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Lake Forest Interior Designers

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Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faizan S.
Verified review

Tom did bathroom remodel for us. Did a great job. Was helpful along the way with regards to helping us with the design as well. Was responsive and professional on the job. We are very happy with the finished project. I would go with this company for another project in the future.

Carol Brody
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
Verified review

Carol did an excellent job staging our single family home. She truly has a keen eye for interior design. When you combine that with her fair pricing, fast turn-around, and professional team, it's hard to imagine a company that can offer the same value as Carol Brody.

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Donna G.
Verified review

Worked with Allison Henry of Fusion Interior Design over the two year renovation of our home. Working full time, it was wonderful to have a talented, professional design partner that stuck to schedules and listened so well. We quickly developed a flexible, efficient working partnership that saved us time but still allowed us to be involved in decision-making. Allison brings a great combination of professional training combined with a fresh take on design. Result - a timeless, comfortable aesthetic that we continue to enjoy. Apart from a minor touch of confusion on billing procedures over the life of the project (efficiently resolved by Allison) , we were thoroughly satisfied with our experience and would not hesitate to call on her again. Allison has a great eye for design and detail, and a delightful personality with which to work.

1816zenden
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Sheetal N.
Verified review

Hi , Here I want to give a very positive review about Interior designer Roopa :) She designed my family room and also did the whole house color selection for me. Me and my husband are very much impressed about her work. She helped me find very good stuff on Internet and told me about stores which I didn't even heard about. There are still few things which I need to buy and decide about but that is pending from my side. Most important thing I felt about her is she understood my requirements very well and help me find right stuff. I will definitely recommend her for other people and friends. Thanks Roopa.

Design from A to V
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ron M.
Verified review

This was my first project on Thumbtack. I purchased a townhome back in August and new I had to remodel the kitchen. I found three designers, met with them for an in home consultation and choose Andrei Viscrbov from Design from A to V to do my kitchen remodel project. I chose Andrei because on that first meeting, he listened to what I wanted for my kitchen remodel, he understood what I said and was able to tell me how he was going to do it and at what costs. He laid out the budget for the whole project at that first meeting. The project is done now and I am extremely pleased with the job he and his business partners did! We would have been on budget but I added a few new items I decided I needed after that first meeting. The pictures attached don't do full service to all the work that they did but it is a small section of the work he did. My kitchen went from being almost unusable to the kitchen I wanted. Thank you Andrei. My projects scope was - demolish the kitchen - new floor from entry way to kitchen and into the dining room - take down wall between kitchen and dining room - new cabinets and countertops and an island - all new lighting from entry way to kitchen - move plumbing to position sink in a better spot - paint all of the first floor and install new baseboard - new dishwasher, range hood, kitchen sink and faucet with garbage disposal - all in all a big project for me I highly recommend Andrei and the construction team he works with.

Variant Collaborative
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna L.
Verified review

I hired Variant to help me with branding and the interior remodel of my coffee shop. It was my first time hiring an interior designer so I wasn't sure what to expect but they were great to work with and the renovation looks beautiful. I could not have asked for a better experience or outcome. I would refer them to anyone looking to renovate their business or home.

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Veroniki A.
Verified review

Peter is an excellent interior designer with a great sense of space and light (and light means color). Working with him is an incredible adventure to discover new solutions for every possible space. I really enjoyed my time working with him and transforming my flat quickly and in budget into a home. I highly recommend him for his aesthetics, great sense of space and his chameleon abilities to merge with each individual's taste and expectations.

Janice Connolly Interiors
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christina B.
Verified review

We loved the design that Janice created for our new bathroom. She came up with a great use of space. Everything turned out great.

Ilene April Interiors, Ltd.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Judy D.
Verified review

Ilene has redecorated my living room over the past year. The length of time was based on my schedule and resources. She is very accommodating and has great taste. She also understands what's important to you and makes sure every thing functions as it should. A great eye for detail which is important in interior design.

Cirino Custom Design LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom T.
Verified review

Patrick patched 3 areas of stucco on my kitchen ceiling. His work was good, he was through, hung plastic to keep the mess contained and cleaned up when he finished. Job went well and looks good. He also took measurements for additional work we are contemplating, but I have not heard back from him with the estimates. Work was done 3 weeks ago.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen V.
Verified review

We enjoyed working with Luci and Larry on painting the interiors of our first home- a two bedroom, two bath condo. Luci helped us pick fantastic colors and Larry even repaired numerous small jobs that we didn't expect him to do. We had them install a new light fixture that made the kitchen feel brand new! A few weeks later, after we moved in, they sent the painters back to do touch ups so that we could feel completely pleased with our paint job. So much value added with this company!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary F.
Verified review

Absolutely reliable. We had over 30 linear ft. of kitchen backsplash to be done with subway tile and an additional herring bone marble accent over the stove. Tyler could not have been more professional. On time, courteous, clean working, conscientious. Worked with us on design. Met all our requests enthusiastically. Provided very useful suggestions that had not occurred to us. Consistently professional attitude. Motivated and positive. Tyler's skill is exceptional and we look forward to working with him again on further important improvement projects. You will not be disappointed in his work ethic, attention to detail, and pride in his craftsmanship. He's willing to work with challenging schedules, and can be trusted to not say the job is done until you are satisfied. You will be. Do not hesitate to call him for a quote. You will honestly be impressed with his work.

