Intermediate Decorator

Pembrooke & Ives Pembrooke & Ives Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Mar 3 '21Posted on:

A high-end interior design firm in New York is looking for an Intermediate Decorator with at least 5 years experience to work closely with Junior Decorators, Senior Decorators and Studio Directors to provide development, production support and co-ordination throughout the project delivery process as a member of the design team. A dependable, energetic individual with a “can-do” attitude and exceptional attention to detail, the Intermediate Decorator is responsible for supporting the efforts of the design team to ensure the successful completion of the project. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow with an organization that is rapidly expanding its operations and discovering new possibilities daily.


Project Deliverables

  • Completes and files correspondence and drawing files.
  • Ensures accurate meeting notes are taken and reported to team members.
  • Weekly time sheet completion.
  • Attends client meetings.
  • Prepares project and installation schedules.
  • Meets all deadlines for decorating deliverables.
  • Prepares client presentations under the guidance of senior team members.
  • Prepares specification packets and room sheets for presentation to the client.
  • Researches interior trends and FF&E options.
  • Oversees the facilitation of sample pulls, tracks their delivery, and ensures timely returns.
  • Assists in organizing the sample library.
  • Provides administrative assistance including filing.
  • Creates templates as needed.
  • Runs errands as needed.
  • Uses computer-aided design (CAD) to prepare required layouts, floor plans, elevations, custom furniture drawings and lighting drawings required to convey decorating intent.
  • Shops for all FF&E requirements including furniture, fabrics, lighting, wall and floor finishes, carpets and window treatments.
  • Supervises installation of FF&E including arranging furniture, hanging window treatments and artwork.
  • Assists senior staff with design development and materials research to produce fully coordinated room schemes.
  • Assists in the supervision of junior decorators and interns.
  • Corresponds with vendors to obtain accurate quotes for all FF&E requirements.
  • Assists in creating budgets and tracking expenses against budgets.    
  • Creates purchase orders and client invoices to ensure timely delivery of project.
  • Negotiates prices with vendors.

Industry Knowledge

  • Follows and speaks to current industry trends on space, function, decorative lighting, fabrics, furniture and equipment, etc.
  • Develops innovative design concepts that are practical, aesthetic, safe and conducive to intended purposes and function and are reflective of client goals and within project budget. 


  • Possesses a high taste level and has knowledge of high-end market with the ability to design custom furniture and lighting.
  • Possesses excellent time management skills and is able to handle multiple project deadlines and make decisions in a fast-paced environment to take a project from design concept all the way through installation.
  • Highly presentable, intelligent, confident and discreet with an outgoing, upbeat and confident demeanor.
  • Proactive self-starter who is goal and detail-oriented with exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Proficient in the use AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office programs. Studio Designer a plus.
  • Possess sound knowledge of interior design principles/practices.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated work experience with Interior Design and/or Architectural Firms. 

To apply please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio to: 

Please do NOT call.

Only decorators with 5+ years experience will be considered for this position.

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