Textiles are a Major Part of the Design Process

by Admin October 28, 2020

idi students gain comprehensive knowledge on how to correctly specify textiles including fiber content, cost, and the types of textiles required for a space. Careful selection is important to not only create a cohesive look, but to also choose textiles for their intended use. Many fabric showrooms offer designers a vast selection of fabrics and…

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Focal points are important when designing a space.

by Admin October 15, 2020

They are the first thing to catch your eye when you walk into a room. idi students learn how to work with existing focal points and how to create new ones. Many times a room will have a natural element such as a window or a view that creates a focal point. Fireplaces are one…

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idi students like to get creative with color and design.

by Admin October 9, 2020

A fun way to freshen up your interior is to add seasonal pops of color! Even though copper accents and natural elements add year round warmth to this kitchen, fall leaves provide an extra touch of fall. A colorful view provides the perfect backdrop for this fall inspired interior. Adding decorative accents is an easy…

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“Beautiful kitchens” and “Luxurious Baths”

by Admin October 6, 2020

“Beautiful kitchens” and “Luxurious Baths” are two of the exciting, informative lectures in the 12 week certificate course. Students learn about the planning, materials and costs involved when designing kitchens and baths. It takes detailed planning to create an efficient kitchen. Precise space planning and the right materials are essential. Many times additional luxury items…

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idi graduates are successfully working in the interior design industry!

by Admin September 25, 2020

100% placement rate for MIA graduates 93% placement rate for BA graduates 87% placement rate for AA graduates For further details on idi placement please Click Here! DESIGN YOUR FUTURE TODAY! Interior Designers Institute was founded in 1984 and is one of the few Interior Design Schools in California offering a Certificate, Associate of Arts…

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2020 Emmys Set Design

by Admin September 18, 2020

Set design is one of the many types of employment available with an interior design degree from idi. SDSA (Set Decorators of America) is a professional organization that inspires and preserves set decoration in motion pictures and TV. Here are a few of the shows that have been nominated for this year’s set design awards….

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Residential design is a favorite at idi.

by Admin September 3, 2020

Students learn how to create and define different interior design styles. Traditional interior design is a popular, classic interior design style and can transition into another style. Modern interiors are minimalist with mainly smooth textures and clean, simple lines. They can also reflect on the past such as mid-century modern. Contemporary interiors can be similar…

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Choosing the right flooring is an important part of any design project.

by Admin August 21, 2020

idi students learn how to select flooring for a specific space. Hardwood flooring is durable, low maintenance and adds elegance and warmth. Carpet adds softness, comfort, and absorbs sound. It can be used in a specific area or wall to wall. Luxury vinyl tile is resilient vinyl that can withstand moisture. It can mimic the…

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idi students learn the importance of selecting window treatments for both style and function.

by Admin August 11, 2020

Automated Shades – One touch remote access Pleated Shades – A sheer look made with fabric Draperies – Style with functional control Woven woods – A classic and durable choice Solar Shades – To preserve an outside view DESIGN YOUR FUTURE TODAY! Interior Designers Institute was founded in 1984 and is one of the few…

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The History of the Chair

by Admin July 31, 2020

idi students learn about the historic and contemporary styles of chairs from the 1900’s to current. Emphasis is placed on the primary furniture styles used in today’s interior design. Made for function and beauty, these chairs were often made with cloth or leather and were carved and curved. The legs were often designed to resemble…

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