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How to land an interior design job… a lesson in 175 square feet

February 16, 2010

The NYTimes Home section published an entertaining (and perhaps useful) article on an impeccably decorated 175 square foot studio apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The owner is Zach Motl, an almost obsessive  collector/arranger who became an interior designer out of necessity. A theater major who also studied sculpture (hence the penchant for arranging, I’m assuming), Zach planned on coming to New York to pursue his acting dreams. His tiny apartment became his pilot project after he took it upon himself to build custom furniture, knock tile out of the bathroom and totally reimagine the space.  After holding down a variety of jobs and internships and realizing that perhaps he didn’t want to be an actor after all, he began looking for something more permanent. A friend recommended that he apply to Robert Couturier & Associates, a top design firm that was seeking a junior design assistant with experience. Needless to say, he got the job based on photos alone…

Check out the inspiring slideshow here.

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