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: Diana Allison
Publisher: A&C Black
This hands-on workbook demystifies the math involved in the interior design field and provides practical estimating techniques for aspiring and professional interior designers.
Author: Learning Zone Express (Firm)
This curriculum combines sewing, interior design and housing with basic math concepts in fun, practical, real-life scenarios. Worksheets incorporate hands-on applications of math in everyday life that are right at home in the FACS or math classroom. School Mathematics NCTM Principles and Standards and Family Consumer Sciences National Standards are applied to each worksheet. Includes answer keys and student exam for grades 8-12.
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 charts, a sample balance worksheet, a profit-and-loss worksheet, a cash-flow projections worksheet, a weekly accounting ledger, a vendor sale sheet, and a bid sheet.
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: Lydia Sloan Cline
Publisher: A&C Black
This resource on architectural drafting introduces the topic specifically for beginning interior designers. This second edition adds a new chapter 14, 'Incorporating the Computer,' which covers integrating software with hand drafting. Content reorganization - like new chapter 3, '2D and 3D' - makes this edition even more intuitive, with specific topics easy to locate.
Author: Diane Leone
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Book & CD-ROM. An active real estate market has turned interior design into a boom industry in recent years. Interior designers owning their own firms have a median income of $75,000. Tens of thousands of homes are for sale in the United States today, and many need the help of an interior designer to be sold. Interior designers create the spaces where we work, play, and live every day. Whether it is a private residence, corporate office, retail store, or a zany restaurant, interior designers use their creativity, as well as their knowledge of colour principles, architecture, and design, to make it work and look amazing. As a result, they are well compensated for the work. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own interior design business. This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of interior design. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of colour and architectural features, while providing a much needed service to home owners. If you enjoy working with people and have that creative knack, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word® and about choosing a name; getting Started; the who, what, when, why, and how of interior design; equipment; selling your other services to your present customers; home staging and interior redesign; how to build a portfolio; how to get your first clients; how to attract and bid on new jobs; contracts and billing procedures; advertising; insurance; legal matters; basic cost control systems; market research; getting new clients; tax laws; zoning laws; pricing; leads; sales and marketing techniques; and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff if necessary, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as increase sales and have customers refer others to you. You will learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
Author: Pamela Elizabeth Blandin Henley
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
The current NCIDQ exam includes one Design Practicum problem, administered over 8 hours in two parts. This is a challenging problem, but it doesn't have to stand in the way of your success. The" Interior Design Practicum Exam Workbook" is the only complete preparation tool available for this part of the exam, and it has used effectively by thousands of NCIDQ candidates. The exam workbook offers: A realistic practice problem for each of the Practicum's two parts Step-by-step descriptions showing how to design passing solutions Exam-tested tips on how to approach the Practicum efficiently Drawing presentation techniques to improve your performance Review of design principles Time-management worksheets to let you track and improve your speed Barrier-free design guidelines to ensure your work complies with code 11" x 17" sheets of paper for your design exercises
Author: Christina Nelson
Includes decorating ideas for each room of the house, guidelines for buying furniture and materials, and worksheets and plans for setting goals
Author: Mark Karlen, Rob Fleming
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Conquer the complexity of interior design with a logical, methodical approach Space Planning Basics is a definitive introduction and principle resource for thousands of designers. With step-by-step methodology based on the author’s several decades of design experience, this authoritative guide has become the de facto reference for an entire generation of designers. This updated fourth edition includes digitized drawings, diagrams, and matrices throughout, and newly added supplemental photographs. The text has been revised to reflect the latest developments in sustainable and universal design, including coverage of daylighting, benchmarking, LEED system standards, and green code issues. The companion website provides AutoCAD files, intrustor videos and matrices to give you a deeper real-world understanding of the design process. This book is perfect preparation for the NCIDQ exam. Proper space planning goes way beyond sketching a preliminary floor plan. Successful implementation includes a balanced integration of code compliance, system support, and adherence to the client’s functional needs. Sustainability adds a new, important layer of complexity. This book shows you how to approach space planning in a way that ensures all considerations are met, and nothing gets lost in the process. Adopt an organized and comprehensive planning methodology Work effectively with dimensionally challenging spaces Consider building systems, codes, lighting, acoustics, and more Develop advanced skills and conquer new challenges Space planning encompasses many components and processes, making a comprehensive reference necessary for mastery of the field. Space Planning Basics is a thorough, methodical resource that gets you started on the right track, with plenty of room for creativity.
