Some Interior Design facts

November 17th, 2013 | Posted by Donna May in Interior Design

A few days ago, I was talking with a friend, who’s an interior designer, and I made comment that it must be a cake walk getting work for what she does. She looked at me with this smirkish look and laughed until she was red in the face. After few giggles she shot straight from hip and said interior design is not as glamorous as it is on all the TV shows. There is a lot of behind the scenes work involved, and even if you’re the greatest at what you do, you will not always have clients chasing after you to design their homes or workplaces. With all that said we took sometime to look at some interior design marketing tips that she passed along to me, we also talked about what I figured out on my own, I want to share what I have learned and there are something that are essential.

Japanese interior design involves the use of shoji screens, there are literally hundreds of different latticework patterns that to work with. Personal touches are added in regards to artwork, furniture and seasonal decorations.

The foundation is a not-for-profit (501c3), philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to advance interior design through education, research, and knowledge to benefit IIDA and the interior design profession. Under the guidance of its Board of Trustees, the foundation works in collaboration with IIDA to support the strategic plan of the association.

Interior design magazines often document the interior of homes, furniture, home accessories, textiles, flooring and architecture usually in a highly stylized or staged format. They may also feature cafes, historic houses, eco-friendly living and cutting-edge design.

Interior Design School

The School of Architecture and Interior Design traces its origins back to the 1869 foundation of the School of Design within McMicken University. By 1875, architecture offerings expanded to include history, design, and drawing. At the time, it was one of only eleven collegiate-level institutions in the country to offer architecture coursework. The architecture coursework did not survive the transfer of programs to the Cincinnati Art Museum Association in 1884, but it established a pattern of architectural education that reemerged fifty years later.

The daily requirement of water needed for drinking, cooking, bathing, sanitation and cleaning is 13.2 gallons of water per person. Yet the average American household consumes 260 gallons of water. Now factor in that 1 in 8 people in the world (884 million) lack access to safe water supplies and that every 20 seconds a child dies from a water related disease. Conserving water is the second tenet of green interior design. This can be done simply by taking shorter showers, turning the faucet off while you brush your teeth, by washing the dishes by hand, by only doing full loads of laundry. Other key strategies are to check that your faucets are not leaking – if they are replace the washers, to use a low-flow faucet aerator and a shower head with air holes to reduce the gallons per minute flow.

An Interior Design Portfolio

The first word in making an interior design portfolio is efficiency. Your portfolio should be concise, yet contain all the pertinent information and imagery necessary to make an unforgettable first impression.

Wherever we go, wherever we turn, a shade of blue always follows: the sky, the ocean, blue flowers and birds, blue mountain tops and deep blue lakes. Blue is a calm, restful color, perfectly suitable for interior design, especially for bedrooms. It’s a Mediterranean color, one that reminds of the summer and the sea, a define mood booster. For this reason interior designers started to use this color in offices, day rooms and even to decorate summer gardens and kitchens.

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 13,000 members in ten (1specialty forums, and twenty-nine (2chapters around the world. IIDA advocates for interior design excellence, disseminates industry information, nurtures a global interior design community, maintains educational standards and responds to trends in business and design.

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