Interior Design Resources (02)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trading Spaces
If you're a die hard fan of the TV series TRADING SPACES or even if you've never seen the show, this site will give you tips and tricks and advice on making over your home from drab to something really outstanding. Click on The Project Files and get detailed step-by-step instructions on how to put up Venetian Plaster, how-to make a fireplace mantel, refinish kitchen cabinets, how-to make a padded headboard, how-to paint a brick fireplace, how-to upholster walls with fabric, how-to make a breakfast counter, how-to-do wall and ceiling plywood treatment, how-to build a circular storage unit, how-to make a freestanding room divider and more. Go backstage with the cast and crew of the show, visit the Before-and-After Gallery, take the designer quiz, join a Trading Spaces Fan Club and so much more.
Huge Source of Stunning Home Interior Designs
This section at Trendir.com has 20 sub-sections where each section is focused on interior design ideas on specific rooms inside the house. This includes living room, kids' room, kitchen, home office, foyer, fireplace, and even basement. Each article is accompanied with stunning photos of the design. One of the recent entries is the so-called heavenly and gorgeous warehouse-like home design by well-known Italian interior designer, Paola Navone. Another recent entry is the Urban Apartment Decorating Style model house in Ljubljana, Slovenia, created by GAO Architects. There is also an article showing one of the suites at Boutique Tower, in Tel Aviv, Israel, where the interior was designed by Ando Studio.
Add a Touch of Elegance to Your Home with an Indoor Floor Fountain Waterfall
Indoor waterfalls are not only for commercial spaces anymore; now a homeowner can incorporate one into his or her home quite easily. You may want to consider adding multiple fountains to your home space. Why not consider a floor standing fountain, a table top fountain, or an indoor wall fountain when you are planning to redecorate? They can brighten up any room, create a welcoming environment, and bring a sense of serenity to any space to decide to include them in.
Graphic & Interior Design
In addition to a wide range of helpful commercial interior design links, this site also contains a wealth of helpful how-to articles, tips, and decorating ideas. Start by clicking on Advice on Interior Decorating. Here you will find dozens of genuinely helpful articles covering such diverse design and decorating subjects as buying an innerspring mattress, children's room styles, how-to organize a child's room, how-to combine styles, how-to create a beautiful storage space, how-to get the most from your candles, how-to paint a sisal rug, how-to refinish rough walls, how-to design a room for a teen, knowing when you need to hire a designer, and lots more. There are sections on budget decorating, color selection, cool products, the latest tools, garden design articles and so much more. Elsewhere on the site you can find tips on everything from holiday decorating, to decorating Japanese style to turning your home into a country cottage. Whatever style or whatever your decorating needs are, Graphic & Interior Design probably has an article that's just what you're looking for.
Interior Design Schools and Colleges
If you've ever dreamed of a career in design but you didn't know where to start, this site has a list of the best design schools and colleges in the nation. Read the school and curriculum descriptions to help you choose the school that's best for you in the area that you want. Interior design schools and colleges can prepare you for a job as an interior decorator, designer or manageri>. Interior decorators and designers usually work for design or architectural firms, department stores and home furnishing stores, or hotel and restaurant chains. Many also do freelance work, full-time or part-time. Rising demand for professional design of private homes, offices, stores, and restaurants is expected to spur job growth for interior decorators. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that jobs for Interior Decorators will increase by as much as 35% through the year 2008.