Author: Sara Forest
Publisher: Vault Inc.
"The media portrays interior design as a glamorous career offering unlimited creativity and fun. Designers are depicted as spending their days selecting fabric and furniture, deciding between mauve and mustard. And there's no question that the public's appetite for design is burgeoning accordingly - making the field grow more complex and challenging every day." "But what do designers really do all day? How does that apartment get featured in Metropolitan Home? This book will provide the real insider scoop on interior design careers - a look at the responsibilities and at the clients, the necessary skills and qualifications, and whether the field of interior design is a good fit for you."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Marypaul Yates
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Fabrics provides designers with the information needed to make their fabric specifications easy, informed, and appropriate to the job at hand, considering aesthetics, performance, application, and green design.
Author: Harry Siegel, Alan M. Siegel
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Tells how to start an interior design business, acquire clients, determine fees, make estimates, collect bills, select insurance, and establish good relations with trade sources
Author: Julie K. Rayfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Because the edge you need begins with the space you occupy . . .The Office Interior Design Guide enables facilities professionals with little or no design experience to become knowledgeable, active partners with consultants and designers in developing efficient, flexible office spaces that work. It is also intended to serve as a general overview of the office environment for the design or engineering professional. This practical book covers the entire planning and management process for both conventional and alternative officing, with important information on The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, indoor air quality, fire safety, and more. From building support systems to key elements of interior design, this comprehensive guide shows you how to: * Create a strategic facilities plan * Put together an effective in-house team * Define project needs and objectives * Build solid relationships with management, technical, and creative consultants * Choose the right design firm * Select appropriate facilities * Develop an on-target schedule and budget * Achieve adaptable, cost-effective design solutions. Complete with sample letters for requesting proposals and qualifications, plus a detailed programming questionnaire to help you specify project requirements, The Office Interior Design Guide enables you to create hardworking environments equipped to handle today's business challenges and tomorrow's organizational needs.
Author: Theo Stephen Williams
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
This second edition is updated throughout and includes additional material on time management and numerous interviews with leading designers. Empowered by the step-by-step guidance in this book, interior designers will be able to establish prices and budgets that make their clients happy and their businesses profitable. Written by a designer and veteran expert on pricing, estimating, and budgeting systems, the book provides practical guidelines on how to value the cost of designing commercial or residential interiors, from the designer's creative input to the pricing of decorating products and procedures. The book shows how to determine a profitable and fair hourly rate, balance the client's budget with his or her wishes and needs, negotiate prices with suppliers and contractors, write realistic estimates and clear proposals, manage budgets for projects of all sizes and types, and position the firm's brand in relation to its practices. Interviews with experienced interior designers, case studies, and sidebars highlight professional pitfalls and how to master them, from daily crisis management and self-organization to finding the perfect office manager.
Author: Michelle Cottrell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Pass the LEED® AP ID+C EXAM WIth These Proven Strategies Here is the ideal study guide for understanding and preparing for the LEED® AP ID+C exam. Written by an expert who is a LEED consultant and partner at Green Education Services?a premier LEED exam preparation provider?Guide to the LEED® AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Exam engages readers by breaking down difficult concepts in sustainable design and engineering in a clearly organized, straightforward manner that helps streamline the learning process for those seeking participation in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement green practices. Guide to the LEED® AP Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Exam features: A brief overview of the LEED Green Associate material included in the first portion of this LEED AP exam, along with specific ID+C content A collection of sample test questions and study tips to reinforce learned material. An accessible and stimulating approach that fosters quicker retention. A set of strategies for summarizing critical information and details more effectively. A wealth of material that includes drawings, charts, and diagrams to help understand concepts visually. A total of 128 sample flashcards that allow you to study on the go. Covering the detailed concepts of the LEED for Commercial Interiors Green Building Rating System, this book is an all-inclusive resource for achieving successful results on the LEED AP ID+C exam. Green Education Services (greenedu.com) is a leading provider of green jobs training related to LEED, EPA energy auditing, solar, and more for building developers, architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, commercial real estate brokers, and other construction industry professionals. A national member of USGBC and CAGBC, accredited by the EPA, and an approved AIA/CES provider, Green Education Services has helped thousands of professionals throughout the United States prepare for their credentialing exams and maintain their credential as an approved GBCI CE provider. Other Michelle Cottrell titles available from Wiley: Guide to the LEED® Green Associate Exam, Guide to the LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam, Guidebook to the LEED® Certification Process: For LEED® for New Construction, LEED® for Core & Shell, and LEED???® for Commercial Interiors, Guide to the LEED® AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam.
