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New York Modern Interior Designers

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Art | Olsavsky
4.9
from 93 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc C.
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Gosh I was so fortunate to locate Poval. He is professional and excellent with communicating. I am an interior designer and I will defiantly call for his excellent service again.

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Leonardo Dacchille Design
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arnaud L.
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Interior decoration: hang on pictures framed and paintings

Ariel Consultants
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Steve A.
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Very quick turn around, experienced GC with a good understanding of all of the various elements of interior construction and a good network of experienced subs easy to work with and fair guy.

Versions & I
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Nick B.
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Great service had been provided! Everything was at highly professional level in every part of the working process! 100% satisfied by the final result! Highly recommend to any who need interior designer service!

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Design Frix
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
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My project was a gut renovation two bed, two bath coop apartment. I had a strict $60k budget, ninety-day window and clear idea of what I wanted to do with the space. I interviewed five Interior decorators and I am thankful I followed my intuition to hire Bridgette because she was a joy to work with. She helped me plan the space, source contractors, materials and was my shoulder to cry when I felt the renovation was over whelming. My project was completed on time and most importantly very close to my original projected Budget. Bridgette’s contribution played a pivotal role in my success and I plan to work with her again because her experience, creative insight and now friendship is invaluable.

  • 19 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia H.
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I used Rococo Design Interiors they met my needs and my budget very professional I worked closely with the designer to ensure my vision of what I wanted was met , I loved the out come of my faux painting walls they are beautiful, If you are looking for contemporary or even traditional designs they have a wide range for everyone.

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Jenine Beck Design
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
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Jenine is a dream to work with. She listened to all my thoughts and ideas giving important feedback when needed. I would highly recommend her as a talented and easy to work with professional.

Holzman Interiors, Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jon M.
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I hired Holzman Interiors about 17 years ago when I first bought my home in New Canaan, Ct. She designed and furnished it completely with an update to the existing kitchen. It seemed only logical to call her back when we were ready to do a renovation to the kitchen. We came to her showroom which was a big help. There, you could combine all your needed selections under one roof. Julie is a remarkably talented interior designer who is a joy to work with. Her design aesthetic is absolutely superb. She is dedicated, focused, responsive and a great listen and communicator. She is an excellent partner and collaborator in projects of significance and complexity. We wouldn’t recommend or want to work with anyone else!

  • 6 years in business
Tobi W.
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I'm a fellow interior designer and Ivan, of Peacock Home & Garden Designs, helped me install a holiday window display at the Summit Rug showroom. It was sush a pleasure to work with him. He treated my project as though it were his own, he went above and beyond the call of duty in numerous ways, and his contractor skills came in handy with the --physics-- of the installation. We had to suspend the chairs in mid air, and the ideas he brought to the table left me confident that the chairs would successfully ski down the rug hill. My overall experience was that I had worked with Ivan dozens of times before. But, it was our first time working together. Definately will not be the last.

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Remy T.
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Let me just say, in one word, our experience with Cricket was truly FABULOUS. She has an extraordinary eye for space and design and was able to transform our home into something straight out of our dreams. And in very little time! Our family loved her energy and willingness to work with us to accommodate our tastes and color preferences with her own flare and creativity. We were most impressed with how she was able to combine all different antique, modern and traditional pieces into one cohesive and inviting space. Thank you Cricket!!

Tie in the Sky Design
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Princess Olubunmi A.
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Tie in the Sky is the best interior designer one could get in the market today You get a lot of satisfaction for your money without having to break your bank. They are very reasonably priced,you get a lot more for your money,I was and still am very impressed with the amazing job they did in my house. I recommend this Company to any one in the market for interior designs. In me they have a customer for life. Thank you Princess Olubunmi of Ife in NY.

H L Interiors LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Aliza F.
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Hinda's professionalism and creativity really helped my projects along. I always thought that interior designers were meant for large and expensive renovations. Hinda showed me how valuable using a designer can be for smaller projects as well. She saved me hundreds of dollars on upholstery fabric and gave me new perspective on the set up of my living room. Hinda was also very helpful in a bathroom renovation. Highly recommended!

