5 Interior Designer Success Stories [2023]

5 Interior Designer Success Stories [2023]
Become An Interior Designer

Interior designing involves making indoor spaces safe, functional, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting essential & decorative items such as colors, lighting, and materials.

The global luxury interior design market is growing at a CAGR of 9.0%. The growth metrics show there is great potential for entrepreneurs targeting households.

If you are starting a luxury interior design business, focus on style and specialty. Add valuables with creative professions, such as interior design, so you stand out from the rest. Ensure you hire the right people and hone the brand identity.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a interior designer:

1. diSalvo Interiors ($1.32M/year)

Annemarie diSalvo (from Westbury, NY, USA) started diSalvo Interiors about 26 years ago.

$110K / month
2 founders / 5 employees
Westbury, NY, USA

Case Study

Well, to make a long story short, my mother and I started this company together in 1996. I was working as a staff interior designer at a private firm in NYC, and my mother, Rosemarie was the manager of the Estate and Trust department at a large Law Firm. We both HATED our jobs and dreamed of doing our 'own thing'. We had no idea what that looked like, and so we turned to our passion..antiques and design.

That passion has morphed into a boutique design firm that boasts over 1M in annual revenue and has completed hundreds of trophy projects.


2. Hoagard.com ($4.98M/year)

Çağrı Ayten (from Solingen, Germany) started Hoagard.com over 8 years ago.

$415K / month
2 founders / 43 employees

Case Study

Hello, our names are Ali Bedrettin Boz and Cagri Ayten. We founded Hoagard in 2014. We took up designing as a new hobby and created steel samples. At first, nobody realizes what is going to happen. Results are extraordinary. We had not only got a new hobby but also, brought a brand new notion to interior design.

Hoagard was established without investment. So it was not a gold mine between the years of 2014 and 2016 the situation was relapsing during these years. By making a huge leap in 2016, it has become a brand that reaches an average annual turnover of 4.5 - 5.5 million Euros.


Learn more about starting an interior designer:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an interior designer?
-> Pros and cons of an interior designer

Need inspiration?

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Other resources

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-> Interior designer quotes

4. SALSO Design ($1.2M/year)

Saleh Sokhandan (from Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran) started SALSO Design over 10 years ago.

$100K / month
1 founders / 6 employees

Case Study

Hi I’m Saleh Sokhandan. I’m a designer and the founder of Salso studio.


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