A Day in the Life of an Interior Designer
8.30am: I head to the office armed with a cuppa and my ‘To Do List’. As an interior designer with several projects on the go I’m an expert multi-tasker. To start, I follow up on all aspects of my projects – this involves speaking with suppliers and tradesmen regarding status of work, orders and quotes etc.
10.30am: Time to tackle my inbox! I get straight onto responding to client emails and calls. It’s very important to keep my clients in the loop.
11.30am: I source products for current projects. Today I’m in search of an industrial style dining table and accessories for a St Kilda apartment. Next up, I compile samples and catalogues for a client meeting later in the day.
12.30pm: Brainstorm product ideas for new projects and finalise a colour palette for a stylish beach house.
1.30pm: Submit a proposal for an apartment fit-out before having a light lunch.
3.00pm: Meet with a lighting representative to learn more about a new innovative product. I’m excited – it’s a brilliant lighting solution that I know one of my clients will particularly love.
3.30pm: Attend a project meeting with my lovely clients that are having their kitchen redesigned. We review the budget and everybody is happy.
4.15pm: Next, I’m driving over to a project site to attend a construction meeting with the builders regarding progress of a bathroom fit-out.
5.30pm: At the end of the day, I return to the office to review floor plans and schematics, return phone calls and to do some online banking. I also send out a few invoices, place a couple of orders and request quotes from suppliers.
Before switching off my computer I jot down my ‘To Do List’ for tomorrow. It includes the follow up calls I need to make while I’m out and about.