Design Director - Residential Interior Design

Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 4 '19Posted on:

We seek a Design Director to oversee and support all facets of residential design projects as well as manage the design team.  This position is located in Los Angeles and/or Newport Beach.


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
  • Act as primary client and team liaison managing expectations, timelines, and scope.
  • New product and vendor sourcing – furniture, accessories, lighting, fabrics, 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, mentor, retain, and develop project managers and other
  • junior staff
  • Manage and oversee upgrades and changes in design strategy and creating
  • efficiencies in process
  • Promote brand through ownership of marketing, public relations, and social media
  • initiatives. Be ambassador of brand by organizing firm events and attending industry
  • events.
  • Responsible for managing the design team and managing the day to day operations of
  • the office.
  • Stepping in at any phase of design process where needed including project
  • management of client projects.
  • New business and client development


  • Excellence in client service and communication
  • Strong detail orientation
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Positive, whatever-it-takes attitude
  • Residential design experience
  • Space planning experience
  • Experience working with contractors, builders, architects, landscape architecture, etc.
  • 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
  • Resourceful and excellent problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • CAD Experience highly preferred
  • Minimum 7+ years in Design Industry

Founded in 2007, Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is a nationally recognized and published luxury design firm with offices in Corona del Mar, CA and Los Angeles. Recently awarded the Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award in October 2018, 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 Davies- Gaetano Interiors seeks to design timeless livable luxury.  Current and past project locations include Laguna Beach, Pebble Beach, Dana Point, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood Park, Montecito, Rancho Santa Fe, and Palm Beach in Florida.

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