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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Lesson 1: Design Concepts

    • 3. Photoshop Basics

    • 4. Lesson 2: Developing a floor plan layout

    • 5. Lesson 3: Selecting Furniture, Lighting Fixtures & Accessories

    • 6. Lesson 4: Styling + Final Presentation

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Love where you work! Design a custom, stylish and functional modern home office like a pro. Do you work, study or blog part or full-time from home? What does your space look like? Is it functional? Stylish? Amazing? Do you love it? If you answered yes to the first question and even hesitated at any of the following questions, this class is for you!

It’s a known fact that the quality and comfort of your workspace has a direct effect on your productivity and overall well-being. Depending on the type of work you do, if you work full-time, you easily spend 25-30% of your time in your workspace (or in my case closer to 35-40%).  So, why spend a quarter of your life in an uncomfortable, ugly space? Do I need to go on and on about how important this is! You deserve the best!

In this online class from Skillshare, learn the professional approach to basic interior design methods, guidelines, tips, tricks and sources and design a modern, custom workspace that you will LOVE to be in! (even if you do have to be working).

Note: It doesn’t matter if your space is part of a shared space or its own separate room, the same design principles will apply.


Topics and Skills covered in this class include:

  • Interior design concept development : Learn how professional Interior Designers devise, develop and present a design concept and apply these skills to your project.
  • Basic space planning skills for private office spaces : Through learning basic private office programming and space planning methods and guidelines, you will learn how to layout a dimensioned/scaled office space that suits your specific needs.
  • Budgeting + Sourcing : Learn how to select and budget for colors, materials, furnishings and lighting to turn your concept into a reality.
  • Tricks of the Trade :  Get an insider scoop on sourcing, styling, innovative use of space and storage ideas as well as some tips on hiring trades to help if you need it.
  • Pulling it all together : Create a digital presentation board showcasing your design

Class Structure
Through examples, step-by-step instructions, a series of short video lectures, resources for sourcing and inspiration, and feedback from yours truly and your peers, students will learn all the skills necessary to design their dream modern home workspace.

Project submittals for feedback from peers and teacher:

  • Digital design concept board
  • Individual scaled floor plan sketch based on real space and items
  • Budget and source list for project
  • Final presentation board showcasing your scaled floor plan, furniture, lighting & accessories.

This class is for anyone and everyone who uses or wants to use space in their home for full-time or part time work, study, blogging, web-surfing, bill-paying, etc. and is ready to make it stylish, functional and fabulous!

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Chris Rossi

President + Design Director | chris rossi studio


I am a professional Interior and Graphic Designer based in Tampa, Florida with 20 years of experience. Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity to work on amazing projects with architectural and design firms in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Tampa. My work has included high-end commercial, residential, retail, restaurant/bar and branded environment interiors projects both in the US and abroad.

For the past 5 years, I have been running my own multidisciplinary design firm in Tampa which focuses on high-end residential, corporate, specialty retail and boutique restaurant/ bar interiors as well as brand identity development, design and promotional graphics. I have taught Interior Design at the college level and love sharing my passion for design with others. As far a... See full profile

