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Design of You, Home and Life

Updated: Jul 28, 2022


Interior designers do decorate but decorators do not design.



Design and how it works


I became interested in design by necessity. Growing up with extreme adversity I wanted and needed to know how to make things and places more functional and beautiful. I not only work with psychological and intuitive issues, I work with DESIGN.


The word ‘design’ is multifaceted. It can refer to plans, proposals or creative endeavors. Design surrounds us in every aspect of our life--homes, buildings, city planning, vehicles, art, theater, clothing, and toys. Even food has a design element, presentation. So, design is what makes anything functional, appealing and attractive. It has aesthetic functions that result from inspiration, research, and modeling.


The word ‘design’ is multifaceted. It can refer to plans, proposals or creative endeavors. Design surrounds us in every aspect of our life--homes, buildings, city planning, vehicles, art, theater, clothing, and toys. Even food has a design element, presentation. So, design is what makes anything functional, appealing and attractive. It has aesthetic functions that result from inspiration, research, and modeling.


To some the sense of design is ingrained in their genes, while others acquire a design sense through rigorous training.


The principles to be used will of course depend upon whether one is looking at architectural, automotive, computer or machinery design, which are scientific in nature and have different aims, or communication design, which is applied to advertisements, books, magazines, websites, and so on.


In the case of communication design, it must have a focal point, everything else being secondary. It must follow certain simple rules: the design must be simple and clutter free, it must represent clearly the theme or element for which it is in use, it must be functional and have a visual hierarchy. The size, color, texture, and types must be varied to create depth and contrast.


The keys are: alignment, proximity, repetition, and contrast. The spaces must create depth and the colors harmony. Good design is said to be 98% common sense.


Before a design is visualized, one must determine what it represents, its uses, the audience, the focus, and goals. Every design must portray emotion and imagination –it must draw the eye time and again to its center, and elicit a response and recall.


Creativity, the ability to listen and comprehend what others have to say and absorb the very soul of the project concerned, are the qualities of a good designer. Design straddles many worlds—philosophical, scientific, as well as creative. In each world, design, like a potter’s wheel, gives shape as well as functionality.





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Thank you very much, Diana. Okay, I'll let you know.

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Diana Navarro
Diana Navarro
Nov 20, 2020

Congratulations on your new home and your wonderful news of expecting a baby! That is indeed something to look forward to. Perhaps you can check here: https://millennialmoney.com/sell-used-furniture/ go see if there are viable options for your furniture exchange.

Let me know if you'd like to work together and your brother wants to exchange ideas on your exciting upcoming changes..and again congratulations Alana!!

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My husband and I decided to buy a plot in Oakland and build a home. We are thinking about taking the service and consultancy of an interior designer. We put a separate budget for this. My brother is an architect-designer so he will lead the construction. I'm 2 months pregnant now, let see and I hope that this new home and our first child will bring happiness and joy for us in 2021.

By the way, we're also looking for new furniture. Does anybody know an online store where we can replace old furniture with new by giving price up or any kind of discount on coupons such as Christmas/black friday coupon codes?

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