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Find the Best Interior Designers in Napa County

Anywhere 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 Napa County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated March 19, 2014

 The TOP 10 Interior Designers in Napa County CA

MWS Design
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(707) 778-0599
43 5th St
Petaluma, CA 94952

   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CCIDC (California Council for Interior Design Certification)

Areas Served: Napa County & North Bay incl. Napa CA, St Helena CA, Calistoga CA, Rutherford CA, ...
Services: residential & commercial interior design, space planning, wineries
Key Brands: Architex Fabrics, Hunter Douglas Window Shades & Blinds, Palecek Furniture, Lighting ...

Patricia Butler Interior Designs
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(707) 746-1509
1323 W 5th St
Benicia, CA 94510

   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Soroptimist

Areas Served: Bay Area including Napa County
Services: interior design firm for interior designs, residential interior design, commercial ...
Key Brands: Robert Allen Fabrics

Interiors By Decorating Den
(707) 257-7335
3318 Homestead Ct
Napa, CA 94558

Areas Served: Napa CA, Calistoga, Pope Valley, St Helena, Yountville, Rutherford, Oakville

Martin Design
(707) 963-4141
1118 Hunt Ave
Saint Helena, CA 94574

Areas Served: American Canyon CA, Napa CA, Calistoga CA, St Helena CA, Yountville CA, Angwin CA

Connie Buckner Interiors
(707) 942-6303
8314 Franz Valley Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515

Areas Served: Napa County & Napa Valley, Calistoga, Deer Park, Saint Helena, Angwin, Pope Valley

Find the Best Interior Designers in Napa County 

Interior designers in Napa 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 Napa 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.

 

Some Interior Designers in Napa County Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these interior designers in Napa County CA: MWS Design, Patricia Butler Interior Designs, Interiors By Decorating Den, Connie Buckner Interiors, Nunn Hannah-Interior Designer, Jay Gayle Interiors, Martin Design, Design Showcase, Designs Luminaire. Others doing interior design in Napa Valley CA who might still be in business include: Shopworks, Judy Dodd Interiors. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Interior Designers in Napa County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask Interior Designers in Napa County 

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 Napa 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 Napa 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.)

 

 

Resources About Interior Decorators and Interior Designers in [:count 




The following is a list of trade publications, consumer publications, and associations related to interior designers in Napa County:





Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Related to Interior Designers in Napa County



DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs

State Attorney General
www.oag.ca.gov/home

ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
www.asid.org

IIDA (International Interior Design Association)
www.iida.org

AIDP (Association of Interior Design Professionals)
www.aidponline.com

IDS (Interior Design Society)
www.interiordesignsociety.org

CID (Certified Interior Decorators)
www.cidinternational.org

IFI (International Federation of Interior Designers)
www.ifiworld.org

IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council)
www.idec.org

NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
www.ncidq.org

AAHID (American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers)

www.aahid.org

CSD (Chartered Society of Designers)
www.csd.org.uk

CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
www.accredit-id.org

OBD (Organization of Black Designers)
www.obd.org



Publications Relevant to Interior Design Services in Napa County



Interior Design Magazine
www.interiordesign.net

Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine
www.luxesource.com

Interiors Magazine
www.interiorsmagazine.net

Contract Magazine
www.contractdesign.com

Home Design Magazine
www.homeanddesign.com

Healthcare Design Magazine
www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com

Home Decor

www.elledecor.com

Dwell Magazine

www.dwell.com

Interior Design and Contemporary Homes Magazine
www.homedsgn.com

Frame Magazine

www.framemag.com

California Home + Design
www.californiahomedesign.com

Style At Home
www.styleathome.com

California Home and Design
www.chdmag.com

Interni
www.internimagazine.it

Workspace Design Magazine
www.workspacedesignmagazine.com

FX Magazine
www.fxmagazine.co.uk

Design for Living
www.diablomag.com

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Interior Designers in Napa County within the following zip codes:

94581, 94562, 94599, 94576, 94574, 94503, 94515, 94559, 94558, 94573, 94508 and 94567




The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Interior Designers in Napa County within the following cities:

St Helena, Oakville, Rutherford, Calistoga, Napa, American Canyon, Pope Valley, Angwin, American Cyn, Deer Park and Yountville

 


Interior Designers Angwin CA

Jay Gayle Interiors Angwin CA 94508
Silverado Interior Design Angwin CA 94508


Interior Designers Calistoga CA

Connie Buckner Interiors Calistoga CA 94515

 

Interior Designers Napa CA

A Boss Design Napa CA 94559
Avanti Interiors Napa CA 94558
Bella Casa Napa CA 94559
Bella Fiore Napa CA 94558
Birdsall & Assoc Inc Napa CA 94558
Comprehensive Design Napa CA 94559
Design Showcase Napa CA 94558
Designs By Deborah Napa CA 94581
Forum Interiors Napa CA 94558
Interiors By Decorating Den Napa CA 94558
Interiors By Doris Napa CA 94558
Jennifer Arrieta Designs Napa CA 94558
JLM Designs Napa CA 94559
Judy Dodd Interiors Napa CA 94558
LC Design LLC Napa CA 94559
Mercedes Interiors Napa CA 94559
Michalski Design Group Napa CA 94559
Painted Ladies Napa CA 94558
Patricia Whitt Designs Napa CA 94559
Shopworks Napa CA 94559
Talley's Decorating Center Napa CA 94559
Thomas Bartlett Interiors Napa CA 94559

 

Interior Designers St Helena CA

Caldwell Snyder Gallery St Helena CA 94574
Leslie Wilks Design St Helena CA 94574
Martin Design St Helena CA 94574
Martin St Helena CA 94574
Michael Holmes Designs St Helena CA 94574
Sandy Rossi Interiors St Helena CA 94574