Author: Michael Lassell
Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing
Filled with trade secrets culled from the pages of Metropolitan Home, this guide to home decorating features more than two hundred beautiful color illustrations, advice from designers, and advice on how to achieve a personal style.
Author: Gail Green
Whether you own or rent, designing and decorating small spaces can be a challenge. Where do you start? How much should you budget? Is DIY decorating an option, or is working with a professional the best way to achieve results? An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces answers all these questions and more, welcoming you to the world of small space design and helping you transform your home quickly—and without breaking the bank. Drawing on more than thirty years of design experience, author Gail Green introduces you to interior design basics and guides your journey through four distinct focus areas: • Color and paint • Furniture arrangement and selection • Lighting • Architectural changes Green shares her expert tips for solving common design and decorating issues, such as how to make a small space look bigger, how to choose the best colors for small rooms, how to select the best furniture for small rooms and how to organize a small space on any budget. Renters will discover landlord-approved design ideas for small spaces, and homeowners will learn how to increase property value through minor renovations. Home is the most important space in our lives. It’s where we wake up every morning and go to sleep at night. It’s where we spend time with our families and relax after a long day of work. When we invest in our homes, we invest in ourselves. Fortunately, interior design for small apartments and other spaces doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. With An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces, you’ll avoid common pitfalls and overspending, and learn how to implement minor enhancements for immediate results. Impress yourself and others by applying professional tricks and techniques to transform your living space into a beautiful, upscale dwelling you’re happy to call home.
Author: Simon Dodsworth
Publisher: AVA Publishing
A comprehensive introduction to the key elements and concepts of interior design. Guidelines provide structure and encourage readers to initiate methodologies.
Author: Alix Wood
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Personalizing a space means decorating it or arranging it in a unique way. The space should reflect the designers personal aesthetic. Interior design isnt just something to marvel at on TV, and people of all ages can grasp designers key principles. This motivating book offers plenty of practical interior design projects, as well as vibrant photographs to illustrate them, and expert tips that creative readers can apply to their home or classroom.
Author: Daniel John Stine, Steven H. McNeil
Publisher: SDC Publications
This book is designed for the interior designer wanting to use hand sketching techniques, Google SketchUp, and Adobe Photoshop together to create beautiful designs and presentations. This book will teach you how to come up with fresh new design ideas and how to save time by using these powerful tools and techniques. This book presumes no previous experience with any of these tools and is divided into three sections. In the first section you will learn to use SketchUp and Photoshop starting with navigating the interface and than learning their features. In the next section you will learn hand sketching techniques and how to combine these with digital tools. In the last section of the book you will complete an interior design project leveraging the tools and techniques you learned in previous chapters while learning a few new techniques along the way. The first two chapters cover computer basics, including managing files and knowing your way around the operating system. The next three chapters introduce the reader to SketchUp, an easy to use 3D modeling program geared specifically towards architecture. Chapters six and seven present the basic tools found in Photoshop, which is the industry standard raster image editing software. Once you have worked through all the technology related introduction chapters, you will explore four chapters on various aspects of hand sketching. These chapters mainly focus on interior drawing concepts. The final four chapters work through the concept design process for an interior fit out project. The intent is that the reader would recreate these drawings as they appear in the book. The goal is to focus on understanding the process and developing the required techniques rather than getting bogged down in design right away.
