Author: Barbara Jean Jennings
How to Rearrange Furniture and Accessories Clients Already Own and Make Money in Your Own Home Decorating Business. Learn the secrets top interior designers use to create beautiful rooms. Manual covers how to conduct consultations, questions to ask, business setup, marketing and promoting business. Written by West Coast Pioneer in Redesign and Director of The Academy of Staging and Redesign hosted at Decorate-Redecorate.Com. Includes detailed guidance, before and after photos, illustrations, tools to use and includes multiple forms. Based on author's 40 years in redesign, home staging and home based businesses.
Author: Nita Phillips
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services chart, sample balance worksheet, profit-and-loss worksheet, cash-flow projections worksheet, weekly accounting ledger, vendor sale sheet, bid sheet. New in this edition are more "points of entry": lots of sidebars and lists, including sidebars with new information on “green” home furnishings and environmentally friendly paints that clients may ask about.
Author: Drue Lawlor, Michael A. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place, the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.
Author: Simon Dodsworth, Stephen Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The second edition of The Fundamentals of Interior Design provides a thorough introduction to the key elements of interior design and the ideas that underpin them. The book describes the entirety of the creative process, from researching initial ideas to realizing them in three-dimensional form. Throughout the text, guidelines are given to provide structure to the interior design process and the reader is encouraged to adapt and initiate methodologies to suit individual project needs. This approach is intended to give designers a belief in their own abilities, and the confidence to tackle different projects with the unique challenges that each one brings. The book features a variety of diagrams and talking points to encourage students and practitioners to think about key issues such as understanding spatial relationships and the use of sustainable materials. This second edition includes new case studies focusing on well-known international interior design studios, such as Conran and Partners, UK, Slade Architecture, US, Gensler, US and award winning architects Chae-Pereira in South Korea. The introduction of interviews with contemporary interior designers allows readers an insight in to the working world of interior design. The new projects allow students to explore what they have learned in each chapter through experimentation and these activities encourage creativity and further learning.
Author: Joann Eckstut, Sheran James
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Learn to decorate like the pros and discover every rooms potential with Room Redux. Interior designers Joann Eckstut and Sheran James have developed the book that could make their job obsolete. Starting with how to appraise your needs and create a furniture floor plan, and progressing step-by-step toward the big decisionscolors, fabrics, walls, floors, and furniturethe authors friendly, savvy style demystifies the process and frees up the decorator within. Lively and instructive illustrations will empower even novice home decorators to develop their own style, and the fun scrapbook for-mat will keep those creative juices flowing. Tabbed for quick access and complete with graph paper and furniture cutouts for floor plans, plus pockets for clippings, fabric samples, and color swatches, the format is utterly approachable. For renters looking for quick-and-easy fixes as well as homeowners ready to overhaul entire rooms, Room Redux is the one-stop resource for guidance, inspiration, and great results.
Author: Joann Eckstut
A leading interior design expert and color consultant shares her foolproof techniques for decorating with color, explaining how to select the most harmonious color combinations for everything from walls and ceilings to window treatments and accessories, with a variety of distinctive palettes that present a single dominant color, along with different accent and neutral colors. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Simona Manini
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Feng Shui for Architecture is an easy-to-use manual to incorporate Scientific Feng Shui into the design, renovation, and decorating of your home. The final goal is to support your well-being, as well as your family's, in all aspects of life. It is also particularly useful during a real estate pre-acquisition inspection, for it offers examples of bad Feng Shui (to avoid), good Feng Shui (to desire), and how to correct any overall problems. This will help you to evaluate the kind of investment to be made and to make the property Feng Shui proof (as well as decide if you want to either buy it or pass on it). The only book on the market written by an architect, interior designer, and Feng Shui expert who has over 20 years of expertise in the fields of architectural planning, design, and Scientific Feng Shui Mastery, Feng Shui for Architecture is largely the result of answering frequent questions that have arisen over the years by concerned Feng Shui and Interior Architecture students in classes taught by the author as well as addressing common issues brought up by professional architects, designers, and clients with whom the author has consulted with during the development of hundreds of projects (and whom are also the same people who encouraged her to write this book). Editorial Reviews "Dr. Simona Mainini has an astonishing ability to interpret and install ancient Chinese formulas in such a way that they change lives today. Her discipline and precision in a field not often distinguished by these qualities is both unique and world class." Richard Ashworth Author of The Feng Shui Diaries Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the Feng Shui Society "Dr. Mainini is one of those few, wonderful people who have managed to weld together the strict disciplines of architectural practice with the aesthetics and philosophies of the ancient Chinese traditions of Feng Shui. Readers can be assured that what she writes is not founded just on theory alone, but sound, practical experience." Derek Walters Author of The Feng Shui Handbook & The Complete Guide to Chinese Astrology "Feng Shui for Architecture is an excellent guide for both the Feng Shui professional and layperson. You can benefit from the knowledge presented here and use it to make your environment as harmonious as possible." Larry Sang Author of The Principles of Feng Shui President & Founder of The American Feng Shui Institute "Feng Shui for Architecture has been extremely inspirational to me and many of my students at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). We are very impressed with Dr. Mainini's knowledge and experience. She brings a new pattern to design and architecture." Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, PhD Author of Movel Moderno no Brasil Professor, Design Department, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil "The title and subtitle promises a lot-- and this book delivers even more! Dr. Mainini has done a fabulous job organizing and explaining-- in a clear, precise manner-- the principles of Feng Shui and the ancient Chinese art of placement for good energy flow as it applies to the spaces in which we live and work. Not only is this book great for the preparation of buildings, it is also extremely useful even if you are only searching for an energetically superior apartment, house, or office space to rent. If you are looking for an invaluable source of Feng Shui information to help bring harmony to your living and working space and your life, this is a book for you. I applaud Dr. Mainini for the publishing of this, her first book, and highly recommend it to those who want to learn more about this most fascinating modality of healing. A+!" Raphaelle Tamura Founder, Star of Peace Publishing Founder, Seraphim at Mount Shasta
Author: Emily Henderson
"The stylist's genius is in making a space look inviting, personal, and unique. She often does this in just minutes, meaning that a small investment pays off with big rewards. Emily Henderson now draws the curtain on the interior stylist's secrets. This playful yet practical book features 1,000 highly visual, highly enviable, eminently doable ideas-more than any other decor book on the market. First up, Emily walks readers through her Stylist's Toolkit, which helps them discover their signature styles, talk like a stylist, and learn the styling process in 10 easy steps. Then, Emily takes us inside 25 homes, grouped into rooms and themes for the reader, revealing how to get your place ready for its close-up-and your long-term happiness-without it looking contrived. With advice on mixing patterns, visually balancing a space, and scoring great deals on furniture and accents, this is an irresistible inspiration resource for the interior decor enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for help styling a home."
Author: Grant K. Gibson
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Infuse thoughtfully furnished rooms with your own personal style, for every part of your home. Drawing on inspiration from his personal style, world travels, and client experience, Grant K. Gibson takes you on a journey to curate your perfect home. This highly instructional design book covers wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, in an engaging and comprehensive look at what makes a home both functional and beautiful. Learn the importance of not just decorating with objects, but infusing your living space with items that have meaning in your own life. Each chapter focuses on a different element of the home: foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, kids’ rooms, and bathrooms and powder rooms. Discover Grant’s design philosophy—and the questions you should be asking yourself—as it pertains to each respective room. Sidebars with design secrets, decorating tips, and how-tos provide further instruction. Thorough and personable, showcasing photography from Grant’s portfolio, his travels, and vast collection of previously unpublished snapshots taken in the process of his design work, The Curated Home is home décor inspiration at its best. Grant K. Gibson is an interior designer based in San Francisco. His firm works on projects around the country. His work has been featured in many publications including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, and more. He lives in San Francisco.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: Joann Eckstut, Arielle Eckstut
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Celebrates the way in which color impacts all aspects of life, exploring such topics as color's physics and chemistry, how language influences the colors people see, and misconceptions about color.
Author: Lloyd Princeton
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Why struggle to market interior design when you can get specialized advice from a top-notch consultant? In Marketing Interior Design, Lloyd Princeton offers you the same high-quality insights that he gives to his clientele. Drawing on his professional expertise as well as the experiences of his clients, he provides detailed guidance to help you learn to: • figure out what to charge and have the confidence to demand that price • write your business statement • brand your business, including designing promotional materials • find leads and take advantage of them through networking • land jobs and learn how to handle the interview process • protect yourself with contracts • take advantage of the burgeoning market for green products and services. This insider guide is packed with examples of good (and bad) marketing materials, first-hand stories, and sample contract forms. If you are starting out in the field of interior design, or just want to retool your existing business, you need Marketing Interior Design! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Author: Jennice Vilhauer, PhD
Publisher: New World Library
Stop talking about your past and start creating your future Anticipating a positive future is the key to well-being and mental health. Yet when many people think of the future, they experience anxiety, depression, fear, and self-doubt. Unaware of how to change the future, most people are trapped in a cycle of re-creating their past. But your past does not have to define who you are or where you are going — you can break free. Future Directed Therapy (FDT) is a new psychotherapy that helps people create their future with awareness and choice, with skills based on cutting-edge cognitive science. Think Forward to Thrive is filled with information and step-by-step exercises to help you: * Overcome negative emotions * Identify what you want in life * Transform limiting beliefs * Take action * Live ready for success