If you think interior design is just about choosing fabrics and collecting colour charts, think again.
For if you want to be a successful interior designer you will also need a sound business head on those creative shoulders. You will need to be able to develop a design that meets a client’s brief – within their budget – and see it realised. So, as well as drawing sketches and thinking about material and fittings, you have to calculate costs, recommend people to carry out the work and supervise its progress.
Hours can be long and irregular, but pay isn’t too bad once you get a bit of experience. Junior designers can earn up to £20,000, but those with experience can earn more than £45,000.
Here, the experts sketch out the facts.
An employer says…
Creative director, Casa Forma bespoke interior design and architectural projects (www.casaforma.co.uk)
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