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10 Signs That You Are Married To An Interior Designer

Let’s hop inside the creative, yet complicated, mind of an interior designer and see what it’s like in there. Better yet, let’s see what it is like to live with one. Image Source: Ohara Interiors

Interior designers are mind readers— after one conversation with a new client they have an innate skill of knowing what their client wants. We thought it would be neat to hop inside the creative, yet complicated, mind of an interior designer and see what it’s like in there. Better yet, let’s see what it is like to live with one.

Some people bring work home with them, but for interior designers (and interior decorators), this can seem like an understatement. The personal nuances that make a great interior designer don’t get left at the office, rather they are life skills and personality traits that follow them in every facet of life. While we don’t want to stereotype the workings of these amazing ‘design minds’, we thought it fun to reflect on what it might be like to live with these creatives.

Are you married to an interior designer? If so, then you know what we are talking about. Here are 10 signs that you are married to one of these ambitious and originative individuals:

Here are 10 signs that you are married to one of these ambitious and originative individuals. Image Source: Michele Bitter

1 ) Your Closet Is Arranged By Color

When you look in your closet, do you see a perfectly planned color palette whose shades give an ombre effect to the clothes hanging in there? Well, being married to an interior designer often results in this closet scenario.

Interior designers tend to keep things organized, but in a different way than most. As opposed to sorting clothes — or anything else in your home — by size or type, they most likely sort by color (or pattern and texture).

Having your clothes arranged by color, however, is not necessarily a bad thing. You will always know where to look for your favorite blue shirt or hot pink sweater.

Being married to an interior designer often results in this closet scenario. Image Source: California Closets

2) Type A + Personality

Ah, yes, those Type A personalities are fun to live with aren’t they? Everything has a place and every place has a purpose.

These high-end personalities have received a bad rap. The truth is being a Type A can get you far in life—very far. Type A’s are go-getters; they are organized and for the most part they are very successful individuals who know what they want (and often get what they want).

Who doesn’t desire to be like that? Indeed, Type A personalities are the ones to look up to and perhaps imitate, despite the fact that they may be tightly wound at times and difficult to live with.

Type A’s are go-getters, they are organized and for the most part they are very successful individuals who know what they want. Image Source: Pickell Architecture

3) Perfectionism Reigns Supreme

In addition to the Type A personality, your designer spouse is a perfectionist.

However, this perfectionism is what makes them succeed in the interior design world. Of course, clients are happy when their designer gives them a home that is utter perfection.

On the other hand, it can be tough at times to live with these perfectionists— and we all know that home life does not always run as seamlessly as our work lives, especially when kids and family life are involved. This is where interior design perfectionism can cause aggravation and inspire comments like, “Don’t sit on the couch with your shoes on, are you crazy!?”

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Perfectionism is what makes designers succeed in the interior design world, but it may be hard to live with at home. Image Source: J4 Construction

4) Designers Are Intuitive

As we mentioned above, interior designers are mind readers; they are intuitive individuals who know how to read people.

This is a very good trait to have in order to be successful in the interior design world. Who wants to hire an interior designer who can’t get to the heart of the matter and figure out what you want?

Intuition is not something that is taught in design school, rather it is a personality trait that is imbedded in the best interior designers. And this trait, of course, follows the designer through the door at the end of the day. So when your design spouse asks you what’s wrong, don’t bother to lie and say, ‘nothing’—their intuition knows better.

interior designers are mind readers; they are intuitive individuals who know how to read people. This is a very good trait to have in order to be successful in the interior design world. Image Source: Parquet

5) Designers Have A Strong Ego-But In A Good Way

Interior designers are confident people, although not in a bad way. They are just secure in their skills and knowledge of interior design—they know what works and what doesn’t. You may, however, have a difficult time winning an argument, particularly when the argument is about the couch or chair you want in your living room.

As a spouse, you have learned that they know best, and your opinion counts, but not quite as much as theirs. After all – they are the professional designer.

These strong-willed individuals will have difficulty letting someone else over-ride their decision— especially if it’s in their own home.

white kitchen green glass pendant lights

Interior designers are confident people, although not in a bad way. They are secure in their skills and knowledge. Image Source: Lazarus and Sergeant

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