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2. Lesson 1: Design Concepts: - welcome to Love where you were designing a stylish modern office. - I'm Chris Rossi, - and I'll be teaching this course for skills here. - First of all, - I just want to say that I'm very excited to be here and teaching this and sharing my love - of design with you. - This Versace is a fun one. - It's about design concepts. - We're going to learn about what the design concept is. - How do you develop a design concept? - And then how does it but the role that it plays for the remainder of the project? - So let's start with what a design concept ISS. - Well, - a design concept is really the look on the style and the feeling behind a design, - and this can be a design for anything could be a design for building an interior space, - a piece of furniture and objects, - you know, - lamp a car, - anything. - Anything that's designed has a concept behind it. - So before you begin a design, - you need to establish what that concept ISS on by that concept, - then becomes the backbone of the design, - and it helps you make decisions in regards to the design as you're going through the - process. - So we're going to start with establishing a design concept. - How do you do that? - Well, - first of all, - it starts with an idea. - You might have an idea of the type of space you're looking for or this type of style of - space you're looking for. - You may not have an exact idea. - You might have an idea of the feeling. - And if you have that great, - that will be our starting point. - If you do not have that yet, - then start looking for that. - Start looking for some imagery to try to find that feeling that you think would be perfect - for your space. - Now, - if you already have that idea, - that main idea, - then we're going to start holding some concept imagery, - Um, - from various sources to support that feeling. - Now, - I'm not talking about pulling imagery to be This is what my space is gonna look like. - It's gonna look exactly like the space we're not copying somebody else's designed in this - class. - This class is about establishing your own design and coming up with something that's unique - for you based on a concept. - So we are establishing a concept. - Now you can take ideas from people and like, - you know, - if you love the feeling, - that's a place that store to look at and see why. - What's making it feel that certain? - White. - What is it about that space that you love and then and and pull from that? - That way? - That's a better way to do it, - so you start to pull some imagery. - Now you're imagery can be of interior. - Space is definitely doesn't need to be a all home office is. - I mean, - really, - You don't need to have any any images of any offices. - If you want. - You can have images of anything I would prefer it to be images of, - you know, - spaces, - objects, - you know, - artwork, - anything that really picks up on that main idea feeling it can be a texture. - It can be a finish. - It could be like a wood floor that you love. - You know, - something that ties back to that main concept. - So it's a variety of images. - You're gonna pull a bunch of them. - I would recommend you know anywhere from 20 to 25 images orm or you're not going to use all - of them in your concept boards. - You'll probably end up using about half of them. - I have included a list of a couple kind of a list of different design, - blog's and and sites that I looked to for imagery on a regular basis. - There are so many out there you could look at magazines and books and anything really, - whatever works for you. - I'm just helping you out with a few that I know off. - But by all means, - you know, - use your own sources as well on, - um, - and really read through them. - Pull them, - save them to your computer or bookmark the page is you're gonna need to have those images - to bring onto your concept imagery board, - which is the second part of this of this lesson. - I am going to also walk you through a brief lesson in photo shop on how to bring images - into photo shop and lay them out onto a simple format. - Now, - keep in mind that are format we're gonna be using, - for this is eight now by 11 sheets of paper, - and you will probably have 1 to 2 concept boards. - You. - It's such a small project, - you don't need to have that many. - You can have more, - but I would recommend staying to like two. - Maximum three. - Maybe so. - You don't need to use all your images. - Usually I will pull that ton of images and I use about half. - I looked through them, - some of my after I started looking at him together. - I'm like, - No, - this one doesn't fit. - And so I get rid of it because you want it to be cohesive. - So you want to pull things that work together. - They don't need to all look exactly the same. - They just need to have that same feeling. - So that's basically how you pull some concept imagery. - It's really fun. - It's funded to start looking around and pulling things on. - Um, - then you'll save them and then we'll pull him into Photoshopped. - Now you don't have to use photo shop. - You can use any program that you want as long as you can, - bringing images into an 18 month left by 11 board and and save it as an image file so that - you can upload it online so you'll need to be able to save as a JPEG or PNG file. - So if you can do that in some other software that you have, - you are Welcome to I'm gonna walk you through photo shop and at the beginner level on you - feel free to use that as well. - All right, - so I'll see you over there. - Half