Find the Best Interior Designers in Santa Clara CountyAnywhere you work, spend your free time, welcome friends, celebrate holidays and showcase your style offers a great opportunity to decorate, re-decorate or design. Although we might wish we were trend-setting interior designers, guidance from residential interior designers gives the best results for your home, and from commercial interior designers for your business.
The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best interior designers in Santa Clara County and issues related to hiring them.
Updated January 28, 2013
Top 10 Interior Designers in Santa Clara County
|RKI Interior Design|
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2198 Avy Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Areas Served: Bay Area & Santa Clara County incl. San Jose CA, Palo Alto CA, Los Altos CA, Mt View ...
Services: residential interior design, light commercial design, remodeling designs, lighting ...
|Interior Planning & Design|
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491 Seaport Ct # 102
Redwood City, CA 94063
Areas Served: Santa Clara County incl. San Jose CA, Mt View CA, Cupertino CA, Los Gatos CA, Gilroy ...
Services: interior design, interior decorating, commercial interior designers, residential ...
|Senga Interior Design|
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(650) 345-4636, (650) 346-7883
1566 Ascension Dr
San Mateo, CA 94402
Areas Served: Santa Clara County & Bay Area incl. Palo Alto CA, Los Altos CA, Los Altos Hills CA, ...
Services: interior designers for residential interior design, commercial interior design, ...
|Elements in Design|
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Redwood City, CA 94065
State Contractor's License #713882
Areas Served: Bay Area including Santa Clara County, San Jose CA, Campbell CA, Cupertino CA, ...
Services: interior designers for residential interior design, commercial interior design, ...
Interior designers in Santa Clara County CA are not required to be licensed by the State, nor are they legally required to have professional liability insurance to protect you the client from financial loss due to a mistake, however all interior designers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have that liability insurance for your protection, in addition to passing all of the other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients to verify high satisfaction, hiring only documented workers, sufficient length of time in business, clean complain record, and more.
What's the difference between Interior Designers and Interior Decorators?
There is a difference between the terms interior designer and interior decorator. Interior designers design functional spaces with an understanding of the likes, wants, and behavior of the people who will be using it. Interior decorators are those who furnish a space taking the aesthetics into account such as fabrics, color, etc. Interior decorating is part of what interior designers do, but interior designers are also equipped to recommend structural changes such as the removal or addition of walls, doorways, windows etc., though they don't conduct those changes themselves unless they also hold a state contractors license. The barrier to entry to become an interior designer is usually much greater than to be a decorator and interior designers usually can demonstrate college or design school degrees, and industry accreditations.
While there is no state license or other legal standard for interior designers, there is a voluntary designation of CID (Certified Interior Designer) which is applied for and earned by passing an exam on building codes and systems specific to California.
What is the value to finding an interior designer?
In the digital age, there is a growing number of online computer imaging tools that let the average consumer see and compare different choices in colors, fabrics, materials, fixtures and more. But there are also lots of medical websites that list symptoms, yet we all agree that a real diagnosis and solution should come from an actual doctor and we wouldn't undertake a certain course of treatment and the expense for it based only on something we saw online. Similarly, interior designers provide value that computer imaging tools can't. They have spent years learning, living and breathing design, material properties, and judging performance after installation for previous clients. For example, a consumer can pick among colors and finishes of a coffee table online, but a designer will be able to also consider the consumer's lifestyle based on previous experience such as knowing that if they have children, a particular shiny finish will be hard to keep clean of fingerprints. Or there's more to fabric selection than just color and texture. Perhaps flame retardant qualities should be a priority in a house of smokers, or new carpets not made with off-gassing chemicals for a house of the chemically sensitive client or just those who are super health conscious. Interior designers have run across these problems and solutions before for previous clients.
Interior Designers Save You Money
Technology allows consumers to do more and more design elements themselves that previously they would have hired a designer for. This might let a consumer believe that they are saving money by not hiring an interior designer, yet interior designers save you money. For example, while a consumer can use a retailer's website to mix and match color and fabric choices on a couch, a designer will know of many more options available than the consumer can possibly know, thus they are able to provide greater satisfaction in the long run and items that perform better. So it costs you more to try to go it alone when you end up dissatisfied in just a few years and spend all over again to replace items because you didn't like it as much as you could have, or due to poor performance, or with a home remodel that could have provided a bigger resale price with a designer's input, reaping tens of thousands of dollars more upon the sale.
