Interiors: An Introduction is the starting point for a lifetime of design education, appreciation, and enjoyment. Whether the goal is a career in interior design, or simply a better understanding of how to enhance one's own living space, the information and ideas in this text will help readers achieve it.
Interiors offers an introduction to the elements, practice, and aesthetics of residential and nonresidential interior design, as well as their application. In addition, the authors describe the numerous choices of materials, furnishings, and components used in interior design.
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* Is the author of Window Treatments, (John Wiley, New York) the basis of the nationally accredited Certified Window Treatments Consultant Program (offered through the Window Coverings Association of America). She also wrote Understanding Fabrics (LC Clark Publishing, North Palm Beach, FL). She writes the 'Design Perspectives' monthly article for Draperies and Window Coverings Magazine. * Is Assistant Professor of Design at Brigham Young University. Beginning her teaching career in 1974, she has taught introductory courses, textiles and historic courses and interior design business courses. She holds a Master's of Art and Design degree. * Has been a professional interior designer since 1974, working chiefly as a sole proprietor. For three years she was President of Designer Style, a full-service interior design retail business. * Has conducted student travel studies in the US and in England, and has given CEU (Continuing Eduction Unit) lectures to design professionals on a host of topics in nearly every major US city, in Canada and in Mexico since 1984. She has also traveled to the Far East and to Russia. * Is the mother of ten children, five of whom are adopted from Karaganda Kazakhstan and Smolensk, Russia. The Nielsons consider their birth and adopted children as their treasures. Her other passions include church work, Boy Scouts, remodeling and gardening.
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