Residential Interior Designer – Essex, MA

We are seeking a full-time, Residential Interior Designer with at least 10 years of experience designing and detailing the interiors of substantial residential properties. Central to the role will be the execution of fine interior designs and details while proactively collaborating with design and construction team members as well as sophisticated residential clients.  Experience in designing and detailing architectural interiors as well as interior finish specifications for new home construction, restorations, and renovations, including millwork and cabinetry, is critical.  This position is based out of C&M’s Essex office and is fully integrated with the Interiors Group, working directly with the architects, interior designers, and woodworking team.


  • Required Experience
    • Extensive background in high-end residential interior design and detailing, including specifying fixtures and interior finishes including decorative & soft finishes
    • Superior client relationship and project management skills.
    • Solid experience in traditional/classical cabinetry and millwork detailing.
    • Strength producing accurate space plans, furniture plans, electrical layouts, RCPs, detailed elevations, sections and 3-D renderings.  Use of CAD drafting software a must. (Knowledge of ArchiCAD or Cabinet Vision software a plus).
    • Strong experience in kitchen and bath design.
    • Extensive skill in creating and maintaining relationships with vendors and craftspeople.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to work as a team member on collaborative projects.
    • Ability to travel to job sites throughout New England as required.


  • Experience in space planning, interior architecture, and construction drawings.
  • Experience working with and managing high-end residential clients.
  • Proficiency in interior design principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment) selection and implementation.
  • Strong creative and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients, architects, and builders.
  • Experience in cabinetry and millwork design and detailing.
  • Experience in historic preservation is a plus.
  • Degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or related field is preferred.

C&M offers a competitive salary and bonus structure, PTO, health and retirement benefit options, and continuing education opportunities.


Established in 1996, Carpenter & MacNeille designs, restores and builds award-winning homes throughout the Greater Boston region, New England and beyond. Built on a legacy of unmatched client service, C&M offers architecture, interior design, construction, custom woodworking and property services.

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