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

Updated December 9, 2013

 The TOP 10 Interior Designers in Contra Costa County CA

Patricia Butler Interior Designs
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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 Contra Costa County
Services: interior design firm for interior designs, residential interior design, commercial ...
Key Brands: Robert Allen Fabrics

Find the Best Interior Designers in Contra Costa County 

Interior designers in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these interior designers in Contra Costa County CA: Patricia Butler Interior Designs, Christison Maxine Interior Design, Les Trois Chats Interior Design, Alise Interiors, Treasure Trove, Alexis Summerfield's World Of Feng Shui. Others doing interior design in Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond CA who might still be in business include: Kate Halfon Creations, Calico Corners, Nest Interior, Ogden Studio Interior Design, BK Design & Staging, Devine Interiors. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Interior Designers in Contra Costa County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask Interior Designers in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County 




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





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

94565, 94801, 94572, 94802, 94807, 94570, 94526, 94806, 94517, 94522, 94518, 94596, 94509, 94519, 94820, 94527, 94524, 94556, 94803, 94521, 94547, 94564, 94808, 94850, 94520, 94583, 94530, 94569, 94528, 94598, 94548, 94531, 94561, 94575, 94582, 94516, 94804, 94563, 94805, 94506, 94507, 94511, 94514, 94595, 94597, 94525, 94513, 94523, 94549 and 94553




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

Cowell, Concord, N Richmond, Knightsen, Oakley, Kensington, Byron, Tara Hills, Briones, Clyde, Pittsburg, Point Richmond, West Pittsburg, Canyon, Walnut Heights, Alamo, Blackhawk, San Ramon, Pacheco, Crockett, Rheem Valley, Moraga, Pinole, Brentwood, San Pablo, Vine Hill, Richmond, Los Medanos, El Cerrito, Clayton, Walnut Creek, Bethel Island, Port Chicago, Port Costa, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Bay Point, Hilltop Mall, Lafayette, El Sobrante, Rodeo, Diablo, Maltby, Orinda, Discovery Bay, Hercules, Antioch, North Richmond and Danville

 

 

 

Interior Designers Alamo CA

Davis Design Alamo CA 94507
Design Concepts Alamo CA 94507
Elements of Style Alamo CA 94507
Interior Resource Group Alamo CA 94507
Jayne Bunce Design Alamo CA 94507
Jean Patrick Designs Alamo CA 94507
Kaleidoscope Interior Design Alamo CA 94507

 

Interior Designers Antioch CA

A&C Interiors Antioch CA 94509
A Golightly Touch Antioch CA 94531

 

Interior Designers Brentwood CA

Maria Neu Interiors Brentwood CA 94513

 

Interior Designers Clayton CA

MCB Designs Clayton CA 94517


Interior Designers Concord CA

Alise Interiors Concord CA 94518
Billie L Huckaby Interiors Concord CA 94518
Home Decorators Collection Concord CA 94520
Interiors Panache Concord CA 94520
R&M Home Design Concord CA 94518


Interior Designers Crockett CA

Eddy Barbara Superior Interiors Crockett CA 94525

 

Interior Designers Danville CA

Bella Interiors Danville CA 94526
DC Douglas Interiors Danville CA 94526
Danville Interior Design Gallery Danville CA 94506
Design Connection Danville CA 94506
Design Elements Danville CA 94526
Design in Mind Danville CA 94526
Design On the Line Danville CA 94526
Diane Harper Interiors Danville CA 94526
Ideas Danville CA 94526
Indesign Danville CA 94526
Interior Resources & Design Danville CA 94506
Interiors By Decorating Den Danville CA 94506
J Hettinger Interiors Danville CA 94526
Jerron West Inc Danville CA 94526
Kathy Monteiro Designers Danville CA 94506
Lindy Smallwood Interiors Danville CA 94526
Nordgren Interior Design Danville CA 94506
Sandra Brown Interiors Danville CA 94526
Sharla Donahue Design Danville CA 94526
Sterling Rose Interiors Danville CA 94506

 

Interior Designers Diablo CA

Hunt AK Interiors Diablo CA 94528
Lee Cross Designs Diablo CA 94528


Interior Designers El Cerrito CA

Interior Transformations El Cerrito CA 94530

 

