About D + A

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Located in the heart of SoHo, NYC, our mission at Designer + Attaché is to provide interior designers with the services of skilled and experienced design assistants on a flat fee or hourly basis. We know your clients and projects are very important to you– and they are important to us too. So we work very hard at making sure that every task is completed timely and to your satisfaction by our experienced assistants. No matter how big or small, Designer + Attaché gives every project the same high level of care and attention. Our goal is to exceed your expectation of what design assistants can accomplish for you without the obligation of full time staff and payroll.


Our Junior Design Assistants have a minimum of three years of interior design assistant experience. Services include (but are not limited to) sourcing furniture and material selections for both residential and commercial projects; creating and updating furniture & finish schedules; project manage  client installs and deliveries; overseeing design concepts through installation phase; staging for photo shoots; field verification; and  ability to comprehend construction documents.

Our Drafters and Architectural Drafters provide the following services: construction drawings, shop drawings, existing condition plans and elevations, structural/mechanical drawings as well space and furniture plans.

Our Architectural Drafters are also experienced in drawing computer 3-dimensional renderings on Google Sketchup and 3D Max.

Our team of Showhouse Design Assistants have worked on several  designer showcase houses. Under the time pressured environment that is typical of designer showcase houses our assistants are able to: assemble and dissemble rooms quickly,  think on on their feet and problem solve,  swift packing and organizational skills, and manage time well.

We also offer the option to “man-the-rooms” while the showhouse is open. This service is important in order to protect from theft and to explain the vision of your room.

Our Bookkeeping Design Assistants have worked with top interior design firms and are proficient in the following bookkeeping/accounting programs: Quickbooks, Design Manager and Studio IT. Their tasks include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank recs, sales tax filing, online banking, budgeting, payroll processing as needed, and the ability to generate accurate accounting reports.

Our Administrative Design Assistants have a minimum of one year of in-office experience at an interior design firm. Tasks include but are not limited to: creating purchase orders, proposals, and invoices; vendor inquiries, placing, tracking and following up on client orders and reserves; organizing & updating fabric libraries; returning fabric and finish samples to showrooms; keeping track of client binders and schedules; creating client presentations & tear sheets; meeting coordination between client & designer, designer & vendors/workrooms; and attending and participating in client meetings.

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“I’ve loved Designer Attache from their very concept. It’s a delight to work with such brilliant, entrepreneurial minds but with the willingness that’s very grass roots. Nicole and Brittany have delivered way beyond my expectations every time. Well versed with the design industry, they bring a fresh and a complete can-do attitude to the table along with excellent work ethics. It’s a pleasure to have them on board!”

-Raji Radhakrishnan, Raji RM & Associates

“Designer Attaché fills a much needed void by offering professional assistance to designers working on projects from a distance. My experience with Designer Attaché has been extremely helpful and beneficial, and I highly recommend them.”

-Tammy Connor, Tammy Connor Interior Design

“Before we were ready to hire a full time assistant, Designer Attaché was the perfect solution for our growing business. The flexibility of their business model allowed us to tap their services on an as needed basis. They were always so professional helping us with everything from shopping, generating proposals and purchase orders, setting up for events- true life savers!”

-Anne and Suysel, Tilton Fenwick
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