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Athens Interior Designers

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from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sean W.
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Denise cleaned our home to perfection and helped organize it as well. She did a great job from the time she started working, being efficient and making us forget she was even there. We felt very comfortable with her in our home. She cleaned with such attention to detail. All of her work was extremely thorough. My wife and I have been raving about how clean our home is all day. She organized things as she went along. Our home is pretty big, and although she wasn't able to get to everything this trip, we will be using her frequently. We've hired other folks on Thumbtack in the past, and Denise has been the best by far. She has a very kind and gracious spirit as well.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
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Angie and team did a good job. They were very professional and polite. They did wonderful work and left no spilled paint and did not get any paint on the crown molding.

Lee Interior Designs
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alice B.
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I solicited Mindy's assistance in planning the interior design of our new home, including the renovation of a garage area. Mindy took more than adequate time in each room. While she was in our home, she interacted well with our three children (all under age 3). As we went through our home, Mindy first heard my goal for each room. She then incorporated my thoughts into practical ideas that fit into my desired budget. Her suggestions/solutions were far less expensive than my ideas had previously been. Mindy was great about contacting us to explain her fees and intended role in our project prior to beginning services. Our goals are laid out in a three year plan and now I can actually look forward to renovating my living space!


Our services include the following: *Interior Design *Architectural Renovations *Custom services for your *Personal style and project budget


We offer residential and commercial interior design. We also provide complimentary interior design service. We are voted #1 interior design store in the Mid-Ohio Valley.


We do all phases of interior and exterior repairs such as window sealants, urethane, Dow Corning, Sonneborn, and Tremco. We do art staining, one of a kind custom murals, and beauty consulting. Our work speaks for itself -- anything that isn't out of the box of ideas.


I sell no specific brand, but with 23 years of selling and designing over 10 manufacturers' products, I can help you! If you need design ideas, floor plans checked, floor plans taped out on your floor, or if you have general questions, I am the one who will gladly help you.


We offer interior design and architectural renovations. We have over 20 years of experience in all aspects of interior design.

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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 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.

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