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Melrose Residential Interior Design Firms

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

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.

Creative Interiors
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marie W.
Verified review

Creative Interiors was recommended to us from a friend, Juliana the owner met with my husband and I. She really understood our needs and couple of weeks after measuring our family room, her presentation was right on. We were very pleased with her work and would definitely recommend her.

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

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

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip J.
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John Maciejowski is the ultimate, talented professional. We recently gutted and remodeled both a master and guest bathroom. John created the look we were going for and the bathrooms came out great. He listened to what we wanted, took us on store and factory tours to pick out the marble, granite, tile, fixtures, vanities and paint colors. Everything fits together so perfectly. We love the outcome. John is very detailed and follows through on everything. You would be wise to pick John for your next remodeling or refurbishing project. We have worked with John 2 other times to refurbish our living room and bedrooms. The furniture, artwork and overall color schemes have always come out first rate!!

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.

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 :)

    Instant Interiors LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    Ch I.
    Verified review

    Great design eye and friendly business style.

    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.

    • 26 years in business
    About

    20 years experience and extensive travel have given me a vast perspective on Interior design. My work is fresh, yet grounded in tradition. My work draws on classic inspiration as well as the very latest trends. Whether the budget is large or small, I manage the job to take the very best advantage and create comfortable and distinctive surroundings.

    About

    Is there anything more difficult than moving? It could be finding the right person to guide you through the process. Being a full-time licensed realtor, it is my full commitment to serve my clients professionally and promptly. I work on your preferred schedule and take heed to your wishes, wants, and needs. While working hard to find you your home and/or sell your existing home, I will deal with you respectfully, honestly, and with the maximum professionalism without ever feeling pressured.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    MDesigns provides designs concepts, tips, as well as a fresh look to those who are searching for a change in their homes' interior. I believe that everyone should love their home; it's where you entertain friends and raise a family; but most importantly, it's where you get your energy from. My goal is simple: change what you have into something you love. Heather Rose Marshall

    About

    I have eight years of experience in space planning/interior designing in corporate, retail, healthcare and independent consulting. I am currently providing residential interior design consulting while searching for my next project or full-time permanent opportunity. Please email me to discuss work or career opportunities. My specialties include the following: * Furniture Design Consultant * Interior Designer * Space Planner * Healthcare Designer and Retail Store Planner * Project Management * Space Planner * Specifying Product

    About

    We provide a modern and professional interior home design and decor. Surround yourself with what you "love", and "love your sanctuary".

    About

    I've done interior design for 16 years. I've been featured three times on a TV show in Brazil. I have an amazing client listing. I always make a great job and a happy client.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have a rock-solid work ethic and true passion for all aspects of interior architecture and design. My industry experience in multiple market sectors brings an extremely well-rounded set of skills to every project.

    About

    I have years of experience in Fashion Design. I studied in one of the best school in Paris. I have an eye for color, decorating. I am organized, and work fast. I am very professional , I take care of your home the same way I would take care of my own home. Isabelle Staging & Design is all about professionalism, honesty and integrity.

    About

    I am a residential interior designer with a bachelors degree from the Art Institute of Phoenix and have been working in the field for two years. I specialize in AutoCAD, space planning, furniture selection, lighting selection and color selection. I also assist in the selection of flooring and many other things. I am typically pretty quick-paced and work well with deadlines. Simply give me an idea of your tastes, styles or furniture preference and we can go from there!

    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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