Find a interior designer in Lake Forest, CA

Find interior designers in Lake Forest, CA

Find interior designers in Lake Forest, CA

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Find interior designers in Lake Forest, CA

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Top 10 interior designers in Lake Forest, CA

Homeowners agree: these Lake Forest interior designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Edward Allan Designs

Edward Allan Designs

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Personalized interior design to make your home look professionally done. You can look at more pictures and reviews on Bark.com My father Introduced me into the business at the young age of 15. 40 years later I still love this business.
Beverly Hills Luxury Interiors LLC

Beverly Hills Luxury Interiors LLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
We listen to our clients wants and determine their needs then present options to make there home a luxurious functional space to live and enjoy life I love creating beautiful luxurious spaces for my clients to live and entertain in. I take great pride in my work and especially in our customers service
An Intimate Place / B.u. Designs

An Intimate Place / B.u. Designs

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
I design with YOU IN MIND. An Intimate Place/BU Designs ​provides the best intimate quality service that you deserve, whether it's designing your home, planning your event/party or dressing you from head to toe, you will definitely be styled and designed for better living. Thanks for visiting my site, looking forward to making your life and spaces, "An Intimate Place". I am Design. Design is so much more than making things beautiful, it's also about the design spirit that you bring into the home. I Design down to the smallest detail and ensure that your design is tweaked to perfection. Your home should be a direct reflection of who you are or...
Abodwell Interior Design

Abodwell Interior Design

5.0(1)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Lisa G. says, "Brittney was very easy to work with. She really listened to me with what I wanted and did an amazing job! She is extremely creative and talented at design. Wow! I highly recommend her to everyone." Read more
Peti Lau Design

Peti Lau Design

5.0(1)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Morris H. says, "Her ability to listen and understand my needs and design a well function yet beautifully elegant space" Read more
Bonnie Joy Designs

Bonnie Joy Designs

5.0(2)
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Sue B. says, "Awesome! A delight to work with, especially for hourly consultation. " Read more
Romero + Obeji Interior Design

Romero + Obeji Interior Design

5.0(3)
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Cruz Z. says, "Thank you Hector and Chris for your amazing creative talent and business acumen. As a very busy professional and a particular person I’m grateful you took all the worry out of my hands and made this such a positive experience! " Read more
Stimac Consulting

Stimac Consulting

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Even after twenty-five years of experience in the interior design industry, the youthful joy I felt at the onset of my career has never wavered. The reason: I create the spaces of their dreams by designing environments that are alive and authentic, thus deepening their quality of life. The most rewarding and enjoyable part of my job is having found the best outlet for channeling my skill, knowledge, and expertise to create spaces they consider true and welcoming homes.
Evers Construction

Evers Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
We do all kinds of construction, from residential to commercial.
Madam Chair LLC

Madam Chair LLC

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
When my client is satisfied and happy with the result. I have Californua License and have over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial interior architecture/ design. My success comes from my client's satisfaction and happiness from the result of my work. Attention to détails is pretty important to me. i do have kean eyes for details, color, great styles for interiors and furniture and how to combine them and use them in the room to creat a beautiful, functional, and comfortable spaces....

Your Interior Design questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do interior designers charge in my area?

Interior designers charge $50 to $200 per hour on average, depending on the scope of work and the decorator's experience. Hiring an interior designer costs $5 to $17 per square foot for consultation, design work, management, and furnishings. A 1-hour in-home consultation costs $50 to $450.

What does an interior designer do?

Interior designers provide decorating aesthetics, layout and space planning, and structural design expertise to make interior spaces functional, safe, and attractive. Designers help select color palettes, furniture, lighting, paint, wallpaper, fabric, window treatments, and accessories. Designers also work with you, suppliers, architects, and contractors to coordinate the entire design, building, and installation process.

What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?

  • Interior decorators provide aesthetic assistance for pre-constructed homes and rooms. Decorators focus on style, color palettes, furniture, lighting, paint, wallpaper, fabric, window treatments, and accessories. Interior decorating doesn't address structural work, exterior elements, or how the space functions.

    Interior decorators are not required to be certified or have a degree, but may have taken courses.
  • Interior designers provide decorating aesthetics, space planning, and structural design expertise. Interior designers work with you, your architects, and your builders through the architectural design phase, the construction or renovation stages, and the complete interior decorating process.

    Interior designers are formally trained and may be required to have a degree or certifications to practice as designers. Designers are trained in drafting, lighting, computer-aided design (CAD), drawing, space planning, architecture, furniture design, and color and fabric.

How do interior designers work with clients?

  1. Interior designers ask the client to complete a detailed questionnaire before the initial consultation.
  2. After scoping the project, the designer sets the expectations, timeline, and explains estimated costs.
  3. Designers will begin working on the structural and aesthetic design, while considering building codes, safety and flow, space planning, and current design trends.
  4. Designers present at least two design concepts, layout plans, mood boards, furniture, colors, and work hands-on with the client to finalize the details and decor.
  5. Designers can assist throughout the architectural and construction process, or the initial planning or interior decorating only.
  6. After the furnishings are selected, the decorator organizes the purchasing, transportation, and installation.

How long does the interior design process take?

The interior design process takes 2 to 3 weeks, including the initial consultation, two design concepts, layout planning, 3D modeling, researching (materials, finishes, and furniture), and hiring suppliers and contractors.

How do you find a good interior designer?

To find the local interior designers, do the following:

  • Start your search on websites like HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, neighbors, builders, and architects.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Peruse their portfolio and look-book from past projects.
  • Get at least three price estimates from different designers to compare.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Look for designers who are part of the American Society of Interior Designs (ASID) or have passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) exam.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate or contract in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions, hire the best interior design service near you.

What questions should I ask local interior designers?

When hiring a home designer, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been an interior designer?
  • What is your interior design style?
  • What design services are offered?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers and photos from previous projects?
  • How do you decide which projects are a good fit for your company?
  • Where do you get your design inspiration?
  • Do you work alone or with a team of designers?
  • How much client involvement is recommended?
  • Do you charge a flat rate, by the hour, use the cost-plus method, or a combination?
  • How much will my project cost?
  • How do you prioritize my budget throughout the project?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with my project?
  • What type of materials will you use?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

What to ask references:

  • Did you enjoy working with this designer? Would you work with them again?
  • What we're their strengths and weaknesses?
  • Did the designer adhere to your budget?
  • Did they communicate promptly and thoroughly? Did you feel heard and understood?
  • Did any issues arise? If so, how were they handled?
  • Did the design turn out as expected?

Reviews for Lake Forest interior designers

Recent success stories from people in the Lake Forest area.
Bonnie F.
Awesome! A delight to work with, especially for hourly consultation.
Bonnie Joy Designs
Yvonne W.
Shout out to the Romero + Obeji Interior Design Team. So thankful for their fresh ideas, knowledge and professionalism in working with me on my home renovation and interior design. A big thank you from one happy homeowner!
romero + obeji interior design
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