Find a interior designer in Somerville, MA

Find interior designers in Somerville, MA

Find interior designers in Somerville, MA

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Find interior designers in Somerville, MA

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Top 10 interior designers in Somerville, MA

Homeowners agree: these Somerville 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 Somerville, MA
Isaac M. says, "I had a positive experience with Dinna. She was very polite, respectful and professional." Read more
Amalia Interiors

Amalia Interiors

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Somerville, MA
Nicole C. says, "I worked with Amalia to redesign our formal living room. From start to finish she was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and flexible with our vision for the space. Upon first meeting Amalia clearly walked me through her process, services, and expected timeline for the project. I found her to immediately have a sense of what I was looking for, and the finished project came together beautifully! She promptly responded when I wasn't 100% satisfied with some pieces we had ordered, and seamlessly worked to make sure we loved every aspect of the room. I am so impressed with how the space came together, which is now my favorite room in the house! Will be sure to work with her again on future projects!" Read more
Gardner Park Associates

Gardner Park Associates

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Somerville, 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
Zacarias Excavation

Zacarias Excavation

5.0(4)
11 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Somerville, 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
Near Me Home Builders Inc

Near Me Home Builders Inc

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Somerville, MA
Jason R. says, "One of best contractor l know so far very happy with our home renovation from the beginning to add of our project very clean and organized" Read more
Thistle Construction

Thistle Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Somerville, MA
Thistle Construction is a small family owned and operated building and remodeling company. We offer a wide range of services from replacing a door or window to new additions and homes. Our in house carpenters and trusted subcontractors deliver quality results on every project, big or small. We guarantee dependable service and offer competitive pricing for both residential and light commercial projects.

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 Somerville interior designers

Recent success stories from people in the Somerville 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
Ruth C.
Amalia worked very hard to incorporate her creative ideas with my needs and budget. She was very professional, timely, and extremely pleasant to work with. I highly recommend her for any decorating job you have.
Amalia Interiors
Larry M.
Reliable, quality work. Easy communications. Great to work with and highly recommend.
Zacarias Excavation
Jason R.
Absolutely, here's a great review for Home Builders Inc. you can use: "We recently had our entire home remodeled by Home Builders Inc., and we couldn't be happier with the results. They did a wonderful job from start to finish. The project was completed on time and on budget, and the quality of workmanship is outstanding. We would highly recommend Home Builders Inc. to anyone considering a home renovation."
Near Me Home Builders inc
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