Author: Jackie Von Tobel
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
The Design Directory of Window Treatments is not a typical how-to book. It is a comprehensive directory which can be used by trade professionals and consumers alike. It is a professionally illustrated volume detailing the most complete collection of standard and unique, current window treatment components and designs ever assembled. By performing a thorough and exhaustive search of all current Window Covering books, subject oriented consumer magazines, trade publications, trade workroom catalogs, interior design firms, retail portfolios, and trade show presentations, Von Tobel identifies and names more than 350 individual, standard and unique, components that can be mixed and matched to create window treatment designs. All of these elements and designs are beautifully illustrated in color renderings that can be used over and over again to create any custom vision. Black-and-white line drawings of these illustrations and industry charts and forms are included on a companion CD.
Author: Sherrill Baldwin Halbe, Rose K. Mark
Interior Design for Small Dwellings addresses the onrush of interest in smaller homes and the possibility that small dwellings might be the answer to housing needs and sustainability. The book explores key principles essential to residing and designing small interiors with emphasis on client involvement and implementation of participatory, inclusive design as advocated by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Does living in a small space mean living small? The authors believe that by simplifying one's life intelligently and applying certain principles of design, planning and organization, one can actually live a meaningful life in a smaller space. These tenets are based on the authors' professional experiences and living in small homes. To this end, the book provides discussion, images, case studies, interviews, worksheets, activities and suggested explorations. Interior Design for Small Dwellings is a teaching guide and provides information and exercises that help professional designers utilize design theory, space planning and programming techniques. Throughout, the text affords sustainability, biophilic design and wellness methodologies.
Author: Lydia Sloan Cline
Drafting and Visual Presentation for Interior Designers teaches architectural drafting skills, color rendering, and visual presentation techniques for interior design students. Taking a tutorial approach, this easy-to-read text walks students step-by-step from simple to more complex skills. Every step of the way full-color illustrations and photos help students learn such techniques as concept sketching, drafting floor plans, creating 3-D pictorials, rendering with markers, constructing color boards and models, and cutting a mat. Tear-out worksheets reinforce the competencies for each chapter, providing easy opportunities for students to apply the concepts they have learned.
Author: Rosalyn Cama
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If designed properly, a healthcare interior environment can foster healing, efficient task–performance and productivity, effective actions, and safe behavior. Written by an expert practitioner, Rosalyn Cama, FASID, this is the key book for interior designers and architects to learn the methodology for evidence–based design for healthcare facilities. Endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers, the guide clearly presents a four–step methodology that will achieve the desired outcome and showcases the best examples of evidence–based healthcare interiors. With worksheets that guide you through such practical tasks as completing an internal analysis of a client′s facility and collecting data, this book will inspire a transformation in healthcare design practice.
Author: Jackie Von Tobel
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
The Design Directory of Bedding is the must-have resource for designers, workroom professionals, and do-it-yourselfers. Concise, straight-to-the-point lists, definitions, and descriptions of design fundamentals and components provide a comprehensive education on bedding design. Hundreds of inspirational ideas and patterns Expertly illustrated with 1,000 renderings that can be used repeatedly. Companion CD-ROM includes black-and-white line drawings of the illustrations plus detailed workroom worksheets and service request forms. Jackie Von Tobel is a practicing interior designer with twenty years of experience in high-end residential design. She is a member of the WCAA and is certified by the WFCP and the author of The Design Directory of Window Treatments. Her interior design firm, Plush Home, is located in Las Vegas, Neveda. The complete reference to bed skirts, covers, pillows, headboards, canopies and more.