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Why you should consider hiring an interior designer?

There is no space quite as personal as the four walls that make up our home. And it's been proven that our surroundings have a huge impact on our mood and overall well being.

It is with that understanding that we believe that creating a space that brings joy and peace as well as one that reflects both your personality and style is important when decorating your living space.

The design of your home should also function in a way that works with how you live your life. It might sound impossible, and that’s because incredible design does not happen by chance. Great spaces are carefully explored, planned, and curated by professionals.

We hear from clients all the time that they are worried about the process as well as the costs of working with a designer...

And believe me, we get it! That's why we offer various levels of service for your home design projects.

We also understand that it may take a bit more for you to be fully convinced that hiring a professional is the right move for you.

That's why we have compiled a list of reasons why you should consider hiring a designer for your next home design project.


Time without a doubt is the ultimate luxury but one that is hard to come by.

TIME IS MONEY and design projects take time!! And not just in the length from start to finish; but the time that you will spend each day liaising between contractors, vendors, permitting, sourcing, etc!, having someone to just manage the day-to-day is worth its weight in gold. Our job is to keep a project on time and making sure that things are moving along.

And so if time is money then-


Have you ever fell in love with piece of furniture in store but when you got it home it was too big? Ever tried to pick out white or beige paint for your home and had a whole room painted only to realize your kitchen is now the softest color baby pink? How come when you pair chartreuse and navy together it doesn't look like that IG post that you liked? Hiring a decorator will save you from purchasing furniture that you don't need, over paying contractors to repeat work, but most of all have an editorial worthy space for you to enjoy. Bringing a designer on to your project can help you avoid costly mistakes and help you make design decisions that will increase the value of your home..
Budget conscious? a designer will know the best places to get the best value while helping you stay within your budget. OC Design & Organization offers in-depth budget monitoring on design projects.

creating a space that reflects both your personality and style lends itself to the standard that we adhere to.


On the topic of design projects, remodels & renovations; managing a projects can feel like a pressure cooker.

Leisurely picking out finishes can be fun and exciting (to some) but doing so while maintaining aesthetic and adhering to the project timeline can be stressful. If a piece of your project is delayed because an item on the punch-list goes unnoticed or maybe you don't have a fixture selected in time for the electrician to install. you've now caused a delay as well as an extra trip for your electrician which means your bottom line might be seeing red.

Gone are the days of 6 to 8 weeks delivery times. We have been seeing 6 and 9 month and in some cases upwards of a year to receive your furnishings and appliances. Non-construction based projects oftentimes take a tedious amount of management over a very prolonged period of time.

Hiring a decorator means you don't have to deal with any of it.


Having already touched on this a little in the beginning; decorators and designers are able to determine the best furniture layout for a space is critical in how the room functions and how it reads aesthetically. In meeting with a client, we discuss the pieces that they want to repurpose or eliminate, and what needs to be added. This is where we get to dive into your curated pinboard or inspo screenshots- and then figure out how to make it YOURS!

Planning the space is HUGE.


It is my job to think outside of the box when it comes to home decor. Not only will you get a good design sense, but you’ll also get an attention to detail from proper lighting and furniture placement to fabric choices and color palette and fixture options. A designer can create custom-designed pieces to make sure everything fits perfectly and is truly special to your home.

Designers can also get you furniture, fabric, and materials that are trade-only and not accessible to everyone else. People notice a well-designed home. Try to do it by yourself, and you’re stuck juggling the many elements that go into designing that a designer is specifically trained to do so and has the space planning know-how and essential design tools. And when they’re done, not only will your home look beautiful and cohesive, but it’ll be well thought out and highly functional.


Feeling inspired? We'd love to hear from you. OC Design & Organization specializes in home design with an emphasis on functionality. We design beautiful spaces that are well versed for entertaining to the ever growing family. To find out more about our services please submit this inquiry form here. Or you can reach out directly at 949.409.1262 or

For info regarding any of the furnishings above; please submit an inquiry here. and someone will be back to you within 24 hours.

We would love to hear what some of the reasons why you would want to hire an interior decorator would be....

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Want to get organized like a pro?



(including our #1 top pick )



Time to switch out the those old velvet hangers and trade them in for something more durable and flexible.

Boasting a clean and modern look, these space savers offer a sleek design that check off all of our pro-organizer requirements. With the same low profile, the rubber material maintains its sturdiness without affecting the appearance of your wardrobe.



The rubber surface is what sets it apart as completely non slip and ideal for every type of garment. Because of the quality rubber, they won’t leave a residues on wet clothing or stretch clothing.


Great for organizing Clothing, towels, purses, books and more!

We love using these in the closet to stack sweatshirts and keep folded and organized.




Clip-on labels allow the freedom of easily removing and updating your bin labels for your pantry or anywhere you use them.

The black labels are easy to use with their bendable material making it easy to slip on or off offer a clean aesthetic as a It is bendable to help you slip it over different types of storage bins, baskets, and boxes.


If you want a more elegant look you can

try these super chic

gold & chrrome clips from MDesign



Declutter your kitchen closets and pantries with a more modern aesthetic


If you are looking for something that will fit on every basket or bin then these may not be the most practical.. however they work really well for canisters, laundry room vessels or even a wire or handled basket...



speaking of baskets we have a few options that are sure to rock

your organization socks off

4. Baskets

Recycled Wicker Storage Basket

Recycled Wicker Storage Basket

These baskets are 100% made from recycled material with a lining that adds an extra layer of protection for the basket. This would be perfect in a pantry or closet as well as for storing linens. etc.


