Design for Living
Interior design draws upon many disciplines to enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. The overall focus concerns how different colors, textures, furniture, lighting, and space work together to meet the needs of a structures occupants. Interior Designers plan and create the design of interior spaces of almost every type of building, including offices, airport terminals, theaters, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, and private residences.
Good design can boost office productivity, increase sales, attract a more affluent clientele, provide a more relaxing hospital stay, or increase a building’s market value, whereas : bad design will cause the adverse .
Interior Design is a pivotal aspect of how one lives , reflects individual personality and is an integral part of our lives which we definitely cannot ‘ live ‘ without. Traditionally, most interior designers focus on decorating by choosing a style and color palette and then selecting appropriate furniture, floor and window treatments, artwork, and lighting. Whatever space they are working on, almost all designers follow the same process. Today, designs often are created with the use of computer-aided design (CAD), which provides more detail and easier corrections than sketches made by hand , and thus: with the increased advancement of computer technology it has become somewhat easier and less time consuming than producing it manually which was the norm less than 2 decades ago .
Interior Design ( as well as Architecture ) is evolving rapidly to meet the needs of an ever increasing world and the environmental changes which are affecting our world and ‘ us ‘. The three ( 3 ) areas of design which are becoming increasingly popular are : ergonomic design , elder design and of course : Environmental or ” Green design “. Ergonomic design involves designing work spaces and furniture which emphasize and help in creating ‘ good posture ‘ and minimize strain upon the human body ; Elder design , which involves the planning of interior spaces within the aid of the movement of the elderly and the disabled . Green design involves the selection of furniture and carpet treatments which are chemically free and hypoallergenic as well as the selection of construction materials which are energy efficient or made from renewable ( recyclable ) resources .
Whatever the design and the purpose or structure behind it , one thing is certain : Design will always be one of the most important factors within our lives and will reflect and represent not only our ‘ persona ‘ , but moreover how we liveand the quality of our lives .
Design is everywhere , whether it be exterior , garden , interior or Web Design – one thing is certain : We cannot live without it . Below are just some exemplary interior designs which will definitely Inspire one to maybe attempt to emulate or even incorporate bits and pieces of various elements seen below into one’s own home decor or next Interior Design project. Enjoy & have fun restyling or redecorating your own domicile 🙂
Zero House : 100 %
And the perfect ” Exterior ” ( in my humble opinion ) it’s called the ” ZeroHouse “, and is designed by Scott Specht of Specht Harpman, and is a prefabricated solar dwelling. Easily shipped and quickly erected, it operates completely off-grid in many climates. It has all elements necessary to comfortably support four adults. Which is just fine with yours truly here 🙂