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Cambridge Home Interior Decorators

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M&M Professional Painters
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Elisabet L.
Verified review

Dealing with Marco was a dream. We hired his team to deal with a terrible peeling lead paint problem on the exterior of our 1920s home. Marco was professional and knowledgeable from the moment he arrived to look at the job and was proactive in pointing out things that needed to be done. He gave us a very competitive price and the team worked quickly and efficiently to remove the old paint, fix rotted trim, replace gutters and repaint the whole house. Marco recommended powerwashing the deck and garage while we were at it and I'm so glad we did. The crew was professional and cleaned up after themselves at the end of each day. No qualms about touching up anything that we pointed out. The house looks 50 years younger and after dealing with inside renovations over several years I can say its hard to find a contractor like Marco who shows up when they say they will and does what they promise. I wish I had more things to paint - I would hire this company again in a heartbeat.

Nimble Concierge
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine P.
Verified review

Service was A+. Cynthia and her Assistant moved 2 heavy pieces of furniture for me. Then, they hung drapery brackets, rods, and curtains. They secured 3 very heavy mirrors to the walls in different rooms using a "stud finder." They hung up all my Art using a special velcro-type item guaranteed to NOT damage paint, Art or wall. They even trimmed the rug pad that was too large for the rug! Best of all, they were roughly half the price of the other 2 bids I received via Thumbtack!! I will be recommending Nimble Conciege to everyone I know needing a handyman, furniture mover, unpacking help, or decorating assistance.

KZM Home Improvement
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Candy H.
Verified review

Ralph was great. He painted the room which was my original request. In addition to painting he was able to connect my new dishwasher and change out one interior and two exterior light fixtures for me. His pricing was very competitive. He completed the work according to our agreement and cleaned up when finished. I would definitely recommend him.

Lina Khatib Interiors, Inc.
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Matt F.
Verified review

Lina did a great job offering full service solutions for our kitchen and dining room remodeling. At the 2nd meeting she had prepared detailed, professionally produced schematics and diagrams showing how the rooms would look. She also provided excellent brochures for fixtures, flooring, and lighting. My wife and I were thrilled with the outcome and would highly recommend Lina for any interior home projects requiring the services of a design architect.

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

January 27, 2015 Heidi helped us with designing and decorating my living room area and the upstairs wall space. This project encompassed purchasing products and furniture, supervising the installation, and making the finishing touches. Heidi is incredibly talented at ‘pulling the space together’ and executing on the home owners’ vision. She is incredibly thorough and creative- we had several art pieces that did not fit in standard frames and custom frames would have taken too long and expensive. She created borders with different color to create a dual border frames and the art and photos look amazing. Another thing that impressed me about Heidi is her ability to recommend various items at different price points and recommending where I should spend a little extra for quality vs. where I don’t have. The finished living room area and the walls look amazing and we highly recommend Heidi. We will definitely be making personal recommendations to our friends and family if and when they need this type of service. Kristie F.

StagedWorks
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 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
Chris K.
Verified review

Vicki is the best of the best. We have utilized interior designers before, all with good results, but Vicki is in a class by herself. Her personality, tireless worth ethic, eye for detail, wonderful sense of taste, and her commitment to complete the project that matches your vision to the highest of expectations are all core values of both her personal and professional principles. Vicki gets our highest of recommendations.

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jenniefer C.
Verified review

Change is good. However, change is not always easy for some people! Let Linda be the one to make it easy and enjoyable for you! She has helped me transform a family room, a bedroom, a kids office, and she is currently helping me give a facelift to my dining room. When we first met, she took lots of pictures, asked me a ton of questions, and within an hour she had already had a sense for what I liked and didn't like. She is a joy to work with and has made such wonderful changes to our home! If you need a little help with decor or if you're looking for a complete transformation, Linda is the one for you! Since working with Linda, I now look forward to change.

Creative Interiors
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
Verified review

Working with Carolyn was such a breeze! She was well organized and very knowledgeable about interior design and window treatments. She took the time to listen to our every concern and came up with a great solution for our home.

