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DCN Interior Design
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Mary P.
Verified review

Laura was absolutely terrific. She is extremely diligent and has more energy than anyone I have met. Laura did a great job of putting together my two bedroom apartment with limited means to do so. I highly recommend Laura and expect to continue using her as my designer.

J Oliveira Design Build
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Hui L.
Verified review

Fernando and his team did an absolutely amazing job at assemblying the furniture at my new apartment! They were prompt, efficient and very friendly and communicative from the beginning to the end of the work. Their high professionalism and strong ethics were demonstrated through their careful handling of the work as well as their warm and passionate interactions with us. I appreciate their hard work and would HIGHLY recommend them! Thank you!!! Very satisfied with your work :)

KZM Home Improvement
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Linda G.
Verified review

Ralph did a number of jobs for us. First he painted just about the whole apartment (living room/dining room/kitchen/pantry/halls). That was great, but having him do some extra odd jobs helped tremendously instead of hiring another person to put in a ceiling light and fan and a folding closet door. What was good was that I didn't have to worry about getting paint/materials and supervising. He did all that and did the job in a shorter period of time than I had anticipated. Easy to work/plan with and he just didn't do the work, but had suggestions which I appreciated. He even washed the windows after he was all done painting! That's all we had to do so far, but would hire Ralph if I need him again.

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Carla Finn
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane D.
Verified review

Carla was extremely professional . I️ don’t think I️ would have been able to move my mother out of her apartment without her assistance

Simple Elegant Decorating
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Vitali V.
Verified review

Heidi was very engaged with the project and did an outstanding job helping furnish my apartment

StagedWorks
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson D.
Verified review

Five stars for sure!! She did an incredible job at a very fair price!! So happy with how the house looks. We had a vacant house and all of the furniture and decor that she added go perfectly. We had one small mix up which she offered to fix the very next day at no additional cost. Really happy with the service and I will be recommending her company to our real estate agent for sure!!

Victoria Pacella Interiors
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anne P.
Verified review

Had Victoria pick out valances for my bedroom windows. She did a great job. She had perfect matching pillows for my window seat underneath. It all tied into my bedspread. I was very happy with her ideas as well. Felt very comfortable with her. We are waiting for some shelves to arrive for my living room. She made sure that she picked out items that I would love. Very hard worker. Very happy with her and her ideas. Would hire her again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth M.
Verified review

Linda did a great job from start to finish. Through her own work and subcontractors, she assisted me in choosing and installing window treatments in my apartment and matching accessories. She is very good at helping you find your own style rather than imposing hers on you.

The Lovely Locale
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emma M.
Verified review

Working with Sarah was awesome! It really couldn't have been any easier for me! Knowing I was on a budget, she picked out cute, affordable options for me to style my apartment. From the picture frames to the furniture, Sarah was super responsive, attentive and helpful. I wholeheartedly recommend hiring her for any design project that you have.

Creative Interiors
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Millie M.
Verified review

We hired Juliana, owner of Creative Interiors, on the recommendation from a person that we worked with. This person contracted with Juliana to redecorate the bedroom and living room in their home. They were thrilled with the results, and commented that Juliana did an exceptionally great job. When we renovated our home, Juliana and I went shopping for fabrics for new drapes for the house; new bed comforters; and fabrics for sofas and chairs that we wanted recovered. She is a wealth of information about decorating, and she brought us to shops that we would not have been familiar with without Juliana's help. We also went to an art gallery with her, and we bought a couple of prints and had them framed. Juliana was amazing with the help she gave us choosing frames that looked the best with the prints we chose. She put 100% into helping us redecorate our house. She came to our house and helped us hang the framed prints , explaining the lighting in the rooms and the pros and cons of putting the prints on certain walls. The results were beautiful because of Juliana. Another thing that we really appreciated about her is that she taught us so much about decorating. She explained everything to us as we shopped. No matter how many questions we had, Juliana always had the answers. Juliana is a kind and caring person. She is very easy to work with. She has unending amounts of patience, and accommodated all of our needs. Juliana never cancelled an appointment with us, she was always on time, and her help was invaluable. The characteristic in Juliana that we appreciate so much is her honesty. She never tried to persuade us to purchase anything we did not like. She insisted that we make the final decisions on all purchases. Juliana's words to us were: "At the end of the day, you live in the house and you have to be happy with it." We were happy when it was completed and we still are grateful that we met and worked with Creative Interiors.

