Mood board software

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The mood board is a very valuable tool in the design process, used to bring ideas/schemes together to illustrate the designers overall style that they wish to pursue. In today’s digital age there are a wide number of options available. One of the most popular is Olioboard.

Olioboard is an online, interior design, mood board creator, where users can create 2D and 3D room designs using real products from a large number of popular brands. All items on olioboard link through to the retailers online store for purchase. Users are also able to upload their own images. Olioboard  also has a large community of home decor lovers who chat, compete in design challenges and have fun experimenting with interior design.

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Olioboard offers a free version, but they also offer the Pro version for a monthly fee.

Olioboards youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Olioboard

If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all.  http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

New Book! AutoCAD 2015 for Interior Design and Space Planning

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AutoCAD 2015 for Interior Design and Space Planning helps students understand the commands and features of AutoCAD 2015 and demonstrates how to use the program to complete interior design and space planning projects. Covering both two- and three-dimensional drawings, the text provides abundant exercises that walk students step-by-step through the use of AutoCAD prompts and commands. Using numerous illustrations, the text captures the essence of this powerful program and the importance it plays in the interior design, architecture and space planning professions.

• Covers new AutoCAD 2015 interface
• Progresses from basic commands to complex drawing exercises.
• Provides over 100 exercises and projects.
• Highlights seven projects appropriate for interior design, space planning and architecture students.
• Includes coverage of the AutoCAD DesignCenter
• Covers solid modelling in two chapters.

ISBN-13: 978-0133144857
Paperback: 744 pages
Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (29 Dec. 2014)

 

Interested in Interior Design? Rhodec International students are offered the opportunity to join the online Rhodec Autodesk community, which allows students to download free fully functional CAD software including Revit Architecture and many others, and, in addition interact with fellow Rhodec students.

Furthermore we are partnered with online specialists CAD Training Online to offer our students the opportunity to study AutoCAD or Revit Architecture for Interior Design 100% online, and AT A 10% DISCOUNT FOR RHODEC STUDENTS. http://www.rhodec.org/autocad.htm

Top Free Android Interior Design App

Houzz Interior Design Ideas is one of the most downloaded FREE Android home design and decoration apps available.  

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Search through a great catalogue of more than 200000 images of different designs. The app allows users to search photos by style, colour and room features through the user-friendly interface. You can then store your favourite designs in an “ideasbook”.

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Other features include;
Share ideas
Share your favourite images with family, friends and design professionals. Find more home design ideas by reading stories, which cover everything from home remodelling and decorating tips to house tours and DIY tutorials.
Get advice
If you’re looking for quick advice, ask the Houzz community! Post a design dilemma on their discussion boards to get input from professionals and other homeowners.

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If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec caters for all.  http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Interior Design Exhibition, Salon de l’ Habitat

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Salon de l’ Habitat (Interior Design Exhibition ) takes place in Dijon, France from 13th -16th February 2015.

Annual regional exhibition bringing together over 200 exhibitors in the field of homes and home decoration : – conversions, fittings, indoor and outdoor equipment – renovation – decoration, craftsmen and artists
This is a key date for all those with plans for their home : arrangement, renovation, furnishing or decoration. In addition to advice, the professional exhibitors provide a wide choice of products, techniques and services.
The different sectors include:
Ground floor : furniture – decoration
Mezzanine : specialists in decoration and old buildings
First floor : home improvement and renovation
Lectures/talks on questions of the moment – “Essor” exhibition (Union of Burgundian Artists).

Contact information.
DIJON CONGREXPO – PARC DES EXPOSITIONS ET CONGRES DE DIJON
3 Boulevard de Champagne B.P. 67827 21078 DIJON Cedex
Tél: 03.80.77.39.00
Fax: 03.80.77.39.39

contact@dijon-congrexpo.com
http://www.dijon-congrexpo.com

Interested in Interior Design? Information on all our Online Distance Learning Interior Design and Decoration Courses can be found at http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

THE SHELL BATHTUB

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The Shell Bathtub is designed by Innsbruck based Nina Mair ” The atmospheric and warm wood produces an exceptionally aesthetic enjoyment. Shell Bathtub makes an attractive impression, long before it is filled with hot water and relaxing oils, to spoil its owner with the luxury spa experience.”

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Shell bathtub is made of genuine, hand-polished and oiled walnut. The designer states that it’s carved from a solid block of walnut. Then polished and hand oiled many times.

The Shell Bathtub can be accompanied by a wash basin. “Functionality and substance dominate the Shell Basin design, the washbasin from the Shell range of bathroom furniture. The sophisticated drain and overflow are integrated and lie flush with the surface. This masterpiece of craftsmanship is available in two versions – as an individual or double washbasin.”

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Interested in Interior Design? Information on all our Online Distance Learning Interior Design and Decoration Courses can be found at http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

FREE INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION APP

Looking to re-design the layout of your room? Why not try this free app!

Decolabs is an Ipad app with which you can take a photo of your room then browse through an e-catalog for items such as tables, sofas, shelving etc. With this app you can then design and decorate your room testing different design layouts to suit your own style and needs.

Decolabs main site can be found at http://www.decolabs.com/

Interested in Interior Design? Information on all our Online Distance Learning Interior Design and  free Decoration Courses can be found at http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

LIGHT BLOOM, THE FLOWER LIGHT

Following on from his Armstrong Light Trap, comes another great interior design lighting concept from Constantin Bolimond, this time called Light Bloom.

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Constantin clearly takes his inspiration from the natural world and this is reflected in this opening flower design.

BloomAs with his Armstrong Light Trap, the amount of light can be controlled by the level of the petals opening.

Interested in Interior Design and Decoration? Information on all our Online Distance Learning Interior Design and Decoration Courses can be found at http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Moon inspired lamp design

Some interior design ideas are out of this world, take this Moon inspired lamp for example.

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Designed by Constantin Bolimond this crater-filled lamp is a design concept called Armstrong Light Trap

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A great feature of this lamp is overall brightness can be adjusted by how many of the cork holes (craters) are opened. This feature also allows for the light to be directed at a focal point if so desired.

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The Armstrong lamp uses energy-efficient LED lights which consume 85% less energy and lasts 20 times longer, when compared to incandescent lamps.

Interested in Interior Design? Information on all our Online Distance Learning Interior Design and Decoration Courses can be found at http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Decorating or painting a room? How much paint do you need?

Do you buy more paint than is needed, or do you risk under buying and not having enough to finish the job?

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This helpful guide is given as a rough indication only, and measurements and quantities may vary from country to country and even from one manufacturer to the other. Always be careful to check all details with the supplier/manufacturer before ordering.

Paints and Varnishes
To find the area to be covered, multiply the width of the walls/ceiling by the height/length to give an area in square metres/yards (area = width x length). Different types of paint will have different covering power and this will also be affected by the surface area being painted: rough or porous surfaces will require more paint for the same area.

Use the table below as an approximate guide only.                                                                         paint_brush

1 litre = 1.76 pints in the UK, where there are 20 fluid ounces in a pint.

1 litre= 1.40 pints in the US, where there are 16 fluid ounces in a pint.

1 square metre = 1.2 square yards.

 

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