Rosemarie Monahan

Rosemarie Monahan

New Orleans, LA, US



     I have always had a passion for interior design. My goal is to produce beautiful spaces that will educate the public to what  not only functional, but emotional design can do to better a community.

    My experience in the design field includes high end residential, boutique hotels, and healthcare.

    I'm well versed in creating plans and presentations with Auto CAD, Photoshop, and PowerPoint. This also includes, but is not limited to; the design of custom furniture, lighting and accessories, writing detailed and accurate specifications,  reviewing  shop drawings, researching and selecting FF&E and architectural materials,  creating and reviewing designs from schematic through construction documents.

     I am self motivated and I have the ability to work well under pressure, juggle and prioritize multiple projects, and adjust work accordingly often against tight deadlines. I have excellent communication skills both verbal and written.


McCARTAN, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

* Computer programs: Auto CAD, Photoshop, Excel, Word, Power Point
* Designed new and renovated boutique hotels and residential buildings
* Created demo, construction, RCP, and furniture plans
* Designed and prepared comprehensive interior schemes
* Custom design of casegoods, seating, rugs, carpeting, and lighting fixtures
* Research and selection of FF&E and architectural materials
* Produced budget and furniture schedules
* Reviewed shop drawings and submittals from vendors
* Proven ability to collaborate and produce within a team and take Project Manager responsibilities
* Organized office and design library
* Met with representatives for material and product updates
* Created presentations for all stages of the design

Nov 2006 - Aug 2011

M @ Mercer, New York, NY, US, Furniture Sales

* Successful sales of high end Italian furniture and accessories
* Use of Quick Books for invoices
* Delivery set up and scheduling
* Updated clientele list with Microsoft Excel
* Arrangement of store furniture and accessories
* Assisted customers with decorating and design ideas
* Communicated with owners and vendors to keep showroom updated with new items
* Visited local interior design firms to give them catalogs for their design library

Jul 2005 - Sep 2006

Dezign Wirks LLC., Springfield, MO, US, Founder / Principal / Interior Designer

* Established new clientele for high end residential design projects
* Created space plans, furniture layouts, window treatments
* Consulted with upholsterers and drapery manufacturers for custom designs
* Created floor and lighting plans for new and remodel projects
* Selected color palettes, furniture and materials for interior and exterior areas
* Worked with contractors to establish space plans, lighting, electrical layouts and materials for new homes.
* Personal shopping liaison

Sep 2004 - Apr 2005

Quixote, Springfield, MO, US, Sales

* Sales of showroom furniture and decorative accessories
* Unpacked new merchandise, priced, and arranged items and displays in showrooms
* Assisted customers with furniture and accessory selections
* Performed front desk duties: answered phone, welcomed customers, & placed furniture orders.

Oct 2004 - Jan 2005

Country Road Collection, Springfield, MO, US, Interior Designer / Sales

* Successfully decorated homes for all levels of clientele
* Consulted with drapery workrooms for custom window treatments
* Sales of high end, new and European antique furnishings and accessories
* Selected inventory at markets and through vendor representatives
* Worked with in house upholsterer to refurbish furniture
* Created displays for store advertising in local magazine and commercials
* Assisted in developing, managing, and updating store web site

Feb 2001 - Aug 2004

Interior Fashions, Springfield, MO, US, Interior Design Internship

* Advised customers in selections of fabrics, wallpaper and accessories
* Assisted designers with all stages of design for high end residences
* Prepared sales and purchase orders
* Executed pricing and labeling of new inventory
* Organized and inventoried merchandise
* Responsible for daily tasks: answering phone, opening and closing store

May 2000 - Jan 2001


Missouri State University, Bachelors, Housing and Interior Design

*Started studies in Art and Art History
*Finished studies with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Housing and Interior Design

Sep 1991 - May 2001

Areas of Specialization