Interior Design Course: Principles, Practices, and Techniques for the Aspiring Designer (Quarto Book)

Interior Design Course: Principles, Practices, and Techniques for the Aspiring Designer (Quarto Book)

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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.


  • ISBN13: 9780764132599
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  1. R. Linsey says


    no problems with my purchase. I received it promptly and in the condition stated. Great doing business with you!

  2. Rating

    I love this book! It’s been helpful in understanding what level of thought goes into each step of the design process, including how to approach different design scenarios! As a student, I totally recommend it to other students and those who are just curious!


  3. Rating

    This book contains nothing that I expected based on the description. I should have read the other reviews before purchasing. I can’t even use it as a coffee table book. To be fair, I don’t know how good this book is because it had very little to do with what the description provided. Perhaps a seasoned professional might find it of interest.

  4. Darlene Raymond says


    DON”T WASTE YOUR MONEY,book gives very limited information and covers useless information Don’t buy it

  5. Sara M. Earle says


    I bought this book my second year of design school. I found it useful in that it gives an overview of the entire deign process. I follow this process in every studio course that I take. It is a very graphically beautiful book as well.

  6. Gabriela Suárez Okhuysen says


    This book is not what I expected at all… I its nothing of interest… I think I have learned more about that in a wonderful spanish magazine “El Mueble” the thing is that I cant find it here in the States…

  7. Denise Johnson says


    I was hoping for a book geared towards someone of very novice skills. The book has good information; better for someone interested in possibly pursing a degree in Interior Design.

  8. I. Vidovic says


    I like this book very much…it’s good book to have when starting an interior designer job

  9. Rating

    I was looking for some real meat in a design book, to learn on my own because I can’t take classes right now. This was EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thank goodness it does exist!!