Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you’re grateful for, and very near the top of my list is my career as an interior designer. There are numerous facets to my profession, so it was not difficult for me to come up with a list of reasons why I’m grateful to be an interior designer.
- Having the opportunity to guide clients in creating beautiful and balanced spaces. My work transcends good looks, dealing with functionality as well. Beautiful spaces allow clients to appreciate where they live or work, while balanced spaces provide peace and well-being to allow them to flourish.
- Choosing from so many great products. It can be overwhelming to clients to learn how many options they can consider for their project. I enjoy bringing clarity to product selection, with some of my favorites being decorative tiles, natural woven shades and textured rugs.
- Attending industry events and educational classes. Earning a BFA with an emphasis on interior design was just the beginning of my education. Attending trade shows, seminars and conferences on a regular basis to see and learn about all the endless design options inspires my creativity and passion to educate clients.
- Meeting and working with clients and industry partners. At its core, interior design is a people-focused business. My desire for social interaction is satisfied through the relationships I develop with great clients, vendors and other designers.
- Seeing my designs come to life. There is nothing more gratifying to me than seeing the joy on a client’s face when they set eyes on their new space. Knowing I’ve enhanced my clients’ lives is a priceless reward of my profession.
Diane’s Take: Being an interior designer has allowed me to explore, create, and appreciate my love of art. I’m honored to have made a difference in so many people’s lives by creating beauty and balance they enjoy every day.