(drum roll... please)


These cream colored roped baskets are my favorite. They come in various shapes and sizes and are extremely versatile in use. This brand has over 15 different colors to choose from as well as alternative sizes as well. The material used is 100% natural and environmentally safe with no plastics or harsh chemicals


from Storage Works is a great traditional and clean storage basket. Storage Work's offers these baskets in various shapes and sizes which provide a multitude of storage opportunity

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We would love to hear your thoughts or even share what some of your favorite supplies are right now


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Updated: Feb 1

OC Design & Organization walks you through our FIVE HOT TIPS when hiring a professional organizer.

Have you ever had the intention of hiring a professional and then upon starting your search you realize that you haven't a single clue on where to begin?

Don't worry babe, we've been there too.

Hiring any professional, especially one that will be in your personal space can be a bit overwhelming. But don't worry....we gotchu!

Think of us as your pro-organizer wingwoman . We are like a career coach and hype woman all rolled up into one. Our 5 hot tips will get you well on your way to securing a compatible organizer while also preparing you so that you can get the most out of this entire experience.
See… wingwoman



I know, we’re a bit blunt…

But it's important because it can effectively make or break your experience.

Knowing where your comfort lies with regard to a budget is so important. And by budget we aren't just referring to the cost of the service as a whole. We actually are referring to an overall project budget but more specifically with regard to supplies. Without a clear understanding of your financial comfortability; expectations (on both ends) have a tendency to get muddled. Thus frustration ensues and it becomes a whole mess of a thing.

My philosophy:

you can afford what you can afford-

- and it is as simple as that.

Why would I ever judge that?? I would rather my clients feel comfortable and like we are working together- providing a clear understanding of the predicted outcome and ultimately leading us to victory.

That being said...

You do have to pay to play.

I know, I know... here I am urging you to know your budget while transitioning to- "because its gonna cost you!!" how convenient *eye roll*



haha but I promise it is not like that ....

I do understand that when you initially hear this that it might be one of the more unpopular tips but it's one that countless friends and clients have endured the fallout from when it is not followed and let me explain why.

Hiring an organizer that doesn't charge some sort of consultation fee can indicate a lack of experienced. The caveat to this is if you are looking to enlist someone for a smaller project that doesn't involve a lot of customization then this may not apply, But if you have a fairly involved project then

Any professional; whether they are an organizer or in another field of expertise- in which a consultation or first meeting is required; there should be a charge for it just as they would their actual service.

Let me explain....

My consultations are usually about two-hours long but can go from an hour and a half for a small job to four hours for a larger scale job. And sometimes more than one meeting is required. Why does the consultation take so much time?

Let's break the appointment into two parts (not necessarily in this order):

PART ONE: This is used by taking meticulous measurements of the entire space including each and every drawer, cabinet, counter, cubby and more and recording them. I usually sketch out the space as well as take pictures.

PART TWO: I like to call it the fact finding portion of the meeting. This is where we walk through the "function of the room".

I get it- a kitchen seems self-explanatory but what I am interested in is how exactly you utilize it- during your day-to- day.
Do you bake frequently and need a better system to access your ingredients. Are there frequently used items that are inaccessible? Or do you have a difficult time bending or reaching to get certain items?

This info is what lays the foundation for positive experience.

To round it all out; the amount of time and attention to detail that is required to gain the implied outcome one expects from an organizer or decorator is reflected by charging a consultation fee. Just as you would pay for the actual service- the consultation is considered part of the service as well.



That's right... have a game plan. The more organized you are (I know- the irony) with regard to your project the more successful the outcome will be. (see ... career coach time!)

Want IG worthy results? Then be clear with the professional you are hiring with regard to your own expectations.

Do you want each and every toy in your child's playroom to be contained
regardless of size and then filed by type and sorted by like colors; then PLEASE; tell us that!

Side note: If this is something you want then you are my people and we should hangout!! I once organized my son's lego collection based on type and color .... FOR FUN!! (pic referenced for proof)


Tip #4 - LET IT GO

This is important in more ways than one.

IMHO, it would be a waste of resources to hire a professional organizer and not be ready to get rid of at least some of your stuff.

Even if you're only willing to part with 10% that's great! .... baby steps.

Unless you have recently gone through your stuff then it's important that you have the mindset that you are able to at least rid yourself of some of your items.

it frees up space an allows us to work *true* magic

It feels good. I know it might seem daunting or scary in the beginning but I guarantee after some time passes you won't even remember you donated your boyfriend from 6th grade's retainer that you've been hiding in your memory box all these years....

Loosening your grip a bit and allowing the professional you hired, to do the actual job you hired them to do- *chef's kiss* .... you won't be disappointed.



Maybe you can check-off 1-4 but there just isn't that spark between the two of you.

That's ok... not everyone is for everyone.

My opinion, this is the most important tip when looking to hire an organizer. Feeling comfortable feel comfortable with them can really make or break the entire process. this individual will be- up close and personal; in your business and you want to make sure you feel you can trust them especially when it comes to things like tip#4. If you are worried that the individual might be too pushy then maybe they're not the right person for you (see... now wingwoman) or maybe YOU DO want someone who can give you that extra little push to rid you of what may be weighing both your home and you down.

So there you have it-

5 HOT TIPS to keep in mind when hiring a professional organizer.

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Do you agree with these tips? Were there tips that you were surprised I didn't mention?
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. .....

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