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San Marcos Interior Design Consultants

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NuNu Designs
4.9
from 157 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Paula C.
Verified review

I needed someone to move some TVs and art around to redecorate and refresh our office conference room, reception area and some of our executives' offices. Kerry was punctual and he did a great job. I chose him over several other highly rated providers because of his interior design and organization background and I am so glad I did. He enhanced the plans I started with and the project areas look better than I imagined. Kerry is a patient perfectionist!

  • 29 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthis M.
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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
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ona R.
Verified review

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.

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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.

MaNa Design Build, Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jila O.
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I am so happy with Mazi's services (Mana Design) . He completely designed and drafted the new layout and design for my shop. He got the city approval and pull the permit. It is not easy to find someone who you can trust and has experience in commercial interior design. After interviewing with many people, my partner and I, picked MaNa Design because we found Mazi so professional from the day first. Until the final day, he was on top of his schedule and we were in touch via any cominucqtion system such as FaceTime, Skype, etc. and personal meeting during those 10-days. You must see his beautiful showroom, it tells how he cares about every detail. His company is a real example of success and novelty. I am writing this comments to share with everyone our wonderful experience with his design services. We are going to buy all materials that we have chosen from his showroom and we will defiantly use his company - Mana Design Build Inc - to do the construction part. He is licensed and bonded and as far as we did research on his company, he did many beautiful and amazing construction. I hope the above comment helps you all.

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STAGE TO SELL
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandie H.
Verified review

Nancy was an absolute jewel. She is so talented and very pleasant to work with. She took care of all my wants and went over and above to please me. I am a retired interior designer and not easily pleased, but she was excellent in both design and choice of furnishings.

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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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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David K.
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Mrs. Corica helped us design and furnish our vacation home… She was extremely professional and it turned out amazing ! Her sense of style, color choices and design is impeccable I strongly recommend her for any design or construction project .

  • 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!

OC Real Estate 411
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mathan F.
Verified review

Having been in the mortgage business for years, I had many agents to choose from when it came time to list my home. There was no question that I would hire Robyn. She has always stood out to us as the total package. She brings professionalism, unparalleled market knowledge and first class service to every client. It’s something we had seen with her and knew we would get to experience as well. The extra bonus you get with Robyn is that she is an interior designer – that meant getting our house to look absolutely stunning which translated to a very high sale price. It also meant helping us see the bigger picture and potential when we were shopping for our next home. We did extremely well on the purchase and sale of our homes, but we also gained a friend.

Auxilio Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
April R.
Verified review

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)!

rdsgn interiors
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Lisa B.
Verified review

Roni is the full package when it comes to customer service and design knowledge. She goes out of her way to make sure you are happy and will suggest things that you couldn't picture in your regular minds eye. Her sweet and bubbly personality just add to the overall positive experience. I highly recommend Roni with RDSGN for any interior design need.

Coast to Coast Interiors
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ron J.
Verified review

Thank you for transforming our "ugly duckling" house into a "beautiful swan." the surprise on everyones face is as they walked through the front door, set it all! we heard someone mention that it reminded them of an European villa. After everyone left, and the house was all cleaned up, the four of us at by the beautiful fireplace and enjoyed the beauty of our new surroundings. thank you so much of our gift. Ron, Amy, Kevin, Kelsie

Carly Blalock Interiors
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
Verified review

Carly is experienced and responsive. We are just getting started on our project and she has moved it along in a timely fashion. She is also easy on the eyes.

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.

Joselyn Rendon Interiors
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan S.
Verified review

Love Joselyn. She came up with a beautiful design for my open concept kitchen remodel.

  • 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.

  • 7 years in business
About

We are a passionate interior design team dedicated to creating memorable spaces for our clients. Keeping your project on budget and on schedule is what we do best.

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

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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