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.