Find a interior designer in Royal Oak, MI

Find interior designers in Royal Oak, MI

Find interior designers in Royal Oak, MI

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Find interior designers in Royal Oak, MI

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Top 10 interior designers in Royal Oak, MI

Homeowners agree: these Royal Oak interior designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Horizon Interior Design

Horizon Interior Design

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Royal Oak, MI
I specialize in Residential interiors for active empty-nesters (like me)! Homes reflecting your new lifestyle + taste. Vibrant Midcentury / Hollywood Glam / Elevated Transitional styles with your personality finally showcased.
FORAN INTERIOR DESIGN

FORAN INTERIOR DESIGN

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves Royal Oak, MI
HOW FORAN INTERIOR DESIGN IS DIFFERENT Michael Foran, ASID, will work with you on your interior design project, not an inexperienced designer. He has been a professional member of The American Society of Interior Designers since 1991. He has won awards for interior design, architectural design and has built custom homes. Michael has over 40 years of experience and has a vast knowledge of what it takes to exceed his client’s dreams. Foran Interior Design offers a great value in home furnishing products (we buy direct). We travel to the best home furnishing markets to find the perfect furniture, artwork and accessories for our clients. All ...
Urban Modifications Llc

Urban Modifications Llc

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
5 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Royal Oak, MI
Lori A. says, "I liked Gino a lot and he did a great job on my bathtub I had him quote me out a couple different jobs that I plan on having him come back for as soon as the madness in my home dies down a bit." Read more
Clearwater Constuction Services

Clearwater Constuction Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
40+ years in business
Serves Royal Oak, MI
What ever it takes we get it done right! check us out on the BBB wew.clearwatermichigan.com
5 Star Construction & Design, LLC

5 Star Construction & Design, LLC

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Royal Oak, MI
Betsy K. says, "Fast response." Read more

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 Royal Oak interior designers

Recent success stories from people in the Royal Oak area.
Lori A.
Gino was wonderful, replied to every message prior to the job, showed up at my home in a timely and professional manner and did a beautiful job on resurfacing a 23 year old tub it is so white and shiny and looks brand new I couldn’t be happier! I am going to be bringing this company back to do Epoxe pours in 2 bathrooms/countertops and also a new laundry room floor/makeover/exterior cement work. Very happy.
Urban Modifications llc
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