Duties and Responsibilities:
An interior designer enhances the function, safety and aesthetics of interior spaces while taking into account how different colors, textures, furniture, lighting and space work together to meet occupants’ or visitors’ needs. He works with both private and public spaces including residences, shopping malls, schools, offices and hospitals.
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. 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.
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.