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Interior Design

Interior Design


After checking the building code for specifications, it's time to add a ceiling to newly framed walls. This program takes students through the process of creating a ceiling frame to tie the walls together and provide the underlying structure for the installation of ducts, pipes, and insulation. Along with safety, tool, and green-building tips, it explains the essentials of laying out the ceiling frame and installing joists, with details on spacing, butting, splicing, the benefits of using engineered I joists, and more.

DVD / 2013 / 8 minutes

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Subflooring forms a large platform that covers the entire width and length of a house, providing the necessary base on which to secure the walls. This program explains how to frame the floor of a new home using the platform framing method. Along with safety, tool, and green-building tips, students learn the basics of placing and anchoring sills, butting and splicing, installing beams and joists, spacing, bridging, and laying both tongue-and-groove and square-edge subflooring.

DVD / 2013 / 11 minutes

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Roofs can be constructed in two different ways: the conventional joist and rafter method, or the more common trussed roof method that uses prefabricated units. This program covers both techniques for building a roof frame, while providing safety, tool, and green-building tips as well. Topics covered include common rafter layout (ridge, birdsmouth, and tail cuts), roof overhangs, installing the rafters, and installing the roof sheathing with notes about when to consider possible regional specifications.

DVD / 2013 / 10 minutes

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Wall framing creates spaces for plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems¡Xand with the proper techniques, it can help cut energy consumption by allowing room for extra insulation. This program explains wall framing, with detailed information on chalking; cutting the stock plate; laying out the walls; cutting the lumber to size; preassembling the wall components; assembling, raising, bracing, and plumbing the walls; and nailing the cap plates. Tips on safety, tool use, and green building are provided throughout.

DVD / 2013 / 13 minutes

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Color has the ability to create emotion and influence our moods. Color is a powerful tool in interior design and fashion. Interior designer Brandi Hagen discusses:

  • History of color and the development of color theories
  • The color system: hue, value, and chroma
  • Color wheel
  • Warm & cool colors
  • Color schemes

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2010 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 20 minutes

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    What's your design style? Do you prefer the excessive embellishment of the Victorian era or austere minimalism of contemporary design? Join award-winning principal designer Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design on a tour of furniture showrooms to discover the distinguishing characteristics of furniture and decorating styles. Brandi gives viewers insight into the furnishings and finishes of eleven different styles, including: Traditional
    Victorian Era
    Art Deco/Nouveau
    Retro Style
    African Influence
    Asian Influence
    Shabby Chic

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2009 / (Grades 9-Adult) / 20 minutes

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    Green design or designing with the environment in mind is not just a trend, but a personal choice to consider your impact on the earth. In fact, on average, homes are 20% smaller now than they were being built just 10 years ago.

    Join principal designer Brandi Hagen of Eminent Design as she shares the components of green interior design. Explore green furnishing that not only create beautiful spaces but also take an extra consideration for environmental impact. Discover "green" options as Brandi shows examples environmentally friendly design options, including:

  • Low-flow and water restricting plumbing choices
  • Tile options, including recycled glass and handmade clay tiles
  • Unique countertops from recycled paper, concrete, copper, and glass
  • Reclaimed or FSC certified wood flooring and recycled or natural-source carpet options
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Lighting, including compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs
  • VOC-free paints
  • Organic fabric

    DVD / 2009

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    An interview and behind the scenes footage with Brandi Hagen, the award winning Principal Designer of Eminent Interior Design, gives the audience insight into the process, pitfalls, and professional touches involved in designing an amazing master bathroom. From studio to showroom to a final tour, Brandi focuses on client service and gives students a glimpse at interior design career opportunities.

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2009 / (Grades 9-Adult) / 20 minutes

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    Brandi Hagen shows students exactly what it takes to be an interior designer. Hear Brandi discuss the education needed to succeed in the field, and the pros and cons of a professional interior design career.

    In addition to showing us her office and a client meeting, Brandi gives an inside tour of several designer showrooms.

  • "...DVD gives a clear picture of the educational requirements, starting salary, and job market outlook...Recommended for young adults in either high school or public libraries." - Library Journal, May 2008

  • "Useful for guidance offices and high school career days." - School Library Journal, August 2007

  • "...outstanding, technically flawless, full-color informed videos...strongly recommended additions to both school and community libraries." - The Midwest Book Review, June 2007

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2007 / (Grades 9-Adult) / 13 minutes

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    The word environment usually sparks images of rain forests and endangered species, but our interior environment is a complex place requiring careful attention, planning, design and supervision. The realm of interior design is quickly becoming an art and science. This program guides students through the history of interior design from the world of kings and queens to our fast-paced society of corporate buildings, 200-person design firms and title and practice acts regulating designers daily. The phases and basics of interior design are examined and discussed by professionals in the field, as well as the importance of the client relationship.

    DVD / 2004 / 25 minutes

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    Interior designer Robin Strangis introduces the basics of interior design by giving a guided tour of decorating styles in the display rooms of a furniture store. She encourages people to think about three important things when decorating a room: personal style, how the room will be used, and who will be using the room. This beginner decorating video will help students to learn that anyone can make good decorating choices.

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2002 / (Grades 9-12) / 21 minutes

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    In order to avoid costly mistakes in interiors, one must become acquainted with practices, laws, public policy and regulations impacting interior environments. This Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation will differentiate the design practices meeting individual, business and special needs, as well as examines conservation practices affecting interior design. The importance of observing laws, regulations and public policy of environmental design are explored.

    CD-ROM (Win, PowerPoint Presentation (40 slides))

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    Principles of Interior Landscape Design lays a foundation for the use of tropicals in the interiorscape. The program examines the function of plants in interior environments, their impact on "space, mood, feel and design." Dramatic visual examples from malls, hotels, office buildings, and private homes illustrate the design principles discussed. A must for the student of interior design and architecture as well as the landscape professional.

    DVD / 21 minutes

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    Plants are used to enhance surroundings, screen views, direct traffic and soften lines in homes, businesses, restaurants and shopping malls. Learn basic design principles to create interesting and functional interior plantings. Explore the use of line, form, texture and color in selecting indoor plants.

    CD-ROM (Win, PowerPoint Presentation (25 slides)) / 2004

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