Interior designers often get steep discounts on furnishings not available to the consumer due to special manufacturer relationships or greater purchasing volume.
Home Staging in Santa Clara County CA
Some interior designers and interior decorators have a specialty of staging a home for sale. They use their years of previous experience combined with their knowledge of the latest trends in colors and fashions to get a higher price and a quicker sale.
Interior Designers in San Jose, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Cupertino and Gilroy
Not all interior designers in Santa Clara County have the same schooling, amount of experience, or track record for client satisfaction. The Prime Buyer's Report lists these interior designers in Santa Clara County: Interior Planning & Design, RKI Interior Design, Senga Interior Design, Elements in Design, Da Lusso Designs, Davis Susan. Other interior designers that might still serve San Jose, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Cupertino and Gilroy include: C Transformation, Ambiance Interiors, Mc Donald & Moore Ltd, Robinson Mills & Williams Architecture & Interior Design, Kathi Fanelli-Mann Interior Design, Debra Kay George Interior Design, Celestial Dream Designs, Knight Lillian E Interior Design. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Interior Designers in Santa Clara County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.
When choosing which interior designer to hire, ask the right questions about their experience, education, range of services, and credentials before deciding:
• How long have the interior designers been in business?
• How many interior design projects have they done specifically in Santa Clara County?
• What is their experience doing projects similar to yours? (Such as size of home, value of home, residential interior designers versus commercial interior designers, etc.)
• Can the interior designers give you names and numbers of clients you can call as references? (All interior designers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)
• Do they charge for an estimate? If so, how is that amount calculated?
• What is their hourly rate?
• Do they have a particular specialty you should know about?
• Can they show you proof of active liability insurance, and if sending employees to your property, workers comp insurance for your protection? (All interior designers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
• Do they use interior design software that will let you visualize your space as an aid in making choices?
• What school(s) did the interior designer go to and what degrees do they hold?
• How many clients do they typically handle at one time and so what will be their availability to you?
• Who will be your point of contact at their company on an on-going basis, the owner or an employee?
• If they recommend structural changes, do they have a state contractor's license to do the work themselves? If not, who is responsible for hiring and managing a contractor, you or the interior designer? If it's the designer, what is the name of that company they would be using?
• Do they have any special relationships with distributors or manufacturers?
• What kinds of samples do the interior designers have available for you to see?
• How will they show you examples of their previous interior design projects?
When you've chosen the best interior designers in Santa Clara County for your specific needs, make sure they have a clean complaint record. (All interior designers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their complaint status checked by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)
The following is a list of trade publications, consumer publications, and associations related to interior designers in Santa Clara County:
Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Related to Interior Designers in Santa Clara County
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs
State Attorney General
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
IIDA (International Interior Design Association)
