Interior Design is typically thought of as a service only available to luxury homeowners.  Over the past few years, I have encountered some incredible Philadelphia designers whose work is being published in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and the like.  Some of these fabulous designers you may have heard of or know their work – Mona Ross Berman, Ashli Mizell, Michelle Plachter to name a few. However, there are now some great affordable options for sprucing up your home on a more modest budget.  Here are a few choices to consider:


Havenly living room design

After an online style-quiz to match you with the right designer, you will have a 30-minute call with an interior designer.  This designer will then send you 3 online design options for your room, complete with furniture & accessories — all within your given budget.  Designs starting at $169/per room for a full or $79 for a “mini” refresh of a space.


The HomePolish crew will set you up with a local interior designer that will meet with you in your home for a free consultation. Their services can include furniture selection, art selection, style guidance and interior finishes selection for renovations. Their minimum hourly commitment is 10 hours, and their designer rates start at $140/hr.

HomePolish kitchen

Philadelphia Design Collective

Perfectly combining classic and vintage interiors, Philly Design Collective works to create warm spaces that are meant for living. With unique palettes and an eye for eclectic their interiors speak to your unique personality. Services span from design and consulting to staging and styling. They also love integrating pieces from local Philly craftsman on their projects, making it feel even more like home.


Freelance Designers available for everything from furniture layout design to CAD drawings to paint color selections — starting as low at $25 per project.

Students or Interns

Budding interior designers are always looking for real-world experience. Try reaching out to local institutions like Moore College of Art & Design, Temple University or The Community College of Philadelphia and asking if they have a student designers available for hire.

Need some inspiration? Look no further than the ‘Gram! Here are my favorite local Interior Designer’s accounts you can follow to add some fun aesthetics into your feed:


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