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  1. 1. Avila 1 Have you ever stopped to think about designing a room, office, kitchen, or perhaps even aschool? Interior design is important because it helps you have everything good looking. Themost important things about interior design include the history, the types of locations beingdesigned, the moods it makes you feel and very important, the cost of designing. Interior designhelps improve the quality of life for everyone. Thanks to the ancient Egyptians, interior design is now very popular. Ancient Egyptianswouldn’t decorate their mud huts with very simple furniture. They would make their furnitureout of animal skins and/or textiles. “Roman and Greeks built next to the Egyptians art interiordecorating and accessorizing.” Greeks wooden furniture would have ivory and silverornamentation. Home interiors reflected wealth and distinction. Colors were introduced by theEuropean after the dark ages. During the Dark ages the richest people went from decorativetouches and stone carvings to muted colors and simple textiles (IDS). Every location is designed differently. Offices are usually design to look professional.Most of the time all they do to an office is choose a nice desk, a comfortable chair, a small shelf,and a cabinet drawer. The best color for an office is white. It is simple, relaxing, and calmed.Small apartments should be designed and furnished with small furniture so that helps make morespace. Mirrors can also make the place look significally larger (Article). Designing a restaurant is totally different. All depends on what kind of restaurant it is.For example if it is a Mexican restaurant then you might want to have some Mexican drawingson the wall to emphasis the type of restaurant. Some great colors would the Mexican colors forrepresentation. Also, if it is a nice fancy restaurant then you want to make sure that it makes thecustomers feel welcomed and comfortable enough to stay longer. When designing a school is itimportant to keep on mind that it is a place where concentration and relaxation is needed. For
  2. 2. Avila 2students to be able to pay attention in class, the color beige is perfect in helping concentrate andgives a calm feeling. Interior design doesn’t necessary have to expensive. Little changes can make a bigdifference, for example, in your kitchen; you can try a bright, colorful appliance on the countertop. The color will as that “WOW” factor. If any of your appliance is scratches or mismatched,with a giant magnet, that gives them an artful disguised. You can do things one by one so thatyou dint have to spend money that you don’t have (Bertand). Teresa Kirkwood from Kirkwood builders has so many responsibilities as an interiordesigner. She says that her and her husband, have to work together before breaking down on thehouse plans to make sure that they function efficiently. They make great use of the space, have aflow to them, and are aesthetically pleasing. It is a job to stay abreast of trends and new productsto incorporate in our homes. For their Parade of homes, homes and spec homes she has to chooseeverything that is visual. That includes so many things for her to do, such as, what kind of bricksand stone to use, where to put it, the roof color, the front door, what color and style of cabinets,which wrought iron picket to use, what interior doors we use, and door knobs. Plumbing fixtures,lighting and here to put it, what kind of trim to put where, wall colors, tile and tile layouts, itreally goes on and on. She also has to shop for and stage their homes. Mrs. Kirkwood does fauxfinishes on ceiling and home theaters. When she has pre-sells, she works with her homebuyersand guides them through their selections of all the above things. She likes them to have a truecustom home. She loves what she does but what she most enjoys is their model and Paradehomes because she gets to do them exactly how she likes. The Kirkwood Builders team has won
  3. 3. Avila 3five Best of the best Awards in the Johnston County Parade of Homes Competition. The justmeans that their homes got the highest total points of all homes in the competition.That is why the history, the locations, moods and cost of interior design are important. Forsomeone that likes interior design, the history is a great thing to know. The moods that eachlocation makes you feel are some amazing things that you probably never thought about.Remember that designing something does not have to cost you much at all.