Especially during challenging economic times, your home is your haven. It is the place you feel safe, connected with those closest to you, and protected from the world outside. What does your home say about you? Do your design choices help you achieve the life you want to live?
Never before have the building blocks of good design been so accessible. Design television is available round-the-clock. The Internet has made it possible to shop globally for a vast of array of products. Inspiration and advice can be found on hundreds of design websites, photo galleries and blogs. Free software and mobile apps will help you select the right paint color, match fabrics and draw a floor plan. Your choices are endless—perhaps overwhelming!
Because we love design and know that the key to success is making all the pieces work together just right, we wrote this book to help you organize your thoughts and prepare you for the process. Whether you plan to tackle your own project, get a little design advice from friends, neighbors or online resources, or hire a professional interior designer to navigate the hundreds or even thousands of decisions you will make, preparation is vital.
How to Design Your Perfect Interior provides information, options, direction and decision tools so you can make a wise and educated decision about how to achieve your perfect interior. It is full of insider tips and insights from experienced interior designers that can help save you time and money, whether you decide to do it yourself or engage a professional.
Before you start your design project, you will want to know:
· The most common and costly mistakes to avoid
· What to watch for when buying online
· Questions you need to answer before you make any design decisions
· Eight steps to success
· Where to go when you need help and how to select the best service provider for your project
Lots of books, magazines, TV shows and websites show you great design, and some will give you decorating tips. How to Design Your Perfect Interior helps you think like a designer so you can achieve the result you want.
Cover image courtesy of Jamie Drake, FASID - Showhouse Beverly Hills, CA
Photographer for Cover Image - Art Grey
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Published September 21, 2012
by Design Success University Press.
Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical.