Hello! I graduated college about a year and a half ago with a bachelors in Interior Design. In school the project peramiters were similar, we got very few limitations on size, budget and things like that. I started doing residential interior design and found people will have very strong opinions on things. Their space will always be defined as well as their budget. It will be rare you get a client that will give you free reign to do whatever you want as they do in school. Being able to sell your ideas/designs is very important. Compromise and understanding is important as well. I would say most of the time if you are able to sell your idea, and educate your client along the way on why something should be a certain way, they will trust your judgment. Hope this helps & good luck!