2020 Emmys Set Design

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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Set Design can be fun and rewarding!

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Interior Designers Institute was founded in 1984 and is one of the few Interior Design Schools in California offering a Certificate, Associate of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Program.

Residential design is a favorite at idi.

Students learn how to create and define different interior design styles.

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Traditional interior design is a popular, classic interior design style and can transition into another style.

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Modern interiors are minimalist with mainly smooth textures and clean, simple lines. They can also reflect on the past such as mid-century modern.

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Contemporary interiors can be similar to modern style, but will also include fluid and futuristic shapes.

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Farmhouse and modern farmhouse style is defined by using mainly wood and rough textures with vintage style accents.

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Hollywood glam is popular especially on the West coast. It’s a luxury, high end style with smooth, shiny textures and lots of sparkle.

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Boho interior design is a casual style with chunky textures, organic materials and plants.

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

idi students learn how to select flooring for a specific space.

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Hardwood flooring is durable, low maintenance and adds elegance and warmth.

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Carpet adds softness, comfort, and absorbs sound. It can be used in a specific area or wall to wall.

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Luxury vinyl tile is resilient vinyl that can withstand moisture. It can mimic the look of hardwood, ceramic tile or stone.

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White marble is a natural stone that is unique in characteristics and can brighten a room.

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Interior Designers Institute was founded in 1984 and is one of the few Interior Design Schools in California offering a Certificate, Associate of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Program.

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

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Automated Shades – One touch remote access

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Pleated Shades – A sheer look made with fabric

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Draperies – Style with functional control

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Woven woods – A classic and durable choice

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Solar Shades – To preserve an outside view

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Interior Designers Institute was founded in 1984 and is one of the few Interior Design Schools in California offering a Certificate, Associate of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Program.

The History of the Chair

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.

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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 legs of beasts.

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Rococo 18th century chairs were one of the most popular in the victorian era and featured scrolls and curves. More cushioning and soft fabrics such as silks were often used to create more comfort.

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The Bauhaus chair reflected modern style in the 20th century and was influenced by modern movements. The famous Barcelona chair was from the Bauhaus movement and reflected linear and geometric forms.

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The famous “egg” chair is a mid-century modern design, with the idea that form follows function. This style introduced the use of new materials such as metal, glass and plastic.

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Today much of our furniture is considered minimalist style. It is simple, sleek and fits into any space. There are many materials, textures and styles to choose from.

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Historic Preservation is a favorite class at idi

Students learn about preserving and protecting historical buildings and staying within the guidelines of historical architecture.

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Molly Brown House

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The Painted Ladies of San Francisco

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Renovated Brownstone

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SET DÉCOR STAR TREK: “PICARD”

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 furnishings and luxurious fabrics.

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Set Decorator Lisa Alkofer SDSA and Production Designer Todd Cherniawsky share their finished sets for “Picard”

“We purchased and designed and augmented most of our set dressing.” That includes lighting, draperies and wallcoverings, furnishings, art and thousands of space and otherworldly elements.

Set Decorators are an important part of the design team for film, television and commercials, and work closely with the Production Designer and the Director.

The Set Decorator researches, resources, designs, builds, and purchases items required to dress the sets.

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Bathrooms are a popular space to design and remodel.

At idi students learn about the materials, costs, and space planning needed to create a functional and stylish bathroom.

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Textures such as metallic or wood can warm up a bathroom and create interest.

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Colored tiles along with unique shapes and patterns can create a custom feel.

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Soft whites, marble and wood cabinets create a classic, timeless design.

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When you have a view, design your space to be an extension of the surroundings.

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Adding natural elements creates interest, texture and a relaxing spa like feel.

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The Psychology of Color

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 be calming and soothing. But there is much more to the effects of color.

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Red can make a room feel more intimate but it can also perk up a room with bold, confidence.

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Orange adds warmth and can stimulate your appetite. It creates motivation and impulse.

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Yellow lifts your spirits and will make a room feel cozy. It adds a feeling of energy and fun.

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Pink is playful, but can be sensitive. It always adds a touch of whimsy.

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Blue creates a calming and relaxing atmosphere, while creating ambition and perspective.

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Purple can be very dramatic and exciting along with distinguished and creative.

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Green represents renewal, growth and stability. It is calming and relaxing.

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Many neutrals have their own effects. Gray creates a calm, sophisticated, timeless, practical feel and can be warm or cool. Brown is the slowdown, relax, dependable choice that also creates a rugged, rustic feel.

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

Visualize your designs, visualize your future!

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Gain a new perspective with smart, 3D modeling software.

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Create floor plans, sections, elevations, and other building design drawings.

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Plan, visualize and bring your designs to life.

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