Design Director, Residential Interior Design

Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors Employer:
Newport Beach, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Aug 4 '17Posted on:

OHARA DAVIES-GAETANO INTERIORS seeks a Professional Design Director to oversee and support all facets of residential design projects as well as manage the design team.


Full accountability and ownership of all interior design projects – down to each detail including:

  • Oversee and support the preparation and management of client presentations. This includes space planning, printing, pricing, and contract development
  • Oversight of all design support functions including purchasing, time tracking, client accounting, and billing
  • New product and vendor sourcing – furniture, accessories, lighting, window treatments, paint colors, etc.
  • Coordinate with and manage partners including architects, contractors, and other design partners
  • Oversee and manage overall design calendar including client meetings, presentations, proposals, installations, etc.
  • Oversee client account balances and payments on account
  • Create and train the organization on interior design standards and policies
  • Recruit, manage, motivate, and develop project managers and other junior staff
  • Manage and oversee upgrades and changes in design strategy
  • Work with senior management to fit interior design strategy to organizational vision and marketing
  • Responsible for managing the design team and managing the day to day operations of the office.


  • Strong detail orientation
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Positive, whatever-it-takes attitude
  • Residential design experience
  • Space planning experience
  • Experience working with contractors and construction
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with design consulting , handling and all phases of the project with clients
  • Knowledge of quality high-end and custom furniture and furnishings
  • Ability to multitask in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Office administration skills
  • Team player
  • Resourceful

*CAD Experience a must. 


Founded in 2007, Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is a nationally recognized and published luxury design firm with offices in Corona del Mar, CA and satellite offices in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles. Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interior’s work has been published in national publications including Veranda, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, LUXE, Modern Luxury and AD On-line.  Ohara was named by House Beautiful Magazine as the ‘Next Wave” of design. Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors seeks to design timeless livable luxury.  Current project locations include Laguna Beach, Pebble Beach, Dana Point, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood Park, and Rancho Santa Fe in California; Dallas and Houston in Texas, and Palm Beach in Florida.

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