AIDP (Association of Interior Design Professionals)
IDS (Interior Design Society)
CID (Certified Interior Decorators)
IFI (International Federation of Interior Designers)
IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council)
NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
AAHID (American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers)
CSD (Chartered Society of Designers)
CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
OBD (Organization of Black Designers)
Publications Relevant to Interior Design Services in Santa Clara County
Interior Design Magazine
Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine
Home Design Magazine
Healthcare Design Magazine
Interior Design and Contemporary Homes Magazine
California Home + Design
Style At Home
California Home and Design
Workspace Design Magazine
Design for Living
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Interior Designers in Santa Clara County within the following zip codes:
94022, 94023, 94024, 94035, 94039, 94040, 94041, 94042, 94043, 94085, 94086, 94087, 94088, 94089, 94301, 94302, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306, 94309, 95002, 95008, 95009, 95011, 95013, 95014, 95015, 95020, 95021, 95026, 95030, 95031, 95032, 95035, 95036, 95037, 95038, 95042, 95044, 95046, 95050, 95051, 95052, 95054, 95055, 95056, 95070, 95071, 95101, 95103, 95106, 95108, 95109, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95115, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95127, 95128, 95129, 95130, 95131, 95132, 95133, 95134, 95135, 95136, 95138, 95139, 95140, 95141, 95148, 95150, 95151, 95152, 95153, 95154, 95155, 95156, 95157, 95158, 95159, 95160, 95161, 95164, 95170, 95172 and 95173
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Interior Designers in Santa Clara County within the following cities:
Alviso, Blossom Valley, Campbell, Coyote, Cupertino, East Palo Alto, Gilroy, Holy City, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monta Vista, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Mt Hamilton, Mt View, New Almaden, Palo Alto, Permanente, Redwood Est, Redwood Estates, San Jose, San Martin, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Stanford and Sunnyvale
Interior Designers Campbell CA
Bethe Cohen Design Associates Campbell CA 95008
California Contract & Home Campbell CA 95008
Campbell Design Associates Campbell CA 95008
Dan Martin & Co Campbell CA 95008
Idesign Campbell CA 95008
Interior Service of Los Gatos Campbell CA 95008
Kathryn Cagel Interior Design Campbell CA 95008
Interior Designers Cupertino CA
Dee Marie Interiors Cupertino CA 95014
Interior Designers Gilroy CA
Bette's Decorating Gilroy CA 95020
Interior Designers Los Altos CA
American Interiors Palo Alto Los Altos CA 94024
Art Designer Inc Los Altos CA 94024
Cure Interiors & Design Los Altos CA 94022
Design & Interiors Los Altos CA 94022
Design Image Los Altos CA 94024
Elliott Design Associates Los Altos CA 94022
IKB Los Altos CA 94022
Lynn Szekely Interiors Los Altos CA 94022
MSG Designs Los Altos CA 94022
Signature Interiors Los Altos CA 94022
Interior Designers Los Altos Hills CA
Pamela Kapoor Interiors Los Altos Hills CA 94022
Phyllis R Austin Interiors Los Altos Hills CA 94022
Interior Designers Los Gatos CA
Acanthus Interior Design Los Gatos CA 95030
Ann Johnson & Associates Los Gatos CA 95030
Ann Sullivan Interiors Los Gatos CA 95030
Chadine Interior Design Los Gatos CA 95030
Chelsea Court Designs Los Gatos CA 95032
Emanate Design Los Gatos CA 95030
Gloria Penrose Interior Design Los Gatos CA 95033
Interior Design Source Los Gatos CA 95030
Interior Services of Los Gatos Los Gatos CA 95030
J Adams Interiors Los Gatos CA 95032
Michelle Brown Interior Design Los Gatos CA 95032
Pedrotti-Shipley Interiors Los Gatos CA 95030
Seneker-Frisch Interior Design Los Gatos CA 95031
Stuart Ferguson Design Group Los Gatos CA 95030
Worx Interior Design Los Gatos CA 95033
Interior Designers Milpitas CA
Decor Milpitas CA 95035
Interior Designers Morgan Hill CA
Brotin Designs Morgan Hill CA 95037
