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NBL Design
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette C.
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Nicki was always prompt, attentive and full of energy and terrific ideas. Her choices of wall paint colors was also an added and unexpected bonus! It is highly apparent that she is a veteran in the staging industry, and NOT a 'newbie' who chooses the cheap route of pulling strange furnishings out of their friend's homes to use. Nicki was not offended when I requested a stager over a certain age, as I'm decorating in a 50's theme for a real estate listing of mine, and she immediately knew how to proceed. Anyone can come view her work at the upcoming staged home at 1444 Tilia Street in San Mateo, CA, August 10 - September 10, 2016. Jeanette Cook Cook Properties Burlingame Office 650-270-3792

All In Place
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Judy L.
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The stress I was feeling about moving out of my Hollywood home was overwhelming. I needed someone that was going to hold my hand through the process. After shopping around for the best deal, this was it for me. Having people come into my home is very personal and I also needed confidentiality. Kay and her team were very friendly and accommodating to my needs. Everything ran smoothly and they earned my trust. All my personal belongings were in good hands and it was not stressful at all. When I moved into my new home, they were there to help me unpack and decorate. It was fun working with the same team throughout the entire process. My new home is great thanks to Kay!

Austin Design
from 18 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Nellie L.
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Catherine at Austin Design is extremely talented. She brings her professional advice and beautiful choice of furnishings to the next level with her care and desire to please. As her client I am extremely happy with the design and decorating work she has done for me.

  • 20 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon P.
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Dina Marie Joy designed the most incredible home office for me!! Not only is it very functional but the design is stunning to look at. I have multiple cabinets to store my office items including files and beautiful shelves and alcoves for my much loved books and special travel decor pieces. It is also a great place to relax ..which is very important. This office is right off my entryway and everyone says WOW when they see it. Dina did not miss any details in the design and managing the is beyond perfect!!!

Fredy Handyman
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
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I highly recommend Fredy for any of your handyman needs. I hired him for a small drywall project but i could see he had many skills so I had him to numerous projects: wood floor sanding and staining, crown moulding and baseboard install, framing, wallpaper, plumbing, welding, tile repair, painting, furniture building, building a fence, and finish carpentry. I am probably missing some things! I worked with numerous other tradesman before I found Fredy on Thumbtack, and I found the quality and reliability of others slipped over time, but not Fredy! He continued to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the numerous projects. He always asks if I'm happy, and replies by saying "I'm not happy if you're not happy!" And I could tell he meant it. I also found his level of ethics to be very high and his pricing very fair. He is an upbeat personality which is also a pleasure to work with. I will continue to use Fredy for all my handyman needs in my home and business.

MMG Interiors
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
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My wife and I hired MMG Interiors to rennovate our home that was built in the 1950s. This was our first experience with a project of this magnitude and I had never worked with an interior designer before. Reesa has been such a pleasure to work with. She has this amazing gift of being able to understand my vision and goals and delivered exactly what I wanted. Rennovating my home was quite a long and tedious endeavor but Reesa was quite patient and understanding of all our needs even when we changed our minds over 100 times. I would highly recommend her services if you are looking to achieve highend looking spaces and a talented person to execute your vision.

Hauser Construction
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dave M.
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Works with home owner, accommodated add ons, workers pleasant and reliable. very good job of cleaning up. Our bathroom remodel looks great.

  • 25 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica Y.
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Paul was great! He came by for an estimate on adding a door to our pool house (original plan) and he ended up giving us an estimate, not only for the door addition, to get rid of the bad insulation and sheet rock, put new insulation and sheet rock in it's place, replacing the old door with a new one and texture the whole inside. We're very pleased with the outcome and so happy that we changed our minds on more work that definitely needed to be done. Thank you Paul!

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Soumya S.
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We meet Renu just right after we finished remodeling our home. I was trying to make our home more inviting and interesting. With Renu's help we rearranged the furniture 's added few decor and place looks more cozy and inviting than I could imagine. I am glad I meet Renu who came up with great ideas to make my home feel more "homey" Soumya Simha

Kim D.
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Susan and Gary provided help with my overall interior design...They put a level of creativity into my project that brought my home to another level. I LOVE my space now... It's exactly what I wanted. Thanks Susan and Gary!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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My clients and I were very satisfied with the service provided by Ambiance Design. Megha was very helpful and professional. I would use her service in the future and recommend it to others.

Get Back JoJo
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Victor C.
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Joan has a great design eye and very quickly knew exactly what I was trying to achieve (she was helping me with color design decisions for a house remodel). I would definitely use her again.

Casas Interior Design
from 3 reviews
    Amy O.
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    Sarine has a true knack for style, design, and color. She sees every room with fresh eyes and has imaginative ideas that may surprise you! Her advice has always opened MY eyes to new and exciting ways to decorate my home. I'm very glad I know her! ;)

    Whitaker Design Studio
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rochelle Q.
    Verified review

    Sara was the best. She seemed to really care how things looked as if it was her own home she was remodeling.

    • 20 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mitch O.
    Verified review

    They staged our property for resale and we got top dollar. In addition, we have used them for some of our interior design projects both for our homes and our office.

    Kathryn Meyers Design
    from 1 review
    • 25 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Vicky Y.
    Verified review

    Kathryn Kathryn is assisting me with the design of a newly constructed home. This design encompasses furniture placement and schematic designs of elements inside the home. Kathryn is always on time for our meetings and well prepared with the tasks I have asked her to do I would recommend her to anyone whom needs proffessional design assistance.

    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Russell P.
    Verified review

    Working with Michael and the integrators team was a great experience. I recently moved into a condo and wanted to get my home theater set up. I didn't know anything about this stuff so my coworker recommended that get in contact with Integrators as they had did a good job on their system. I contacted them and Michael and his team helped me through the whole process of choosing the right equipment and set up. I was pleased at their level of knowledge and professionalism and the expertise they displayed in the whole process. I would totally recommend the Integrators team to anybody who has any home theater project.


    We young student, entrepreneur and greenhorn jack-of-all- trades. We always put my customers first whether we were busing tables or operating a cash register. Customer service is our highest priority. My coworkers work smart, but we are also a hard worker with high goals, great ambition and motivation. We are problem solvers of course, finishing any job efficiently, appropriately, and in a timely fashion, always hoping to exceeding my clients expectations. I also have recruiting experience, whatever you need moved, installed, built, demolished and just about anything more! Just give me a call, and I will let you know if we can be of service! It's just that easy! Calls are preferred to e-mails and web messages, not only to establish a better understanding of your needs but also to ensure necessary hand tools, power tools hardware, or any item required for field service.


    I will help you organize your home and keep it neat and clean. One call can clean it all. I provide free estimations.


    We are an experienced and professional organization. Every member of our team takes pride in finalizing the details of every job we do.Our finished product, a finely staged home, creates the WOW factor needed to attract the attention of potential buyers and gives them reason to linger in the space and enables them to envision themselves living there. Our staged homes give realtors reason to become excited about showing the home to all of their potential buyers and do it enthusiastically.


    Any project is welcomed. We offer quality and affordability. Services offered: - Air conditioning and cooling - Architectural blue print - Carpentry and woodworking - Cleaning - Concrete, brick, tile, and stone - Drywall and insulation - Electrical and appliances - Flooring - Lighting - Handyman - Heating and furnaces - Interior decorating - Landscape, yard, and garden - Metal - Moving and hauling - Painting, staining, and wallpapering - Pest control - Plumbing - Roofing, siding, and gutters - Specialized home services - Windows

    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.

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