Interior Design Course: Principles, Practices, and Techniques for the Aspiring Designer

Interior Design Course: Principles, Practices, and Techniques for the Aspiring Designer

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By (author) Tomris Tangaz

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  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 221mm x 13mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Hauppauge, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0764132598
  • ISBN 13: 9780764132599
  • Sales rank: 42,217

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Not every home owner or apartment dweller can afford to hire an interior decorator, but this book and a bit of do-it-yourself spirit are all that's needed to give living interiors an elegant, professionally finished look. Presenting all the design principles and techniques needed for creating beautiful rooms, Interior Design Course advises readers on how to think visually and develop distinctive, personal styles of their own. The book is organized into units that reflect interior design courses offered at leading schools. Step-by-step tutorials guide readers through the entire design process, starting with planning the space, then instructing on choosing color schemes and furnishings, and working with a variety of materials. Separate units focus on design principles pertaining to the suburban home. . . the urban live/work loft apartment. . . utilitarian bathroom and kitchen design . . . commercial interiors, including restaurants, retail spaces, and offices. There is also a chapter on becoming a professional interior designer, with advice on preparing a portfolio and marketing one's skills. A gallery of finished examples by professional designers and advanced students presents scores of beautiful and instructive color photos. Here in a single volume are the insights and techniques for producing handsome, highly professional-looking designs. More than 300 color illustrations.

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(back cover) Interior design course If you are planning a career as a professional interior designer, this valuable reference gives you the helpful information and inspiration that every aspiring designer needs. Organized into units that reflect courses given by top design colleges, "Interior Design Course " offers a complete range of practical advice, starting with initial design ideas and culminating with completed projects. You'll learn to think visually and develop your own personal style while you learn real skills from design professionals. You'll go through each step in the design process, which includes developing concepts, writing a brief, constructing models and technical drawings, communicating your design proposal, and presenting a final plan. Step-by-step tutorials guide you thorough the different challenges that arise in the design process. You'll get advice on finding sources of inspiration, planning living spaces, choosing color schemes, and working with textiles. A photo gallery of finished examples by professional designers and advanced students will inspire your own projects and give you valuable insights into the world of professional interior design. Tomris Tangaz is a course director and a senior lecturer in interior design at the prestigious Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London. She has many years experience working as a professional interior designer on both commercial and residential projects.