Interior Designer / Design Consultant

The Shade Store - Winnetka, IL

Position: Interior Designer / Design Consultant

Position Reports to: VP of Showrooms


With over 70 years as a family owned business, we pride ourselves on delivering a world class customer experience and product. We have revolutionized the custom window treatment industry by simplifying and stylizing a traditionally complicated and expensive purchase. We are growing quickly and expanding aggressively: 65+ showrooms and growing across the country, a state of the art e-commerce website and a beautiful yearly design inspiration book. But with all this exciting growth, our core values and principles have not changed. We still handcraft every product right here in the USA and we still treat each and every customer with the greatest appreciation and professionalism. These are our guiding principles and the backbone of our company – they will always remain true.


We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity. If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude – then the sky is the limit. In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:

Full time highly competitive salary
Monthly monetary incentive programs based on performance
Medical Benefits
401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions
$100k Life Insurance & Short Term Disability Coverage provided at no charge
Partake in many charities and local events
And many more…..
THE POSITION: Interior Designer / Design Consultant

Help us carry on a third generation family run company, built on customer service
Bring your 3 to 5 year professional experience to a brand that’s expanding nationally
Combine your love of home décor and selling skills to an inclusive team environment
Be proud to work for a company that manufactures it’s products right here in the USA
Communicate differentiating qualities for custom products
Enjoy the autonomy and accountability of being an entrepreneur
Embrace change as well as facilitate it
Go the extra mile every time to surprise and delight customers
Flexible and can work a schedule that includes weekend hours
Appreciate the investment you are making in this company and in return, our investment in you

Offer design wisdom and inspiration while helping customers select the perfect window treatments for their home
Speak comfortably on the functional and stylistic benefits of each of our custom products
Run the day-to-day operations of their showroom
Identify outreach opportunities, including marketing to local interior designers
Host and attend local design events with support from The Shade Store HQ
Cultivate and promote The Shade Store tradition of a positive family atmosphere
Participate in ongoing product/technology training, as well as monthly business meetings

Positive and friendly demeanor toward every customer and colleague
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Awareness and interest of the design industry
Excellent computer skills
Self-starter, quick learner, team player
3 to 5 years of experience in either retail, design, sales or customer service

If you are looking to be part of a growing family of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals, we would love to hear from you!

ABOUT US: Visit our website at to learn more about The Shade Store and our career opportunities.

The Shade Store provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.