Author: Mary C. Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Color for Interior Architecture examines the major considerations involved in color choice for interior spaces. Avoiding arbitrary rules and rigid formulas, this unique reference enables readers to gain a fundamental understanding and awareness of color that can be applied to virtually any design situation. The book brings together theory and practice in an accessible, user-friendly format--providing interior designers, architects, and students with the straightforward help they need to create color settings that satisfy the eye, the mind, and the spirit. Targets key topics for interior design--including the influence of color on the apparent depth and proportions of a space, the effect of lighting systems and natural light on color, hue combinations, and more * Supplies a working knowledge of how the eye perceives color and develops the ability to make fine color discriminations * Examines the basic physical properties and symbolic significance of color in clear, nontechnical terms * Contains important exercises and experiments to help readers make the conceptual leap from the design studio to real-world interiors * Includes a 32-page full-color insert, with color palettes, pattern analyses, and photographs of interiors
Author: Michael Coates, Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone
Publisher: AVA Publishing
A guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within interior architecture and design.
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: Emily Henderson
"The stylist's genius is in making a space look inviting, personal, and unique. She often does this in just minutes, meaning that a small investment pays off with big rewards. Emily Henderson now draws the curtain on the interior stylist's secrets. This playful yet practical book features 1,000 highly visual, highly enviable, eminently doable ideas-more than any other decor book on the market. First up, Emily walks readers through her Stylist's Toolkit, which helps them discover their signature styles, talk like a stylist, and learn the styling process in 10 easy steps. Then, Emily takes us inside 25 homes, grouped into rooms and themes for the reader, revealing how to get your place ready for its close-up-and your long-term happiness-without it looking contrived. With advice on mixing patterns, visually balancing a space, and scoring great deals on furniture and accents, this is an irresistible inspiration resource for the interior decor enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for help styling a home."
Author: Tucker, Richard
Publisher: IGI Global
In order for educational systems not to become stagnant, teaching strategies must be routinely re-evaluated. Not only does this optimize the learning process, but it enhances the overall experience for the students. Collaboration and Student Engagement in Design Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the implementation of teamwork between architecture students in design courses to enrich knowledge attainment and boost creativity. Highlighting pedagogical insights into team building and relevant case studies, this book is ideally designed for educators, students, administrators, and professionals interested in the development of effective design programs.
Author: Alla Myzelev
Challenging the notion that fashion and furniture were or are separate enterprises and distinct material aesthetic traditions, this collection focuses on three material and conceptual links central to understanding the relationship between interior design and fashion-the body, fabric, and space. The volume considers the changing visual, material and spatial character, methodological challenges posed by, and formal, political and historiographical significance of, a wide range of British, European and North American case studies since the eighteenth century. The volume's eleven case studies allow the reader to understand connecting notions behind the formation of interiors and fashionable clothing. The essays combine a wide range of significant and challenging new examples alongside powerful reversionary analyses of the various periods, artists, designers, and their best and significant objects. Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity is concerned not only with fabric, but also with the body and the implications of embodiment in the practices of both design domains which are equally invested in the comfort, aesthetic pleasure, extension and support of the body in different and yet seemingly identical ways.
Author: Susan J. Slotkis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The third edition offers a thorough update to this introduction to the creative, technical and business aspects of the interior design profession. By surveying design history, the elements and principles of design, professional practice, and more, Susan Slotkis provides a practical and comprehensive overview.
Author: Lydia Cline
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical guide to SketchUp addressing the specific needs of interior designers Already a common and popular tool for architects and landscape architects, SketchUp is increasingly finding a place in the professional workflow of interior designers. SketchUp for Interior Design is a practical introduction for interior designers and students who want to learn to use the software for their unique needs. The book covers the basics of creating 3D models before showing how to create space plans, model furniture, cabinetry, and accessories, experiment with colors and materials, incorporate manufacturers' models into project plans, and create final presentations and animated walk-throughs for clients. Each chapter includes clear explanations and helpful illustrations to make this an ideal introduction to the topic. Includes downloadable sample models and 39 tutorial videos Features sample questions and activities for instructors and additional online resources for students and self-learners Provides instruction on using SketchUp in both PC and Mac formats
Author: Bethan Ryder
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
A sequel to the highly successful Bar and Club Design, this book examines international trends, showcasing 47 bars and clubs. The resurgence of cocktail culture and the explosion of the 'style bar' - places that are professionally designed and serve quality spirits, wines and cocktails - continues in cities such as New York, London and more.
Author: Jon Duckett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Presents information on using HTML and CSS to create Web pages, covering such topics as lists, links, images, tables, forms, color, layout, and video and audio.
Author: Scda Architects
* SCDA Architects Pte Ltd is one of Singapore's leading multi-disciplinary practices based out of Singapore* SCDA Interiors is an outstanding compendium of the sophisticated approach between architecture, fine interior design and sustainable materials* The projects included range in scale from furniture and interior-based product design, to luxury hotels and villas, restaurants and private residential homes in various countries including Singapore, Thailand,Indonesia, China, India, the United States and the Maldives* Highlights the sophisticated interior designs of SCDA, showcasing the relationship between architecture and design with beautiful photography and rich descriptionsA natural extension of SCDA's multi-disciplinary practice, SCDA Interiors brings artisan luxury to interior space, adopting a holistic approach that is distinctive yet in fluent harmony with architecture and landscape. Employing more than 30 professionals at its three offices in Singapore, Shanghai and New York, the firm's diverse portfolio embodies bespoke style and crafted subtlety, spanning interior concepts, furniture, and interior-related product design, including collaborations with premium brands and leading lifestyle personalities. Its designs grace the interiors of luxury condominiums, private houses, commercial properties, institutions, as well as luxury hotels and resorts across the globe. Approaching each project with attention to light and space, and sensitivity to local cultures and traditions, SCDA Interiors strives for clarity and unity, authenticity and calmness. This is underpinned by refined craftsmanship and great delicacy in the details, infused with elemental expressions that add texture and warmth. The result is a book filled with beautiful and inspired interior ensembles that exude an elegance that feels both timeless and relevant.SCDA Architects Pte Ltd is a multi-disciplinary architecture firm, established in 1995 and based in Singapore, that engages in the practice of architecture, interior, landscape and product design. SCDA's designs strive for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order. Architectural expressions are distilled to capture the spiritual essense of place . Its architecture and interiors are inspired by climate and cultural nuances of its context, integrating landscape, water features and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior. SCDA was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Worldwide Award in 2003 and 2012, and nine Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards.Soo K. Chan, the founding principal and design director of SCDA, was the recipient of the inaugural President's Design Award, Singapore Designer of the Year and is part of the Panel of Designers for Poliform in Milan. He was also awarded SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia and two RIBA International Prizes. He is currently working on three highly prestigious residential towers, including Soori High Line, which marks his third global Soori-branded work in addition to the award-winning Alila Villas Soori in Bali