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Standing Ovation DJ's
from 132 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 296 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua D.
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Words cannot even begin to explain how happy we are with DJ Joe Stephen and Standing Ovation DJs. He provided the music, lightening, and special effects for both our cocktail hour and wedding reception on July 14th, 2018. He definitely lives up to all the positive reviews we found on him while doing our research. First, he was willing to meet with us at a day, time, and location that was the most convenient for us, he was both personal and professional from the very first time meeting him, and we felt very comfortable talking about music and ambiance ideas about our wedding with him. He was very familiar with our venue, the InterContinental, and his set up was perfect with lighting that beautifully matched our theme and colors. We didn’t go big on floral arrangements/decorations, and we’re very happy we didn’t, because we feel like Joe provided everything we needed with the lightening. His special effects wowed our guests and made our night very magical without going over the top. His music selection was spot on with what we wanted and described to him. He was also flexible with the last-minute changes we made leading up to the reception. He knows his music, definitely knows how to get a party going, and was attentive and took requests at a drop of a hat throughout the entire event. Our guests had nothing but positive feedback about Joe and felt very entertained all the way to the end of the evening. Finally, his prices were very reasonable, fit perfectly with our budget, and can be tailored to any budget depending on what specific services you’re looking for in your reception. Perfect is the word that keeps coming to mind each time I think about the night, and he was a huge part of making our night very special. I definitely recommend Joe and Standing Ovations; we’re so happy we found him!

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Hu's Assisting
from 54 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristi M.
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Holly is a must hire for all of your decorating needs!! I threw a Murder Mystery Party at our local golf club, and she did an amazing job decorating this venue. Her attention to detail was outstanding, the guests commented on this as well! She communicated with me every step of the way and stayed on budget. She was so easy to work with and executed our vision flawlessly! I will hire Holly for all my parties!

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Special Occasion Events INC
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yolanda O.
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I had an event in Gurnee, Il and I hired Special Occasion to help me plan and organize it. I was absolutely very happy with them. Very professional, very well organized and friendly all the way around. My event was elegant and everyone that came was amazed of how beautiful everything was. The band, master ceremony, dj, event decorators ect...job very well done, absolutely just beautiful. Thank you Special Occasion Event. For making my event a beautiful memory. Very truly yours, Yolanda

  • 20 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Anna W.
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Rented tables and linens. Nice person on phone suggested some balloon decor. The event looked fantastic when finished. So glad I called.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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C2Details was instrumental in making my event a huge success! They planned our travel arrangements, ensured all of our dietary needs were met and the day of the event, every thing was a dream come true!

Jordan Design
from 40 reviews
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy D.
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Kari is amazing. I found her on Yelp when searching for a decorator to keep me from making expensive mistakes in executing a long desired condo remodel. I needed help with placement and purchase of furniture/wall art/fabrics/custom drapes. Kari has followed through with my purpose for hiring her and more. She will instantly and easily take a purchase/design idea in my luxury dreamy mind and suggest less expensive ways to achieve it. This is totally opposite of what we fear in hiring expensive interior decorators who end up leading you to spending more than you expected. Her very reasonable rates combined with her budget-conscious approach will result in a fabulous handsome home that is magazine worthy without breaking your hard-earned bank!! Also, she is impressively quick to respond and she follows through with everything. This being her second career after being an executive she is in touch with "the real world" and the budgets most of us have to live by.

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Inspired Event Decorations
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sree P.
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Andrea has decorated a balloon arch with balloon columns for my baby’s first birthday. She is very polite and has been very responsive. I would surely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a responsive, professional decorator.

Carol Brody
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Ken N.
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Carol did a super job of staging and decorating the place. She delivered more than what was promised.

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Blanchard Special Events
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holli P.
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My wedding took place on August 31, 2018 and it wasn’t until 4 to 5 weeks before my wedding that I decided I needed a day of coordinator. When I read the reviews for Blanchard Spevial Events, they really impressed me. From the first time I spoke with Heidi, she put me at ease. She really took the time to talk to me about what I envisioned for my wedding day and was just so willing to help in any way possible. I had no idea how important that would be until I realized that I hadn’t purchased the flowers and some of the decor that I needed for the wedding venue. This was two days before the wedding and without Heidi‘s help, things just would not have come together the way they did. She worked with the venue decorator to pull together the look that I wanted with items that she had access to. She also managed to keep me calm from the day of the walk-through right through the wedding. I greatly appreciate her patience, knowledge of how the wedding should flow, and outstanding ability to work with people. Choosing to work with her was one the best decisions I made and I am so grateful to Heidi for everything she did to help make my wedding a beautiful success.

Elegant Wedding Design
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara H.
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Mrs. Charlene immediately understood my vision and made it come to life. She is very prompt, thorough & professional. I would highly recommend her to coordinate or decorate your venue.

Diana's Floral
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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Calling All Brides!! - Diana did an amazing job with the floral arrangements, alter design and bridal bouquet for our wedding. She was very responsive to our requests and did an excellent job making style ideas and color concepts come to life. Absolutely stunning work - she is very talented at what she does!! Our guests couldn't stop complimenting us on how beautiful the alter decor and arrangements were. Highly, highly recommend!! Definitely one of the best values in Chicago!!

Stephanie Nickolson Design
from 10 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne O.
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Stephanie is one of the most insightful interior decorators, I have ever met. She has a knack of selecting just the right items that are bold but not outlandish. She brings a distinctive look to every room while maintaining a warm, natural feel that delivers enjoyment in a home or even an office. I am truly amazed at her attention to detail and the completeness she brings to every project.

CP Interiors
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren P.
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Caryn is perfect! My parents worked with an interior designer when I was growing up, and I remember she would always push really fancy expensive furniture on them, so I was hesitant to hire someone when we bought our new home. Caryn understands that we are DIY people, and works with that, and our budget, in mind. She doesn't overcharge, and we got SO much done in our one-hour consult with her. She picked out paint colors for the whole house and I LOVE them. I would have spend hours agonizing over it had I picked them out myself. Worth every penny! I can't wait to use her over the years to design our home!

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas E.
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Peter was awesome to work with. His ability to understand my own stylistic preferences and use that knowledge to guide me through the decorating process produced a result that I am thrilled about. He was very timely and accommodating as well as extremely conscious of my taste and budget. Highly, highly recommend.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Jackie is the BEST! Goes out of her way to make each and every event the most unique experience. Her decorating is beyond fabulous, stunning and beautiful. She has a creative eye in making the simplest thing seem like a million bucks, all while doing it in a very cost effective manner. Her pastry chefs are top of the line! You would not be disappointed to have her do your event! Highly recommend her to anyone!!

A2Z Dreamz Event Planner
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zura L.
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Mani and her team were amazing from start to finish! They did a great job on the decor and everyone absolutely loved everything they did! I would highly recommend her she will do her best to make your event perfect which she did for me! Will definitely be doing more events through her!

Nook + Cove
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Neelima T.
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I was in a rut when it came to furnishing my new home. Nookandcove was my savior. I used their services to help decorate several rooms and an happy to say that my family is very pleased with the outcome. I am planning on using their services again.

from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carla C.
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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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia Z.
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Bella messaged me within minutes regarding our dinner party. I then called her to give her more of a description of our house decor. Process was very smooth! Definitely will be using them again and highly recommend them to anyone.

Nspired Xpressions
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Caimaia D.
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Oh my goodness Mary and her team were just the best. They were very professional, made sure everything that I need and requested was in place and ready for my event. GREAT GREAT JOB I would definitely hire them again for my next event.

  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine P.
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Yes, we hired a decorator from Decorating Den

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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