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It's your very own personal Interior Design teacher.
This updated edition offers an emphasis on: research and mapping processes; new case studies that showcase the use of different materials; the importance of drawing and sketching by hand in addition to using the latest digital programs; and more. Step-by-step tutorials guide readers through the entire design process, starting with planning the space, and instructions on choosing color schemes and furnishings, as well as working with a variety of materials. Separate units focus on design principles pertaining to:
- The suburban home
- The urban live/work apartment
- Utilitarian bathroom and kitchen design
- Commercial interiors--restaurants, retail spaces, and offices
Get advice on becoming a professional interior designer along with detailed tips for preparing a portfolio and marketing your skills. Finished examples by professional designers and advanced student work presents scores of beautiful and instructive color photos and reflects a fresh, contemporary approach to interior design. Includes over 300 color illustrations.