San Francisco Interior Designers

Interior designers in San Francisco and interior architects are skilled at making beautiful, feel-good spaces for people to live and work in, using carefully chosen combinations of paint colours, patterns, fabrics, furniture and fixtures. They will help you to get the look you want first time, and if you’re not immediately sure what you want they help you find it, working with you to design your perfect home. If your space is on the small side, or awkwardly configured, a San Francisco interior designer can also help you to maximise your living space, using clever tricks to make spaces seem larger or brighter and building in multi-functional furniture and design. Working closely with San Francisco interior designers will ensure you get a design you love, but also allow you to pick up some of the skills, approaches and design ideas that interior designers use to create their stunning home designs. So if you are stuck for ideas, or can’t make head nor tail of how to design your living room, bedroom, or even your entire home, then find interior design companies and interior designers in San Francisco on Houzz that are ready to totally transform your interiors and make your life easier. More
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Niche Interiors is an award-winning, sustainable design firm with offices in San Francisco and Wine Country. Best... Read More
  • +1 415-749-0610
  • San Francisco, CA, 94107
Jane Antonacci Interior Design (JAID) is an award-winning, imaginative residential interior design firm in the... Read More
  • +1 415-625-2900
  • San Francisco, CA, 94103
Artistic Designs for Living (ADL) creates exquisite living spaces that are as distinctive as our clients. We... Read More
  • +1 650-667-7590
  • San Francisco, CA, 94123
TRG Architects is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our... Read More
  • +1 650-466-7947
  • San Mateo, CA, 94401
Joy Street Design is a Oakland-based residential interior design firm. Joy Street Design creates custom,... Read More
  • +1 415-894-0672
  • Oakland, CA, 94607
Creating a beautiful home supports us in creating a beautiful life. My vision is to take your vision, who you... Read More
  • +1 510-531-8438
  • Oakland, CA, 94612
Hi. We are a boutique interior design + build studio in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in designing a... Read More
  • +1 650-797-0880
  • Sunnyvale, CA
IDF Studio is an award-winning residential and commercial interior design studio that’s equally obsessed with... Read More
  • +1 415-829-3444
  • San Francisco, CA, 94107
The award winning team of Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran, combine over 20 years of residential interior design... Read More
  • +1 415-487-1241
  • San Francisco, CA, 94103
Founding designers Jennifer Wundrow and Heather Brock established Nest Design Co., Inc. in 2009. Both having an... Read More
  • +1 415-294-2554
  • Ross, CA, 94957
Yoko Oda Interior Design LLC is a San Francisco Bay Area based interior design firm offering comprehensive... Read More
  • +1 925-470-6949
  • Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
San Francisco Bay Area Interior Designer, Best of Houzz 2013-2018. Annie Lowengart leads a full service... Read More
  • +1 415-915-8184
  • San Francisco, CA, 94103
BEST OF HOUZZ 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 AWARD WINNER!!!! GORGEOUS LOS GATOS DESIGN SHOWROOM! Locations... Read More
  • +1 415-862-7450
  • Los Gatos, CA, 95030
Since 1975, Michael Merrill Design Studio has been creating beautifully pared-down environments that are... Read More
  • +1 415-440-2111
  • San Francisco, CA, 94103
As a designer, Swati listens carefully to her clients’ needs and then expands on them to create homes that people... Read More
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  • San Jose, CA, 95126
Featured Reviews for Interior Designers in San Francisco
Niche Interiors
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"I used Niche Interiors to help me decorate and stylize my condo and it turned out amazing! The thing I was most impressed with was her ability to capture the essence of my personality and interests and transform it into fashionable interior design qualities. She was also easy to work with and provided plenty of suggestions that allowed me to have a wide selection of choices. I would highly recommend her to any friends."
- mjcohen
Jane Antonacci Interior Design
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"Jane is a terrific interior designer. Imaginative, creative, wonderful taste and sensitive to your budget. She is knowledgable about the furnishings and fabrics available , including what's available in Europe. I've seen her work in a variety of styles but the result is always lovely to see. For example: I saw a home she did which combined unusual antiques, beautiful rugs and contemperay furniture; another where she used French style, both old and new to produce a dramatic room that still lingers inmy memory. Plus, she is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommneded."
