What’s your decorating style?

Nine questions to find out what decorating style suits you best.

Undecided how to decorate a certain room? Unsure what your style is and how to find the right items. Why not try this fun quiz by Houzz.com and learn which decorating style suits you.

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Click here or the image above to answer 9 simple lifestyle questions to discover your style. Is the outcome as you expected?

 

Interested in Interior Design? Rhodec International offer courses from our free sampler Interior Decorator Course, right up to our accredited three year Professional Diploma Course.

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House of the future?

What does the future hold for homes? Like most things in this modern era The Guardian believes technology will play an ever increasing rôle in this fun article.

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From the Garden to the Kitchen, there are companies, designers and engineers with some amazing tech already widely available, from Robot pets, building blocks constructed from natural cement churned out by bacteria to flooring that converts footsteps to energy. As technology advances at a rapid rate the possibilities are endless.

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Are you ready for a Robot butler?

 

Interested in Interior Design? Rhodec International offer courses from our free sampler Interior Decorator Course, right up to our accredited three year Professional Diploma Course.

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9 fantastic tips from photojournalist Steve McCurry

Being able to take a good photograph is an important part of an interior designer’s daily life, from capturing ideas that inspire you, to documenting your project work for clients. Here are some great tips from world renowned documentary photographer Steve McCurry, famous for his “Afghan Girl” image, on how to improve your photographs.

Do you want to learn more about interior design?

Whether it’s time to follow your dream, and take your first steps to becoming a professional interior designer, or learn for fun and your dip a toe in with a thorough introductory Interior decorator course, Rhodec International caters for all. See http://www.rhodec.org for full course information.

 

 

 

Online Colour Test

UntitledHave you got a good eye for colour?  Find out with this fun test from x-rite and PantoneClick here

How did you do?  Would you like to learn more about the art of colour?

As part of our online Rhodec International Professional Interior Design Course, an entire Unit is dedicated to this fun and fascinating subject.  The Rhodec Professional Interior Design Diploma Course is one of several  courses we offer. Take part in more interactive quizzes with our Interior Decorator Course, or gain a professional training with our accredited three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Rhodec International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Image and quiz credits go to x-rite.

Alphabeta Lamps, The world’s first online-customizable pendant with over 10 billion combinations.

heading-imgAlphabeta, designed by Luca Nichetto exclusively for Hem, is the world’s first online-customizable lamp. Playfull, functional, and truly innovative.

Alphabeta shades come in 8 different shapes, each with its own colour besides black and white. This creates a total of 24 available shapes, and thus more than 10 billion possible combinations of top and bottom shades when you combine four pendants.

Alphabeta-Lighting-Luca-Nichetto-Hem-1Alphabeta shades are crafted from steel and spun by-hand on a lathe in a factory near Venice, Italy. The result is a smoothing of the metal and pristine finish, with an exceptional durability and high-quality aesthetic.

Image and Video credits: http://hem.com/

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
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 International students http://www.rhodec.org/autocad.htm

The Canadian Furniture Show

CANADIAN_FURNITURE_SHOW_RGBThe Canadian Furniture Show (Previously known as The Canadian Home Furnishings Market or TCHFM) has been held since 1972; it is owned and produced by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association. The only national furniture show in the country and the 7th largest trade show in Canada, it brings together industry professionals, manufacturers, retailers, designers, importers, and suppliers from Canada, the United States and all over the world, to display their latest collections and trends. It is the place where buying decisions are made for the entire Canadian furniture industry. The Show welcomes more than 200 of the greatest names in furniture manufacturing, imports and design, including more than 50 Canadian furniture manufacturers, and some 7,000 trade visitors, over 400,000 sq. ft. It’s the biggest furniture showroom in the country.

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The Show will be held from Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2015

Thursday, June 4 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, June 5 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 6 – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 7 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Consumer day

For more information please visit the fair’s site: http://www.canadianfurnitureshow.com/

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

Autodesk Homestyler Interior Design App

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Get inspired with stunning interior design projects, tips and trends. Then watch your own home design ideas come to life by experimenting with real products. Take the guesswork out of home remodeling with Autodesk Homestyler.

Snap a picture of a room to create your own 3D home design playground.
• Place high-quality 3D models of real furniture products in your rooms
• Hang light fixtures from your ceiling
• Visualize different product combinations
• See how realistic models of actual branded rugs, paintings, mirrors and more look in your space
Get inspired, get advice, get feedback
• Browse the Design Stream for pics, articles, how-to’s and more
• Share your designs with friends and family through FB and email.
• Comment on and “Heart” designs within the Design Gallery
Connect with a professional
• Browse Portfolio Pages of professional designers in your area
• Find designers who have the style and expertise you need
• Get answers to your specific product and design questions or get help on a bigger projects.

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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 International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

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

Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Furniture Exhibition

222_SMM_ENGLRunning from the 14th-19th of April the Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world.

After the success of the 2014 edition – attended by 311,781 trade operators – 205,464 of whom from foreign Countries; over 39,000 members of the general public and 6,276 communication operators – the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is reconfirmed as the acknowledged exclusive showcase for the latest in furnishing, with a vast range of top quality products in every conceivable style.

For more information on Salone Internazionale del Mobile
please visit the fair’s information site:
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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 International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

“Swirl” Amazing concept Sink Faucet

Swirl-Big1Royal College of Art student Simin Qiu’s Swirl concept was awarded a 2014 IF Concept Design Award for its innovative miniature turbine-powered, water flow shaping faucet design.

Swirl-3In theory, using Qui’s tap-touch bathroom design would use the same water pressure but in fact be using 15% less water compared to a usual faucet. The liquid vortex is created by using two separate flow elements of varying diameters, one spinning clockwise, the other counter-clockwise. When mixed, the result is a wonderful liquid lattice or other unusual water flow designs, depending on the shape of the swirl form elements.

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Image credits: https://www.behance.net/gallery/22614295/Swirl

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