Design Blocks

Student Resources – Interior Design Magazine and Website

Posted on: April 26, 2011

One of the biggest areas students struggle with when they are first starting out in the design program is finding resources for their projects.  I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for you to begin reading trade (design) magazines, blogs, websites and attending events where vendors are present. By exposing yourself to this material you are broadening your horizons and you can start to build a resource library. It is important for you to save websites, magazine clippings, etc in an organized manner so you can refer back to them when you would like to use them for a project. For example you could keep folders on your computer and organize them into residential and commercial products and then break them down further by furniture, lighting, etc. If you are just saving images make sure that you are also saving the source of where you got it so you can specify it later if need be! One website I like to encourage students to visit is www.interiordesign.net which is the online version of the printed Interior Design magazine.

This website contains a plethora of information for students that are just starting out and I encourage you to explore it extensively. For example you can click on New Products and then click the category you want to explore such as wall paper and you now have a ton of wall paper resources that are all unique and current.  You can also view their daily blog, featured projects and they have a job board and CEU center!

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