Author: Debra Prinzing
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Virginia Woolf was right. Women–and men, it turns out–yearn for a room of their own. But instead of a little nook beneath the eaves, that room is now a shed. Today’s sheds, however, are not dusty shelters for plants and tools. Lace curtains have replaced cobwebs, charming antiques stand where shovels and rakes once rusted, and instead of corrugated walls, you will find cedar shingles and window boxes. Sheds are stylish and elegant and offer a hassle-free and affordable way to create more space without undergoing a major renovation. They function as artists’ studios, writers’ retreats, yoga dens, entertaining pavilions, children’s playhouses, garden rooms, or serene hideaways for any personal pursuit. In Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways, Debra Prinzing and William Wright showcase twenty-eight innovative and beautifully imagined spaces from New York City to East Hampton, from Seattle to San Diego, and from Atlanta to Austin to Santa Cruz. Some are elaborate and luxurious; others are delightfully modest. They are built in urban gardens and suburban backyards and tucked away on rural properties. Stunning, lush color photography graces Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways, bringing the reader into each space and face-to-face with all its nooks, crannies, and details; the text describes how the owners’ needs and interests inspired the shed practically and aesthetically. With sample plans for building a shed, advice on the practicalities of designing and decorating it, and thoughts from backyard philosophers who celebrate the appeal and possibilities of simple structures, Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways is both an inspiration for creating your own backyard destination and an armchair journey to some of the country’s most private and serene places. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Daniel John Stine, Aaron R. Hansen
Publisher: SDC Publications
The intent of this book is to provide the interior design student a well-rounded knowledge of Autodesk Revit tools and techniques. These skills can then be applied to enhance professional development in both academia and industry. The overall premise of the book is to learn Revit while developing the interior of a two story law office. The reader is provided an architectural model with established columns, beams, exterior walls, minimal interior walls and roofs in which to work. This allows more emphasis to be placed on interior design rather than primary architectural elements. The chapters chronology generally follows the typical design process. Students will find this book helps them more accurately and efficiently develop their design ideas and skills. The first chapter introduces the reader to Revit, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the basics of opening, saving and creating a new project. The second provides a quick introduction to modeling basic elements in Revit including walls, doors, windows and more. This chapter is designed to show students how powerful Revit is and hopefully make them more excited about learning it. The remainder of the book is spent developing the interior space of the law office with an established space program. A student will learn how to view and navigate within the provided 3D architectural model, managing and creating materials and develop spaces with walls, doors and windows. Once all the spaces are added to the model, several areas are explored and used as the basis to cover Revit commands and workflows. At the end of this tutorial, the reader will be able to model floor finishes, ceilings with soffits, casework, custom reception desk, restrooms, furniture and light fixtures. Additional features such as tags, schedules and photo-realistic rendering will be covered.
Author: Daniel John Stine, Aaron R. Hansen
Publisher: SDC Publications
"The intent of this book is to provide the interior design student a well-rounded knowledge of Autodesk Revit tools and techniques. These skills can then be applied to enhance professional development in both academia and industry. The overall premise of the book is to learn Revit Architecture while developing the interior of a two story law office. The reader is provided an architectural model with established columns, beams, exterior walls, minimal interior walls and roofs in which to work. This allows more emphasis to be placed on interior design rather than primary architectural elements. The chapters chronology generally follows the typical design process. Students will find this book helps them more accurately and efficiently develop their design ideas and skills. The first chapter introduces the reader to Revit, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the basics of opening, saving and creating a new project. The second provides a quick introduction to modeling basic elements in Revit including walls, doors, windows and more. This chapter is designed to show students how powerful Revit is and hopefully make them more excited about learning it. The remainder of the book is spent developing the interior space of the law office with an established space program. A student will learn how to view and navigate within the provided 3D architectural model, managing and creating materials and develop spaces with walls, doors and windows. Once all the spaces are added to the model, several areas are explored and used as the basis to cover Revit commands and workflows. At the end of this tutorial, the reader will be able to model floor finishes, ceilings with soffits, casework, custom reception desk, restrooms, furniture and light fixtures. Additional features such as tags, schedules and photo-realistic rendering will be covered. " -- product description.
Author: Linda Blair
Now everyone can have great Design Sense — and create attractive, comfortable rooms that match great value with lasting style Here is the total interior design guide — with everything you need in order to plan, buy, create, and care for all of the elements of a great home. Written by Linda Blair, one of the nation's top interior design experts, Design Sense trains you in the fundamentals of good interior design, providing you with valuable skills that will enable you to make sound design choices — and avoid costly mistakes. You'll find invaluable advice on: Walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors Color, pattern, and fabrics Hard and soft furnishings Lighting, accessories, painting, and photographic displays Home office and entertainment technology, ergonomics, maintenance, and more Plus: Over 100 stunning photographs, including 24 pages of full color Blairstyle Tips — simple, surefire guidelines for every style and budget DESIGN SENSE How can I make a small room look larger? Is there a secret to developing a good color scheme? What are some smart ideas to brighten up a dimly lit room? When should I seek professional design help? At last! Here are the answers to all of your basic interior design questions — in a single, straightforward, and easy-to-use guide. Written by top interior design expert Linda Blair, Design Sense brings you the philosophy, ideas, techniques, and professional expertise that will help you get the most from your decorating dollars — whether you have a new home, or an older one that simply needs to look and work better. The key to great design is planning. Design Sense shows you how to develop and implement a strategy that successfully accommodates both use of space and personal style. Demystifying the entire design process, the book's complete step-by-step approach gives you solid training in the fundamentals of good interior design, from using patterns to set a mood to selecting furnishings that will last. Beautifully illustrated and filled with Blair's enthusiasm, energy, and wit, Design Sense is the ideal "must-have" guide for every style and budget.
