Find a interior designer in Salem, MA

Find interior designers in Salem, MA

Find interior designers in Salem, MA

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Top 10 interior designers in Salem, MA

Homeowners agree: these Salem interior designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
DJL Visions Of Home

DJL Visions Of Home

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Isaac M. says, "I had a positive experience with Dinna. She was very polite, respectful and professional." Read more
Gardner Park Associates

Gardner Park Associates

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
cosmoplotian and award winning design build projects from here to boston mass whether civil works or construction commervial building to land lit development or house addition
Beacon Hill Remodeling Inc

Beacon Hill Remodeling Inc

5.0(4)
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Valkiria B. says, "I had an incredible experience working with Beacon Hill Remodeling in Boston! From start to finish, their team was professional, reliable, and highly skilled. They provided exceptional customer service and attention to detail throughout the entire remodeling process. The team at Beacon Hill Remodeling truly listened to my needs and vision for my home, and they exceeded my expectations in every way. They were able to transform my space into a beautiful and functional living area that I absolutely love. Not only did they deliver high-quality workmanship, but they also completed the project within the agreed-upon timeframe and budget. Their transparency and open communication made the entire process stress-free and enjoyable. I cannot recommend Beacon Hill Remodeling enough. If you're looking for a remodeling company in Boston that is dedicated to excellence, professionalism, and customer satisfaction, look no further. They are the best in the business!" Read more
Zacarias Excavation

Zacarias Excavation

5.0(4)
11 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Ken B. says, "Nelvin and his team did a great job. They showed up on time and completed a complete regrading and new sod installation of my yard in two days. They also repaired two of my window wells and removed a few bushes for us. The yard now looks great and I am completely ecstatic to have thiis great yard for the summer, " Read more
Pompeii Design Group

Pompeii Design Group

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Michelle B. says, "John at Pompeii Design group is the BEST interior designer in Boston! I wanted to update my home, but didn't know where to start. John and his team stepped in and worked their magic. He did a gorgeous job and got it done on time and within my budget. It was a total pleasure working with John through the process. He is professional, calm, well organized and very open to my needs and ideas. I was totally in love with the results and would give John more than 10 stars if I could. I would recommend John’s company to anyone looking for a great outcome, creative and innovative ideas and a smooth creative process from start to finish." Read more
FLOW DESIGN ARCHITECTS

FLOW DESIGN ARCHITECTS

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
At Flow, we believe in making people's lives better, easier & simpler. We believe architecture and design can do that and in doing so make a better world.
Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc.

Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc.

5.0Exceptional(5)
34+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Heather B. says, "Very dependable- always on time- and well connected to installers and those involved in the home design business. Susan is a very skilled designer/decorator with years of experience in her field. " Read more
Technology, Engineering & Design Llc

Technology, Engineering & Design Llc

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
More than 25 years as an engineer. Attention to details. Customer interaction. The satisfaction of the customer. The big smile when the job is done.
A&I Design

A&I Design

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Richard M C. says, "Ms. Bernal was the only individual who answered my internet search for an artistic curator who would be interested and talented enough to assist me in hanging a large number of photographs that I garnered from my lecturing around the world as a medical school academic physician. Her artistic ability was easily matched by how conscientious she has been in accomplishing the task at hand. Her ability to "see" how to place a series of photographs and assorted diplomas, certifications and awards from a career spanning ~ 50 years is extraordinary. Unequivocally, the decision to employ Ms. Bernal was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Ms. Bernal is a "gem."" Read more
Interior Transformations

Interior Transformations

New on HomeGuide
Serves Salem, MA
I love helping people express themselves in their homes. I pride myself on excellent listening , deep respect and fantastic taste and resources Now twenty years in design, I never tire of the design process. I love the endless opportunities to individualize space and create homes that people love living in

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 Salem interior designers

Recent success stories from people in the Salem area.
Melanie S.
Dinna is 100% authentic in her work and an amazing professional! I would love to work with her again. She brings a bright smile, vibrant attitude and top expertise. I would not hesitate to hire her again!
DJL Visions of Home
Jone S.
Very professional. They did what they said they would do; arrived on time and finished the job on time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Beacon Hill Remodeling Inc
Larry M.
Reliable, quality work. Easy communications. Great to work with and highly recommend.
Zacarias Excavation
Bill B.
We hired Pompeii Design group to manage the restoration of our 140 year old house. John and team did an amazing job restoring rooms and providing a modern functionalality while maintaining period motif.
Pompeii Design Group
Lisa M.
I have worked with Susan on several design projects over the last 10 years — decorating a large house, remodeling a kitchen, updating a bathroom, renovating a lower level playroom, and much more. Recently Susan helped me decorate a new home on a much smaller budget. Susan has been great on both the big and small projects. She works with talented contractors (upholsterers, curtain makers, painters, carpenters) and will supervise them to make sure everything is done just right. I highly recommend Susan for your next interior design project.
Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc.
M. P.
Maria took the time to get to know ME and my style before making any suggestions. Also her knowledge of style, design, antiques and designers is encyclopedic! And she WILL stay in your budget.
A&I Design
Van D.
This practice is all about knowledge, dedication and integrity.
Tektoniks Architects
Garrett P.
We used Northeastern Woodwrights for our kitchen renovation. We were really happy with the work and how it came out!
Northeastern Woodwrights
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