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: Arthur Gao
Publisher: Design Media Pub Limited
"This book combines the essence of architecture and art, and explores how designers find new ways in which to balance the various contradictions and conflicts and to perfectly express their understanding of space and the owners’ initial ideas and requirements. At the same time, each new project always contains many uncertain factors that refer to the furnishings or even space composition. Each of these factors seem to tell a never ending story and records people’s feeling of excitement, confusion, recalling and longing. In order to illustrate the essence of interior design in a more accurate way, this book has systematically deconstructed every aspect of interior design that refers to space, structure, interface, decoration as well as special areas. Each aspect is highly detailed and illustrated from the point of functional area, besides, descriptive text and the corresponding plan vividly recur the transformation from plane to space, from the abstract to the intuition.Readers will not only find inspiration from the projects showcased in this book, but will also experience the peculiarity of interior design and enjoy the tactile sensation of the textured space."
Author: Nancy Wolford, Ellen Cheever, NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The industry standard, full-color guide to practical kitchen and bath design Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is The National Kitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to uniting function and style in these important rooms. This full-color guide is heavily illustrated, with a revised layout and graphic design that presents information more clearly for visual learners. The updated second edition has been expanded to adhere more closely to the standards of interior design, including new information on unity, proportion, scale, and variety, plus a new glossary to clarify unfamiliar terms. Stylistic themes remain a major component, with emphasis on the architecture, furniture, styles, and fashions of each era, and all technical and aesthetic information is presented in clear, concise language. The companion website features a teacher's guide and image bank that facilitate use in the classroom, providing additional examples of design principles in action. The National Kitchen and Bath Association established the standard guidelines for safe and effective kitchen and bath design, and this book is the complete guide to incorporating code and aesthetics from the very beginning. Function is just as important as style in these rooms, so Kitchen and Bath Design Principles teaches readers to: Apply the elements and principles of design to real-life situations Discover how best to apply the tools of design in daily business practice Explore the global and cultural influences reflected in popular stylistic themes Translate the aesthetics of an era into a workable theme for a kitchen or bath To best serve clients, designers must learn to meet all codes, regulations, and expectations with a balance of substance and style. Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is the industry standard reference, from the industry-leading provider of kitchen and bath design education.
Author: Vinny Lee
Why do some interiors feel harmonious, places where you feel comfortable to relax or to entertain? You don't necessarily need to hire a professional interior designer to create the kind of place where you want to live. This book provides the basic rules and principles of interior design, the skeleton on which to build a successful scheme and an enjoyable living space. The ten areas outlined give direction and inspiration to those starting a scheme from scratch or reinventing an existing space. This book is for students of interior design, decorators, anyone looking for guidance in decorating and furnishing their home. The author: Vinny Lee is the author of over twenty books on interiors and design, including The Essential Guide to Decorating, Innovative Interiors, The Bathroom Design Planner, and Recycled Spaces: Converting Buildings into Homes.
Author: Ulrike Brandi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
A concise, systematic introduction to natural and artificial lighting design More than any building material, light produces spatial effects, generates moods, and "stages” architectural designs. In well-lit spaces, we feel good, and we are capable and effective; light promotes health. Moreover, especially in office buildings, the combination of a sensible natural lighting design with a corresponding approach to artificial lighting is a decisive factor in energy conservation. Assembled by experienced authors and experts from the worlds of practice and teaching, this new volume in the series Detail Practice provides an introduction to the most important aspects of natural and artificial lighting design. In addition to straightforward planning rules — such as ground plan design, building orientation, and the structuring of facades — it also introduces and explains current natural and artificial lighting systems with the help of example projects.
Author: Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In the book, the authors denounced Victorian-style interior decoration and interior design, especially those rooms that were decorated with heavy window curtains, Victorian bric-a-brac and overstuffed furniture. They argued that such rooms emphasized upholstery at the expense of proper space planning and architectural design and were, therefore, uncomfortable and rarely used. Wharton and Codman advocated the creation of houses with rooms decorated with strong architectural wall and ceiling treatments, accentuated by well-suited furniture, rooms based on simple, classical design principles such as symmetry and proportion and a sense of architectural balance. The Decoration of Houses is considered a seminal work and its success led to the emergence of professional decorators working in the manner advocated by its authors.
Author: Louise Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
At last, there's an authoritative guide to help interior designers apply green- building and sustainability applications to their environments. Sustainable Interior Design expertly introduces the principles of environmentally responsible design for interior environments. This useful reference provides beginning designers and experienced professionals alike with a comprehensive survey that coverers everything from theoretical approaches to current practices. It helps designers understand the environmentally responsible approach and make design decisions that are ethical and do not harm the world?s environment.
