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Companion Book for MyInteriorDesignKit

By Kerrie Kelly

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 5, 2012

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The goal: Re-imagine what texts and resources for interior design education might look like.


The resources contained in MyInteriorDesignKit and this companion text are an experiment in interactive learning. Rather than giving static facts and endless pages of text, users are introduced to the core topics of interior design through the real experiences of successful industry professionals. Learners are engaged and challenged by taking them on virtual field trips to suppliers, paint manufacturers and all the locations where the business of design happens. Videos are used to simulate decision making activities and encourage learners to think like designers. Also, Included are learning modules in print and digital forms to introduce users to core topics in a fun, interactive way!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Defining Interior Design and the Process

Chapter 2 The Interior Design Profession

Chapter 3 Elements and Principles of Design

Chapter 4 Colors and Palettes

Chapter 5 Lighting for Interiors

Chapter 6 Planning the Space: Room by Room

Chapter 7 Finishes: Floor to Ceiling

Chapter 8 Furniture Selections

Chapter 9 The Details: Artwork and Accessories

Chapter 10 Universal Design

Chapter 11 Special Considerations: Sustainable Design

Chapter 12 Communicating the Vision

Chapter 13 The Business of Interior Design

Chapter 14 The Next Steps