INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND HOME STAGERS
The interior design industry covers a wide scope of both residential and corporate services. Ranging from redecorating, home staging, and reorganizing, it can sometimes be hard to know exactly what the right fit is for your needs. We’ve pulled together an inventory of great local businesses and designers that are ready to help whatever the mission may be, but first, let’s explore what some of these services involve.
The term “interior design” is most commonly thought of as the design or re-design of an interior space, whether it be a home or office space. This can often entail drastic remodeling—like structural renovations, new appliances, and fresh furniture and decor—or it can reuse much of the existing elements in inventive ways. While this is a large part of interior design, other services can include home staging and organization.
Home staging can make a huge difference when it comes to selling your home. Almost any realtor will tell you when done correctly, having furniture in a home makes it feel more welcoming and helps potential buyers imagine their own life there. However, too much furniture or decor that is too stylized can have the opposite effect. This is when a skilled interior designer can be a great asset.
For others, the organization, or lack thereof, in their current home may be their biggest issue. In cities where apartment living is often the norm, getting the most out of a smaller space can be challenging. On the other hand, large houses tend to fill up over the years, often leaving homeowners with unnecessary items. A home organizer can help with both, redesigning storage spaces to create a more functional space and help alleviate clutter.
JUST ORGANIZED BY TAYA
Home staging and home organizing services are Taya’s specialty and she offers a variety of organizing packages spanning anywhere from 4 to 30 hours. She can help with any room in the house, including garages, home offices, and playrooms. Other notable services include collectibles and memorabilia, estate organization, and time management. In addition to organization, she also provides both vacant and occupied home staging. Vacant staging entails a detailed consultation, staging layout, and action plan for each room. The occupied staging focuses on clutter elimination and how to best use existing furniture and decorations to create a more inviting environment for potential buyers.
At Shelterstyle, owner and designer Joetta Moulden’s primary objective is reusing what you already own to revitalize your home. Implementing her “redesign” philosophy, she focuses on taking existing pieces and decor and rethinks them to reinvigorate the space. New features are added in as needed, but her priority to upcycle is especially useful for those who are seeking a new look on a budget. Having been in interior design for over 30 years she can work well with almost any style, including traditional, country, and contemporary.
Carol Estrada specializes in renovating and furnishing residential spaces, with over 15 years of experience working in the Houston market. After relocating permanently to Houston around 5 years ago, her local portfolio has only continued to grow. She incorporates her background in fashion and interior design to add her own artistic touches into her designs. She often utilizes existing pieces in her remodeling, opting to have certain pieces reupholstered or painted to give them new life. Estrada’s network of local vendors means access to custom-made art and accessories right here in Houston.
PAMELA HOPE DESIGNS
Pamela Hope began her own design company in 1999 and since then her projects have covered the greater Houston area, and sites across Texas and the continental U.S. Her method of design has been greatly influenced by her time spent abroad in countries like Italy and France, where she learned to appreciate architecture and decor of every style from a young age. Her services include remodeling and new construction, decor, color palettes, window treatments, and fabrics. She was recently nominated for a community improvement award for her work on a historic remodeling in the Heights.
Eklektik Interiors, owned by Kathy Anderson, features a dynamic team of interior designers and architects. Kathy places a high value on communication and ensuring her clients understand what is going on throughout the entire design process. The team works on new construction specifications for both commercial and residential spaces, remodeling, custom cabinets, and lighting, as well as flooring and furnishings. Eklektik’s designs can cater to a wide variety of styles, including Victorian, Tuscan, Mediterranean, and Moroccan, just to name a few.
We wish you the best of luck reimagining your space and know you’ll find the perfect Houston designer who is up for the task.