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: Marjorie Garber
Cultural historian Marjorie Garber offers incisive and witty commentary on what men and women today really want in her enlightening study of what may be the most meaningful relationship any of us will ever have. Real estate has become a form of â€śyuppie pornography.â€ť Hopes of summer romance have given way to hopes of summer homes, and fantasies of Romeo have been replaced by fantasies of remodeling. Even real estate ads are flirtatious in their offers of bedrooms that are sensuous and sinks that are seductive. Thus the house you live in, like the partner you choose, can be everything from your beloved to your dream to a status symbol trophy. Marjorie Garber has fashioned a uniquely fascinating book that is as provocative as it is pleasurable, as erudite as it is entertaining, one sure to make readers consider more closely the rooms in which they live. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Tad Crawford, Eva Doman Bruck
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
All of the forms today's interior designers need tosucceedâ€”revised, updated, and ready to use.
Author: Luke Wroblewski
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
Forms make or break the most crucial online interactions: checkout (commerce), registration (community), data input (participation and sharing), and any task requiring information entry. In Web Form Design, Luke Wroblewski draws on original research, his considerable experience at Yahoo! and eBay, and the perspectives of many of the field's leading designers to show you everything you need to know about designing effective and engaging Web forms.
Author: Mary Gilliatt
A handy, comprehensive reference on the world of residential design and home decorating encompasses more than two thousand terms and definitions, all grouped into twelve convenient subject areas--including architectural and building terms; color, paint, and paint effects; fabric and wallpaper; floors, furniture and upholstery; and other essentials.
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: 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: 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."
Author: David Airey
Publisher: New Riders
Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own. In fact, the book was inspired by the many questions David receives every day from the more than 600,000 designers who visit his three blogs (Logo Design Love, Identity Designed, and DavidAirey.com) each month. How do I find new clients? How much should I charge for my design work? When should I say no to a client? How do I handle difficult clients? What should I be sure to include in my contracts? Davidâ€™s readersâ€“a passionate and vocal groupâ€“regularly ask him these questions and many more on how to launch and run their own design careers. With this book, David finally answers their pressing questions with anecdotes, case studies, and sound advice garnered from his own experience as well as those of such well-known designers as Ivan Chermayeff, Jerry Kuyper, Maggie Macnab, Eric Karjaluoto, and Von Glitschka. Designers just starting out on their own will find this book invaluable in succeeding in todayâ€™s hyper-networked, global economy.
Author: Linda Blair
Now everyone can have great Design Sense â€” and create attractive, comfortable rooms that match great value with lasting style Here is the total interior design guide â€” 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 â€” 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 â€” 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 â€” 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 â€” 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: Sally Augustin, Neil Frankel, Cindy Coleman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Using psychology to develop spaces that enrich human experience Place design matters. Everyone perceives the world around them in a slightly different way, but there are fundamental laws that describe how people experience their physical environments. Place science principles can be applied in homes, schools, stores, restaurants, workplaces, healthcare facilities, and the other spaces people inhabit. This guide to person-centered place design shows architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and other interested individuals how to develop spaces that enrich human experience using concepts derived from rigorous qualitative and quantitative research. In Place Advantage: Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture, applied environmental psychologist Sally Augustin offers design practitioners accessible environmental psychological insights into how elements of the physical environment influence human attitudes and behaviors. She introduces the general principles of place science and shows how factors such as colors, scents, textures, and the spatial composition of a room, as well as personality and cultural identity, impact the experience of a place. These principles are applied to multiple building types, including residences, workplaces, healthcare facilities, schools, and retail spaces. Building a bridge between research and design practice, Place Advantage gives people designing and using spaces the evidence-based information and psychological insight to create environments that encourage people to work effectively, learn better, get healthy, and enjoy life.
Author: Terri Maurer, Katie Weeks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Through real-world case studies, master the business of interior design practice Whether you hope to own your own company, grow your company, or rise high in the managerial ranks of a larger practice, you must have a tight grasp of business basics in order to succeed as an interior designer. Interior Design in Practice provides the vital business education an interior designer needs. It describes in detail how to plan and launch an interior design business, and how to grow that business towards success. Through real-world case studies, you'll learn the essentials of building a design practice, including: Deciding how and when to use business planning, strategic planning, and financial planning to your benefit Techniques to build teams and motivate team members Ways to avoid costly mistakes Advice on branding and marketing your firm and yourself Methods to integrate new technology into your day-to-day practice, marketing, and networking Coauthored by a former ASID national president and an experienced design writer and editor, Interior Design in Practice assists interior designers with practical, from-the-field advice, along with enlightening case studies throughout the book. Both budding entrepreneurs and seasoned design practitioners will find this comprehensive, real-world guide a welcome stepping-stone to success.
Author: Joy H. Dohr, Margaret Portillo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Take a holistic approach to contemporary interior design. The interior design process is changing. In order to create truly engaging work, designers are developing a deeper and broader understanding of how design theory, research, and existing practice can help them make better decisions. This inquiry provides answers on how design is experienced, and its impact over time. At the same time, the profession is becoming increasingly collaborative. Designers today work closely with other professionalsâ€”such as architects, landscape designers, product designers, anthropologists, and business consultantsâ€”in new ways, engaging an expanding network of experts in the design process more than ever before. Written by renowned scholars Joy Dohr and Margaret Portillo, the book brings interior design theory and research to life utilizing a narrative inquiry approach that offers highly accessible coverage of the interior design world as it exists today. By looking at real-life stories that demonstrate what makes a memorable design, coupled with photographs and drawings to further illustrate these concepts, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in keeping abreast of interior design in the twenty-first century.
Author: Patricia Rodemann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Patterns in Interior Environments Perception, Psychology, and Practice It's no secret that patterns and combinations of patterns in an interior design can produce a broad variety of physical, emotional, and psychological responses in those who view them-from cheerfulness and a desire to get things done to agitation or lethargy. Few interior designers, however, have a strong grasp of how and why these responses are produced and which types of patterns are most likely to evoke a specific reaction. Even less is known about pattern preferences among different demographic groups. Most studies available on these subjects are purely academic, largely theoretical, or devoid of any reference to practical application. Patterns in Interior Environments is the first book to present significant original research on pattern preferences and responses with a view toward practical application by working design professionals. It offers a wealth of clear and accessible information in an easy-to-use format that will help designers better understand and respond to their clients' needs. Supplemented with hundreds of illustrations of pattern designs and patterns within room settings, this revolutionary new resource: * Interprets and explains technical information about the psycho-physical and psychological effects of different types of patterns and public perceptions of them * Includes recent research findings identifying pattern preferences of different demographic groups * Specifies appropriate pattern types for various activities, including selling, learning, healing, relaxing, eating, negotiating, performing complex tasks, and more For residential and commercial interior designers, Patterns in Interior Environments is a powerful tool for reducing the time and frustration involved in finding patterns to meet client requirements.