Tips for decorating walls in college dorms

Daytona Beach News-Journal –

If your walls could talk, what would they say? Mine would scream and ask for a towel, because they’re naked.

There is a never-ending list of possibilities when it comes to wall decor, but that list seems to shrink automatically when the walls belong to a dorm or rented space.

When I stepped into my college dorm, I was greeted by four white walls. I was excited to be there and was full of ideas for the room, but over time I felt like the bare walls were closing in on me.

Written By Anyssa Roberts Lexington Herald Leader

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The Future of Design Education: Teaching Innovation

Office installation by Nikole Nelson, an alumnus of Savannah College of Art and Design. Photo by Jeff Harris.

Ask any student or faculty member about interior design education today and invariably you’ll hear about interdisciplinary collaboration—the merging of specialties—and professional interaction and experience. “Students want real world experiences,” says Cindy Coleman, director at School at the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). “And, more and more, students want to connect to a professional community.”

Like some of its peer institutions, SAIC has responded by incorporating project-based studios into its course of study. “In these studios, students from different disciplines work collaboratively and the outcome is often a product, built project, analysis, or public exhibits,” says Coleman.

Written By Sara Pepitone

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The Psychology of Home Decor

Take a look at your bedroom. Is it scattered with laundry? Adorned with photos? Are you only leaving a sliver of space in the closet for your partner’s clothes? These seemingly mundane domestic scenarios may reveal a surprising amount of information about a couple’s relationship, according to a forthcoming study led by Lindsay Graham, a psychology graduate student in the College of Liberal Arts.

In collaboration with Sam Gosling, professor of psychology and author of “Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You,” Graham and her team of student researchers will leave no knickknack unturned as they search for signs of a happy home — or possibly trouble in paradise.

Written By Jessica Sinn, College of Liberal Arts

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What is Interior Design?

“The profession of Interior Design is relatively new, constantly evolving, and often confusing to the public. NCIDQ, the board for Interior Design qualifications, defines the profession in the best way: The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. Read the full definition from NCIDQ.

Designers Defining Themselves
Throughout the process – the journey – of the creative process, designers are constantly defining themselves and redefining their work. We’ve culled a few observations from our Members, friends and Board Members. We hope it provides a glimmer of inspiration for you in your work and your life.”

Written by International Interior Design Association 

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