Spotlight on The DarDesign Group

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Dar Ritter, Owner of The DarDesign Group.

Dar Ritter, Owner of The DarDesign Group.

EverythingLongBeach recently spoke with Dar Ritter, Owner of The DarDesign Group, via email. They talked about inspirations, challenges and what’s it’s like having a business in Belmont Heights.

How long have you been in business?

Twelve Years

Describe your business:

Interior Design
Exterior Design and Landscaping
Staging Services
Color Consultation
Remodels and Reconstruction
Art Consultation and Placement

The most common types of jobs are usually “restyling” and “refreshing” a room. What this means is perhaps changing wall colors, rugs, upholstery or slip-covers, accessories, etc. to give a room a fresh, new, modern feel, while keeping treasured items and heirlooms.

Why did you start The DarDesign Group?

I’ve always been an “Interior Designer”, ever since I was a little kid picking out wall colors for my bedroom! It’s in my blood!

What makes The DarDesign Group stand out?

My work stands out from the others because I am very good at really listening to my clients’ needs and wants. I am also very respectful of my clients’ time and budget and am an expert in finding, and getting, the best deals!

What is your favorite part of running your business?

The thing I like best about my work is the clients and vendors I meet. Also, envisioning and realizing my clients dreams and wishes for their home or professional space is such a pleasure to me.

What unique talents do you bring to The DarDesign Group?

B.A. in Interior Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

I worked as a production designer for film for several years which has given me a very unique perspective.

How is The DarDesign Group involved with the community?

I am new to Long Beach, just settling in, but I plan on being a very active member of the community. I’ve done volunteer work my entire life and don’t plan on stopping now!

What is the best advice that you received and who did it come from?

From my father: Always treat everyone (clients and vendors) the way that you would want to be treated. It sounds trite and simple, but it works! It has definitely contributed to my success!

One Last Thing:
Very important: Be very clear about your budget and what you are comfortable in spending! A designer can help you save money, but we are not mind-readers!

Contact The DarDesign Group:
Address: 343A Redondo Avenue
Phone Number: 213-375-5657
Website: www.dardesigngroup.com

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