Author: Natalie Walton
Publisher: Hardie Grant
This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style. Filled with clever ideas and creative spaces it shows that you don't need a huge budget to create a beautiful home. This is Home provides examples and case studies of places with a global and timeless feel that haven't always been renovated in the traditional sense but are true homes. Featuring eight case studies from Australia, the US and Europe, and nearly 200 color photographs, This is Home will inspire you with beautiful, authentic places you want to be – today. Chapters include: The big picture: how to determine your decorating personality, and what's authentic for you. Starting over: let go of the past and create a home for the person you are today, with a focus on decision-making and the art of editing. Living for now: Work out a budget for your time and money using your values as a guide. Where you can spend and save when it comes to creating lasting interiors. The Art of ingenuity: Think creatively, not expensively, when it comes to making changes at home. Going beyond the usual suspects can help you to create a home that's distinctively yours. The poetry of space: Successful spaces are all about addition and subtraction, positive and negative. How to create balance within a room while reflecting your decorating style. The feel of a home: Create interiors that make you feel, and have an emotional connection. How to introduce decorative elements that make for authentic interiors. Surrounding spaces: Key ideas to consider when creating your place in relation to its environment - from the surrounding landscape to local community. Maintaining the focus: Ways to evolve what's important for you and keep focussed on your aesthetic and lifestyle. Happy renewal: How to keep your home fresh without exhausting or expensive overhauls. Rest and revive: How our homes can function as a place to rest our bodies, rejoice in our relationships and restore our values.
Author: Michael Payne
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Michael Payne--popular host of the hit HGTV's hit series Designing for the Sexes--brings his unique talent and expertise to this beautiful and practical reference designed to help homeowners find stylish solutions to today's most common and challenging home design dilemmas. YOU ASKED HIM, NOW HE'S ANSWERING Through emails, internet chats, and attendance at his seminars, Michael's fans have directly asked him to solve their most difficult design dilemmas. This beautiful reference delivers the answers they seek in a style that captures Michale's trademark wit and charm. Questions range from the common to the outrageous, providing always informative -- and often amusing -- reading. * Beautifully illustrated with 175 full-color photos * Features a logical room-by-room approach * Convenient format features each problem and solution presented across a single two-page spread * Covers living rooms, family rooms, master bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, work spaces, child's room, and more * Packed with advice, ideas, and tips on lighting, upholstery, storage, and accessories * Includes an informative Basic Questions chapter
Author: David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425
"Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam offers a comprehensive review of all NCIDQ content areas to help you pass the computer-based NCIDQ Examination IDFX, IDPX, as well as the Practicum."--Publisher's website.
Author: Nigel Coates
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
The book is designed to give a stimulating idea of the current direction of international interior design by Nigel Coates, one of the foremost practitioners in the field. The author has selected approximately 30 international designers whose work he thinks is especially interesting. The book will then present a selection of work by these designers in such a way that the relations between different designers (both the differences and similarities) are brought out as well as broader themes in current interior design. While each project selected will be featured over a series of pages, the same project may crop up at various other points through book. The purpose of this is to draw comparisons between each project by letting them cross over into one another’s territory. Hence ‘Collidoscope’, the provisional title of the publication. As such, it should work both as a sourcebook with reference to current tendencies in design and to the ideas that underpin them. It will foreground the designers yet raise challenging differences and overlaps between them.