Author: Maureen Mitton, Courtney Nystuen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical approach to planning residential spaces Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered. Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work." Design spaces with primary consideration of daily use Account for building systems, accessibility, human factors, and more Get up to date on the latest residential interior building codes Plan interiors for any home, any style, and any budget Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.
Author: Thomas L. Williams
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Clients are the lifeblood of any interior design firm and a sound understanding of how to manage those clients is essential. Interior Design Clients is an informative yet fun read for entrepreneurial designers interested in gaining a better understanding of how to build and manage their clientele. Tom Williams, designer, author, and blogger, deconstructs the pitfalls and challenges that can waylay even seasoned designers. As many professional designers learn, clients can be intimidated by interior designers and sometimes can even be fearful of the process. This unreasonable intimidation can often hinder the designer-client relationship and can even stop clients from asking for what they want. This leads to clients being unsatisfied and then walking away with a negative impression of their designer. Learning why clients fear their interior designer and developing strategies to allay those fears is essential for gaining and keeping a satisfied clientele. Everything from good client, project, and time management to interview techniques and staff and paperwork organization can all lead to making client interaction as rewarding as possible and are important aspects of the business rarely addressed by the interior design community as a whole. Interior Design Clients covers the subjects rarely taught in design schools such as specific presentation and interview skills and how to sell to market. Through frank discussion and practical examples, Williams weaves the art of selling into his lessons on interviewing, presenting, and pleasing the client as a natural part of the design process. Becoming a residential or commercial interior designer is not an easy undertaking, but Thomas Williams’ Interior Design Clients: The Designer’s Guide to Building and Keeping a Great Clientele provides the fundamental lessons and innovative solutions to help designers succeed in the ultra-competitive world of modern 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: Maureen Mitton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The complete guide to portfolio development for interior designers It's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strong visual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-looking portfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren't equipped with the expertise required to organize and unify their work in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents and skills. Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify the process by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling a winning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instruction presented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properly and effectively display their designs. This book also includes: Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolio elements and options Graphic design concepts necessary for portfolio development Specific information for the design of digital portfolios Supplemental teaching resources that direct readers to a companion Web site Useful tips on the ways that popular graphics software applications can be best implemented for certain portfolio elements Samples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion of job search procedures With the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for Interior Designers examines how a portfolio can be used as an effective tool for communicating with clients and other professionals. A much-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surrounding portfolio development so that interior designers can showcase their abilities success-fully—and land the next job.
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: 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: Maureen Mitton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A newly updated and comprehensive guide to all aspects of visual design From doing a quick sketch to producing a fully rendered model, the ability to create visual representations of designs is a critical skill for every designer. Interior Design Visual Presentation, Fifth Edition offers thorough coverage of interior design communication used throughout the design process, complete with a broad range of real-world examples. This fully updated handbook presents a full range of styles and techniques used for interior design visual communication, from hand drawing to 3D computer modeling. Its accessible, how-to approach guides you through a variety of methods for executing creative and successful design graphics, models, and presentations. Recognizing the ongoing proliferation of digital tools for visual representation, this edition provides the latest information on software used in presentation such as Photoshop, and SketchUp, and covers the integration of Revit, and AutoCAD generated content into design presentations. • Covers all aspects of visual design and presentation for interior designers • Includes color illustrations that feature a wide range of project types including residential, healthcare and public projects, designed to highlight step-by-step instructions • Provides a discussion of incorporation of 3D digital models into presentations including use in virtual reality, and expanded information on scale models including a discussion of 3D printing • Includes a companion website for instructors, featuring PowerPoint lecture slides and an instructor's manual From traditional to cutting-edge techniques, Interior Design Visual Presentation, Fifth Edition gives students and professionals alike the tools to give life to their design vision.
Author: Wei Dong
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Containing some 300 illustrations and minimum text, this is the most complete guide and study of color rendering of interiors ever compiled. Gifted teacher Wei Dong visually instructs readers step by step in every rendering technique, and provides hundreds of examples of common elements found in residential and commercial interiors. Remarkably broad in scope, from concept sketches to fully executed presentations, Color Rendering is also exhaustive in its coverage of the materials, finishes, and objects found in interiors.
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.