Author: Wucius Wong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Understanding the elements of two-dimensional design and the infinite options available in organizing choices made are at the core of this book. Wong surveys all concepts of forms and structures, covering most situations in two-dimensional composition, formal or informal.
Author: John Wheatman
Publisher: Conari Press
Home is not only where the heart is; it is a sanctuary and sacred space far from the madding crowd. Moreover, it is a place to express yourself. Whether a five-story walk-up or a palatial penthouse, home should creatively reflect its owner, whatever the size, location, or budget. Renowned designer John Wheatman has worked with apartment dwellers, country homesteaders, and city sophisticates over the course of his extensive and award-winning career in interiors. Now he's making his expertise available to all with his first book, Meditations on Design, a sumptuous study that applies his design principles to every kind of interior. Each idea is based on the philosophy that a living space should be functional and comfortable and should enrich the lives of its inhabitants. From arranging collections artfully to incorporating light and nature, Wheatman lends his sensibility to homemaking.
Author: William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler
Publisher: Rockport Pub
A cross-disciplinary reference of design. Pairs common design concepts with examples that illustrate them in practice.
Author: Roberta Null
Publisher: CRC Press
As the baby boom generation ages, it is crucial that designers understand all they can about bringing this group, as well as all others, design that will offer function, aesthetics, and quality of life. Full of examples and illustrated with pictures of good design, Universal Design: Principles and Models details how the principles of universal design (UD) can be used to evaluate all products and places. Universal design is ubiquitous; therefore good examples are essential to understanding. This book includes more than 50 case studies that demonstrate successful applications of UD principles and helps professors develop curriculum and teaching strategies. More than 300 color photographs and drawings further illustrate the principles and best practices. The book includes topics ranging from the development of ergonomic chairs for home and office to the unique environmental concerns of those sensitive to electronic and chemical emissions. The examples illustrate a variety of user/groups in different situations and clearly demonstrate the design directives for meeting their needs. The author explores the many definitions of UD, enabling readers to identify those most meaningful to large portions of the population. Universal design (UD) facilitates the comfort and navigation of those with failing eyesight or restricted mobility, and the family members and professionals who care for them. Whether at home, work, or a public place, people appreciate the beautiful and the practical. This book takes a vital and meaningful approach, going beyond the basics and delving into details. It gets to the heart of UD and supplies an understanding of design from a greater perspective.
Author: Partap Rao M.
Interior design is a fast developing discipline in India, we are slowly accepting this fact. Most of the students of Interior Design are not very clear about syllabus and method of study. There is no real text book which can guide the students of Interior Design, and this book tries to meet the desperate need. CONTENTS Theory * History of Interior design * Basics of Design composition * Introduction to Building Materials * Plumbing and Sanitation * Natural Ventilation * Air Conditioning * Natural Lighting * Artificial Lighting * Acoustics * Building Protection * Interior Furnishing * Painting Interiors * Indian Institute of Interior Designers Rules and RegulationsDrawing * Lettering and Scales * Figures and Projections * Building Material Symbols * Space Standards * External Parts * Internal Parts * Kitchen Design * Stair Cases * Theory of Colours * Rendering Techniques * Three Dimensional Views * Interior Design Method * Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
Author: Hao Luo
Feng Shui, as one of the Chinese design principles, is a design and architecture framework developed in China. Its aim is to create peaceful, pleasant, healthy and sustainable environment for people who live in. When families in China look for their new home or upgrade their current home, they stick on several factors including location, shape, and the layout of the home and the structure of its internal elements. Based on the principle of Feng Shui, they evaluate what is missing, what is not needed and how can these elements be improved and balanced. The purpose of this project is to incorporate some simple Feng Shui principles along with sustainable design principles to remodel a house and make it more livable and sustainable. The subject of this project is an Asian American house located in Northridge, California. A design proposal to remodel the client's living room and backyard was presented based on some simple Feng Shui principles and other sustainable design principles. The goal of the design was to improve living quality and harmony. In this project, different patterns have been selected based on Feng Shui and sustainable design ideas. The project was evaluated by the client, an interior design expert and a Feng Shui Master who practices professional Fen Shui Design mainly in the United States. The project realized its goal of successfully incorporating Feng Shui principles with sustainable patterns in interior design to create a more humane and eco-friendly green environment. It also demonstrated that many guidelines of Feng Shui are in accord with sustainability requirements. The findings of this project indicate that the use of simple Feng Shui and other sustainable patterns can help to improve the living quality of a house.
Author: Arthur Gao
Publisher: Design Media Pub Limited
‘100 restaurant design principles’ explores various aspects of restaurant design, from management concept, establishment of brand image to connection between different functional areas. It proves that the secret of a restaurant’s success lies in the unique dining experience.Selected projects include colour photographs, detail plans as well as comprehensive information about background, design concept, duration and construction methods.