Interior Designers Lafayette CA

Alexis Summerfield World of Feng Shui Lafayette CA 94549
Interiors Lafayette CA 94549
Kathleen Burke Interior Design Lafayette CA 94549
Swimmer & Associates Lafayette CA 94549


Interior Designers Martinez CA

B K Design & Staging Martinez CA 94553
Maria Vila Design Martinez CA 94553

 

Interior Designers Moraga CA

Julie Wood Interior Design Moraga CA 94556
Starstyle Interiors & Productions Moraga CA 94556
Suttadunaway Moraga CA 94556


Interior Designers Orinda CA

Barbara Merriman Interior Design Orinda CA 94563
Catherine MacFee & Associates Orinda CA 94563
Chamonix Associates Orinda CA 94563
Chante Clare Staging Interior Orinda CA 94563
Decorating On A Dime Orinda CA 94563
Diana Treter Interiors Orinda CA 94563
Improve to Move Orinda CA 94563
Judi Nishimine Interiors Orinda CA 94563
Maria Digrnade Interior Design Orinda CA 94563
Maria Tenaglia Design Orinda CA 94563
Moore Design Orinda CA 94563
Selective I Interiors Orinda CA 94563
SHL Interiors Orinda CA 94563
Sobriquet Inc Orinda CA 94563
Spaces Orinda CA 94563
Surrey Interiors Orinda CA 94563
Uhrich Design Orinda CA 94563


Interior Designers Pleasant Hill CA

Hendricks & Associates Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Nest Interior Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Suite Designs Pleasant Hill CA 94523

 

Interior Designers San Ramon CA

At Home Decor & Design San Ramon CA 94583
Atmosphere Interior Design San Ramon CA 94583
C&M Interiors San Ramon CA 94583
Canyon Collections San Ramon CA 94583
Chateau Interiors & Design San Ramon CA 94583
Chuck Taylor Design Solutions San Ramon CA 94583
Classic Design Interior Display San Ramon CA 94583
Elite Interior Design San Ramon CA 94583
First Impressions Interior San Ramon CA 94583
Indivi Life San Ramon CA 94582
Interior Motives San Ramon CA 94583
La Dolce Vita Designs San Ramon CA 94582
Las Trampas Interiors San Ramon CA 94583
Rubey Interiors San Ramon CA 94583
Sharon Moore Creative Design San Ramon CA 94583
Susan Cooke Interior Design San Ramon CA 94583

 

Interior Designers Walnut Creek CA

Accent the Positive Walnut Creek CA 94596
Atmosphere Design Collaborative Walnut Creek CA 94598
Bedsworth Design International Walnut Creek CA 94596
Best Santos Studios Walnut Creek CA 94596
Charlotte Lee Interiors Walnut Creek CA 94595
Consolidated Interiors Walnut Creek CA 94596
Design & Interiors Walnut Creek CA 94596
Design Perspectives Inc Walnut Creek CA 94595
Devine Interiors Walnut Creek CA 94596
In-Tac Designs Walnut Creek CA 94596
Kate Halfon Creations Walnut Creek CA 94595
Kathryn's Decor Walnut Creek CA 94598
Lauren Carole Interior Design Walnut Creek CA 94596
Linda Daly Interior Design Walnut Creek CA 94596
Linda Reighley Designs Walnut Creek CA 94596
Maxine Christison Interior Design Walnut Creek CA 94596
Monica Prizant Interiors Walnut Creek CA 94595
Moyer Place Interiors Walnut Creek CA 94596
Studio DI Vo Walnut Creek CA 94596
Tinucci Interiors Walnut Creek CA 94596

 

Interior Designers Richmond CA Area

City-Area

City

Interior Designers Found

Richmond

Briones CA

0

Richmond

Crockett CA

1

Richmond

El Cerrito CA

1

Richmond

El Sobrante CA

2

Richmond

Hercules CA

0

Richmond

Hilltop Mall CA

0

Richmond

Kensington CA

1

Richmond

Maltby CA

0

Richmond

Martinez CA

3

Richmond

North Richmond CA

0

Richmond

Pinole CA

1

Richmond

Point Richmond CA

0

Richmond

Port Costa CA

0

Richmond

Richmond CA

0

Richmond

Rodeo CA

0

Richmond

San Pablo CA

0

Richmond

Selby CA

0

Richmond

Tara Hills CA

0

Richmond

Vine Hill CA

0