for myself and when that happens, WOW !


With over ten years of decorating experience, my niche is helping those on a budget transform their living space into a beautiful place they love to relax, entertain or work.


I help clients with all interior design needs. My services include residential and commercial design, space planning and staging.


At Bellissima Interiors we believe in stylish design, honesty and fair pricing for our services. We believe that truly listening to our clients design needs and responding is the key to successful communication and building a good relationship. From simple paint selection and space planning, to a complete home remodel, Bellissima Interiors strives to make the design process fabulous and stress free. Whether your style is country, modern, or traditional, Bellissima Interiors will create a look to reflect your personality and taste, without breaking the bank! In working with my clients, my goal as an interior designer is to expand upon their visions and exceed their expectations. Drawing my inspiration from my travels, architecture, and fashion, I use the framework of my education to create spaces that are classic and contemporary, elegant and comfortable, and most importantly distinctive to each of their owners. To this day, my favorite part of the design process is seeing how the spaces I create for clients touch their lives.


Color is life, for a world without color seems dead. As a flame produces light, and light produces color. As intonation lends color to the spoken word, and color lends spiritually realized sound to form.


As a designer I provide solutions, create beauty, and restore functionality within your home. My top priority is to deliver a space that inspires my client and transforms their vision into a reality.


I'm an industrial designer and I work with 3-D programs and rendering software to make ideas real. I worked on products and design, interior design, prototyping and 3-D print. I have a good eye for the details and I'm able to work with really short deadlines.


Jackson Design and Remodeling is an award-winning industry leader with an outstanding portfolio of design and remodeling in San Diego. With our unique process for design build remodeling, we deliver distinctive designs and successful builds that result in a remarkable 97% client satisfaction rating. Our designers avoid cookie-cutter trends, expertly developing kitchen, bathroom and whole-home designs as the individual expression of each client. Our designers avoid cookie-cutter trends, expertly developing kitchen, bathroom and whole-home designs as the individual expression of each client.

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.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.