I am being interviewed this week by several interior design students from different colleges (part of their homework assignments). I was thinking about how I could tell them what it is like to be an interior designer and thought I would show them my week.
Monday: I shopped for drapery hardware and installed drapes. I figured out that we needed a few more panels, so I placed that order. Those will be installed next week.
Tuesday: I delivered four red chairs that I was able to sell because of the Dream Room Competition. Then I visited a client to check on our progress and decide on the accessories we still need to purchase.
Wednesday: The salon project was completed and we passed on the keys. I then met with a new client for a kitchen remodel. I wrote and sent out the contract.
Thursday: Picked up the last of the supplies for the little ADA bathroom and met with our carpenter to get all the little details just right. I also picked up this cute child’s chair from the upholsterer for one of our littlest clients.
Friday: Rushed around to get all the supplies for a color consultation and then meet with the client to pick just the right color. I picked up some hand drawings for a drafting project.
Then, of course, there was paperwork, bill paying, phone calls, blogging and tasks for ASID for which I am the financial director.
I wonder if this is what they think it will be like. I think it is just like I imagined and dreamed.