Important Job Skills for Interior Designers

Jacki Roig

If you love design, decor, and creating cohesive color schemes, interior design could be an excellent career choice for you. A designer is hired by individuals, companies, and real estate agents to decorate spaces, such as offices, living rooms, or bedrooms. They take into account a client’s taste, budget, and the space itself to come up with a look that matches the customer’s needs.

As of 2018, interior designers earned a median salary of about $53,470 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Job growth for the decade ending in 2026 is projected at 4%, which is one of the largest growth margins of all the artistic professions. For those willing to steer their interior design efforts toward commercial healthcare facilities, the projected growth is significantly higher.

According to BLS, about 20% of interior designers are self-employed, and more than half worked for specialized design firms

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Design Synonyms, Design Antonyms | Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

Jacki Roig

1

a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective

  • she always achieves her objective by design rather than by luck

  • arrangement,
  • blueprint,
  • game,
  • game plan,
  • ground plan,
  • master plan,
  • plan,
  • program,
  • project,
  • road map,
  • scheme,
  • strategy,
  • system

2

a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends

  • the thief had devised an elaborate design to get the invaluable artwork

3

something that one hopes or intends to accomplish

  • my design in writing to you is to ask for your support

  • aim,
  • ambition,
  • aspiration,
  • bourne
  • (also bourn),
  • dream,
  • end,
  • goal,
  • idea,
  • ideal,
  • intent,
  • intention,
  • mark,
  • meaning,
  • object,
  • objective,
  • plan,
  • point,
  • pretension,
  • purpose,
  • target,
  • thing

4

a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric)

  • the curtains have a lovely floral design

5

the way in which the elements of something (as a work

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How to Make Your Home a Calming Oasis, According to a Designer

Jacki Roig

If you haven’t noticed, home improvement projects are having a moment right now—especially the DIY variety. And it makes sense. Not only are most of us home a lot more than usual, but, with a lot of extra time on our hands, we’re also demanding more of our spaces. Our homes need to be functional, pleasing to the eye, and a calming place where we can hide from the chaos of the world.

But what if you don’t exactly know how to go about transforming your home into a calming oasis? That’s when it helps to have some interior decor inspiration—and a talented designer on speed dial.

We caught up with interior designer Kate Marker about an amazing renovation project she completed in Union Pier, MI. From floor to vaulted ceiling, the cottage is impeccably furnished. But what makes this home really special is the sense of calm that

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Interior Design Games at Duckie Deck

Jacki Roig

Now, if there is any game that will test and develop your child’s creativity, it is this interior design game. This game will help your child spark that creative flair of theirs from the tiniest detail to the largest of portraits.

This interior design game is a brilliantly detailed game that requires your child to design the entire apartment from scratch; from the mirrors on the wall to the positioning of the bed. The child can even decide which room they would like to have as the bedroom, which they want as the kitchen and which the living room. They have four rooms of which they are let loose to completely design. If only us adults had the time and freedom!

This game is a beautiful platform on which your child will display their creative abilities. Not only will this game help the player, but also it will

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Living Room Design Ideas That Maximize Luxury

Jacki Roig

The concept of luxury in living room design is something that varies from one person to another. Luxury isn’t synonymous with expensive objects. And luxury in the living room is something if done right can make or break its look. The living room is a place open to beautifying, more than a kitchen or bedroom. Moreover, your living room should embody your personality and personal preferences. A living room brimming with luxury can be achieved without spending a fortune. See how!

Bring in Wall Decor

Hanging wall decor all over your living room can bring in an instant luxury look and feel to your living room. If you are on a budget, then you can go for it. If your living room design lacks a focal point, and if you have an inclination to artworks, then you can use it as a focal point. And the good thing is that

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Design, Drapes, and Decor | The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

Jacki Roig

Whenever I think of Key West, I think of traveling all those miles in an un-air-conditioned Chevrolet with the windows opened and the fresh smell of sea and sand as we all made our way to the small hotel where we would vacation…

The thing about the Florida Keys is the Cuban and Caribbean influences as far as color is concerned…You will see a lot of “Sherbet Colors” as I call them…paler shades of pink, orange, yellow, blue..more pastel in nature.

So, I set out to create a cute piece of furniture that recreated some of those images…First, I wanted a softer paler green…I achieved this by mixing Antibes Green with Pure White.
I then added a small amount of Florence and a tiny bit of English Yellow.  Remember that one of the beautiful things about Annie Sloan Chalk Paints® is the way they blend together so easily giving you

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Building Envelope Design Guide – Introduction | WBDG

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Introduction

Intended Audience and Subject Matter

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)–under contract from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, the US Air Force, the General Services Administration, the Department of Energy, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency—has developed this comprehensive federal guide for exterior envelope design and construction for institutional/office buildings.

The scope covers buildings constructed of steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry and reinforced concrete masonry units and includes low-rise, mid-rise and high rise buildings. Typical buildings include administration (office) buildings of all sizes, from a small one-story base administration building to a twenty-story inner city agency office facility. Other building types include firehouses and police facilities, courthouses, military residences, many types of laboratories, various types of education buildings, hospitals, extended care facilities, clinics and many types of recreational buildings. Special use buildings such as airplane hangers, testing facilities, and stadiums, single family residences

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Laundry Room Design

Jacki Roig



By Meg Escott

When I’m thinking about laundry room design I use the same type of thinking as I do for kitchen design.  Like the kitchen, the laundry is a highly functioning space (I guess that’s why it’s often called a utility room in England).  Of course we want it to look good (even beautiful) but if you can’t do the activities that make up ‘doing the laundry’ smoothly and easily, the room will be a misery (a futility room – that’s what my brother in law used to call it as a toddler!).


Seeing as the laundry is also a space that exists to get a job done it surprises me that laundry room design doesn’t receive more attention.  There’s so much written about how kitchens function, the kitchen triangle and all that.  Mmm – the laundry triangle.  I’ll have to come back to that one

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Design Plan: Our New Family Room

Jacki Roig

Excuse the brevity of this post but I really want to share the design plan for our new family room because it features The Everygirl’s furniture collection with Interior Define and those pieces are currently 15% off – ending today!

Here it is! The design plan for our new family room. We’re going to live right by family and friends and this room opens up to the kitchen. It will be where we spend the most time and entertain, so the goal is to maximize seating and coziness for frequent hangouts.

I’d really love a full corner sectional as opposed to a chaise sectional simply to have more seating, but we’re not sure yet if it will fit so we are waiting to get in and measure. But I plan on doing a sectional version of the Caitlin sofa in Oatmeal Heathered Weave fabric which actually looks a bit lighter

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What does an Interior Designer do? (with pictures)

Jacki Roig

anon943173
Post 51

I need help figuring out what classes I need to take to be an interior designer.

anon930812
Post 50

How much do interior designers get paid hourly?

somethingnew
Post 49

I hope I don’t come across as ignorant, but there’s a lot I would like to know that maybe I’m just completely missing from the article (and others I’ve read). Do interior designers absolutely have to have degrees to do interior design? I know interior designers are responsible for blueprints, all electrical, plumbing, changes, permits and so on. What are they also responsible for, other than showing swatches of colors, fabrics, etc. for approval?

Are there any design projects that are considered “usuals,” and if so, what is the duration of one project? How long does it take for an interior designer to get him or herself out there to start bringing in decent business?

Is there

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