- Naomi Ramsden
Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"Tineke Triggs is innovative, open-minded, creative, and a delight to work with. Tineke is flexible, tireless and full of wonderful ideas. She's always open to a challenge and able to tackle any problems that arise mid-remodel. The things that drive all of us crazy, Tineke just takes in stride. I highly recommend Tineke. She did a complete remodel of our kitchen, moved walls, opened walls, but in really smart ways, that used the space brilliantly -- she thinks like an architect and does her work at a systemic level, never just window-dressing, but really beautiful outcomes that work for your family. "
- amyovalle
TRG Architects
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"It has always been a pleasure working with the entire TRG team. They assemble professional drawings and go the extra mile to create custom designs with each client. The thought put into every detail makes for a very special finished project, which is something every contractor should appreciate. We are looking forward to showcasing a few of our current projects soon! -Matt"
- Allwood Construction Inc
Joy Street Design
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"We hired Kelly at Joy Street Design for our whole house remodel. Kelly acted as our project manager for the entire remodel, and worked closely with our general contractor, subcontractors and us in connection with every single design detail on the project. We were first time remodelers but watch a ton of HGTV (and of course, are constantly on HOUZZ) and are very particular. She made everything easy and we never had to worry about a thing, which was great as we did not live close by. She did not try to impose her style on us - she figured out what style we liked and made recommendations based on that. Her work on the kitchen and on the kids' rooms was especially fantastic. We were making a big move from the Bay Area to LA and wanted to make sure that the kids' rooms were awesome and something they could really get excited about. The kids LOVE their rooms and so do we."
- jchawkinson
LMB Interiors
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"Laura was our fantastic project manager in a renovation project on our town home that involved a kitchen and master bath renovation as well as the creation of a beautiful and functional LR fireplace, hearth and shelving/cabinet surround. She directed our contractor through the details of realizing her beautiful designs and colour palette. She searched and suggested all finishing details including furniture, lighting, window treatments and kitchen and bath fixtures and appliances. The result was a stunning redo of an ordinary town home into a lovely and soothing living space that was both functional and stylish. All that and she was extremely fun and personable to work with!"
- bhelsley
Urbanism Designs
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"Urbanism Designs has been a great resource consulting on space planning, furniture/accessories, paint colors and referring the best contractors to work with in our local area. Their passion for clean/modern design, attention to the details and professionalism gave us the confidence to move forward to make our home ours. Our designer was on point capturing our vision and taking it to another level. We loved collaborating with her and are looking forward to the next project!"
- sdara
IDF Studio
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"I have worked with IDF Studio for 7+ years on various projects. Whether it be for Airbnb HQ or Zendesk, Jaclyn and her team are ultimately collaborative, and have delivered thoughtful design. Working on interiors projects can be a crazy environment, as any Workplace person knows. The folks at IDF Studio are professional, yet fun - a great mix for any project - which kept me laughing or serious, depending on what was going on. Design is one thing, but being able to curate a space is really one of things that put their approach over the top. It's the little things that define a space, and it takes a certain eye to do it well. IDF is among the best."
- Tamar Draper
Applegate Tran Interiors
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"Gioi is an inventive, creative Designer who puts his heart into his work. He has the skill to create contemporary classics rich with understated elegance."
- Linda Horning Decorative Painting
Nest Design Co., Inc.
Interior Designers in San Francisco
"I hired Nest Design Co. to decorate my family room, dining room, and living room. They also designed the full remodel of a guest bathroom. Nest Design was wonderful to work with. They did a great job of translating my design vision into spaces that are both beautiful and comfortable. They worked within my budget, were excellent at communicating, and delivered when promised. My expectations were continually exceeded. I credit Nest Design with making my home a place I love to be."
- Sia McDonald
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What’s the difference between interior designers and interior decorators?


