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NuNu Designs
4.9
from 157 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 263 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
  • 61 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 23 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
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frank A.
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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

Agave Staging & Interiors
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela Z.
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I am enjoying working with Melissa. She is fun, creative and her ideas inspire me to think outside the box yet remain true to myself when it comes to design and color.

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
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandie H.
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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.

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Joli G Interiors & Designs
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda P.
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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
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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Robert P.
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After 5 designers and one architect, we were 4 months behind schedule and over budget with our project. We never thought that a team such as this would just be able to, as they said themselves, just take care of everything. We went ahead and hired, them. In just three weeks they had all back on track, not only delivering specs but even figuring out construction details that were then approved by the architect to help us. Even some custom fabrication may end up being done by them. They had a ton of meetings with both us at our office and the contractor on-site. I don't think they are ever not working, sometimes would ask a question late at night and had a reply early the next day. Their style and experience is totally worth the investment.

Carly Blalock Interiors
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
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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.
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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.
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Love Joselyn. She came up with a beautiful design for my open concept kitchen remodel.

Recreating Your Space
5.0
from 1 review
    Joe L.
    Verified review

    Luz Vega is a delight to work with. Her focused and cost-effective approach is extremely comforting. I was totally overwhelmed by a cluttered home office, kitchen and bedroom/walk-in closet, such that both my work and personal productivity greatly suffered. Extremely focused, Luz guided me back to productivity by first completely reorganizing my home office and utilizing existing furniture and accessories, keeping my expenses within my budget. From there, Luz reorganized my kitchen and bedroom/walk-in closet. I am no longer overwhelmed. I am clutter-FREE. Thanks to Luz I am back to my productive self, enjoying my “new” office and home. Thank you Luz!

    Birch Interiors, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Carlos H.
    Verified review

    Birch Interiors LLC provided a service above and beyond my expectations! Andrea asked all the right questions, was able to meet our needs while staying within budget and the result was a “WOW!” The final product was amazing, Andrea absolutely delivered. I can say without hesitation that Birch Interiors LLC are nothing short of phenomenal and a key ingredient to my successful real estate business. I had an excellent opportunity to put the importance of their services to a test with a vacant and un-staged property, the reviews have been incredible and it has definitely increased traffic through our property. If you are looking for professional designers to make your home look beautiful, give Andrea a call.

    • 4 years in business
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    I have passion for what I do and it shows through my work.

    • 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.

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    I am a full-service interior designer. I work on San Diego County coastal remodeling and new builds, room additions, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, flooring, carpet tiles and wood, painting, granite, wallpapers, fabrics, upholstery, project management, subcontracting, custom finishes and furnishings, and trade pricing.

    About

    Chateau Interiors & Design is a full-service design center. Our experienced interior designers can help you design any room in your home. Our services include flooring, furniture, countertops, window treatments, custom built-ins and much more.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We provide interior design and space planning. We are experienced in retail, commercial,and higher education. We are detail oriented.

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    I offer interior design services including layouts, floor plans, furniture selection, conceptual design, color and material selection, redesigning, room refreshers, space planning, and accessorizing.

    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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