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Introduction to Interior Design

Introduction to Interior Design. What is interior design?. Interior Design. To create a functional and beautiful living environment. Is it beautiful?. Industrial. Traditional. Contemporary. Asian. Rococo. Country French. Elements of Design. Space Shape Line Texture Color. Space.

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Introduction to Interior Design

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  1. Introduction to Interior Design What is interior design?

  2. Interior Design To create a functional and beautiful living environment.

  3. Is it beautiful? Industrial Traditional Contemporary Asian Rococo Country French

  4. Elements of Design • Space • Shape • Line • Texture • Color

  5. Space • The area between objects in a room

  6. Shape • The solid form or structure of an object.

  7. Line • The outline of an object • 2 points that are connected • They give direction and divide space. • Types • Horizontal • Vertical • Diagonal • Curved

  8. Lines • Vertical lines– feeling of power, dignity and masculinity, height

  9. Lines • Horizontal lines—sturdy, calm, restful

  10. Lines • Diagonal lines—create activity and motion

  11. Lines • Curved lines—soften objects

  12. Texture • The way an object feels and looks. • May be rough, smooth, shiny, hard, soft, etc. • Formal • Smooth texture • Informal • Rough texture

  13. Color • One of the most important tools • Influences how people feel and the mood of the room

  14. Principles of Design • Harmony • Proportion • Scale • Balance • Rhythm • Emphasis

  15. Harmony Combination of variety and unity • Unity: The room is tied together with a common denominator • Variety: There are different shapes, colors and objects in a room

  16. The way that one part of the object relates to the whole of the design. Golden Mean The way an object relates to another object. Proportion Scale Effective ratios: 2:3, 3:5, 5:8, 4:7

  17. The feeling of rest Equal weight on all parts of the room Formal Both sides are the same Informal Sides are different Balance Formal Balance Informal Balance

  18. Is this formal or informal balance?

  19. Rhythm • The feeling of movement in a room. • Moves your eye from one point to another. • What moves your eye through this room?

  20. Rhythm • Repetition—a design tool is repeated

  21. Rhythm • Transition– how one part of the design changes to another part

  22. Rhythm • Radiation—moves your eye out from a central point

  23. Rhythm • Gradation—moves you eye from light to dark or from small to large

  24. Emphasis • The focal point of a room • Focuses your attention

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