These two closely related professions are often mistaken for the same thing, however there are some significant differences to be aware of before deciding which to hire. An interior designer, sometimes known as an interiors architect, can run full renovation and structural design projects, and will use specialised knowledge of interior architecture, construction systems and components, building regulations, materials and furnishings to arrive at your dream home design. Interior design companies are able to plan spaces and room functions down to the last detail, and can help design and renovate interiors, from initial planning phases to placing the last decorative accessory. A decorator on the other hand will typically be involved only in the aesthetic layer, the “look and feel” of a space, and won’t be able to assist in renovations that require structural work. Interior decorators normally come on board after all structural work is complete. So choose your San Francisco interior designer according to the type of work you need.

Why should I hire an interior designer in San Francisco?


They say life is what happens while you’re busy making plans. Some of us are just too preoccupied with a career and/or family to think about colour schemes, wallpaper, flooring and lighting. A professional interior designer in San Francisco can save you bags of time, stress and months, if not years, of living in a half-finished home. It’s their job to stay on top of the latest trends and to have contacts and visual references coming out of their ears. Interior designers and decorators can also save you money, sourcing products via trade contacts or offering affordable alternatives to blowout iconic designs.

How do I choose the right San Francisco interior designer for my home?


Good design and visual inspiration are all around us. Start by searching for interior architects and interior designers in San Francisco on Houzz. Keep a lookout for images of rooms and features that you really like and save them to your Ideabooks to begin to develop an understanding of your own style and taste. If you notice that photos from the same interior design companies are popping up regularly then that is a good hint that they could be your perfect design match. You can feel most confident if you hire an interior designer or interior design company in San Francisco that has completed work similar to the look and feel that you desire, whether that is a mix-and-match lounge oozing mid-century modern style, a pale and interesting minimalist bedroom with shots of colour, or a beautiful space inspired by Scandinavian design.

You may want to check if your designer is a member of the Society of British and International Design (SBID) or The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). Both are a benchmark of quality and reliability. And check if your interior designers can offer you the right type of service – some companies are design only, while others can oversee the whole project. If it is the latter that you seek, make sure any sub-contractors used are fully accredited and it is clear who they are supposed to report to. If late alterations are made to the plan, the contractor should receive a change order, thus minimising the risk of a dispute about what was and wasn’t agreed to after the start date.

How much does an interior designer in San Francisco cost?


Some interior design companies and interior decorators will charge an hourly consultancy rate, particularly if you can’t clearly define scope of the brief. Others prefer to take a percentage of the total project cost, which can vary from 10-20%. The key thing is to be very clear about your budget and your scope from the start, to ensure your designer can advise you on what is achievable. And remember, their contacts will probably save you money. A contingency fund of 10-15% is also recommended, especially if open-ended structural work is involved.

What are some of the important questions to ask San Francisco interior designers or interior decorators?


  • What relevant professional interior design qualifications do you have?
  • Are you a member of BIID or SBID?
  • What will be your level of involvement in the project? Are you design-only or do you offer project management too?
  • Do you offer a free initial consultation?
  • Will I be able to see materials samples as well as illustrations and a schedule of work at the outset?
  • Have any of your previous interior design projects involved making structural alterations to an existing property?
  • Which sub-contractors do you intend to use and why? Can I see examples of their previous work?
  • How often will we be meeting to discuss progress and how many site inspections will you carry out?
  • Is your quote fixed and VAT-inclusive? What is not included?
  • What is the proposed completion date and what happens if you do not meet that?
  • Do you have professional indemnity insurance, public liability insurance and employers’ liability insurance?
  • What happens if there is a dispute regarding the designs or the quality of workmanship?

Start searching for an interior design San Francisco professional in your area who can bring life to your interiors and reinvent your home for you. Look through reviews, projects and ratings to decide on the best interior designer in San Francisco for your taste and style.

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