Staying on top of the newest trends, techniques and technology is incredibly important to our team here at Fitterer’s. Keeping up to date and continuing our education with our manufacturers allows us to provide the best service to those whom we consider our highest priority: our customers.
This week we were lucky enough to be joined by our Flexsteel representative, Blaine, and Flexsteel Freelance Designer, Tia. Blaine kept us up to date on the latest information from Flexsteel, and Tia completed a full showroom reset that we’re excited for you to see!
Before she headed back home, Gabe sat down with Tia and asked her some questions about her career in interior design and her roll at at Flexsteel.
A Short Interview with Flexsteel Freelance Designer Tia
Gabe: Can you walk through what your role is at Flexsteel and what that role entails?
Tia: I am a freelance designer for Flexsteel. I go into galleries and reset showroom floors (so they are optimally setup). When doing this, I really try to mainly focus on thinking about the way a customer shops and setting up the room oriented towards the lifestyle of the customers.
Gabe: What is your favorite part about your job?
Tia: I think my goal and the best part of my job is making people excited. Whether it’s getting the sales team re-excited about what they are doing or getting the customer excited about going into a gallery that has a good flow. I really enjoy getting to the point where the customer is able to really visualize how the pieces would look in their own homes.
Gabe: What are the most important things you focus on when designing a room?
Tia: I think really when designing a room the focus should be on functionality. Thinking about how the customer is going to utilize the space is very important. A designer can go in and make a room look really nice but at the end of the day if it doesn’t make sense for the customer then it just doesn’t make sense. So when designing a room I feel that it really primarily comes down to functionality.
Gabe: What advice would you give someone who is thinking about or trying to pursue a career in interior design?
Tia: I would say that experience is very important. Don’t be afraid to try a lot of different things. That’s how you find what you like and your niche. Go out and get your hands dirty and try a little bit of everything.
Be sure to stop by the store and take a look at the newest offerings from our trusted partners at Flexsteel! Whether you need a new sofa, chair, sectional or bedroom set, our sales staff is happy to help you create the space of your dreams.