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jim D.
Verified review

Renae decorated my condo in downtown Chicago and I couldn't be happier! She did such a great job and my house looks great. She is very professional and was always on time for our appointments. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an interior designer

Lauren Marshall Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen A.
Verified review

Our experience with Lauren Marshall Interiors was terrific. We worked with Lauren on the renovation (gut job) of a bathroom in our 100 year old home. Because the size of the bathroom is small, it was important to choose appropriate materials and fixtures that modernized the bathroom without compromising the integrity of an older home. Lauren was able to design the space and work within our budget to achieve those two objectives. She provided great visualizations and walked us through the project. Although she had a vision, she was receptive to my input. She delivered all design specifications on time and within budget. She did not rush me to make decisions and gave me lots of options for materials. Lauren communicated well and often to ensure the project was progressing as planned. Additionally, Lauren was punctual to all meetings both at our home and showrooms. Lauren is a wonderful designer with a terrific eye for detail. I highly recommend Lauren Marshall Interiors for any and all home projects, whether a gut kitchen or bathroom job, or giving a room a fresh new look.

Space Mkr L.L.C
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Krista J.
Verified review

We needed to stage our house very quickly to move to the West Coast. After we scheduled our consultation. We were sent a detailed list of things and how the project will be managed. Within 5 days our house was decluterred and staged. We needed to have our furniture moved right away so Sophia had all our things organized with movers and had new furniture staged in the house. Our realtor just had to bring a photographer to get our house listed. Everything was done quickly and efficiently. We felt at ease with this stressful move and ended selling our house in 9 days! Thanks to Space mkr’s team Amazon style our house looked like a magazine home! We moved 2 weeks ago in our new house! We liked the design Sophia did at our old home so Much, she will be designing and planning the layout Of our new home. Our family had a positive experience and loved working with a fun and creative team! Thank you again!

Designtech
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carla C.
Verified review

I have had several designers in the past and have never been completely satisfied until now. Phylis knows her stuff, I would recommend her 1000 times over! In my opinion, she is the best one for any job!

David Andrew Interiors Ltd.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Edward L.
Verified review

Excellent service, upfront and honest off the bat. We were looking for an interior designer to really alleviate the hassle of moving into a new home. We were low on time and wanted someone who would manage a project from start to finish. David's offer was to do a free consultation in home with a full walk through free of charge, and his website laid out how the entire process will work so it was 100% up front. From a project managers perspective, that's perfect. We are looking forward to working with David on creating our home and will leave a post review of how things went. Expecting things to go really well.

Illusione Design Studio
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bill O.
Verified review

I was planning an addition to my home. I had no clue as to how complicated it could be. Between permits, the zoning requirements and not to mention the contractor problems that could have occurred. I was referred to Illusione Design by a friend. He said they did a great job for him and know I know why. Mr. Quintero and his team lead me through the whole project with professional advise and a level of experience and professionalism I have not experienced in a long time. What I now know could have been a really trying situation, went off without a hitch. The plans were done in no time and as far as knowing your way around city hall and all the codes. These guys really blew my mind. So yes. if you're planning any type of project, I think you would be smart to give them a call. I'm sure you will be pleased with the services they provide.

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Evette S.
Verified review

Thanks to Paul and the Phoenix Design team we sold our house very fast! The designers had a vision and they were able to showcase our house and it's strengths! Everyone that saw the house was impressed with the staging and interior design. Thank you!

Simply Organized Solutions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brittany S.
Verified review

As I stood in the center of giant towers of moving boxes I realized I was going to need a real PRO. My fiance and I had just moved into a much smaller space and I had to figure out how to transform ONE ROOM into a living room, dining area, tool/work area for my fiance and design studio for me... I work from home. I called several places and Bre was the only one who returned my call in a timely manner... great sign! There were several winning things I enjoyed about working with Bre. She had a super positive attitude, was punctual, truly listened, followed with solutions, was ready to put some elbow grease into it. She had useful ideas and tested them to see if they would function. Bre understands space, light, ergonomics, aesthetics... and many more things that transform a great organizer into an AMAZING one. I recommend her to anyone who needs their space to work for them and not the other way around. Treat yourself to the gift that keeps on giving. She saved me a lot of time and frustration. Thank you Bre. You jump-started me into a space I enjoy walking into.

Joy Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Chantal P.
Verified review

I have worked with Joy designs on several projects including new construction and remodeling and always within my budget. All projects turned out better than I could imagine. I would hire Joy Designs for any project.

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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