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Interior Design Services

SIC 7389 | NAICS 541410

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Interior Design Services  (view report)
Architectural Services  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Society of Interior Designers | Interior Designers of Canada
I+D Magazine

Bi-monthly trade publication features news and information for North American design professionals, with topics addressed in the "Business of Design" section in recent issues including designing in the digital age, strategies for successfully branding designs, licensing vs. private label in development of product collections, and educating tomorrow's designers. Archived issues can be viewed free online.

Interior Design Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Sandow Media LLC
Publications available from this organization include:

Interior Design Magazine / special-reports
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for design professionals, with special reports including the "Top 100 Giants" (January issue) and the "100 Rising Giants" (July issue) reports which rank the top 100 and the second 100 largest firms, respectively, by fees and also include information on total fees by market sector, top ten firms by market sector, and types of projects by market sector.

Universe Study
Triennial research study provides a comprehensive look at design industry based on responses from over 3,000 designers, with data provided in the report including total number of design firms, location of offices by region, number of firms working in each market segment, top 3 market segments based on volume, size of markets by product category, and market segments with greatest growth potential.

International Interior Design Association
IIDA Index Report

Index measures the economic health of the commercial sector based on project data submitted by a diverse mix of U.S. design firms, with projects categorized by region, project size, and market sector. Economic trends for various regions and sectors are calculated using a diffusion index with a neutral indicator of 50, with values above 50 indicating expansion and those below 50 indicating contraction.

American Society of Interior Designers
Publications available from this trade association include:

ASID Billings Index
Quarterly publication provides three-month moving-average billing indexes based on responses from all survey participants and by firm size (e.g., self-employed, 2-9, 10-24, and 25 or more employees), market sector (e.g., single family, multi-family, commercial, and institutional), and U.S. census region (e.g., Northeast, Midwest, South, and West). Quarterly billings index reports are available free online.

ASID Outlook and State of Interior Design
Annual publication provides an in-depth look at the current business environment and the outlook for the industry, with topics covered including key issues in the U.S. economy and construction industry, a review of trends and disruptors at a macro-level and their implications for the industry, and insights from thought leaders on where the design industry is headed and the future of the design profession.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Interior Designers
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenues for organizations that plan, design, and furnish interior spaces in residential and nonresidential buildings based on their clients' functional, aesthetic, and safety needs and applicable building codes and other regulatory standards. Sample report is available free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Compensation Report / Salaries & Benefits Report /

Compensation surveys provide salary and benefits information for full-time professionals, with survey results reported by age, gender, education, years in profession, professional credentials, job function (e.g., executive, senior designer or architect, architect, and designer), supervisory responsibility, firm specialization, and geographic region. Summary highlights from the surveys are available free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Interior Designers

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for individuals who plan, design, and furnish internal spaces in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings based on their clients' functional, aesthetic, and safety needs and applicable building codes and other regulatory standards. Survey results are updated each May and can be viewed free online.

PayScale, Inc.
Interior Designer Services

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as director, project manager, and senior/junior/assistant designer, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., IA Interior Architects, Inc., Hirsch/Bedner International, Inc., Gettys Group Inc., StudioSix5 Inc., and FRCH a NELSON Co.

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