phone, - pulling your images, - and I'll see you and listen to. 3. Photoshop Basics : - e. - Hi, - guys. - Thistles! - A quick tutorial on how to use a basic commands and photo shopped to drag and drop your - images onto a board for your concept imagery boards in your final presentation. - It's not very in depth. - I'm showing you a few commands. - If you want to learn more, - there are a lot of tutorials online. - Um, - basically, - you're gonna open up photo shop, - go to file new when a name your file. - I'm putting my name on concept one and then you want to set your paper size US paper. - We're gonna do a and half by 11 which is letter, - but we're actually gonna run it horizontally. - So we want to go 11 by eating half and then want to set the resolution to 72 and RGB and - white um, - rgb and 72 you want port, - screen and web and white is the background. - If we're printing, - you would do a different color mode in a higher resolution. - That's what we want it. - Okay, - you get your basic page. - Um, - a couple things about photo shop, - um, - on the basic page. - You see, - I have some rulers at the top of the side I like to use them for guidelines. - If you don't have those, - if those aren't showing up beating up to view and click on rollers and they'll show up then - , - um, - this is your basic toolbar. - I'm gonna show you how to use three commands on this toolbar. - We're gonna talk about the move, - command the Marquis to meet Command and the tight command. - Then, - um, - this is actually your layer box. - If you don't see this, - go up to window and click on layers and I'll show up. - Basically, - if you're not familiar and working in layers on in photo shop, - everything is put on its own layer, - and that makes it really easy to edit things. - So right now we have one layer, - it's a background, - and it's this white page and it's visible. - That's what this means. - And it's locked, - which means you can't edit it, - which is fine. - We don't want to edit it. - We want it to be just stay as it is as the white backdrop. - So first thing we're gonna do is at our title to this page, - you're gonna click on the type tool when you click on the type tool you'll see some options - come up at the top Here, - you'll see your thoughts. - Then you can pick your fought, - pick your style your size and then your color. - I'm gonna keep it black. - And, - um, - basically, - you get this tight, - Marquis, - we can click anywhere on the page and we'll get a cursor, - and then you can add your title. - You just type concept imagery. - And, - um, - now, - to move this around, - we're gonna go up to move command. - It's like on that, - and you can click on your title and move it anywhere on the page. - Now, - one thing it comes in handy with these rulers is you can actually drag and drop guidelines - down. - Say, - want it right at eight inches there. - And I want to drag this over to 10.5. - So I have, - like, - this half inch guideline here I can drag those and then that'll snap right to it and keep - things nicely lined up. - So that's why the rulers come in handy. - These bold print these blue lines there just for a guideline. - Okay, - so then let's bring some images in. - You're going to go to your folder that has where you have your images where you save your - images or if you bookmarked them, - you can actually drag them from their images online, - too. - And you're going to select an image to racket right into Photoshopped. - Pretty easy comes in much bigger than we want it. - It's gonna come in with this big X on it, - and it's gonna have these points on the side to resize it. - We want to hold down the shift command that's gonna keep things proportionate. - And then you can drag and drop drag to resize it, - and you can let go a shift and drag it to move it. - Hold down, - shift resize, - and when you're done with, - wherever you know that whatever you got can enter and that's gonna place your image, - you'll see you have a new layer with that image on there, - its activites screen that makes it easy to move. - So that's the move Command. - You just click on what you want to move it. - Now make sure this little box of here this auto select is checked. - What that means is, - I can click on, - see if I click on the tight that changes the layer up here. - I click on the image. - It makes that active. - So you want that? - That makes it easy to move these things around. - So then just keep dragging images through. - We're gonna shift resize. - I'm just gonna put a few on here for the demo. - You can, - you know, - and then enter when you're done. - Um so say, - that's our board. - Obviously, - there's gonna be more complete than this, - and and beautiful, - But get your images on there now. - One other thing I want to show you as say, - for some reason, - we wanted to trim this image off something off the top of it. - We wanted to trim it. - If you dragged your images directly from the web into this folder, - they're gonna come in is what's called a smart object. - And you're going to see this little box in the corner of your image on your layer tool. - If you wanted to edit this, - we're gonna have to rast arise This which basically you just right click and hit - pasteurized layer. - You'll see that boxes appear. - If yours don't have those boxes, - then you probably saved it as and there you don't have to rest. - Arise it. - But if you want to edit the layer, - you're gonna have to have it be a regular image and not a smart image. - Uh, - so basically grassed, - arise it. - Then you can go to this marquee command rectangular