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Oak Park Apartment Decorators

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Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blair W.
Verified review

She was AMAZING and made my mother birthday party look great. SHE DID ALL THIS IN ONE DAY!!! I love her. She will forever be my go to party decorator so hands off!! Lol

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Katie O.
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Well, of course the project ended up being way more work than I thought due to my house being old and "unique." Joe was honest about what needed to happen and I still feel that the price was fair for the amount of work he did. He took the time to do my project safely and efficiently. He's also a really nice guy, so that's a bonus. My yoga hammock is rigged and ready! Thanks, Joe!

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

Carol did a super job of staging and decorating the place. She delivered more than what was promised.

1816zenden
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Inoh C.
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I needed a top notch designer who could design a luxury 1 bedroom apartment into a zen and modern vibe under a tight budget. Roopa impressed me from the beginning by researching possible layouts from the get go - before I even hired her. Her willingness to go the extra mile helped us procure great designer furniture at discounted prices.Within 24 hours, I received a 3D rendering of the layout. With 48 hours, I had a list of furniture items in PPT format with a short description of why it was necessary. All I had to do was go and order from the shopping list provided. She followed up with suppliers, and her attention to detail was evident by her custom recommendations for certain accessories. We ended up adding a high powered telescope and lounge chairs for the balcony over looking the river. Roopa is very professional. She works relentlessly, is very punctual, and very insightful. She was willing to work with my budget and give me extra time to make it all come together. You can bet that I will go to the ZenDen master in the future. One thing that could have been improved would have been communication on project management. Roopa is an A+ designer with an eye for an effortless look. On the execution part and furnishing, she had to leave before the unit was finished. Although part of it was my responsibility to ensure the material arrived beforehand, my hope was that she would have her own crew to help furnish the unit rather than rely on my ability to find outside help - once again, I should have communicated that clearly. Finally, we had a dining set that did not work out, and a few extra accessories that were left over. Although floor plans are deceptive, and Roopa could not view the unit physically, that was unfortunately ~$300 of furniture left unused -. This was our first unit together, so the process was intense and required more time than one would expect - but nothing out of the ordinary for our first project. Her ability as a designer and professionalism make me confident that she can help anyone turn their pad into an amazing one.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

I was moving from SF to Chicago but had to stay in California until a few days before I started my new job to finish things off for work. With that said, I had absolutely no time to fly to Chicago and get pieces of furniture set as well as having to fix and install them (not very handy whatsoever) and I just wanted to get to my new apartment and have everything completed and done for me. And then came Nichole. I told her my situation and that i would not be moving into Chicago until a week before I started my new job and just needed someone to do the logistics and operations of my room and we would have to communicate everything through text and emails. She literally made all the difference in the world without having to worry one bit of how I was going to get things done. She gave me room design templates, colors, furniture pieces, art work, and she designed it especially for the type of style I personally like and wanted. I just landed in Chicago yesterday and the room looked amazing. She than said that there was a piece missing in one of the accent chairs that she reordered and she came the next day to fix it. P.S I also realized that I wanted a bigger bed and she was so kind to just say "let me know when it gets here and I'll take care of it," because I know I don't how do that myself. Anyways, if I could give her 6 stars I would. For the price she is offering and the amount of hours she spent on my room as well as the hours we communicated back and forth to set up my room the way I wanted, she was worth every penny and more! Thank you Nichole - I will see you again when I purchase a home in the future. You know who I'll be calling

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

Ilene helped decorate 2 bedrooms and a bath. My daughter's bath posed some plumbing challenges but she researched the best options and spent my money wisely. My daughters bedroom is beautifully laid out and my son is delighted to have a masculine look in his bedroom.

Janice Connolly Interiors
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

I've been lucky enough to have Janice work on different rooms in my home. From my kitchen to our master bedroom. She is creative and listens to my ideas . My daughter loves how she has made her room so fun! Her bathrooms are wonderful. She will work with your budget too. My husband has even used her for his office!

Real Estate Solutions Star
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Kirin O.
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Lidia recently staged my condo when I put it on the market. I had a large condo so she had a lot of work to do, and I had a strict budget due to moving expenses. Nonetheless, Lidia was a pleasure to work with. Staging my apartment proved to be easy under her guidance. I would absolutely recommend her!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Frank F.
Verified review

We first worked with Renae for Christmas decorating for our restaurant. We received so many compliments on the decorations that we asked her for advice on how to improve the existing design. She gave us insightful feedback and recommendations that wouldn't cost a lot. All the changes were so positive that we used her to fully design our new restaurant dining room. She is very creative with ways to design very affordably and respected our budget.

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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sue K.
Verified review

Molly did an amazing job. She was professional and talented. She came out promptly for an estimate and staged my condo within 2 days. I was apprehensive on using a staging service but it really made an impact. The furniture, design and decor gave the unit modern, cozy, live in and warm look. I highly recommend Molly Marino home staging service. She is a great choice!

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!

Markita H.
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Another Level Design has done many exquisite decorating jobs for me in several of my homes for the past 9 years! Jenita is a timely, hardworking professional that pays attention to every detail! Her ideas are so fresh, and innovative. A lot of her design ideas I would never have thought of on my own, but she patiently walks me through every detail until we agree on the perfect design! I also really love her inside/outside Holiday Decorating services! She really makes my home the talk of the neighborhood from Autumn Decor to Thanksgiving Decor to Christmas Decor, with a fresh design every year! Because she has done so many outstanding jobs for me in the past, I now trust her professional ability to the point where I give her more control of projects, and I now often give her permission to just "wow" me!!!! I must say, she always delivers!!! It is a good feeling to have one less thing to worry about, and to come home every day to the peaceful, stylish oasis that she has created for us in many rooms of our home! It is also a great feeling when people walk into our home and compliment our decor over and over again! Her prices are also a steal considering the level of time and perfection that she puts into every job! She will stay until the job is done, and meets my approval. Another Level Design will be my designer for life!!! Give them a try, you won't regret it! :-)

Home Envy Staging
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Becky K.
Verified review

Kim did an amazing job staging our entire house for sale. She was prompt, professional, and a truly an expert in how to maximize small spaces. I would highly recommend Kim and Home Envy for any of your decorating/ staging needs.

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

Absolutely amazing! I had just moved into my new apartment and had things cluttered everywhere. She spent three hours with me and it was honestly the best thing I'd ever done. She tackled my kitchen, my closet, and even helped out with my living room and my junk room! She also helped me with hanging photos. I honestly need to have her back again now that I have had time to assess and spend a few more house shopping and finalizing the arrangement of my new place. I hope to work with her again soon and I highly recommend the service. Professional, prompt, excellent organizer!

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine P.
Verified review

Yes, we hired a decorator from Decorating Den

The 5 Design Team
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
KIMBERLY L.
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Couldn't have been happier with Andrea's service. I started by using her to re-decorate my master bedroom and liked what she did so much that I ended up using her to redecorate my entire house!!

About

We provide design consultation and services to assist clients in home decorating -- painting, flooring, rehabs, furniture layout and selection, etc. We are a small firm that focuses on clients' needs based on family size and style. We have more than 20 years of experience and a long list of qualified resources to get your job done.

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JLDDesign's services include home staging and home decor. I prep your home for the market and get what it's really worth. Simple to elaborate changes in home decor can make your house feel brand new!

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The quality of the work performed is more important than the speed or time it takes to get the job done although it is also important to get the job done in a timely fashion!

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I provide interior/exterior painting and decorating. I have over 25 years of experience. I am fast, friendly and reliable.

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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