Category: Interior Design Textbooks & Resources

Polyvore Home: Living Room Budget Project

Many young people today think they are just going to go out there and have their “dream” apartment (like they see on TV), complete with top of the line furnishings, etc.  Realistically, most will find they will be grateful for any free or hand-me-down furnishings (although they don’t realize that now).  I wanted students to create a “dream” living room where money was no object.  Their furnishings were based on their personal style, using the web-based technology Polyvore Home and they had to keep a list of expenses. Then, they had to replicate the room on a reduced budget as closely as possible using online department stores, again keeping track of their expenses.  Not only did this project end up being an eye-opener for them in terms of cost, but they learned they could have a similar look, spending much less money. Oh, and did I mention, they also had a lot of fun “decorating and shopping” for a period or two!
 

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Haunted House Project

Looking for a project, other than book work, to assign his housing class Joseph Bauer, a FACS teacher from Jefferson City High School Missouri, got a creative idea. Having already covered floor plan drawings, both top and side view designs and making scale models of bedrooms using shoe boxes, he wanted the next project to be more challenging and exciting. Combine that with the fact that it was the time in the year when Halloween was in the air and you end up with a hauntingly cool project!!

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Interior Design PowerPoints, Worksheets & Links

Lesson Plans Color Wheel Lesson Plan color wheel mobile (PDF) Edible Color Wheel Lesson Elements and Principles of Design Teacher Resource (PDF) Worksheets Color Theory (PDF) Color Wheel (Word) Elements and Principals of Art (TPT) Design the Elements (PDF) Daylight Design…

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Family Consumer Science Catalogs of Supplies

If you’re like most schools you have to order supplies through companies that take Purchase Orders. It can be so frustrating ordering through catalogs when you can get supplies cheaper locally, nonetheless here are some catalogs that provide FACS supplies.

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