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- ISBN: 9781592538492 | 1592538495
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/1/2013
In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. Interior Design: An Indispensable Guidecollects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. You'll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. - Fundamentalsprovides a step-by-step overview of an interiors project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. - Spaceexamines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. - Surfaceidentifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. - Environmentslooks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell. - Elementsdescribes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. - Resourcesgathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research.