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Interior Design Careers: Museum Design

At one time, only people with a history or art history background worked in museums.  Today, however, when it comes to interior design careers, a museum has many opportunities for interior designers, including creating design concepts for promotional and community projects as well as designing spaces specificially for the preservation of fine art, sculpture, historical textiles, books, and other artifacts.  Due to the fragile conditions of most museum collections, an understanding of the effects of lighting on various art is essential.  Design Institute looked at a few examples of some extrodinary museum designs that deserve to be recognized.  

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The Getaway

Are you an architecture or interior design student ready for a Spring Break getaway?  Allow this blog post to take you to some of the most impressive retreats in the world.  Design Institute of San Diego researched  spectacular places ranging from wellness retreats to secluded resorts.  Take this break to relax your mind and get away, while staying inspired by these creative design projects that will stimulate your imagination.

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Interior Design Degree: From Concept to Reality

By: Rick Hess, DISD

Obtaining an Interior Design Degree isn’t just about creating beautiful spaces. Its about exploring all creative outlets in order to produce logical and intelligent design solutions. Design Institute of San Diego pushes its students to design based on client needs. These design solutions develop into projects that not only challenge the students, but also inspire ideas related to conceptual development, sustainability, universal design, and space planning. This blog post is the start of a long series of entries stressing the importance of interior design education and the impact it has on the professional field. – Read More –

top interior design resources on social media

Top Interior Design Resources to Follow on Social Media

Design Institute of San Diego has compiled a list of the top interior design resources (the most influential professional resources)  to follow on social media platforms.  Our school of interior design’s qualified staff researched which professionals, blog sites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest pages are receiving the most heat with followers.  The most popular resources are also among the most inspirational sites for interior design students and professionals working in the field.

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Interior Design Trends for 2014

By: Rick Hess, DISD

Industry professionals at Design Institute of San Diego took a look at some interior design trends for 2014 relating to interior design and architecture.  We found the following to be hot items for the upcoming year.

 The Interior Design Trends for 2014:

 Color Theory Being Applied to Interior Design

The Next Phase of Sustainability

Color has been used for decades to add visual interest, balance, and harmony within a space. Although these are still important aspects in interior design, psychology of color may become an important design consideration for the future. Why?  Once color psychology is understood, interior designers are able to positively affect an individual’s mood, health, and well being.  Believe it or not, color can actually stimulate the economy as well.  Another important trend is taking sustainability to the next level through net zero energy design, green building solutions, and improved residential construction.

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