Tag Archives: Decor

July 20, 2016

Big News. Big Changes

Are you a creative soul with an organization obsession? Does micro managing a project excite you more than… say… chocolate? Are you  passionate about residential design and love the idea of a great collaboration yet are superstar self motivator. You’ve got to have experience (2 years would be great) and be a graduate of an accredited interior design / decorating program.

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Here is exactly what we are looking for….

The Essentials:
-Meticulous attention to detail and organization skills
-Proficiency in the use of computers as well as advanced knowledge of AutoCad, Microsoft & Apple Software
-Strong communicator, verbally & written
-Ability to work on their own but also in a team setting

The Tasks (but not limited to below list):
-Assembling of design specification packages related to finishes, fabric and furnishings as well as specification spreadsheets
-Generating price requests, client estimates and related invoices, purchase orders, delivery schedules in order to facilitate the furnishings and custom design fabrication process
-Project manage, coordinate design process from start to installation, liaising with vendors, trades, construction, accounting departments, Principal Designer and clients

-Experience designing millwork and electrical plans is a must.

-Design & source along side Principal Designer, and produce plan, elevations and detail drawings for clients and trades

-Inspect all product at critical stage of fabrication & coordinate and manage all detailing
-Relationship management with high-end clientele
-Manage entire scope of project and be flexible to problem solve with issues that arise

Send along your resume & if we think you’re the perfect fit someone will contact you for an interview.

Email. erica@ericagelman.com 

January 21, 2015

Design life, meet motherhood…

Design life, meet motherhood…

I’ve had our new site up for a few months now and since launch date I’ve been planning/ scheduling/hoping to get the blog up and running yet, somehow everything else just got in the way. It could been because the site launched during one of the busiest seasons HOD has had in, well ever (not complaining, just saying) or could have been the fact that life just gets busier and busier with days  turning into weeks and weeks all of a sudden turning into MONTHS. Speaking of which, about 9.5 months ago my life became a hell of a lot more rewarding & a little more challenging. March 30th 2014 my little lady-baby came into this world and graced us with her unbelievable presence – my best creation by far. Luckily she was born on a Sunday so I was still able to finish off my work week the Friday before hand – I’m half joking with that comment I did meet with clients the Friday evening before going into labour but it wasn’t planned, Sasha just knew how much I would have hatted cancelling my appointment so she thoughtfully arrived over the weekend. It was a nice 8 day “rest” and back to work I went the following Monday. YES, this is a true story no half joking there – it’s like I was one of the seven dwarfs and went hi, ho, hi, ho…..back to work I go. But you see, my “work” is just as much a part of my life as anything else that’s meaningful. And so I began my new journey of learning how to blend my new title of Mama with my existing title(s) of designer, project manager,  entrepreneur, creative director…. apparently, I wear ALOT of hats. In  there somewhere is also wife, mom to my furry baby, daughter &  friend- I don’t think I can handle anymore.

It hasn’t been easy (thank gd for THE best support system ever) but it’s definitely been worth it. We have had some amazing projects come through our doors. I’m beyond excited to share our projects on the blog along with inspiration, concepts, progress reports… anything that’s happening at House of Design I will be sharing, I may even throw in a few mom-moments here and there- just to keep it interesting.

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