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Baltimore Contemporary Interior Designers

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Unlimited Resources, Inc.
4.2
from 51 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Tina B.
Verified review

Our experience with Mr. James and his team was very pleasant. All of the guys were very knowledgeable and professional. They handled all permits and inspections necessary to complete the project. We noticed an infestation of mold growth in one of our properties. We were already contemplating remodeling this area of the basement anyway. We decided to not only remediate the mold but also to hang new drywall throughout the entire basement, install about 13 recessed lights with smart motion switches, slate tile flooring, and rough in and install a full bath in the space. James came in and offered my husband and I a lot of different options to reach our desired goal beyond the mold remediation. He also did the bathroom design, and suggested some beautiful tile combinations and we loved them all. In short we decided to go with James to do the work and the project went flawless. Very professional, clean within reason during a renovation, and very organized and personable. He kept us informed at every stage and there were no surprises. They completed the project in about10 days including county inspections. James followed up with us a month after the job was completed to make sure that everything ok. Great customer service!! We will definitely be using Unlimited Resources in the near future and have recommended James and his team to several people already.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katrena G.
Verified review

Loved the design and all of the decor. Everything was absolutely perfect. Highly recommend.

New Vision Properties
4.4
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Leonard M.
Verified review

First meeting with interior designer went well!

  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
Verified review

Kerry is undeniable the best person I have ever met to help me market and sell my home on a shoestring budget. She listened to my dilemma in detail and offered solutions to market my home in ways that I never thought of in a very inexpensive way that created maximum and dramatic results. She is absolutely amazing. I built my home 17 years ago with the best of materials and workmanship. What I did not realize that designs, colors and materials from just not many years past, "dated" my house and put me at a disadvantage when competing in today's market. Contrary to the advice I have been given from so called experts in the real estate industry, Kerry's concepts and solutions were simple, refreshing, made sense and really cheap compared to what others proposed that offered less impact. Above all else I appreciated her humor, character, honesty, sense of morality and compassion. I would recommend her to anyone needing to sell their home and seeking the best value for the money. She is absolutely an amazing and brilliant person to partner with!!

Cathy DeLoach
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy C.
Verified review

We used Cathy to stage our home we sold in Fairfax. She and her crew did a beautiful job, so nice in-fact the kids didn't want to leave : ) She used furniture and accents that really fit the space and that appealed to a majority of people. She was very professional and she kept on-schedule. I would not hesitate to use her again... wish she also did interior design for our new place!

Maylex Interior Design
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Adebusola O.
Verified review

I know her to be passionate about her job. She takes her time to search for new designs and combine them with her own ideas which makes her work extraordinary. I will recommend Maylex to any one looking for quality and professional interior design.

Magnifique Homes
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marie J L.
Verified review

Absolutely loved MagnifiqueHomes! I moved to Virginia and needed to downsize quite a bit, moving into a much smaller place. Maud was great at utilizing the small space I had to maximum efficiency, making it feel like a home at the same time. She kept me involved in every step -- making it a truly enjoyable experience. I couldn't be happier with this, my first interior design experience. I would definitely recommend MagnifiqueHomes without hesitation.

RT Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Perry H.
Verified review

Amazing and very talented team! The architects at RT Studio were able to bring my dream home to life; converting a dated late 1980s structure to a very modern and sexy design for 2017 and beyond.

Exclusive Creations Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
April C.
Verified review

In March, I hired Collene of Exclusive Creations Design to decorate my office space and training center. I had a special event that I was hosting and had to have the work completed in just under 1 week. She used a few existing pieces that I already had and I gave her carte blanche for the rest. The outcome was phenomenal! I left her with a blank space and when I walked in to the finished product, I felt like I was on a decorating show! I constantly receive complements about the choice of colors and the furnishings. Several months later I enlisted her services again for another studio space and again- it turned out wonderfully. I highly recommend Collene. She does a fantastic job meeting your needs with your budget to create your dream space!

V Wheeler Designs
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark L.
Verified review

V Wheeler is a wonderful Designer to work with. She is creative, and innovative, and has a great eye for any room or home, and has the ability to make any space look amazing. We have been more than pleased with the number of times we have used her over the years. You will not be disappointed when you choose V Wheeler Designs ! Mark and Dee Lehmann

Decorating Den Interiors
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia G.
Verified review

Very helpful and pleasant. Listened carefully to our needs and remained respectful of our budget. Angela never made us feel the job was too small or problematic. We are very happy with the results and have turned to Angela more than once for design ideas

Kendra Elsie Design Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tim S.
Verified review

Thank you so much for taking on our staging project. The Real Estate folks wanted to hire a company to stage our home but we objected. You were amazing. Even communicating via the Internet you viewed every photo and told us exactly what to move, what to eliminate, and how to present the home is such a way as to make it inviting to prospective buyers. You were attentive to all our worries and needs during this process. The fact that you staged each and every room made it possible for the home to be sold in 16 days and at full price. Certainly, your expert advice and interior designer capabilities made this possible. Thank you so much for all your detailed attention. We couldn’t have done it with out you. Thanks!

Signature Design Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Signature Design Interiors staged my home in One Loudoun and did an amazing job! They brought in furnishings, art, area rugs, linens, and accessories to highlight my home's best features. The turnaround time between requesting their help and the completed project was just a couple of days. I highly recommend the team at Signature Design Interiors for staging as well as decorating and remodeling. They are top notch!

PT Designs Inc./DDI
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kim H.
Verified review

Paula has helped us with a variety of interior design projects throughout our entire house. While constructing our current house, Paula visualized placement of existing furniture, and helped select interior paint colors so transitioning from room to room was seamless. Once we moved in, she worked with us first to design our family room and kitchen. The results were stunning, and we get so many compliments. When we were ready, we moved on to the dining room and living room, where Paula helped select window treatments, area rugs, as well as reupholster some of my favorite pieces in updated fabrics. We are so happy. Not only does our house look polished, it is all being done on our time frame and budget. We can't wait to begin our next project. Thank you, Paula!

StudioHue, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Frank G.
Verified review

Was very happy with the communication, pricing and work product. Only used for the design layout and concepts but would not hesitate to use for a complete project in the future.

2216 Real Estate Group LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
M.R. L.
Verified review

This company is very nice and professional. They took their time to understand exactly what I wanted and executed it perfectly. Their interior design ideas for my home captured exactly what I wanted.

Muralizeit Interiors
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Guillermo W.
    Verified review

    Andrea and Sonia have a great taste coupled with common sense and a down-to-earth approach to interior design and home staging. All the suggestions they made were sensible and with my goal (and budget) in mind, even the ones I didn't end up implementing. Overall great value for the money.

    • 11 years in business
    Samuel F.
    Verified review

    I have to say that I used real plaster moldings throughout my house.when I went to my friend house I was pleased with crown molding and some design on her ceiling And that prompt me to look for the contrator (glamour touch home decor llc), despite my architect recommending wood and MDF. It was the best decision I made in whole project. The plaster is gorgeous-and it looks like nothing else.I 'll always be greatful for the job well done.

    • 9 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Sarah E.
    Verified review

    Collene was fantastic to work with. I was selling my condo on my own, and Collene took on this staging assignment at the very last minute. She spent a good amount of time with me initially talking through how the rooms would be set up and showed me pictures of other places she had staged. When we received feedback from a few potential buyers that the living space was awkward (which I knew from living there!), Collene made a few switches. She also made herself available to be at our open house. Collene was communicative and professional and so easy to work with.

    Decorating Den Interiors
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 49 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Mary Beth B.
    Verified review

    Loved working with Rayona! She “heard” what I was trying to achieve, provided multiple styling options and worked with my schedule to complete my project. Would highly recommend her.

    • 9 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    PHILIP L.
    Verified review

    Tanya is a very hard working and creative designer.

    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 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.

    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.
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