marquis. - Drag a rectangle over what you want to delete, - not what you want to save, - and it's only going to delete what's in the layer that's active, - then hit, - delete. - Then you can click anywhere on the page to get rid of that. - So that's how you would trim if you need to trim something you know and move. - This is like a marquee to select and trim and then your type tool. - And, - um, - when you're done, - you're gonna go up and you're gonna save it. - And the 1st 1 you want to save is you want to save it as a Photoshopped document as a dot - PSD. - That's gonna keep it saved with your layers and so you can go back and edit it at any time - you want to save that. - Say OK now, - when you're ready and you're finished and you're ready upload, - you want to go save as and you're gonna change this to either J. - Paige or a PNG I would do the PNG. - What? - That's what I prefer, - and it's gonna flatten it. - Basically, - you won't have layers anymore, - and you're gonna hit, - save, - okay. - And then that'll be the one that you upload for the web. - That's basically it. - You know, - for your presentation, - border differences would have a bigger sheet of paper. - You're gonna have to 18 by 24. - And you might add some extra text if you have your floor plan you want at your scale things - like that. - Um, - but basically the same concept. - Have fun with it on good luck. 4. Lesson 2: Developing a floor plan layout: - my guys love thing. - This is the second lesson of love. - Will you work designing a stylish modern home office? - I'm Chris Rossi on. - I hope you guys had a fabulous time choosing your concept imagery. - I hope you got some great concepts going and are ready to get going on this plan. - Our next lesson is gonna be a little bit more technical, - and we're going to go through floor plans. - We're gonna learn how to drop our existing space and then how to lay out some furniture - inside that space. - So before we start drawing, - we need to document some of the existing conditions inside your space that you're gonna be - using. - So whether you're working with a separate room or some space that's within a larger room, - we're gonna need to take some measurements of the length and the width of that space. - You know, - documents, - ceiling heights, - document locations of doors and windows and sizes of both of those high windows off the - floor and possibly the heights that the winner goes from the base of the window to the top - of the window. - These were good to know when you're laying out shelving or putting something like a desk up - against the window. - Things like that. - So document those conditions. - Write that down. - Right Your measurements down. - Andi, - set that aside. - Then we're gonna draw up the basic floor plan your outline for planes. - I have included an example of how to do that with some basic symbols for architectural - drawing and calling out what they are. - We're gonna be drawing our plans on a sheet of graph paper. - The reason we're doing that is architectural drawings are always drawn to a scale. - The scrap paper is gonna help establish that scale. - We're gonna be using quarter of scrap paper and we're gonna be drawing at half inch scale. - Basically, - what that means is every half of an inch is gonna be equal to a foot of real space now, - because the craft paper is 1/4 of an inch, - it basically means that each quarter inch square is equal to six inches of real space. - So we want to make the floor plan a little bit large because we're gonna be getting to the - nitty gritty with furniture on the inside. - So you want to leave room for that? - So we're gonna be drawing 1/2 inch scale and draw the perimeter of the room, - the length and the width inside of the walls. - And then we'll draw the outside walls around that X that dimension and just refer to my - example. - It's pretty easy. - We just want to make sure that that inside space matches the inside space that you're - working. - Then, - from there, - we're going to start laying out the space. - And, - um, - basically, - I have included some typical dimensions for office furniture, - and I have also included a variety of layouts that you can use. - I'm just using a basic rectangular room, - but you can kind of see just by the types of furniture you might have in, - depending on how you work. - This is what it's gonna based on. - Do you use the computer a lot? - Do you need more desk space? - Do you need more storage space? - What do you need for your work space? - Do you need a standing desk? - Do you need something that you know that has workspace on two sides or in an L shape, - You know, - depends on how you work. - And so you're gonna look at that for your layout. - Um, - and I've included. - Like I said, - a couple examples of both of those. - You might have more stories. - You might have a lot of books storage. - You might have a lot of file storage you need to accommodate for that. - If you have an existing office and you already know how much faces need, - measure that. - And then when we start doing the layout, - we'll see what you need. - I would always plan for growth and leave a little extra room so that you don't run out of - space and not know about this extra file cabinet or something like that. - So plant growth. - So then we're gonna draw this pieces of furniture within your plan before you draw it in. - I would make copies of your perimeter so that you can play around with it now. - No one thing the graph paper is made so it doesn't copy if you're using a standard copy - machine. - That was Blue Lines will not