Interior designers tend to have flexible work hours and varied work environments. Schedules are often tailored to client needs and designers usually travel to the client's home or business to discuss plans for the design of the space. After an initial consultation and strategizing sessions, designers visit shops to purchase furniture, artwork and supplies for creating the desired space.
Most designers also rent or own office space, with meeting rooms for client and design team interaction as well as a reception area, office, and design area for creating interior elements. While not necessary for an independent designer, an office gives clients the impression of a professional service. A positive impression can contribute to the overall success of the design business.