London, UK
Lead interior designer- show homes (maternity cover)
at Suna Interior Design

London-based Suna Interior Design is looking for a lead interior designer – show homes, for one year maternity cover with a view to becoming permanent.

Suna Interior Design is an award-winning London based boutique interior design consultancy providing interior services for property developers and the hospitality industry. Helen Fewster and Rebecca Tucker head up the London-based studio ensuring that a high level of attention is dedicated to each client and project.

Currently seeking maternity cover to lead an established show home design team. We are looking for a confident and organised individual with experience in residential interior design. The successful candidate will oversee and manage all show home projects whilst supporting the team.

General overview of the role

  • to lead and project manage all show home projects completed by the design team
  • direct liaison with clients, focusing on guaranteeing client satisfaction
  • report back to the Directors with updates on projects and client feedback
  • keep an overview on all budgets to assure efficiency and profit margins


  • taking the lead on specific projects whilst overseeing the design teams’ workload at the design stage through to installation and handover
  • coordinating directly with the client to make sure the scope of work is completed to a high standard and on time
  • assessing internal resources in order to distribute upcoming workload
  • mentoring, developing and supporting other designers within the team
  • attending client meetings, presentations and handovers
  • a high level of organisation and efficiency is required to ensure all client deadlines are achieved
  • understanding the clients’ requirements and target markets, developing design concepts in consultation with the client and establishing final briefs
  • designing show home schemes, responsible for the project management from pitch to installation/project handover
  • sourcing and specifying materials and products according to set budgets
  • guaranteeing consistency in all design boards for presentation to clients
  • keeping up to date with new developments and design trends in the design industry

Required key skills

  • a sound understanding of quality design standards with regards to spatial planning, high spec finishes and styling
  • five years minimum of professional, related experience
  • experience preferred working within the show home industry
  • experience preferred working within a B2B interior design environment
  • experience using EstiPC or EstiMac
  • CSCS card required
  • full, clean, UK driving licence essential
  • high level of experience using InDesign, Photoshop, Auto Cad and Illustrator and Microsoft Office Suite within a professional environment
  • project management experience within a creative environment essential
  • comprehensive knowledge of UK housing developers
  • an eye for design and colour, with good 3D and spatial awareness
  • comprehensive knowledge of UK suppliers – furniture, fabric and wallpaper
  • the ability to visualise concepts and explain them to others
  • strong organisational skills, to ensure each project is completed on time and to budget
  • strong communication skills, both written and verbal to present and sell the designs, promote and explain ideas, and build relationships with clients
  • project management skills, including ability to work under pressure, to deadlines and to oversee team projects
  • ability to work effectively as part of a team, on multiple projects

Application process

Please include all of the following. If any part of the application is missing, your application will not be considered.

  • email your cv and portfolio to
  • please include your current salary and salary expectations
  • please write ‘Lead Interior Designer Job Application’ in your subject for the email and address the email to Ellen
  • all attachments must be in PDF format and in total under 5MB
  • due to the volume of applications we can only reply to successful candidates

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