copy, - so I would recommend scanning and printing it multiple copies of it. - Then you can kind of sketch over some layouts until you get your final layout set. - Once you get your layout set based on what your conditions are for the type of work that - you do, - you might want to do like a couple of else and then pick your favorite. - But once you get your Final One set, - you're going to scan it and save it and upload it for the part of this project. - So, - um, - so that's the project. - It's it's, - you know, - it's like I said, - it's the technical side, - but it's also really fun. - And you really want to get to the crux of what you need for your space, - so make it personal. - We can get to that. - We're going to get to the styling later, - but the layup can be indicative of the stylus. - Well, - you know, - if you're going for a clean, - modern look, - do a clean modern layout. - Don't put a ton of stuff in there. - You don't need it. - If you need to stop, - then find a way to make it work. - You know, - it's it's about being creative, - and you don't get so tied down to lay ups that I did either because there are tons of - different ways to lay out furniture. - I am just giving you some typical ones, - So have fun with it, - and I can't wait to see what you come up with. - See you next time 5. Lesson 3: Selecting Furniture, Lighting Fixtures & Accessories: - way back. - Third lesson, - of course. - And it's a fun one. - You know, - the last one's a little technical, - but that one was an important one as well. - I hope you guys have some great floor plans ready to go. - And, - um, - now, - in this lesson, - we're gonna get into selecting the finishes and furniture accessories lighting for our - project. - So before we get to that, - I want you to read us at your concept. - Remember how I told you how important that concept is? - Pull out your concept imagery. - If you don't have it on hand, - print it out and keep it on your desk. - You're gonna want to look at it when you look when you look at these different items that - you're gonna be selecting, - so keep that out. - The next thing we want to do is we want to make a list of your furniture. - So look at your floor plans and make a list of your furniture that you have in there, - you know, - put desk right the size down next to it and leave a little spot next to it. - You know, - if you know how to use a spreadsheet software, - this will be helpful to, - but list out your furniture. - Let's stop the size of it. - That's gonna help you when you're selecting it and then leave a spot for a number for a - budget allowance. - Yes, - budget way. - All have budgets. - They're not so bad. - It's good to kind of establish him at the beginning so that you can, - you know, - plan accordingly. - And make sure that you have enough in the budget for all the pieces that you want, - and you can establish a hierarchy on different pieces. - So make your list. - And even if you don't know what you want to stand or how much you should spend all in a - particular piece of this point, - leave a spot for it. - So as you start looking for pieces, - you can plug a number in If you see something and you can see how these things are adding - up so always good to keep, - keep track of those things. - You want this to be realistic. - I know that budgets are not always that fun, - but they ensure that you can actually get this project done. - So if you set the budget, - if you don't set a budget and you pick out of these things that were, - like, - outlandishly expensive. - And then you finish this great thing, - it looks fabulous. - And you're like, - Oh, - yeah, - but I can't afford that. - I can only afford this one desk and then you're not gonna have your beautiful office. - You're gonna have the desk in a space. - So I would rather you pick things that are within your budget, - and then you can actually have the space built out. - That's what's more important to have the whole space. - So don't look at it as a bad thing. - It's just a guideline. - So let's start to set up our budget and start to look at Look at that as we start selecting - pieces. - So before we start selecting furniture, - though, - I like to select the finishes and any of the architectural elements. - So get the background of the room set before you put things inside. - So go back to your concept and depending on the scope of your project, - looked to see Are you going to be painting the walls? - Are you changing out the flooring or you just putting an area rug over wood flooring? - You know, - see what you you know what you were wanting to do with the space. - If you, - you know, - go look, - it finishes for that. - If you're painting the walls, - you can go to a paint story like a Home Depot. - Get some samples, - look at him with your concept. - Pick something that works with your concept and same thing with the flooring. - If you're changing out your flooring, - if you're just doing, - if you have existing carpet and it's staying fine, - I hope it goes with your concept. - No, - it's OK. - But if you are changing out your flooring or if you're getting an area rug, - revisit the concept and put a budget number for that as well. - So get all of those things set. - So you're doing a decorative wall, - maybe one wall you want to do, - you know, - like some wood paneling on it, - or some other decorative decorative finish. - You know, - pull that finish first. - Before you start pulling your furniture, - it'll help hold things together. - So then, - once you get your architectural finishes selected, - you can start moving onto your