An affordable interior design service in Hillsboro, OR

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4. Jennifer Coyle Interior Design
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  • Serves Hillsboro, OR

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"I am a professional interior designer but I haven’t always been. I spent 17 years as a RN working with all types of patients. Not only would I tend to their physical well being, I also found myself trying to make their space special during their hospital stay. I ensured that their notes and gifts from loved ones were arranged so that they could enjoy them all, while creating a functional space to help them be as independent as possible. I would leave signs of my future career in every room I would come into. I would hear comments like “my table is so much easier to work around now that it is organized” and “I love the way you rearranged the flowers and cards so I can enjoy them”. My nursing career lasted for 17 years, however, I realized that I have been an interior designer my whole life. I find my interior design career has many similar values that I held in my nursing career, such as; taking care of my patients by listening and supporting them, asking lots of questions and encouraging feedback and problem solving to meet the needs of the people that I was caring for. Unique Style: As an interior designer, I create a space that is unique to every client. I work with each client to meet their unique style and needs. My design approach has been described as “comfortable elegance”. I design spaces that are functional yet have lots of style and warmth. I listen carefully to the needs, wants and budgets of my clients. With my expertise I help guide them to a tailored plan that is all their own. Along the way, they are given choices to inspire them and make their vision come true. The services I provide include full concept design and execution. Design Community: I am an interior designer that has a deep connection to architecture and antiques. Sourcing antiques for clients is a passion. My studio has a wonderful relationship with vendors and craftspeople. This relationship ensures that you get the best products and service possible. I am involved in the local Portland design community and continue to learn and grow as design evolves. I look forward to talking with you and making your dream desires become a reality!"


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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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 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.

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