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Interior Designer Job Description

Summary

Responsible for designing spaces inside buildings. Selects color schemes, window treatments, hardware and lighting fixtures, carpet, artwork, paint, and furniture. Works with architect on layout of rooms.

Primary responsibilities

  • Work with clients to design or renovate spaces to meet their standards.
  • Enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces
  • Select samples, including flooring, carpet, and paint to be approved by client.
  • Choose color palettes.
  • Plan architectural detail such as crown molding and built-in bookshelves.
  • Read and interpret blueprints.
  • Travel to galleries to purchase artwork for spaces.
  • Work with vendors on the selection of pieces.
  • Negotiate prices.
  • Plan and estimate budgets for projects.
  • Submit drawings for approval by a construction inspector to ensure that the design meets building codes.
  • Draw up floor plans and sketches.
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create drawings.
  • Supervise decorating of room.
  • Hang drapes and artwork.
  • Contract out services to other vendors, including painting and carpeting.
  • Supervise assistants who carry out their plans and perform administrative tasks
  • Arrange furniture.
  • Coordinate work schedules.
  • Follow up with client to ensure design specifications have been met.

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