furniture, - and I like to start with the big pieces first. - Start with like you remain, - he says. - Your desks and your If you have a lounge chair in there, - a little sofa, - any of the bigger pieces, - then your desk chair, - Ben, - your storage pieces, - your file cabinets and shelving and things like that. - So start big and then work out to the small little pieces. - And I've included a list of some different sources that I know of online that have some, - you know, - a variety of modern pieces at different price points. - I have no ties to these companies. - I don't get any kind of commission. - These are just companies that I know about sharing with you. - So there's tons of different sources. - If you know of some yourself, - you know, - by all means use whatever you want these air just to be helpful. - So included. - A list. - Andi. - Hopefully, - it'll help. - You could find some good things for your offices. - Select your furniture and then get into accessories. - If there's anything you need, - artwork for your balls, - you know a vase for yourself or something. - You want to go a purported accessories. - You can always fill them in later, - but But if you see something that you really love, - then that works with your concept. - Then you know that invest in it. - It will help bring the space to light. - When you get into light fixtures, - light fixtures can be really important. - Now. - You might have overhead lighting, - and you might just have, - like a desk lamp that you need. - Still, - that desk lamp can be cool. - Don't forget that laying pictures at a ton of style to a room, - so I and I think that they are. - It's far more important to have a cool light fixture in your room. - Looks like you might have a really cool floor lamp, - so you have a little lounged here aside in your office that you can get away from your - computer. - You go when you sit down to do you know, - to read or do something. - Have a really cool floor lamp in there that's gonna add a ton of style. - And I would say, - When you think about pricing things out, - it's almost to me. - It's more worthwhile to spend a good deal of money on a nice light fixture, - and to pare back on the cost of some of your storage things. - They find a less expensive five happening or something. - Put that money towards your light fixture so think about things like that. - Light fixtures are. - You can really bring some individual style to your whether it's a desk lamp or floor lamp - pendant lamp. - So So give them some hierarchy. - So have fun choosing your pieces when you select them. - Be sure to save images of your, - uh, - of your pieces to your computer cause you're gonna need him for your final presentations. - So take, - you know, - screenshots or save the images of these items for your final presentation. - One other thing to know is that as you select these pieces of furniture, - I know that in your plans we have set, - you know, - typical sizes for things. - You might have drawn a desk at 72 inches long, - and this is was the planning size. - As you go to look at dust, - you might find one that you love that 74 inches long. - That is totally fine, - as long as it fits in your space, - as long as your layout isn't so tight that it can't accommodate that to win change. - So that's why we did the floor plan, - you know, - and you can see if you need that two inches. - Maybe there's somewhere you can. - You could find a bookshelf that's a little shorter. - That gives you that room to have that larger desk. - But I don't feel like you have to buy exactly the size. - It's a guideline. - All right, - so use it as a guideline. - That basic floor plan. - Andi, - that's it. - Keep track of the budget. - Keep track of where you found these things. - Don't just take the image and then forget where you got it from. - So bookmark your pages and have fun. - And I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. - Essential. - See you next time. 6. Lesson 4: Styling + Final Presentation: - Hi, - guys. - Welcome back. - This is the fourth and final lesson for love where you work designing a stylish modern - office. - I hope you had a great time making your selections and you have your furniture sat and - you're lighting and you've got a plan to purchase them. - Now we're gonna move into a couple styling tips and also pulling everything together into - the final presentation. - So let's start with the styling. - You have your furniture, - you have your concept. - Keep those together. - As you start thinking about styling space. - Now styling really comes down to There's so many little tips and tricks, - but but it comes down to is organizing items. - It can be books on a bookshelf. - Items on your desk. - Really a lot of things on horizontal surfaces like your work tables and things like that. - Also, - you know, - items on a wall, - whether it's artwork, - whether it's your professional documents, - worse, - anything that's kind of on that wall space. - So for your office, - you know, - start thinking about what these items are, - then what I like to do is if you if you have experience styling, - great. - If you don't, - I would refer to, - you know some different design globes magazines. - I've included some links of some that I love their thousands again out there. - So, - you know, - look through. - And if something catches your eye like, - Oh, - wow, - I really love how those items are arranged on that mantel or life, - you know, - keep track of it. - My kind of rule of thumb with styling is, - I think it looks best when it looks natural but also organized, - so