Marina Klima Goldberg - Klima Design Group


Services Provided
residential interior design, small spaces, bathroom design, living room design, custom window treatments, bedding, kids rooms, downsizing planning, living room furniture, family room furniture, office, powder rooms, accessories, color consultations.

Areas Served
New Jersey, New York

Typical Job Cost
$15,000 - $250,000

Business Description
We believe that everyone deserves to feel good about their home. Our incredible team is passionate about each and every interior design or decorating project like it was one and only. We are fortunate to transform spaces in New Jersey and New York. Whether your dream home is a luxury house or you chose a small city apartment, we help you with expert advice and sourcing so that your home design is exactly what you ever wanted it to be. As we build relationships with our clients during the design process, we feel grateful for their wonderful feedback that means the world to us.

Certification and Awards
CAPS, ASID Presidential Award, Dream Draper design Award
Monmouth County Luxury Interior Designer
Best of Houzz 2013 & 2014
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12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You

The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info Full Story
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I do not ask questions such as what a person likes and hates about the room because that is what people say on the phone and during first 30 seconds of the visit. All the other questions I do ask all the time. Also, when I work with first time home buyer I am super careful and try to ask REALLY many questions about their lifestyle. For example,
Where do the kids so homework?
Kitchen or their rooms?
Do you allow food in the family room?
How long are you planning to stay in the house?
Does anyone have allergies?
I also give people a lot if information about what things cost, range at least . Only then I ask them about their budget.
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In response to some of what I've seen above, I have to add this further comment: How many times did I hear, "Oh, you should come over for a cup of coffee and give me some ideas!" Creative work is certainly not free, and this is the most obvious indication that its value is being discounted. My reply was always, "That would be an expensive cup of coffee, wouldn't it?" I nearly always got the chance to explain what my hourly fee was -- whatever 'the market' seemed to require in any particular instance in these cases -- and that I took a retainer upon signing a contract which would be applied after purchases of (another certain amount) were reached. That usually got the point across very well. But I was actually surprised at the number of otherwise well-heeled self-styled 'potential clients' hitting me up that way, most often in social situations. Getting something for free seems to be a badge of sorts, yes, but it being at another's expense needs to be pointed out plainly. I've always felt that people will tell you a lot about themselves if you listen. The wrong people to take on as clients always do, and there are several other indicators if you listen long enough. kr
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Oh my. I have made similar comments to designers asking them to come over for coffee and give me his or her ideas. I have NEVER thought this would be free! I would think that most clients would not think so either! However, this may be a cultural/regional thing. I'm from the south and I suppose that it's the whole "southern hospitality" thing (for which I am proud!). But if a designer had embarrassed me by saying this was an "expensive cup of coffee," I think that our relationship might have ended there.
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Deluxe Expandable Dining Tables Make Room for More

Whether your crowd has six or 16, these expandable tables fit the whole gang — and your style Full Story
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Timely article!

You can make a gorgeous cheapy tablecloth from the cotton drop-sheets that can be bought in almost any size at your local hardware store. It's usually a slightly flecked gentle cream, and you can always dye it if you so desire.

Stick a couple or more of those pop-up vinyl trestle tables together end-to-end or side-by-side, cover their ugliness in draped drop-sheets, and you're good to go!
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catrionnacatriona -- hmmm ... something about the connotation of having to eat over drop cloths. Well, I suppose that's what a table cloth is, right? The drop cloths will work, but you should know that they shrink and change dramatically when washed, so wash & dry before you make anything out of them. Lots of cheap yardage to be had.

Rene LaRue -- Well there you go, you can work off Thanksgiving dinner with a game of ping pong afterward.

John Rowe -- That one is a great style. Skovby makes some very cool expandable tables. If you're into scandinavian style, you're all set.
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13 Creative Ways With Patterned Wallpaper

Treat your walls to captivating splashes of color or texture, for rooms that shut the door on boring Full Story
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Designer Wallcoverings
We have the largest selection of wallcoverings from natural to specialty. With over 15,000 patterns, we are here to help you. http://www.DesignerWallcoverings.com
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I like the idea of the cut out animals, that would look great in any nursery. Plus, using wallpaper can transform a room and it can be an alternative to stenciling!
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where do you find that sleeper ?
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We sell it at my company, Klima Design Group. LLC, klimadesigngroup.net. You can call us at 732 977 7686
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How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right

Learn basic layout rules to get a polished, pulled-together look in any room Full Story
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I would like help with a corner fireplace. Right now I have aligned furniture with it after years of ignoring the fireplace and aligning with the walls. Not crazy about either solution.
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All rooms are beautifully arranged...where is the flat screen?? How do I arrange a room around the big, black focal point that everyone comes to the room to view and still have a nice arrangement for a small group to visit without that nuisance TV?
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cordybrown
No one every mentions the dog beds ;). A dog bed takes up as as much floor space as a chair. And crate can take up a 2' x 3' or 3' x 4' space, if you have a medium or large dog. multiply times 2 or more dogs. We've come up with some nice crate solutions (the medium or small ones can be made into an end table which you can now purchase from the crate manufacturer MIdwest. A crate up to 2x3 feet can be built into a bookcase or lined up under a custom console type table and behind a fabric curtain). But the beds can be just awkward. They need to be placed where dogs will use them but, as I said, they take up as much room as a nice chair. Plus they are sort of flat and 2 dimensional which is a design dilemma. They can look awkward and, if poorly placed, are a tripping hazard. But for lots of people, a bedroom and/or living room floor plan is not complete without the dogs beds and /or crates even in a small house or apartment.
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I agree about the dog beds. I have 3 large ones in my family room that take up lots of room, plus crates in the bedroom. Where are the interior designers that would give ideas for living and decorating with animals?
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I enjoyed this article however it didn't help me decided how to arrange the living room in my mid-century house. I have 3 focal point - window view of Puget Sound with a fireplace on the opposite wall and then there's the TV. I know prioritizing is the answer and some have suggested I move our sectional couch in front of the fireplace wall, facing toward the view in summer (think that would look strange) and toward the fireplace in winter. I've also had it suggested that we actually move the fireplace to another wall. Small couches on either side of the fireplace could also work for both but I'm not willing to give up my beloved sectional as yet. Placing it perpendicular to both walls blocks the flow into the room. Help!
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where is the ottoman from?
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Discover Your Dining Table Style

To pick the right dining table, you need to match it to your personality as well as the look of your dining room. These identifiers can help Full Story
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I really didn't see a dining room that was uber-cozy except the last -- and I can't do my dining room walls in brick! I want warm colors (not red or slap-you-in-the-face orange), some vintage, lux draperies but a cottage atmosphere. I've searched and searched, and not found anything that is "AHA!"
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Thank you so much for putting all info on picture. Since we are looking for ideas and sometimes have deadlines, you response is so refreshing. I love your design style.
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Marina was very patient with me in helping me decide what window treatments to choose. She gave me enough options to help accommodate my budget and I would abs...
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I hired Klima Design Group to help me with my small apartment. I moved from a big house and needed space for kids as well as working from home. Marina helped me...
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Marina did an incredible job on our family room and foyer draperies. She was professional and sensitive to our budget. The finished product was a truly wow expe...
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When we first called Marina we weren't sure what to except because we had gone through many interior decorators before. However, to our pleasant surprise, Mari...
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