Pam Wilkinson
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Keith A.
Verified review

Over the years, I have always admired the way my work environment has been decorated. With the neutral paint scheme and assortment of well-chosen artwork and plants adorning the walls, work has always felt like a home away from home for me. A few years ago the kitchen was remodeled and I just loved everything about the new feel to it. The cabinets, countertop and appliances all assembled together to make a very classy up-scale look and feel. After a while I started wondering who the responsible party for designing the interior of my work place was. After a little research I found out that person was Pam Wilkinson. Ever since then, Pam has been a wonderful asset for me to lean on at work in terms of gathering ideas on decorating my home. I often seek her advice on what I am thinking of doing to improve the look and feel of my home. I admire how enthusiastic she has always been with helping to guide me from conception to the finished product. I have often thought to myself that she is in the wrong profession and that she should pursue her passion in the field of interior design. I have a feeling if she ever does, she will be a winner.———Keith A.

  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
Verified review

I enjoyed meeting and working with Lauren. She had great color ideas for the rooms I am doing work in. She did say she would send me the colors she picked via email sine she did not write them down. I'm still waiting for them. All went very well.

Alchemy Designs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Connie E.
Verified review

Donna helped me decorate a new addition sunroom. It is my favorite room in my house. It looks like a room out of a magazine without being stuffy or overdone. She has also assisted me in choosing the granite in my kitchen and guided me as I made over our living room. Her help was priceless to me.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Liam M.
Verified review

John did a marvelous job. I needed fast , professional help in both designing and organizing the furniture for my new apartment. John did a great job of finding the kind of things I liked and then he did all the hard work of arranging delivery and assembly . He was a real pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him and will certainly work with him again in the future .

Schickel Interiors
5.0
from 2 reviews
    David B.
    Verified review

    My experience with Schickel Interiors was absolutely amazing. This was my first time working with a professional and I really needed help :). I contacted the team at Schickel to help with my living room and bedroom in my new apartment. The response almost instant when I first contacted them! Hannah did a great job of asking me questions and showing me sample, giving me the options I needed to make sure the rooms fit to my personality and my liking. We made changes and adjustments throughout the process and Hannah was always punctual and respectful - the team is really easy to communicate with. Another note; I had a pretty small timeline to work with and the team really pushed to make my dream a reality in such a small amount of time. I never thought I'd say this but...I can't wait to move again so that Schickel Interiors can design and implement my new space :)

    SHED Studio
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Karthik R.
    Verified review

    Shed studio was very resourcefull for us for a kitchen renovation and interiror decoration of our 1 bedroom house. They are very professional, Worked with Rashmi and she knows her trade and has a lot of experience, you can tell when you speak with them...

    • 28 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Madelyne K.
    Verified review

    Helen is very talented and really understands how your home should reflect your personality. She's enormously versatile and can work to any budget. She's a pleasure to work with and really listens to you. She was a godsend when I moved into my first apartment with literally nothing but a suitcase and a toothbrush. She took my floorpan, measured each space, talked to me about how I would be using each room and pulled everything together. I still get compliments on her style and how each piece is distinct yet it all comes together so perfectly. Not too formal, not too informal, very comfortable daily living yet ideal for entertaining, too. And when I moved she'd selected the pieces so well that even when I shifted them around to different rooms in different space it all still works. You won't find a better resource than Helen!

    B Burton Custom Decor LLC
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 15 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sheri C.
    Verified review

    Barbara and I had about 30 mins. discussion which went very well. We did not meet as I was able to get my window treatments done through a referral from a friend and I decided on them with 1 appointment.

    Modern Decor by Nessa

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      My business stands out because I do chicque and affordable home decor.

      Elizabethw Designs

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I specialize in interior design and decoration, from helping clients with space planning, color, window treatments, furniture, and accessories to kitchen planning and remodeling.

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        I will coordinate where to get what you want for your house within budget, with pictures and websites. It makes more sense in my mind. Don't hesitate to contact me.

        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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