you don't need a ton of stuff. - You want things to feel personal, - but not too Chachi, - not too cluttered, - not too many items in one space. - You want to keep it somewhat clean, - but then you also want it to feel that, - like it's like it's a home you know you need to like. - That's a person lys here, - you know, - not a computer, - you know. - So it's okay to have some personal items out, - you know, - let's find a perfect spot for them and put them there. - And when it comes to wall organization, - there's so many ways to organize artwork and things like that of different scales of the - same scale. - Start looking around and see how other people are doing it. - I think it will really help. - It helps with, - you know, - grouping proximity together. - And that's it was something really to look at When you look at hanging artwork is think - about the height of the viewer. - If you're talking about a single piece of artwork, - Cuban at eye level, - don't put it up too high. - People often artwork up too high on the wall. - Keep it at eye level. - If you've got multiple pieces of art that you're arranging on a wall, - think about the spacing between the art. - You don't want it too far apart. - That proximity that's gonna help us by keeping them somewhat close together. - So again, - refer to something some other images of you know in magazines and stuff that will help and - , - uh, - and have fun with it. - It's not something that set in stone. - If you style it one way, - you can change it the next day. - It's really not a big deal, - but that's some tips on styling. - OK, - now let's get to creating your final presentation. - We had a floor plan set from before, - but it was a kind of a preliminary plan not based on real furniture, - was based on typical sizes for furniture. - So now that we have our furniture, - we need to update this plan to include the rial sizes of the furniture that we've selected - for probably slightly different. - You might have found a dust that was exactly 60 inches and you drew a 60 inch skin. - And if you do, - that's why you don't have to update that one piece. - But for the most part, - you might have found a desk that was 66 inches, - you know, - and so you need to update your plan. - And that's typical. - So just updated. - Teoh, - get the exact furniture that you selected. - Draw it in. - If there's any modifications, - maybe you had to move a couple things around Totally fine. - You want to do that for the Final Four? - Draw that up, - scan it, - save it and we're gonna put it onto your final presentation board. - Now, - you also have, - um, - image files of your finishes and your furniture and your accessories. - When you have all that, - you should have all of that before. - If you don't get those image files and we're gonna pull them all together into a board for - final presentation, - I've included some parameters on how to set up that board as's faras what needs to go into - it. - And it also included an example of a board. - We're gonna do the same type of thing using voter shop or a similar program, - dragging and dropping images and and adding a title. - It's pretty simple. - You've already done it before, - so it's just taking these these elements now. - One thing to know with the floor plan is we want to try to keep it. - You know, - it may not still be the scale, - but we can try to keep it to a scale that possible. - We might have to make it half of the size that it is to fit on the paper, - but it depends on the size of your space. - Try to keep it to something that's to scale. - So we had half inch scale as long as you changed increment by like 1/4 or half, - Then we can figure out what that scale is. - It just makes it so that if you need to measure it at some point in time to double check - something you can and you're gonna want to note that scale on the drawing. - Now, - everything else can go in there. - I typically like to keep my furniture at the same relative scale to each other. - So, - like if you have a chair next to an image of a sofa, - our table, - they look like that chairman sit at that table. - You know, - they're both a certain height, - you know, - like that one that the heights relate to each other so that the chair is not enormous. - And the tables this tiny little table, - even though it's the same height, - is a chair in real life, - so try to keep him at the same relative scale. - They don't have to be something that you could measure, - but they're just in image file, - but just try to keep them so they look like they kind of are the same size in the same size - together. - So same thing we know with your accessories, - you could make them a little larger because they don't need to match the sizing up table - and stuff like a two tiny. - But when their furniture tried to keep it, - same thing with the lighting. - You try to think about it like if you have a light fixture, - that's that's a bigger light fixture you know, - make sure that it looks relatively larger, - you know, - on the piece of paper. - Say it's a, - you know, - a 20 inch diameter light fixture, - and you have a chair that's 20 inches wide. - They should basically be the same with, - So try to keep him in relation to each other. - So we're gonna put this onto your board on then save it with the title on, - uploaded to the site and share it with everyone else in the class and me and I can't wait - to see them. - I hope you guys had a great time, - and I hope you end up with beautifully designed spaces and had a lot of fun with this class - . - I had a lot of fun teaching it. - Take care.