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New York Institute Of Art & Design Interior Design Program {Unit 3 Overview}

This post is sponsored by the NYIAD school. All thoughts, opinions, and photographs are my own.

If you have been following along the past few months, thank you! I have gotten so many messages and emails about people that are interested in interior design and this course who are overflowing with a true passion for design. I am sharing these overviews of the course to give you a little insight and encouragement if you are interested.

Read about Unit 1
Read about Unit 2
More Information About The Interior Design Course

$50 off code for the course: GBFCZCADBBA

A few people have emailed me asking how I am liking the course, about the information, and if I think I will be prepared to enter the design world as a professional. So… let me start off by saying, I am halfway done with the course and I feel very equipped to handle clients and give my professional opinion. I have learned SO much that I feel very confident halfway in! Take the leap, plunge, jump whatever you want to call it. If you truly feel that tug in your heart that this is something you want to pursue… DOOOO IT!


This was a really fun part of this unit because let’s be honest, furniture is everything. When a room is not functional or off balance you can feel it when you walk in. It’s truly a part of a human’s perspective! In this section you will learn about how to recognize (to the tiniest detail) a room’s balance and functionality. Even if you have an eye for this, learning the technical terms is so eye opening!

Fabrics (drapes, rugs, furniture) are a huge part of the design process because they cover such a huge amount of space! Learning about the make up of some of today’s popular and classic textiles was really interesting to me!

Louis 14th, 15th, and 16th had a HUGE (I mean major) impact on furniture and the way it was built. So much so, that although you won’t see gaudy furniture you do see details that were passed down from craftsmen from 400+ years ago. It’s truly incredible. Being able to recognize furniture will really sharpen your eye for design!

A relationship interior design client has to be very open and honest. You often will get to know someone and very “intimate” details about what they like/dislike in order to serve them properly. After all, you are working on THEIR home, their place of comfort and retreat. Reading about the client/designer relationship has been very encouraging to me because it can be intimidating having someone trust you with their home! There is so much more to it than decorating.

One of the most common design projects are room redesigns. This section goes through step by step on how to tackle this! Starting with a blank slate to refreshen a room can be such a daunting task but something that you really need to connect with your client on! This was a fun process to go through because I get this urge often!

In the Unit 3 Project you will complete three furniture layouts with the provided cutout/stencils, more work with colors (moods, and warm/cooling colors), and a worksheet on identifying furniture styles!

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All in all, if you are on the fence, this is me pushing you! I will be well worth the investment of your time and money! If you have any other questions about the course please feel free to email me at

See ya!

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