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Find the Best Interior Designers in Ventura 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 Ventura County and issues related to hiring them.

 

Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Interior Designers in Ventura County CA

Annette Duston Interiors
(805) 643-9910
461 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93001

Areas Served: Ventura County, Thousand Oaks CA, Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Simi Valley CA, Ojai CA

Jag Interiors
(805) 497-4118
2282 Townsgate Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Areas Served: Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Thousand Oaks CA, Camarillo CA, Simi Valley CA, Ojai CA

Glenda Couture
(805) 647-4229
7267 Unicorn Cir
Ventura, CA 93003

Areas Served: Thousand Oaks CA, Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Simi Valley CA, Camarillo CA, Santa Paula CA

Orchid Davinci Interiors
(805) 987-3475
79 E Daily Dr # 502
Camarillo, CA 93010

Areas Served: Simi Valley CA, Thousand Oaks CA, Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Camarillo CA, Moorpark CA

Find the Best Interior Designers in Ventura County 

Interior designers in Ventura 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 Ventura 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 Ventura County Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these interior designers in Ventura County CA: Orchid Davinci Interiors, Jone Pence Interior Design, Annette Duston Interiors, Glenda Couture, Jag Interiors. Others doing interior design in Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura CA who might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Interior Designers in Ventura County CA 

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 Ventura 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 and will they be able to give you an estimate of the finished project total cost? (Important because cheap interior designers only appear to be so with a lower hourly rate but might take much longer and end up being more costly than a more experienced interior designer with a slightly higher 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 Ventura 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 Designers in Ventura County 




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





Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Related to Interior Designers in Ventura 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 Ventura 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 Ventura County within the following zip codes:

91359, 91320, 93065, 93099, 93012, 93063, 93031, 91358, 93015, 93032, 93040, 93001, 93009, 93006, 93023, 93016, 93024, 91360, 93060, 93003, 93034, 93011, 93062, 93044, 93061, 93033, 93020, 93035, 93022, 93004, 93042, 93036, 93043, 93041, 93030, 93021, 93002, 93005, 93010, 91362, 93066, 93064, 91361, 93094, 91319 and 93007




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

El Rio, Camarillo, Oxnard, Channel Islands Beach, Ojai, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Ventura, Fillmore, Simi Valley, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Casa Conejo, Santa Paula and Port Hueneme

 


 

Interior Designers Camarillo CA

Bella Cosas Camarillo CA 93010
Cortes Deco Inc Camarillo CA 93012
E M Interiors Camarillo CA 93012
Ferro Interior Design Camarillo CA 93012
Great Rooms Camarillo CA 93012
Interior Form & Function Camarillo CA 93011
Jmc Home Decor Camarillo CA 93010
M J Concepts LLC Camarillo CA 93010
Magnolia Interiors Camarillo CA 93010
Marti Katz Designs Camarillo CA 93010
Noel Daily Interior Design Camarillo CA 93010
Orchid Davinci Interiors Camarillo CA 93010
Patricia McCormick Interior Designer Camarillo CA 93010

 

Interior Designers Moorpark CA

Deborah Woerner Interiors Service Moorpark CA 93021
Interiors By Decorating Den Moorpark CA 93021

 

Interior Designers Newbury Park CA

Casa Interiors Newbury Park CA 91320
Genoveve Serge Interior Design Newbury Park CA 91320
Mwc Design & Display Newbury Park CA 91320
Simplicity Home Design Newbury Park CA 91320

 

Interior Designers Ojai CA

Bobbi Dufau Interior Design Ojai CA 93023
I Design Window Fashions Ojai CA 93024
Laura Crary Interior Design Ojai CA 93023
Maraya Droney Design Ojai CA 93023
Tower Design Studio ASID Ojai CA 93023

 

Interior Designers Oxnard CA

Bms Designs Oxnard CA 93035
Jana Hildre Interior Design Oxnard CA 93035
Lch Commercial Interior Design Oxnard CA 93035
Papillon Inc Oxnard CA 93033

 

Interior Designers Santa Paula CA

Babcock Designs Santa Paula CA 93060
Milan Interiors Santa Paula CA 93060


Interior Designers Simi Valley CA

Baker Design Associates Inc Simi Valley CA 93065
Beauty By Design Interiors Simi Valley CA 93063
Bozena Studio Simi Valley CA 93065
Candice Rudolph Interior Design Simi Valley CA 93065
It's A Work Of Art Simi Valley CA 93063
J & H Design Center Simi Valley CA 93065
Rye Interiors Simi Valley CA 93063

 

Interior Designers Thousand Oaks CA

Burnett Design Group Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Jag Interiors Thousand Oaks CA 91361
Utopia Thousand Oaks CA 91360

 

Interior Designers Ventura CA

Annette Duston Interiors Ventura CA 93001
Betty's Interior Design Etc Ventura CA 93004
Cheryl Collins Signature Style Ventura CA 93001
Glenda Couture Ventura CA 93003
Jone Pence Interior Design Ventura CA 93003
Kdj Enterprises/Design Concept Ventura CA 93003
Keller Instincts Ventura CA 93003
Malinowski & Todd Ventura CA 93001

 

Interior Designers Westlake Village CA

Creative Decor Unlimited Westlake Village CA 91362
Designers Workroom Westlake Village CA 91362
Heather Fields Home Westlake Village CA 91362
Lifestyles Interior Design Westlake Village CA 91362
Powers Interior Service Westlake Village CA 91362
Rye Interiors Westlake Village CA 91362
Sandra Saputo Westlake Village CA 91362
Tesoros Interiors Westlake Village CA 91362
Vintage Vila Design Westlake Village CA 91362
Claridge House Inc Westlake Village CA 91361
Creative Decor Unlimited Westlake Village CA 91361
Simplicity Home Design Westlake Village CA 91361
Vicki Blakeman Interior Designs Westlake Village CA 91361