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I've been searching the web to no avail. Does anyone know if I can hire a professional decorator to decorate my house with MY items. I don't need to buy new things or paint. Just not good at displaying my things as well as I could be. Any idea on cost? I'm in Los Angeles
Posts: 1 | Registered: Aug 16, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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of course you can. Ask around and see if anyone knows a good decorator in your area. Then check their references and find out what they charge per hour. I go out for consultations all the time. You may also want to research local design schools and see if there are any upper class students who would like to take on your project. They will often work on your home for a nominal fee as part of a class project.
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I just went to a local upscale store and asked of they do in home styling. Best $35 I ever spent. She will be looking for key pieces for me but I was under no obligation to purchase anything.
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Perhaps what you need is a professional 'stager' rather than a decorator. Must be lots of them in LA.

Ask to look at portfolios before hiring anyone to see if you like what they've done.


"I have always had an aversion to the concepts of in style and out of style." ~Rose Tarlow

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Posts: 12750 | Location: north of 50 in Canada zone3b | Registered: Feb 08, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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In addition to the things others have said, you might try the design center in LA. Many designers and decorators list themselves there. Also many tradesmen have connections to designers and decorators. I have even seen business cards posted at the local paint store.
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Here's a link that might prove helpful:

Scroll down and the menu bar to the left of the page and click where it says "Find a Redecorator Near You."

Good luck!
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Have you considered posting photos on this thread? I'm sure you'd receive many helpful suggestions. You might post option 1, option 2, etc.

Unless you're selling your home, it's about arranging your items and mementos in the way that makes you most comfortable, IMHO.

Good Luck!
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It sounds like you need a decorator who specializes in accessorizing. A designer might not want to tackle something of this scope, but lots of decorators charge by the hour to come and help you arrange your things. There may be a minimum charge for two or three hours, so make sure you have enough to keep them busy. You can also make a list of questions you would like answered for future projects or ideas for additional things the room may need.
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