Carol Spence Interior Design Morgan Hill CA 95037
Colory Morgan Hill CA 95037
County Flair Interiors Morgan Hill CA 95037
Design Matters Interiors Morgan Hill CA 95037
Interiors By Decorating Den Morgan Hill CA 95037
MDK Interior Design Service Morgan Hill CA 95037
Murphy Springs Designs Morgan Hill CA 95037
Interior Designers Mt View CA
C Transformation Mountain View CA 94043
Da Lusso Designs Mountain View CA 94041
Innovative Spaces Inc Mountain View CA 94043
Robidoux Design Service Mountain View CA 94040
Interior Designers Palo Alto CA
Ambiance Interiors Palo Alto CA 94301
Barry Johnson Design Palo Alto CA 94301
C Transformation Palo Alto CA 94306
Collective Creations LLC Palo Alto CA 94303
Interiors By Simona Palo Alto CA 94306
JP Interior Designs Palo Alto CA 94301
JAG Interiors Palo Alto CA 94303
Jeanese Rowell Design Palo Alto CA 94301
Joseph Hittinger Designs Palo Alto CA 94303
Miller Stein Interior Design Palo Alto CA 94303
Pamela Pennington Studios Palo Alto CA 94303
Roderic W Cranston Designs Palo Alto CA 94306
Ruth Soforenko Associates Palo Alto CA 94303
Suzanne Mann-Moore Interior Palo Alto CA 94301
Suzanne Mantell Palo Alto CA 94301
Interior Designers San Jose CA
Artisan's Rug Tapestry San Jose CA 95128
Barbara Jacobs Interior Design San Jose CA 95126
Barton Design San Jose CA 95130
Before N'After San Jose CA 95125
Bluegrass Interiors San Jose CA 95126
Celestial Dream Designs San Jose CA 95120
Chair & Chintz San Jose CA 95120
Charisma Designs By E Rhodes San Jose CA 95118
Commercial Interior San Jose CA 95131
Commercial Office Interiors San Jose CA 95131
De Anza Interior San Jose CA 95129
Debra Kay George Interiors San Jose CA 95120
Dennis Baldwin Interiors Inc San Jose CA 95126
Design 2 Interiors San Jose CA 95119
Design Centre San Jose CA 95131
Dimensional Designs San Jose CA 95125
Domain Designs San Jose CA 95124
Fanelli Mann Interior Design San Jose CA 95112
Grandesign Decor Inc San Jose CA 95112
GTC Home Designs Center San Jose CA 95112
High Style Design & Concepts San Jose CA 95148
Home Interiors San Jose CA 95123
Integrated System San Jose CA 95110
Inter Design Concepts San Jose CA 95126
Interiors By Michael San Jose CA 95129
Jghellmuth Interior Design San Jose CA 95125
Krong Design Inc San Jose CA 95135
La Casa Interiors San Jose CA 95125
McDonald & Moore Ltd San Jose CA 95113
Millennium Interiors San Jose CA 95123
Nest San Jose CA 95125
NKS Design San Jose CA 95132
Nori Unemoto Design Associates San Jose CA 95126
Pintura Bella San Jose CA 95129
Purple Coat Studio San Jose CA 95125
Quick Fix Designs San Jose CA 95120
Race Street Interiors San Jose CA 95126
Remodeling Interior By Rafael San Jose CA 95125
Staging By Design San Jose CA 95124
Tyson Interiors San Jose CA 95125
Vangard Concept Offices San Jose CA 95131
Zajac Design Studio San Jose CA 95125
Interior Designers Santa Clara CA
Accent On Design Santa Clara CA 95050
Bayside Interior System Santa Clara CA 95054
Citrus Interiors Santa Clara CA 95050
Classic Designs Santa Clara CA 95050
Deco Depot Santa Clara CA 95050
Finish Line Interiors Santa Clara CA 95054
Interspace Design Santa Clara CA 95051
LL Unique Designs Santa Clara CA 95054
Ong's Dimensions & Design Santa Clara CA 95055
Interior Designers Saratoga CA
Barbara D'Ercole Design Saratoga CA 95070
CJ's Color & Design Studio Saratoga CA 95070
Cynthia Garvey Interior Design Saratoga CA 95070
Elizabeth Designs Saratoga CA 95070
French Attic Saratoga CA 95070
Home & Abroad Saratoga CA 95070
Lillian E Knight Interior Design Saratoga CA 95070
Manor House Interiors Saratoga CA 95070
Mendelsohn Place Saratoga CA 95070
Oak Creek Interiors Saratoga CA 95070
Shirlee Walker Interiors Saratoga CA 95070
Tollgate Interiors Saratoga CA 95070
Woodard & Associates, Inc Saratoga CA 95070
Interior Designers Sunnyvale CA
Aha Interiors Sunnyvale CA 94086
Dasha Interior Designs Sunnyvale CA 94086
Hearthside Interiors Sunnyvale CA 94086
Interior Ambiance Sunnyvale CA 94089
Kishima USA Inc Sunnyvale CA 94085
New Image Interiors Sunnyvale CA 94085
Sharcyn Staging Sunnyvale CA 94085
Valentina Interiors & Designs Sunnyvale CA 94089