Find an interior designer near Virginia Beach, VA

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3. SuCasa Interiors and Redesign
from 5 reviews
5.0 (5)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Virginia Beach, VA
"She sent me a few pictures of things to get my reaction to this or that piece of furniture or design style. Then came the big weekend.Jennifer spent a long weekend (3 days) decorating my apartment from bare concrete to fully livable. She was tireless in her dedication to finishing what she started before she left for home (I flew her in from out of town).Throughout the shopping process she was constantly engaging me to see what I thought of this or that thing or color or style. I never felt like she was pushing me into a style I didn't want, but rather I felt like she was making a dedicated effort to fully understand the nuances of my taste and preference.Five things really stood out to me regarding her skill as a decorator: (1) She remained very budget conscious the entire time and maintained a keen awareness of where my purchases stood vs my budget.(2) She has an AMAZING color memory. She would remember colors from a thing we had bought/seen a day or two earlier and be able to find matching items. I'm talking really subtle variances in blues or grays or wood pattern or whatever. It comes so naturally to her that I didn't even realize it was happening until we were putting all the stuff in place in the apartment!(3) She has fantastic taste. But more importantly, she was willing to defer to my taste when we had differing opinions.(4) I cannot emphasize enough that she is tireless. She's like a little pit bull with a bone. She just can't quit until the job is done.(5) She is very creative. Time constraints prevented us from doing a lot of the DIY ideas that she had, but I wish we could have done them!Jennifer's combination of adaptability, sound advice, and budget consciousness left me with an amazing apartment that feels like home. More importantly, it feels like MY home!"


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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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