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1 Introduction to Interior Design
What is interior design?

2 To create a functional and beautiful living environment.
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 The solid form or structure of an object.
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 Proportion Scale 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. Effective ratios: 2:3, 3:5, 5:8, 4:7

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