Dana Liv Interiors
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Conor M.
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I worked with Dana on the design for the interior of my home, her experience with materials, finishes, and furnishings is elaborate and very useful while helping to visualize my space. She is a true professional and went far beyond my expectations, additionally she is a joy to be around, keeping the design process light and fun, as it should be.

b.home interior design
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ming S.
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“Oh My Gosh! I LOVE your Home!!!” are the words that are exclaimed when visitors come into our residence. We have received numerous compliments from friends, family, and visitors when they step in through the doors. Tracey Butler was able to completely transform our residence from the original structure, dated ~1910 the fashionable and modern chic design that we have today. The house was one of the original structures that was constructed when Essex Fells was founded and developed by the Philadelphia Drexel brothers. The original residence was one of the dozen “Center Hall Dutch Colonials” that was the prevailing design at the time. Tracey worked with a team of architects, builders, and contractors to completely transform the interior, while preserving the look and feel of the exterior. She preserved much of the house’s character, by re-using existing windows and installing complimentary windows and doors to let in light and open up the space. Some of the amazing items she has done to the home: - Moved the Center stack staircase to the side of the house, opening up the foyer and keeping the center airway up through the house for an open feel. - Opened up the kitchen: raising the ceiling from the original 9 feet to a grand 20+ feet sloping ceiling, applying interesting angles and windows to let in sunlight. - Installed custom Spanish tile, stonework, and applying wood cabinetry surfaces with re-faced refrigerator & dishwasher to make a modern airy kitchen. - Applied sea-grass and wallpaper to rooms to generate instant “pop” in the room and give each a unique look, texture, and feel. - Re-Used antique cabinets to make custom sinks and opened up new bathroom spaces to make a “hotel-look” powder room, master bathroom, 2nd, and 3rd floor bathrooms. Tracey was able to work with the original house plans and work with the architect to make the creative changes to the house and work with the town for permits and zoning approvals. She was able to re-use furniture and fixtures and “spend where necessary”. We were amazed that she was able to leverage and re-use our own personal items so that the spending was focused on only the items that absolutely needed replacing and generated the most bang for the buck. We are extremely pleased with Tracey’s work and her ability to generate a grand design. She is absolutely amazing with her passion and ability to transform a room, home, and make things uniquely your own. We highly recommend Tracey and her ability to transform your home into something that you can feel very proud of. Kind Regards, MS

Savvy Spaces
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kurt O.
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I worked with Rayonne Vosough on several interior projects at Bloomingdales. She was organized and and had to juggle several projects at the same time with corporate executives and contractors. Rayonne thought of new and innovative ideas for installations while meeting deadlines. She remained calm and focused as bumps in the road occurred with offering solutions.

  • 20 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tal R.
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Incredibly visionary architect and designer that is down to earth, practical, and great to work with.

Emily Finch Interior Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara J.
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We are in the midst of our project and Emily has been great to work with! She is extremely sensitive and responsive to our needs and point of view. Her taste level is great and she really listens to our point of view to incorporate into her designs. Our family highly recommends!

Design Resource New York
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie H.
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Dino and his interior design staff did a great job helping us select materials and design our space. They were very responsive and meet our expectations in the time period. We will highly recommend this company.

Meryl Stern Interior Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Diana C.
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Meryl has an amazing sense for design, color and space. I live in Santa Barbara, and have started re-working the interior spaces in my home of 32 years. Meryl came in with fresh ideas that I never would have though of and helped me with choosing the right furniture, the right color palate, picking the best lighting and helping with freshening the look of living in the same space for 32 years. Meryl pays great attention to detail and knows how to create lovely spaces that enhance the beauty of your home. Her experience in the field and her knowledge of what is out there, really helped streamline our project. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a fabulous Interior Designer.

Designs by Human
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart F.
Verified review

Imagine for a minute arriving in the trawling metropolis of New York City with only three suitcases and a box. You immediately start work and then spend every other waking moment over days, weeks and perhaps months hunting down your perfect apartment only then faced with moving into a white box. Time poor, and faced with the interior design skills of a fifth grader, what do you do? Of course you begin your research online but very soon become absolutely inundated with the plethora of options available: Everything from complete turnkey services for the cost of an arm and two legs to the other extreme where you upload floor plans and without any consultation you’re provided with a list of items you need to purchase and not really sure it’s the look you’re going for in a space you want to call home . Then you find Joe from Designs by Human. Joe provided the perfect balance between complete turn key and internet email; a personalized Human approach just as his namesake suggests. With his consultative style Joe met with me and spent time understanding what I was looking for: A warm design and a space that would feel like home — likely a tough ask (just imagine a typical New York apartment and a design that accommodates a place for overseas guest, a space to entertain and a place to work from home) and a client (me) who’s likes to get involved and is hands on. But Joe with his incredible patience absolutely nailed it. An amazing design in such a small space filled with interesting artistic elements and features integrated throughout my home. It feels warm and personalized incorporating elements of “me”, is complimented by my guests, and is certainly something that I’d never have managed to accomplish by myself. So if you're looking for someone to help with your own project I'd really recommend getting in touch with Joe from Designs by Human. Thanks Joe. I’m really glad we met and thanks for all your help!

Franck Hodelin & Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
Verified review

I live in a 1 bedroom apartment in Manhattan, and also run a small digital start-up from my home. Franck made my living room and home office a thoughtfully designed space for me to be productive, meet clients, and hold meetings, yet also an elegant space for me to relax and host social gatherings with friends.

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 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 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 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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