Author: Tad Crawford, Eva Doman Bruck
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
All of the forms today's interior designers need tosucceed—revised, updated, and ready to use.
Author: Patricia Eakins
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Writing for Interior Design teaches writing skills that interior design students can apply in the classroom and in their ongoing professional lives. It guides students from basic writing skills to professional fluency in a wide range of areas including communication with colleagues,employers, suppliers, clients, and the market. It also addresses the needs of entrepreneurial designers in start-up practices with limited budgets. A unique, highly creative hands-on approach builds on design students' visual communication skills to guide the development of their ability to express themselves verbally.
Author: Robert L. Alderman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to Prosper as an Interior Designer It has been fifteen years since Robert L. Alderman, Esq., wrote his classic, How to Make More Money at Interior Design—the book that helped a generation of designers to manage successful practices. Since then, the profession has been subjected to momentous changes. Designers have persevered through the boom and bust of the eighties, the upsurge of the nineties, the emergence of "e;mega firms,"e; and greater specialization within the field. Robert Alderman’s new book, How to Prosper as an Interior Designer, provides detailed guidance for all designers seeking to succeed in today’s competitive environment. It will help educate newcomers, reassure seasoned professionals, and equip a tough new breed of designer-entrepreneurs to thrive under any market conditions. Drawing upon his legal and financial experience as an attorney and financial adviser in the interior design field, Robert Alderman offers advice on many crucial legal and business issues to those who operate commercial or residential practices. He helps design professionals make informed decisions about proposals and contracts, letters of agreement, charging clients, budgeting, financial management, working with architects and contractors, legal liability, purchases and deliveries, and more. Employing similar techniques from his previous bestseller, Mr. Alderman uses real-life case studies to show designers how to cope with their daily problems of cost overruns, contract disputes, fraudulent contractors, and difficult clients. These practical case studies show firsthand how other designers react when a crisis occurs—an invaluable source of learning by example.
Author: Anthony Sully
Maximizing reader insights into interior design as a conceptual way of thinking, which is about ideas and how they are formulated. The major themes of this book are the seven concepts of planning, circulation, 3D, construction, materials, colour and lighting, which covers the entire spectrum of a designer’s activity. Analysing design concepts from the view of the range of possibilities that the designer can examine and eventually decide by choice and conclusive belief the appropriate course of action to take in forming that particular concept, the formation and implementation of these concepts is taken in this book to aid the designer in his/her professional task of completing a design proposal to the client. The purpose of this book is to prepare designers to focus on each concept independently as much as possible, whilst acknowledging relative connections without unwarranted influences unfairly dictating a conceptual bias, and is about that part of the design process called conceptual analysis. It is assumed that the site, location, building and orientation, as well as the client’s brief of activities and needs have been digested and analysed to provide the data upon which the design process can begin. Designed as a highly visual illustrative book, as the interior design medium demands, the hands-on creative process of designing is detailed with original drawn illustrations. Concentrating on the conceptual process of designing interiors, and defining what these concepts are, this book will help the designer to organise his/her process of designing and to sharpen the links between the various skill bases necessary to do the job. This book will be stimulating for students and instructors alike and is aimed at any student who maybe majoring in interior design, interior architecture, architecture, design thinking or furniture design. It could also be a useful reference for students of design management and design leadership.
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: Jessica Gilmore
Best friend to Christmas bride? This Christmas, hotshot architect Alex Fitzgerald needs an interior designer to impress his biggest client—and fast! Who better than his best friend, Flora Buckingham? Yet one unforgettable kiss unleashes the feelings Alex has kept hidden for years… Alex cherishes Flora above everything. He is estranged from his family, so she's been the bright spark in a dark life. But after their kiss, Alex must make a decision—step back and protect their friendship, or risk everything, down on one knee, for the happiness he's always dreamed of!
Author: Sidney Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
U.S. audience: architects (113,000), construction managers (389,000), engineers (228,000), urban and regional planners (32,000) All federally funded construction projects must be, by law, design-build projects
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: Anna Jeppsson, Anders Jeppsson
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
An inspiring and enticing do-it-yourself guide. With its almost 50 projects and many lovely interior photos, this home-improvement manual is an idea bank for the hobbyist as well as the interior designer. The projects included range from small, practical bookends to a large, spacious shed, and include bookcases, shutters, beds, shelves, a tray table, a music stand, garden furniture and much, much more. Handy homeowners and hands-on decorators alike can finally turn their ideas into a reality by following the instructions. Using basic carpentry skills readers can put their personal touch on the home there's something for everyone. Emphasis is placed on form and function, and all finished projects are not just aesthetically pleasing but safely stable. Clear, step-by-step instructions with exploded views, photos, and lists of materials, create the path to successful results.
Author: Melissa Cardona, Nathaniel Wolfgang-Price
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Each year, interior designers descend upon show houses to display their best work. Given free reign over the concepts, the color palettes, and all the details, designers go all-out to create some of world's most striking and trend-setting interiors. This book takes you on an exceptional tour of over 150 show house rooms, from the Pasadena, California to Kips Bay, New York that present a fascinating array of design styles gorgeously illustrated in over 400 stunning photographs. Readers will marvel at this extraordinary collection, featuring rooms draped in luxurious textiles, furnished in custom designed masterpieces, and accented with original works of art. This book itself is a showcase, sure to be treasured by design aficionados, professionals, and homeowners alike. Foyers, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, baths, living rooms, outdoor areas, kid spaces, wine cellars, media rooms, and studies are all included. Resource guides provide information about each show house and designer featured, as well as the photographers who frame images of these marvelous rooms for us.
Author: Richard Freed, Shervin Freed, Joe Romano
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Winning proposals that turn prospects into clients Based on the proposal-writing system used at A.T. Kearney and KPMG Peat Marwick, Writing Winning Business Proposals features proven strategies, along with worksheets and other tools that clearly show clients what they want and will easily seal the deal. Thoroughly updated, the third edition offers general guidelines that apply to all business proposals making this the must-have proposal-writing book to have on hand. Writing Winning Business Proposals features: Winning formula from top consultants proven to work for any proposal Complete step-by-step process, walking you through all the difficulties Up-to-date, user-friendly redesign with new worksheets and charts Updates on fees and collaboration If you're seeking approval for projects, or want a client to buy, invest or do something, Writing Winning Business Proposals is the reference you need to get you to get them to do what you want.
Author: Kim Kuhteubl
The home goods market in the United States is the largest market in the world. Then why do some interior design firms thrive while others barely survive? The answer lies in one powerful little word: brand. More than a pretty logo, it involves telling the story of your distinct point of view who you want to serve and why you do business, and it's a process that happens from the inside out. This book bridges the gap between designer and design leader and shows pros how to define, value, and communicate their vision; find clients who are a fit; and master the art of being visible. Worksheets give designers the tools to learn these strategies and apply them to their work. It also includes candid conversations with design leaders such as Barbara Barry, Rose Tarlow, Kelly Hoppen, Vicente Wolf, Christiane Lemieux, Clodagh, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and others."