What are we, interior designers?

As a hospitality interior design and experiential marketing consultant, coach to interiors, and owner of two marketing agencies, I get that question all the time from students that I speak to. “What do interior designers do on a daily basis?” That’s an interesting question. Some would say we are a psychologist. Others would argue that we are maids. Builders often thing of decorators as desecrators. {They don’t like our attention to detail.} Others would say interior designers are contractors. I would argue for the latter. Today’s guest on DecorBoss – Decorating Den Interiors Designer of the Year – Suzan Toerpe Wemlinger would probably say the same.

I say we have to seem inferior although we are not. My mom refers to me as “The Little General” on job sites. When feeling like I’m not being heard, I arrive with a coffee mug that says, “Boss Lady” or “DecorBoss”. I really don’t care what anyone calls me, as long as they call me and now….only for multi-million dollar hospitality projects preferably in Miami or the Caribbean or another interesting place on Earth. It took me over 20 years to get here. It didn’t take Suzan quite that long. So let’s listen to how Suzan operates her business. Considering Decorating Den Interiors is a sponsor of P.S. This Rocks and DecorBoss, from an outside perspective and former admirer of Decorating Den’s brand name, I had to know more.

Suzan tells all of her secrets of how she gets her projects published. How an interior designer is really a GC (General Contractor). And how she makes it ALL work out for the good of her beloved clients. Without further ado, meet my new found friend, and sister from another mister, Suzan Toerpe Wemlinger…

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What did we learn from Suzan’s What Does a Designer Do on a Daily Basis Interview?

Interior Designers are not only general contractors, maids, photography stylists, but we are mind readers, visionaries. {I can’t thank the good Lord above for my 3am visions that have delayed themselves until 5am since moving back east to Miami.}

But, we are moms, Glammas, entrepreneurs, business owners, accountants, janitors, baristas, multi-taskers. {no pun intended.} Really, today I had a contractor ask me for a tape measure, then a pencil, then a sofa. Really….what does a designer do on a daily basis? I’m convinced we are somehow related to 3M, 007, and Mother Theresa – ALL IN ONE!

Designers and future designers, I hope you will answer one of these two questions below –

  1. Professional Interior Designers, if you had known what a designer does on a daily basis would you have still become an interior designer?
  2. Future Designers, aka. Future DecorBosses – what of these real things that we do are you most surprised by?

No matter where you are in your journey of interior design – I can’t wait to see your name in lights! If you haven’t already – WATCH MY FREE WEBINAR AND LEARN HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR DESIGN PORTFOLIO. OR if you’re in for really good written stories, read my interview with Blake Shelton’s interior designer Phara Queen and learn how she got Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Gwen Stefani on her resume without a portfolio.



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Christi Tasker Christi is a fashion-forward, globetrotting, social media marketing queen who is passionate about helping businesses reach their goals and dreams. She’s an innovator and creator who thinks that “the runner-up in the first place loser.” Earning her reputation for exceptional service by always delivering more than expected for her clients is the core of Christi’s nature.

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