Describes major elements that make a home expressive of personal tastes and life-styles and encourages creativity in using color, materials, and designs.
An enriching and informative introduction to residential interior design. More than 750 illustrations of contemporary and classic design present a variety of projects, geographic areas, tastes, styles and housing forms. This text also prepares students for the interior design profession by discussing qualifications, licensing, ethics and career options. Features: * Focuses on 19th and 20th century developments in the field. * Applies elements and principles of design to interiors. * Explains how to design interior living spaces to suit the individual needs of occupants, participants and users. New to this edition: * Integrates new case studies - real-life examples of how professionals solve design problems. * Acquaints students with important historical developments in the profession. * Discusses recent environmental design issues. * Applies information on sensory perception, ordering systems and spatial illusion to a revised discussion of space. * Defines technical and mechanical functions used in interior design.