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Whittier Modern Interior Designers

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandeep B.
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Houman, you are amazing. People love our new restaurant. Look at our yelp reviews for the proof 😊. They can't stop praising about our restaurant interiors on all the social networking sites. Houman went above and beyond in helping us open our modern fast casual restaurant. Our budget did not allow for us to afford an interior designer. Houman stepped in as an interior designer along with the construction of our interiors. His ideas and execution were amazing. We couldnt have done the design so well without him. We had a tight deadline and Houman is the type of a contractor that wont mind working long nights and weekends. He worked around the clock to get us to opening day. The day before opening, late night we had a plumbing issue. Houman went out of his way, and came late nigjt to fix our plumbing issue! Thanks a lot Houman! We are thankful! Houman is very organized, professional and courteous on site. If you are looking for a trustable contractor I highly recomend him! From his Proposal paper work till the finishing touches, everything Houman did for us is Extraordinary! We will work around his schedule for our next restaurant opening

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Angelika Mehrens Art
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hassan K.
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Angelica was very helpful and professional. She is very talented. If you want someone to help you out with interior design projects, she is definitely the person to contact.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy K.
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Debby and Christine did a fabulous job transforming my office. I wanted to create a space that was warm, safe and comfortable. They produced creative results that I am completely enjoying. They are dedicated, hard-working and committed to their work. They are flexible and communication is smooth. I like their flair. I highly recommend Debby and Christine to anyone who is seeking professional, thoughtful, and creative interior designers.

Angelika Mehrens Art
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Robin A.
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Angelika does beautiful work! I love that she uses non-toxic paint in a child's environment. Her mural and wall designs are so clean and beautiful, modern and whimsical. She painted several murals in some of the classrooms at my daughters school. My daughter (and all of the kids) were thrilled when they saw the murals. The room came to life and the space was completely transformed! You can't help but feel uplifted in the new environment. If only they would do this at the post office. :) Lastly, Angelika's very warm and friendly, but also very professional. I highly recommend Murals Just for Kids. This would make any child very happy!

Aleen Kojaian Design
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
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Aleen was an absolute delight to work with throughout my entire transaction. She was punctual, pleasant and has great work ethic. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for interior design/ home staging. I will absolutely be using her again.

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.

The DarDesign Group
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle J.
Verified review

Words cannot suffice in terms of how Dar has truly blessed our family! I interviewed at least 5 interior designers and Dar’s level of experience, attention to detail, and referrals far exceeded anyone else. I greeted him with a hug when I first saw him because he has this joyful magnetic glow that makes you feel like he is a really good friend. Dar is very punctual; he shows up exactly at the time he gives you and he does not rush you. He is knowledgeable, very attentive, and incredibly patient (we would sometimes have multiple hour meetings). He worked around our schedule with our little ones and never complained about the long hours he put in or how meticulous we were in the designing phase. We enjoyed working with Dar so much that we hired him to stage our house, which put our house over the top in a competitive market. I cannot wait to bring him on board to give our new home the “Dar touch”!

Legacy Interior Design
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Roxi B.
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I have worked with Cheryl of Legacy Interior Design on several projects over the past 15 years. Cheryl specializes in Color, and makes each room look amazing, from paint and flooring to furniture, fixtures, accents and textures. Her unique ability to visualize what the space will become, within my budgets, is truly a special gift. And, her "Can-do" positive attitude makes her a pleasure to work with on each project.

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Sandi Kaneko Interiors
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Art H.
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Sandi has been great with helping us plan our living room remodel. She came to our house to take pictures and then created visual designs to help us see her ideas for our room. She has also provided references to general contractors as well as electricians for our lighting needs. We went with one of her referrals to install recessed LED lights for our hallway and bedrooms. She helped us set up the appointment, arranged the pricing, and then followed up to see if we were satisfied with the work. Although we still haven't moved forward with our living room remodel yet, she is continuing to work with us to make this room happen. Sandi is friendly, professional, and talented - we highly recommend working with Sandi for your interior design needs.

Custom Design
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Claire W.
Verified review

Chris Gilmore of Custom Design covered everything from arrival time to work quality. And we quickly recovered from the minimum muss and fuss to enjoy the maximum results. We're floored with the reward. You scored 100%. Claire and Norm of Granada Hills

Design & Order
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mary M.
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Design & Order helped me with the Interior Design projects for my home and I am SO happy with the results! I have to admit, I was a bit stubborn with listening to some of their Design ideas but once I let go and trusted their expertise things came together beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend these ladies to anyone looking for design help.

