PLANNING THE SPACE

Students learn the fundamentals of judging a space through the use of the principles and elements of design.

PRINCIPLES & ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

Study the basic principles used in design. A lecture class utilizing photographs so students may visualize practical applications of design elements.

HOME STAGING

Students learn how to stage a home so that it appeals to prospective buyers. Techniques are taught to highlight the strengths of the home while downplaying its weaknesses. Colors, room arrangements, accessorizing and appropriateness of style are studied with budgetary confinements in mind.

FLOORS THAT ROCK

Study the various types of floorcoverings available and the costs involved. Calculation of floorcovering estimates is also taught.

DESIGN RESOURCES

Students learn sources and pricing for all types of residential products from floorcoverings and lighting to accessories and furniture.

INDOOR PLANTSCAPING

Plants are an integral part of the home. Selection of plant types, containers and plant size are all part of this class. Use of healthy indoor plants to create an allergy-free and greener interior environment are discussed.

THE HIGH-TECH HOME

A family’s lifestyle at home is enhanced by the benefits of technology. Students will learn how to weave the latest technology into the home for entertainment, lighting, automated window coverings and communication. Whether for a home theater, family room, home office, kitchen or patio, students will learn how to personalize these spaces with innovative and unique automated systems.

OUTDOOR SPACES

Designing the new outdoor room and how to bring the indoors out. Emphasis is on creating a warm ambience by selecting the right furniture, accessories, lighting and materials. Use of fireplaces, fire pits and cooking centers are included.

HISTORY OF THE CHAIR

Slide presentation and discussion of historical 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.

THE NATURAL AND HEALTHY HOME

Designing sustainable and healthy interiors that are good for our environment and allergy and toxin free. Students will learn what makes a healthy and natural home, as well as materials and design resources used in the process.