Find a interior designer in Downers Grove, IL

Find interior designers in Downers Grove, IL

Find interior designers in Downers Grove, IL

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Find interior designers in Downers Grove, IL

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Top 10 interior designers in Downers Grove, IL

Homeowners agree: these Downers Grove interior designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Eye To Eye Interiors, LLC

Eye To Eye Interiors, LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
Kristin M. says, "Dawn was amazing. She did an excellent job hanging my pictures but did so much more. She was so engaging and came up with wonderful ideas and suggestions for my whole great room and hall." Read more
TERRACE

TERRACE

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
Our approach to design provides equal attention to aesthetics, as well as function. A beautiful space, utilizing our experience and eye for detail to express your style, is the ultimate goal, but your home must also function seamlessly with your lifestyle. Any good designer can give you a catalog worthy home, but a great designer will transform your home into a work of art, that improves the way you live in your home and the way your home simplifies your everyday life. The best part of every project, large or small, is helping a client fall in love with their home. Either for the first time, or all over again. When your design is complete, I ...
Concrete  Works Exterior  And Landscape  Service's

Concrete Works Exterior And Landscape Service's

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
26+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
We take pride in our work and we try our best to accommodate clients and build relationships Most of my employees our family gives us the opportunity to work together and serve other families we are now offering interior work and epoxy floors please see pictures added
Marshall  Erb Design Inc.

Marshall Erb Design Inc.

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
Marshall Erb is an award winning interior designer who specializes in timeless, comfortable interiors that reflect the taste and lifestyle of their clientele. His work has been featured in national and international publications as well as prominent show houses in the Chicago area and suburbs. The firm takes a comprehensive approach to the interiors of each home and focuses on the interior architecture to establish a backdrop that accentuates the furnishings. With his background in architecture, Marshall Erb is able to work directly with contractors and architects to create environments that are on point with the style of the home and the ho...
Sunnyview Landscaping & Construction

Sunnyview Landscaping & Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
We started with the simple idea of bringing the best from us to you. From our founder to our front-line workers, we put lots of love and careful thought into all we do. We hope you enjoy all we have to offer, and share the experience with others.

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 Downers Grove interior designers

Recent success stories from people in the Downers Grove area.
Kristin M.
Dawn was wonderful and I felt at ease with her right away. I initially just wanted her to mount some pictures for me but it ended up with her giving me great ideas for some redecorating as well. She even helped me pick out a mantel online. I would highly recommend her.
Eye To Eye Interiors, LLC
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