Find a interior designer in Chester, PA

Find interior designers in Chester, PA

Find interior designers in Chester, PA

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Top 10 interior designers in Chester, PA

Homeowners agree: these Chester interior designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ingrid's Designs

Ingrid's Designs

5.0(1)
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Janet R. says, "We hired Ingrid to do our full home design. She turned our home into something you would see in a magazine. She helped us with everything from paint selections to our window treatments. Ingrid also handled the space planning and layout with our existing furniture and also helped us with providing new furniture as well. We are super happy with her company and would highly recommend her" Read more
Studio Robert Jamieson

Studio Robert Jamieson

4.8Excellent(6)
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Erica P. says, "As new house owners, we left a condo living and decided to move into a house. We ultimately decided to purchase an older house and customize it to our tastes and needs. I had used Houzz.com to source some architects to help us out. We found Robert and a few others but it was Robert that accompanied me to house inspection for one and then also accompanied me to view the house we ended up purchasing. From start to finish, he was there. We utilized Houzz.com albums to collect photos and ideas to share so he could get a better sense of our needs and wants. He managed pretty much everything from the contractors to the purchasing of items. He also has a great eye for detail so when he conducted the final walk (we were traveling) and approved it, I didn't worry about him missing anything. As new home owners new to renovation, we did go over budget and in the end, we did have to omit some of the items/detailing that we wanted which was frustrating but Robert provided us alternatives so that we could discuss and decide. In the end, with the budget issue and not having the home 100% to what we wanted, we are still very happy with the project. People who have seen the home before are amazed at the results. We are very happy to have found Robert. As non-creative home owners who have never renovated a home, we would have never come up with some of the concepts he produced. He enabled us to customize this house enough that it meets our aesthetic and functional needs. Robert is very diligent and detailed. I think he may have been too detailed for us (ha) but as a result of me giving in to him, we have a stand out master bathroom. I view our home a great learning experience into the area of renovation. I now have Robert to use as a standard." Read more
Absolute Contracting LLC

Absolute Contracting LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Tom D. says, "Thorough, professional pleasant to work with." Read more
SC Electric

SC Electric

5.0Exceptional(38)
Offers online services
36 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Yuji O. says, "Sean is detail-oriented, a great communicator, and has excellent follow through. With his help, I was able to get my house upgraded to 200 amps, get a bunch of appliances connected, and get a 100 year old house in working order. Highly recommended!" Read more
Aeaea Interiors

Aeaea Interiors

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Hello, Our firm specializes in remote design work for residential and commercial building projects. We also offering trade discounts on furniture from partnered stores. I’d love to offer you a quote for your project!
Rebecca Lukens Designs

Rebecca Lukens Designs

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves Chester, PA
I love meeting with clients and working on new projects. Each project is so different and vary depending on the clients needs. I enjoy the design process from start to finish and helping clients have their vision and design needs met.
Studio IQL

Studio IQL

5.0Exceptional(6)
21+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
George M. says, "Val and her team helped me with the renovation of my historic house (one of those in the photos). They designed an entirely new kitchen/dining room that responds to the history of the house but also feels crisp and contemporary. The addition of a fireplace was particularly complicated, but it looks as if it had always been there and also works perfectly. They also helped me navigate through upgrading or replacing all the mechanical systems, bathrooms, and even putting back in period-appropriate windows. In addition, Val and her team are 100% reliable and trust worthy (which is SO important) and they love to laugh, which made this long project a pleasure!" Read more
D&D Tile & Stone Co.

D&D Tile & Stone Co.

5.0(2)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Hugo F. says, "Their attention to detail as well as their ability to work well with the other trades. " Read more
Development And Designs,LLC

Development And Designs,LLC

4.5(4)
8 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Sandra B. says, "Prompt and professional, the job was completed in a timely manner." Read more
Susan Hopkins Interior Design

Susan Hopkins Interior Design

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
I sincerely and genuinely love designing atmospheres for my clients and taking care of all of their needs to make their lives easier and to add an outstanding element to their daily lives whether at work, or home, or both! My clients feel this energy and sincerety and know that they can always rely on me and my team, and we take not only great care of their wishes and bring them to fruition, but we are extremely conscientious with our client’s investment in the process and the final result and respect our clients’ financial and time investments as if they’re our own. Regardless of the type of project; a home, restaurant, commercial offices, ...

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 Chester interior designers

Recent success stories from people in the Chester area.
Lynn H.
I first saw Robert's work in Philadelphia Magazine, which featured photos of his home renovation. As soon as I saw these photos I contacted Robert for a consultation with our lower level renovation. Our houses were designed by the same architect, Robert McElroy, and from the moment he walked in I knew he was the right person for the job. Before he came over for the consult we were only thinking of replacing the 1980's teal carpet and painting the walls. Robert envisioned making a larger bedroom for our son in what was then a storage room. He also suggested knocking out a wall in the family room to create a bigger open space. These two ideas completely transformed the downstairs layout and we're so grateful that he thought outside the box and made these suggestions. My husband and I would never have thought of these ideas on our own. I am in awe of his vision and creativity because now that the project is complete we have much more living space and natural light coming into the den. Robert also chose the hardwood flooring which looks stunning and is in keeping with the spirit of the house. Although we were short on the amount of flooring that was ordered we were able to obtain more within a few days so it really wasn't a big issue. Robert also suggested a contractor to perform the work and that company complied with all of Robert's specifications. Their quality of work was excellent. We plan on renovating our kitchen within the next couple of years and Robert will be the only one we trust because of his vision, creativity, and aesthetic sensibility.
Studio Robert Jamieson
Lisa L.
George did a marvelous job on my lawn taking down my tree stumps.
Absolute Contracting LLC
Dennis S.
very prompt response
SC Electric
Rachel S.
We hired Studio IQL to design our high end plumbing showroom, Flow Bath + Kitchen Design Studio. I met with a few designers and once meeting Val, I knew she really got me. I wanted to do something new and excited, and Val and her team worked hand in hand with my husband and I to make our dreams come true. Everything is just perfect and I have been told time and time again that I have one of the nicest showrooms not only in this country, but in the world. We loved working with this fabulous team and would recommend them to anyone for a residential or commercial space.
Studio IQL
Diane N.
They came and Installed our fountain including a glass mosaic in it that is gorgeous. Highly recommend D&D.
D&D Tile & Stone Co.
Ma M.
Tony was responsive, timely and had good communications. Based on this experience, I'd would work with him again.
Development and Designs,LLC
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