Box It Up With Kate
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

I am a home stager and interior designer who has consulted and utilized Kate's services on various jobs over the last several years. Her organizational skills are exceptional as well as her work ethic. She is delightful to work with plus she understands and is sensitive to each clients challenges. I will continue to call upon her expertise and highly recommend her! Susan M.

Quintessential Coatings
5.0
from 4 reviews
    MaryBeth M.
    Verified review

    Mike and his team were outstanding. They painted our entire house and worked through the hottest days of last July. Mike meticulously prepped the house and the painting job was incredible. Mike is extremely easy to work with. He and his team were polite, friendly, and excellent at their work. Mike was patient with me as I changed the paint color a few times and was very helpful guiding my choice to the final color which I love. We have received many many compliments on our home since he completed the job. We are having Mike back for interior work and we really can't recommend Mike enough.

    Alchemy Designs
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    Kathy C.
    Verified review

    I initially hired Alchemy Designs for window treatments when we moved into our new home. Several years later I called her again when we remodeled our home. She worked within my budget, and offered great decorating ideas. I loved that she told me the reason for her suggestions…I felt as though I was getting a lesson in interior design!

    • 23 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Cristina M.
    Verified review

    Lauren accessorized my home for best placement of funiture, wall art and decorations, she gave some very good ideas and offered to look for additional piece I needed. She is easy to work with and very pleasant to talk to about your ideas. Would recommend her highly!

    Di'korem
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jon E.
    Verified review

    We are a cabinetry company and we have worked with Tara Donovan many times but more recently she designed our cabinet showroom. We couldn't be happier with the results. Originally it looked more like an office than a showroom. With Tara's design ideas and personal touch, she transformed the room into a beautiful showcase of our work. Our customers rave about the setup and always ask who the designer was. She went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with the layout. She spent time with us learning what our styles and tastes were and integrated them seamlessly. We highly recommend using Di'korem for your next home design project.

    • 5 years in business
    Carol C.
    Verified review

    My husband and I are nearing the completion of a new home from the ground up. I recently hired Melissa to help me with paint selections. I was also in the process of selecting tile for the bathrooms and mudroom when we started working together. Fortunately I got her input before making any final decisions. My initial choices would have been a mistake. With Melissa's help and guidance, I selected tile and paint colors that are current and stylish, all of which will ultimately enhance both the aesthetic and monetary value of my home. My only regret is not hiring Melissa earlier on during the planning stages because I did make some costly mistakes. She is talented and her pricing is very reasonable. As I said to my builder, she was worth every penny. He was thrilled because in assisting me with decisions, she helped move the construction process along. She also spent quite a bit of time with me via email, phone and text for which she does not charge. I give her 5 stars!!

    Preston Design Services
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    James A.
    Verified review

    We had purchased a new home and totally re-built the first floor into an "open concept". We hired PDS to come up with a color scheme, layout and furniture suggestions for this unique property. Dorothy brought a variety of graphic and design skills (not to mention impeccable taste) to bear in her recommendations and plans. She considered our tastes and expertly wove them into the final result. We could not have been more pleased and generously recommend her to any other potential clients. Thank you, Dee!!

    Schickel Interiors
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Laura C.
      Verified review

      My husband and I had a great experience working with Hannah. We recently moved into our first home and were unsure of what we wanted to do with the space. As our house is much larger than our previous home (but not a forever home), we struggled with which areas to focus on improving and how to prioritize purchasing furniture. We weren't sure what our "vision" for the space was, and she started by helping us tease through that, offering options without overwhelming us. Hannah was able to help us make selected improvements that had a big impact, focusing on common spaces and "high traffic" areas, recommending decorations and furniture that were both within our budget constraints and timeless enough to stay with us for years to come. I loved her small style suggestions that quickly transformed a room - even just placement of furniture or artwork. Hannah explained what changes would help make our home feel more finished and quickly helped execute, based on our personal style. I would recommend Hannah over and over - if you are looking for a full interior makeover or just a small space, she's able to translate her skills to whatever the task.

      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.

      Sharon's Decor

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I stage your home or office for future sales. My team and I will come into your home and give advice or prepare any rooms. Our excellent associates have experience in home decor and staging. We are a key in getting your home rented or sold.

        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.

          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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