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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Historic Preservation is a favorite class at idi

by Admin July 21, 2020

Students learn about preserving and protecting historical buildings and staying within the guidelines of historical architecture. Molly Brown House The Painted Ladies of San Francisco Renovated Brownstone IDI is one of the few Interior Design Schools in California offering a Certificate, Associate of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Program. DESIGN YOUR FUTURE TODAY!


by Admin July 3, 2020

Students at idi like the creative magic that happens with set design. Interior designers and set decorators require much of the same skill set. Lisa Alkofer, set designer for “Picard” started as a buyer and Assistant Set Decorator for some of the top Set Decorators in the world. She knows her way around antiques, fine…

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Bathrooms are a popular space to design and remodel.

by Admin June 23, 2020

At idi students learn about the materials, costs, and space planning needed to create a functional and stylish bathroom. Textures such as metallic or wood can warm up a bathroom and create interest. Colored tiles along with unique shapes and patterns can create a custom feel. Soft whites, marble and wood cabinets create a classic,…

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The Psychology of Color

by Admin May 29, 2020

idi loves color! Learn the various color schemes and color psychology used in designing a home, along with color trends in the market in our 12 week Certificate Course! Warm colors such as yellow, orange and red tend to make us feel energetic and happy while cool colors such as blue, green and purple can…

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idi offers AutoCAD, Photoshop, Revit, 3D printing and digital presentation.

by Admin May 19, 2020

Visualize your designs, visualize your future! Gain a new perspective with smart, 3D modeling software. Create floor plans, sections, elevations, and other building design drawings. Plan, visualize and bring your designs to life. DESIGN YOUR FUTURE TODAY!

Kitchen Design

by Admin May 13, 2020

A kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It requires careful planning, knowledgeable selections and experienced scheduling. At idi students learn how to successfully design a beautiful, functional, kitchen. As with any modern design, clean and simple kitchens create a perfect space for family and friends. Luxury kitchens are not only…

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History of Interiors and Architecture

by Admin May 4, 2020

Idi offers exciting “History of Interiors and Architecture” classes! Enjoy learning about the history of interiors while you discover how historic styles evolved and the meaning behind your favorite architecture. Rounded corners, carvings, and furniture with paws or hooves were often features of the Egyptian era. From the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s Victorian,…

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Coastal Design Style

by Admin April 23, 2020

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Environmental Design at idi

by Admin April 14, 2020

At idi we believe eco-friendly design is an important part of interior design. Our “Environmental Design” class offers students an in depth study of sustainable environments, quality of life issues and the “smart house”-use of computers and electronics in buildings. Lighting is important in green design; choose fluorescent, LED and CFL. Smart home automation can…

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