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Boston's Best Interior Designers

Whether you own a large home, a small condo or something in-between, decorating your space can be hard. Enter Boston's best interior designers. They can update an old space, remake a space you've been in for years, or help you start over fresh from the bottom up. But finding a reputable designer whose aesthetic matches your own can be as daunting as decorating. Start your search with our picks for Boston's best interior designers.

Karin Howe Design
Boston, MA
(617) 571-4515

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Karin Howe has an eye for design, color and layout. Match her education with 13 years experience at leading Boston interior design firms and you can see why her recently created eponymous design company is getting rave reviews from clients. Karin Howe Design offers full service designs to match your needs, in addition to design packages to fit every need and budget. And if you have a small project, or just a small space, and think that an interior designer isn't for you, think again. Karin Howe does amazing things with even the tiniest Boston condo.  

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Neatly Nested
373 W. Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(609) 923-4459

Neatly Nested is a design studio tucked away inside the cutest little furniture shop in Southie. This is a great choice for all your design needs or staging your home to sell. It also offers custom window treatments and custom painted and finished furniture. Best of all, the prices are as cute as the design aesthetic. With home design consults starting at just $75, you won't find a more affordable interior designer in the city.

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Koo de Kir
45 River St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 723-8111

Koo De Kir has received accolades from Departures Magazine for its "flawless design consultancy service." And for good reason. Not only will you find more than capable interior designers with Koo De Kir, but you'll find they are as friendly and willing to work with you as they are knowledgeable and creative. The design firm works hand-in-hand with the Koo De Kir shop, where you can also find some lovely and eclectic pieces to update your home if you aren't looking for a full redesign. Buyer beware, though. It's nearly impossible to see the wonderful things in the store and not feel the pull to have the design consultants redo your entire living space.

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Boston, MA 02118
(617) 304-6335

As the name suggests, color is a big component of what this interior design firm does. But of course, that's not all they do. This full service interior designer works within your budget, and with your own unique sense of style, to create a cohesive space you'll love coming home to. ColorTHEORY has been the recipient of several awards. Most recently it has been awarded Best Interior Designer by Best of Houzz.

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DIID Designs
25 Channel Center St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 459-8050

DIID Designs is a full service interior designer. But the service that has clients all over Boston raving is the custom window treatments. And while of course this kind of service comes at a price, DIID manages to provide quality at much more affordable costs than many other Boston designers. Better yet, the care shown to customers is as high quality as the timeless design.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at

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