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Top 10 interior designers in Schenectady, NY

Homeowners agree: these Schenectady interior designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
STATIONHAUS

STATIONHAUS

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Schenectady, NY
Marlene J. says, "Isabelo left no detail undone. He is the definition of a knowledgeable skilled professional. He knows his stuff and is able to provide you with a design that exceeds your expectations! He listened to our ideas, and was able to painstakingly design our commercial space and garden. He handled all aspects of process from creating the plans/design, sourcing materials, selecting and managing the contracted work. He was extremely communicative, providing consistent progress updates. We liked how Isabelo carefully selected the materials while providing us with choices that fit our design taste. Isabelo has a very easy going demeanor but has very high standards and does not accept less. He ensures that the workmanship is not compromised. What we loved about working with him was the ideas he had gave our space a custom feel without breaking our bank! We highly recommend his services! " Read more
Oak Ridge Studio

Oak Ridge Studio

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Hello there! I'm Jamie, a master craftsman and versatile construction expert, with a wealth of experience spanning 18 years. My journey began in commercial construction where I honed my skills for a decade before shifting focus to the residential sector. Over the last 8 years, I have fostered a keen eye for detail and craftsmanship in both arenas. My expertise isn't just limited to construction. I immerse myself in every project from conception to completion, offering initial design advice, drafting, and 3D rendering services. I can take a dream, shape it into a complete set of drawings, and deliver it for architectural approval, ensuring a
Marianne Ashley Designs, LLC

Marianne Ashley Designs, LLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
I am an interior designer who specializes in all major home remodels serving the surrounding Capital Region and Saratoga since 2005 . I give my customers beautiful customized spaces reflective of who they are, while providing unique solutions that are tailored to their individual needs, and budget. - Specializing in kitchens, baths, fireplace mantles, built-ins, closets, additions, and basements - Space Planning: reconfiguration of room layout, assessing home expansion/additions - Decorative architectural elements of a home - Coordinating the appropriate contractors for your project - Reconfigure your current space to maximize storage and e...
Celeone Paving

Celeone Paving

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
66+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Celeone Construction services is a family owned business that strives for Safety ,Quality and Integrity. We will take care of your smallest to your largest needs.
MELISA

MELISA

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Interior design studio "MELISA" We specialize in creating functional interiors for apartments and private houses with subsequent renovation and furnishing. We create comfortable, practical and beautiful interior designs. In which it is pleasant, convenient and comfortable to live. Price: 40$ for 10 square foots At the beginning, we measure your apartment or house, or you do the same. Give us the dimensions (length, width, height, where are the windows and doors, supporting structures, ventilation ducts, etc.). Based on the obtained dimensions, we create a 3D model of your apartment or house. After this, we draw the furniture and approximat
4Ewa Design

4Ewa Design

5.0(3)
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Dorota K. says, "Ewa has helped me with several projects and her eye for color is on point. She is able to envision a room’s potential. Ewa is always willing to listen to your ideas and also has great options up her sleeve. I enjoy the tips she shares along the way! " Read more
B Designs Interiors

B Designs Interiors

5.0(1)
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Demostene R. says, "I’m a repeat customer. About 9 years ago I hired MJ to redo the house after the remnants of a tropical storm put 2 trees through the roof. One bedroom and the bathroom were rebuilt, and the house got a refresh. 9 years later it was time to refresh things and get serious. What started as a kitchen remodel, to get the place ready to sell, spread into the dining area and front room and the already finished midcentury basement. MJ had the whole place repainted and resurrected the breezeway from catchall to nearly a mud room/entry. MJ Changed the color scheme which made the whole place look much larger! She was a genius 9 years ago, she has only gotten better at everything. She understood the evolution of my quirky eclectic style. What started as a fix n sell, is so nice I decided to stay forever. Thank you Bdesigns, again!" Read more
Amy Woolf Color & Design

Amy Woolf Color & Design

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Every home design project starts with color. Whether you need paint colors that will transform your rooms or new furniture that brings comfort, beauty and function to your home, color makes all the difference. The best projects are those were we get to work together right from the start. Whether youre redecorating on renovating, an early call to a design professional will help you avoid costly mistakes and result in a space that feels more cohesive and most importantly More Like You.

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 Schenectady interior designers

Recent success stories from people in the Schenectady area.
Marlene J.
STATIONHAUS
Ted E.
Ewa has been a fabulous consultant for me since her time at West Elm. I am so excited to continue that relationship with 4Ewa Design. Ewa is a true artist In the design world and is a great pleasure to work with.
4Ewa Design
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