DG Interior Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy Q.
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You will love working with Devlyn. From the timely, concise contract through the finishing touches, Devlyn Gorby is top notch! In the last six months, Devlyn has helped design and decorate two properties for us; one an older recently purchased home for my son and the other a small rental apt in Burbank. We are so happy with these beautiful, highly functional homes. The older home was transformed into a stunning modern property in less than two months including wall, ceiling and window treatment, lighting, art and all the furnishing. My little apt now has sleeping for four and dining for six. I reached out to Devlyn after twice purchasing a couch that wouldn't fit though the hall. If I'd started with her I would have saved more money! But I saved money anyway because Devlyn found sale furniture for me as well as a custom made reclaimed wood table. She also repurposed some of the furniture I had. Devlyn is a master in the use of color, lighting and proportion. She is also a great communicator and knows how to "make her client happy". She never dictates but draws out your ideas and preferences. I have high hopes that I will have the pleasure of working with Devlyn again one day and I'm sure that once you've worked with her you will feel the same.

Kroot Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Lisa M.
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Stacy Kroot is a visual alchemist. She has a way of looking at a problem and finding a solution which is elegant, efficient and novel. She was instrumental in solving some challenging problems for my interior design project. In addition, Stacy is very detail oriented, considering things I never would’ve thought of. She is careful to think through all aspects of design and also to consider the costs. She is easy to work with and easy to get along with. Working with Stacy was truly a pleasure!

Design by Ranj
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Helen V.
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Ranj was very professional with her work and did an excellent job creating a classy living and dining space in my home. I am so happy with my new space and she was excellent with all the color combinations and combining everything together. I have been planning it for a long time and finally decided to look for an interior designer. I am very satisfied and happy I found Ranj! I will definitely call her again.

Sicara Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

Laura Elizabeth is such an amazing interior designer! I loved working with her and found her warm, helpful, professional, and super inspired! An incredible designer with an awesome eye for decor.

SS Consulting and design
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stanford W.
Verified review

Sarha’s insight in creative design and space planning was amazing. I would use here again and recommend her services to anyone in need. A vary talented individual

Erin Gillman Designs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tara R.
Verified review

Erin has an innate talent for design, color and creating a warm environment. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and is a wonderful listener. What I really think stands out about Erin's work is her ability to create any style space; she doesn't just have one look. She can easily design a traditional, modern, Spanish or craftsman house and I really think that takes a lot of talent. Erin is excellent at designing custom furniture, has the best vendors and is very resourceful when it comes to finding ways to save her client's money. I look forward to working on more projects with her in the near future

Jocelyne Borys Design
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle V.
Verified review

Jocelyne was great to work with! She understood exactly what I needed and was able to give great advice. I mainly needed someone to confirm that I was on the right track and she was able to confirm some of my choices while giving advice on guidance on other areas that I believe will be much better choices in my space. Our home was a mess of a construction zone at the time that she visited and yet she jumped right in and never complained about the dust or heat. I really appreciated her and would recommend her to anyone!

LUCA CASA
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas M.
Verified review

Has been great, very thorough, very professional and my experience although not completed to date has been amazing!

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.

  • 26 years in business
Samuel G.
Verified review

Diane has done a whole home remodel for my family in the early 1990s and a 1000 sq. foot separate building on a different property in about 2012. She is a good listener when it comes to understanding the clients needs. Her understanding of how a space will be used is clearly reflected in her modern designs. She has a tremendous attention to modern detail, and supervised the construction to ensure compliance with her design. I was very pleased with the finished results on both projects and enjoy living in these spaces. She has excellent skills on state of the art architectural CAD software that allows her to create very detailed plans and specifications. This is critical during both the bid and construction phases. She has a depth of knowledge regarding building materials and finishes that help to create a coherent aesthetic design. She is LEED certified and sustainable development is clearly part of her philosophy, Her services include construction observation as part of the fee and it is well worth it. She is on site making sure the construction is per specification and correctly detailed. I can't emphasize how important that is. She is a true professional and a joy to work with. I recommend her without hesitation.

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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