The Worst, Most Expensive Decorating Mistakes Designers Won’t Make Again

Let’s face it: Some lessons in life are learned the hard way. Often, making a mistake is the best way to figure out what not to do in the future. When the stakes are high and the outcome is costly, you tend to remember an experience and grow from it, with the hope (in theory) that you’ll never repeat it again.

Well, this same sentiment applies to decorating your home. Seemingly trivial design decisions can turn into expensive issues fast—and often, these things could have been avoided with a little bit of planning, prep, or research. Curious about what rookie mistakes might cost you major moolah in the long run? Here, a handful of interior designers are sharing their insight on the pricey decorating mistakes they’ve made in the past. Hopefully, you can vicariously learn through them—I know I will!

1. Not checking out big-ticket furniture items in person

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25 Best Interior Designers and Decorators – Los Angeles CA | HomeAdvisor

Recent Job Requests for Designers & Decorators Contractors in Los Angeles, CA


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Project: Design a Building (Non-Architect)

Location:
Los Angeles,
CA

Date: 07/08/2020

Project Type: New structure

Building Type: House

Approximate Budget: I don’t know

Request Stage: Ready to Hire

Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible


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Project: Landscape Designer

Location:
Los Angeles,
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Date: 07/08/2020

Nature of project: Updating existing landscape

Square footage: Back yard, Side yard, Hillside

Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting

Desired Completion Date: Less than 2 months

Comment: In the immediate future I’m looking to build an outdoor exercise area that fits into the existing landscape. I’m also looking to get started on re landscaping the rest of the property so this job would be a potential gateway to more work.


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Project: Landscape Designer

Location:
Los Angeles,
CA

Date: 07/07/2020

Nature of project: Updating existing landscape

Square footage: Hillside

Who will install?: Will hire

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Best Interior Designers – 100+ Top Interior Designers from Elle Decor

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These are the designers we look to again and again. Each is distinctive—what unites them is their excellence. Here are the 2019 ELLE Decor A-List designers.

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2Michaels

Founded by identical twin sisters Jayne and Joan Michaels, 2Michaels has both artistic and business-minded clients, ranging from downtown playwrights to Midtown law firms. 2Michaels and its principals are inspired by working with their clients and treat the process as one of collaboration, not dictation. Jayne and Joan, who share a passion for modern architecture and design, are masters of understated good taste.

Instagram: @2michaelsdesign

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Alberto Pinto

Eclecticism, luxury details, and refinement remain the key words when it comes to creating entire universes for Alberto Pinto’s prestigious clients worldwide: private residences, office buildings, airports, hotels, yachts, and jets. Under Linda Pinto’s management, Alberto Pinto is marked by various cultural influences

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The 25 Best Interior Designers in Los AngelesBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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A Los Angeles home is more than just a home, especially for those involved in the entertainment business. From intimate dinner parties to blowout bashes, a gorgeous and glamorous residence serves as an all-important hub for both business and pleasure. With this in mind, it follows that the interior designers in this star-studded city are often as famous as their celebrity clients. These elite aficionados know how to create a luxurious environment where deals can be sealed and influencers can make their mark. They can easily adapt to the wide range of architecture styles boasted by L.A., making it a unique, distinguished, and highly individualized region.

If you’re wondering who this all-star cast consists of, we’ve got you covered. From Malibu to Hollywood Hills and beyond, here are the 25 hottest interior designers in Los Angeles right now. Listed in random order, these

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Best Interior Designers in California (with Photos)

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To complete the look of a new custom home in California, you will want to employ the services of a top-notch interior designer. Without cohesive furnishings, lighting, art, wall and floor coverings, all the hard work put in by your architects and builders will simply not get the justice it deserves. Maybe you want sophisticated elegance in your Silicon Valley estate or a laid-back California look for a beachside home in San Diego, or perhaps a regal European feel in your San Francisco high-rise apartment. Regardless of the style you are going for, the ten West Coast designers on this list are the ones to call.

Interiors designers are perhaps the most mobile professionals in the custom home industry. So whether you have a residential project located along the Pacific Coast in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, or San Diego or somewhere in-between, these

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The 25 Most Influential Interior Designers in L.A.

This story first appeared in the Nov. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

In a city where the dinner party is a key element in how the industry socializes, the design of a house can be one of the biggest signifiers of where you stand in the Hollywood pecking order — be it in terms of sheer power (think the palatial houses in Beverly Park) or aesthetic cachet (such as an offbeat lair in Venice). When it comes down to it, the entertainment world is all about taste (and the marketing of it), from the choosing of a script and the perfect cast to the small-bore details of set design. A house that telegraphs the right image completes the picture in a statement-making way.

PHOTOS: Rooms With a View: Inside THR’s Design Showhouse

THR’s inaugural design issue profiles the top 25 Los Angeles-based designers who create that image

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Important Job Skills for Interior Designers

If you love design, decor, and creating cohesive color schemes, interior design could be an excellent career choice for you. A designer is hired by individuals, companies, and real estate agents to decorate spaces, such as offices, living rooms, or bedrooms. They take into account a client’s taste, budget, and the space itself to come up with a look that matches the customer’s needs.

As of 2018, interior designers earned a median salary of about $53,470 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Job growth for the decade ending in 2026 is projected at 4%, which is one of the largest growth margins of all the artistic professions. For those willing to steer their interior design efforts toward commercial healthcare facilities, the projected growth is significantly higher.

According to BLS, about 20% of interior designers are self-employed, and more than half worked for specialized design firms

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This Mothers Day, 7 Designers Share the Style Lessons They Learned From Their Moms

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For many of our favorite designers, great style started at home. In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked everyone from Bobby Berk of Queer Eye to designer and author Justina Blakeney about the design lessons they learned from their moms (or grandmothers and other mother figures).

What are the tips they picked up from the most important women in their lives? They learned how to stay organized, mix high-end and vintage pieces, incorporate art into a space, and more. Some of them, like Nate Berkus, were lucky enough to have moms who were interior designers themselves. Read on for the best lessons that continue to guide these designers today. 

Bobby Berk, interior designer and television personality

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One of the big ways my mother, Connie, influenced me is my organization and cleanliness. From

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Interior Designers Name the 20 Best New Home Design Trends of 2020

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From pristine white kitchen cabinets to shiplap-covered walls, it feels like the same design ideas have been showing up everywhere from the pages of magazines to the shelves of your local big-box stores these past few years. But with a new decade upon us, there are a host of new interior design trends on the horizon—and now’s the time to start putting them to use. Want to know the colors, floor plans, and furniture that’ll be cropping up all over your favorite HGTV shows soon? We’ve talked to interior designers to round up the top home design trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2020.

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Geometric furniture—like those gilded hexagonal tables that have been popular over the past decade—is rapidly going out of style. “You will start to notice plenty of arches in furniture and home design,” says interior designer Leanne Ford. From chairs to arched doorways, this trend

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