This bathroom design as well as finished picture demonstrates peace, tranquility, and functionality as well as rectilinear and curvilinear shapes. It also creates harmony in the whole room by the use of similar building elements such as the light wood flooring, lightly colored walls and tile. I love the visualweight that the rectangular tub creates within the curved tile enclosure.
DINING COLOR BLOCK
Vivid color makes this plain dining room come alive. The color blocked rug as well as bright blue wall art compliment the angular L shaped or rectangle trestle table. Simple white cushioned benches complement the table. The bold geometric pattern of the squares in the rug as well as the wall art also provide the element of contrast in this simple, yet elegant dining room.
This boldly colored, large scale restaurant presents with varying areas for dining. It is well proportioned and very balanced. The two large areas are symmetrical to each other and provide dining for large groups. I think this is a very bright and friendly atmosphere and I would enjoy a dining experience in this environment.
This area is quite asymmetrical in its design by the use of the high counter for eating in grey pattern as well as the counter space directly below for kitchen work also done in the grey pattern. The use of red in this drawing provides the contrast and the rhythm element in this space. I really like this concept drawing and think the space is very beautiful and functional.
A beautiful example of pattern used in the different wood grains, lines as shown by the bold curves, dark accentuated ceilings, texture as shown in the wall coverings, the use of candle-light sconces on a pebbled wall, and most of all organic in it’s sense of harmony with the environment. This is a very inviting, serene place as a spa should be and this designer has certainly achieved this look.
LIVINGROOM DESIGN BOARD
The focal point or emphasis of this design board is the large white vase with branches. It provides interest, yet the room is totally in form and scale to a peaceful setting. The room is void of any unused space, yet not cluttered.
BATHROOM DESIGN BOARD
I found this board interesting because of the simplicity of all of the fixtures, yet it is a solid design because of it’s consistency. All of the fixtures have the oval, white design. The color scheme is very soft allowing the fixtures to be the dominant source of the room. Very clean and functional bathroom, but not sure I would like the openness of everything. Maybe a frosted glass partition by the tub might provide some privacy
THE OFFICE DESIGN BOARD
The simplicity of this small space design is shown in the radial balance of the space that focuses on work, mainly the computer. This is a solid, functional, comfortable design.
SPA WAITING ROOM DESIGN BOARD
Does a spa waiting room really have to be designed? Yes, in order for the atmosphere of the spa to be set. The customer has to be met at the door with a light, airy, comfortable setting. This drawing depicts plenty of seating room as well as usable working space for meetings with clients or pleasant, relaxed conversation between patrons. I especially like some of the cool colors and patterns that were used in the decorating design.
FLEA MARKET DESIGN BOARD
This design board is fun and interesting and I thought a good way to show tactile design. Everything can be found at a flea market, rummage sale, garage sale, or even thrift store. If you stop to look at all of the different pictures, you could find lots of different things to decorate almost any room of your home.
CLASS CRITIQUE Introduction To Interior Design….What was I thinking? Well, how about learning about furnishings, textiles, window treatments, styles, how to design a room, furniture placement, and accessories. Instead we learned about lettering for architectural drawings and how to do hours and hours of busy work on the computer. I guess I am saying that this class was not in any way what I expected it to be. The only design project we really did was the Seattle Loft Project and we got no feed-back on that from the person that it was designed for. How do we know if our ideas were “pleasing to the client” or if we even did the right thing? I don’t feel that the directions for assignments were clear most of the time and we jumped around with no continuity. My two favorite assignments were the lettering and the Seattle Loft Project and my two least favorite assignments were the designer board and the final project. I feel that the Seattle Loft Project should have been the culmination to our class. The only CD or video that helped and was interesting was the one on lettering. This is my fourth on-line class and I have never had so much “busy work” in any other class. Also, this class provided no interaction between classmates except what we created for ourselves (our study group of four) to try to understand the assignments and help each other get through this class. I am now majoring in ECE but am a previous graduate (1972) from the Nursing Program at Cuesta. –Naomi Souza