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San Diego Restaurant Interior Design Firms

Browse these restaurant interior design firms with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

NuNu Designs
4.9
from 157 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Adam P.
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Extremely professional, courteous, and helpful. Went above and beyond. Kerry's a rare person who's great at both putting stuff together and interior design/decoration. Would highly recommend!

  • 29 years in business
  • 59 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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Ghiasi Designs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elena M.
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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.

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Fadi Soudi Interior Design
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy F.
Verified review

To whom it may concern, Fadi has worked on my team several times and had delivered the highest quality of work that can be expected. He is on time, very professional and a real pleasure to work with. He has excellent fast and amazing skills. He is competent to complete any type of interior design job with the highest quality and greatest attention to detail.

Spaces that Sell
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Shadele A.
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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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Joli G Interiors & Designs
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trish M.
Verified review

Michelle was absolutely amazing! When we first met she instantly "heard" my needs! She listened to my concerns and was able to bring creative ideas to bring new life to our dated home. She made me feel that my job was her top priority, her communication was extremely prompt. Her vision, knowledge and skill are top notch. Michelle's amazing design style, enthusiastic attitude and 100% BEAUTIFUL transformation was easy and exciting and all while keeping my budget conscious husband in mind! Our projects included picking paint, new fabrics and furniture. Michelle was able to repurpose some family heirlooms and existing pieces but all with incorporating new styles. Everyday we wake up pleased with the investments we have made with Michelle's creativity and design. We feel as if our home has increased with value every time she has walked through our door. We no longer avoid rooms we enjoy being in them! Thank you Michelle for helping us achieve our vision with your great taste and unique talent for interior design!

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Norma J.
Verified review

In a short time, Connie was able to give me feedback on what pieces did/did not work with design and flow of my main living spaces. It definitely set me in the right direction so that I don't make more costly mistakes!

Auxilio Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
April R.
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I hired Tanya for a lighting project after getting overwhelmed with updating my lighting myself. Tanya got a feel for my style and then found the perfect sconces! We decided on a kitchen pendant for the dining room and flush mounts for the entryway that compliment the look. She even coordinated the perfect ceiling fans. The difference a cohesive and edited look made was astounding! Tanya has excellent style and is so pleasant to collaborate with. Overall, the process was fun and creative, but also well worth the effort for something that has such a positive impact on our lives daily! I highly recommend Tanya for interior design, or just to help with a single project like mine. She'll change your life (or at least your living space)!

The Home Factory
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Angie R.
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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!

Carly Blalock Interiors
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bart M.
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Carly is responsive but most of all really knows her business. I am looking forward to the project with her.

Bungalow 56 Interiors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristen V.
Verified review

Bungalow 56 | Interiors & Events is amazingly talented! They were there to guide me through the design process and listened to what I wanted to achieve with the look and feel of my home. My home was recently featured with Pottery Barn and West Elm for its beautifully executed design and style. If you're are looking for a remodel, designing a new space or styling for an event hire them because they are 5 star from start to finish.

Soltan Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Kathy A.
Verified review

Soltan construction was very helpful on both my projects. The first one was my residence. Gelareh was the person that we worked with. She is very detailed and very organized. It was so easy to get a hold of her. She was very creative in coming up with unique, modern ideas and mixing them with classic design elements to make our house really feel like a true reflection of us. She was able to work within our budget but still make everything look very high-end. My husband and I were so delighted with this company that we decided to use them for a commercial project as well. The commercial project called for a great deal of specifics with the city, the architect, the design and construction company. Once again Soltan came through. Their attention to the specifics and their efficiency makes them a huge asset. I would highly recommend them especially Gelareh!!

K Webber Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Nancy S.
Verified review

Karen utilized her design talents in my home using a neutral palate and she knew just where to place the accent pieces for a splash of color. My home feels alive and inviting. She performed the project on time and on budget which is very rare. I can attest to her diligence, her focus and most of all her creativity is very inspiring. I would suggest you use Karen for your renovation, restoration or simply a face lift for your home. You will be very pleased as I am.

K2 Design Co.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Gary M.
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amazing work. Professional timely. High end work.

Melissa Hanner Designs
5.0
from 1 review
    Scott H.
    Verified review

    My office has utilized Melissa Hanner’s services in connection with two office moves. She helped us select paint colors and carpet and handled the furniture purchase/placement. She is very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend her.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    We believe that the creation of design should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience where clients deserve great design solutions and excellent customer service. We work collaboratively with our clients to achieve smart, sensible, and incredibly beautiful spaces.

    About

    I am Interior Domain’s principal designer. My passion for all things to do with homes and a love of beautiful design is the driving force behind my decision to pursue an education and degree in interior design. I have fourteen years of extensive experience and have worked with many homeowners, contractors, and home builders over the years. I am a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and have been a featured designer on HGTV. Please visit Lori's blog for helpful tips, trends and tidbits from the interior design world! I design your home for your life.

    About

    Jain Malkin was named one of the Top 3 Most Influential People in Healthcare Design. A shortlist of 50 names was established following the nomination period from which the final public voting took place. Taking the results from this final online voting, as well as votes from our esteemed Editorial Board and our publishing partners at The Center for Health Design, we have now arrived at a final list of 25 individuals.

    About

    I am an interior designer assisting my client to identify his or her style and work to achieve the ambiance desired. I help in color selection for walls and upholstery, window treatments, placement and purchasing of new furniture, and choosing of flooring. I work with new construction or in updating an existing space. I work with residential and commercial spaces.

    • 16 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I have over 10 years of hands on experience, a BFA in interior design, and am a Certified Interior Designer #6778 in the State of California. We are a San Diego based interior design company specializing in remodel construction, room renovation, home staging, and strategic planning for aging in place. From schematic design to program development, design development, bidding, sourcing, and project management, we are your one-stop shop for getting the job done right, on time and on budget!

    • 42 years in business
    About

    I listen to my clients needs. I am honest and will tell you the truth. My rates are either hourly or commision based on purchases. My contractors are the best.

    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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