The thing is being an interior designer hasn't really come up much in my blog. At one point I considered posting some design tips, or at least a little more about interior design on my little blog but I really haven't done much of that at all. It's not that I don't LOVE interior design, believe me I do, really,...you kind of have to if you're going to go through all the heartache that is majoring in interior design in college...but I don't want my life to be all about interior design.
|ID Class, Sophomore Year|
I bet something you're unlikely to hear anywhere is about the unusual and somewhat cursed mind of an interior designer. Think about it, interior design is all around you, as I've just said,...I've been trained and educated to analyze spaces continually in order to understand techniques and learn more...put the two and two together and you get a cursed mind. I can't go anywhere ever without analyzing a space. What type of lighting is this? I wonder if that product is Herman Miller? This floor pattern is pretty awesome. That wall covering is beautiful but I think I would have used it this way. Oh, wow, that use of color is extraordinary! I bet if they took down this wall here, and there, and pulled this, and created that...well then that would really be a good use of space... the thoughts are endless.
On a small side note, I call it analyzing instead of judging because it truly is an analysis, my mind instantly picks up on everything to see how it works or doesn't work. I learn from it. It's not done intentionally, and hardly ever am I picking apart someone's design for the purpose of undermining their talent (so please don't be afraid to invite me over). I learn, I envision, I design. It's part of who I am.
|Cardboard model of a museum I designed, architecturally and interiors|
One of my ID besties, before she left me, on a
late night drafting in the dorms
And so you have this....a glimpse into my wrestling thoughts.
I guess it all comes down to this...yes I love interior design, yes I am an interior designer, yes I'd love to answer any questions you have, yes I would love to work with some of you on your homes/offices/etc (check out my interior spaces and design page), yes I want to involve a little bit more about interior design to my blog...but it won't ever be my main focus.
|My first portfolio. Hand/Manual Rendering Page.|
Sophomore Year Interior Design Review
So there you have it, the longest and most serious rant that has ever been written on this blog (except for maybe this post, when I had a rough day at work, wait, nope still no competition, that one was short and sweet).
What are your thoughts? Anyone else ever struggled with something like this?
Would you even like to see more interior design posts? Or should I keep it coming as it is?
Want to make this post extra long??? I knew you did! :) Here's a glimpse of what I wrote up for Samantha not long ago. Maybe reading through this will help you identify if you really want to hear more of my interior design
These elements and principles essentially play out as "rules" in interior design. A well designed space incorporates all these elements and principles while highlighting specific ones. There are all kinds of definitions of these out there, including Wikepedia's page and even my own few projects I did in school. I've taken time to explain a few of those in detail for you today.
And cause we all know I'm picture crazy, another picture:
The above was done all by my hand...those plans were perfect! I had the most intense detailing for each page of that construction set, it's too bad my board presentation had to take a hit since I didn't spend as much time on it.... but I got a 100 on those construction drawings! #fact #draftedmylifeaway #worthit #notmissingit (and yes, yes I did just use hashtags in a post).
ONE last picture, promise:
|Clearly we all LOVE interior design.|
My senior ID class aka the one's who made it through alive