Question:

What do people who have been successful in this field recommend that you do before deciding on what your own career path will be?

3 August, 2021 Henry Catt 5

Answers (5):

  • AUTHOR: NICHOLAS MCNAUGHT
    5 August, 2021

    Some people think that being successful in the interior design field means a person had inherited amazing taste, but that is not necessarily true. Successful people in this industry are the ones who work hard and have good entrepreneurial qualities. Anyone can hire professionals to make decisions for them, but these seven steps will help anyone establish their own success as an interior designer.

  • AUTHOR: MARGARETE FLEISHMAN
    5 August, 2021

    Most successful interior designers are those who manage their work days well and are organized. They find the time to research new trends in the field and keep up with competitive product offerings. Careful attention to detail is crucial, such as knowing when a client will need a new sofa or chair - for example, if they have just had children - or wanting all of their furniture aligned on the wall so that it looks better from certain angles.

  • AUTHOR: GEORGE VOLKMAN
    5 August, 2021

    The interior design profession is a field of design that promotes the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants by designing interior spaces. They generally do this depending on observations made about human responses to their environment. They must consider laws, code and regulatory requirements, economics, client interests and motivations; social trends such as demographic shifts or changes in family composition; ergonomic standards for ease of use; marketing considerations for cost benefit analysis of the designed space - such as lighting levels or quality control measures incorporated into manufacturing processes. It's a complex discipline not only due to the wide geographic diversity within interior design practice but also because there are multiple conceptual approaches ranging from formal arrangements to organic shapes.

  • AUTHOR: EUGENE BLOCK
    5 August, 2021

    In the field of interior design, successful people have certain traits in common. They are creative thinkers who can create elegant spaces with an artistic eye and use color to make a space look bright and welcoming. They need to be adept at math to do cost-effective shopping, pricing materials and making layouts on paper. And they need skills for budgeting and quoting clients properly, as well as managing contractors or subcontractors for large projects. The skill needed most is having a natural sense of style that translates into good design ideas without much complication from the inner designer.

  • AUTHOR: TYLER GRISBY
    5 August, 2021

    There are two schools of thought: one is that people who have been successful in the field interior design "attract" other success because of their impeccable taste. They hang out with successful people, they're invited to galas and openings, etc. These decorators also usually give themselves pretty clear boundaries - meaning they stay within a specific interior design niche and "go deep" rather than broad.

    The second camp would argue that good taste leads to success whether or not it attracts anything else: after all, good taste is a signifier of culture and cultural capital. The first school wouldn't disagree with this too much - those designers tend to end up working for other wealthy clients who can afford probably the most expensive designs.