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The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book: Everything Interior Designers Need to Know Every Day


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In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects 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.

Fundamentals provides 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.

Space examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns.

Surface identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues.

Environments looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell.

Elements describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories.

Resources gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research.

About the Author

Linda O'Shea, CID, IIDA, LEED AP, is a professor and program coordinator of interior design within the Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University in Union, NJ. She has taught a variety of courses, including Sustainable Design Studio, Materials and Finishes, Introduction to Interior Design, and Design and the Built Environment. She received her BFA degree in visual and performing arts from Russell Sage College and her MFA in interior design from Colorado State University.

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Grimley, Chris
Rockport Publishers
O'Shea, Linda
Love, Mimi
interior designer
About interior design
What is interior design
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