*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Interior Design Basics

We’ll start with basic elements and principles of design and expand to cover topics such as color, lighting, space planning, selection of materials, feng shui, green/sustainable/energy-efficient design and aging in place (which usually involves downsizing). Using magazines, your own homes or businesses and those “in your dream” spots, we’ll discuss what works, what doesn’t–and why–and how to make your existing space work best for you. Shopping is on your own! Note: This course does not meet on Tuesday, November 6.

Instructor Bio:

Beth Young is a past-president of the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and has been practicing design for more than 35 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Denver and pursued graduate studies in Interior Design. Her career spans large-scale corporate design in Denver, teaching at Mary Baldwin University, and her private practice, which includes residential and commercial interiors in and around Virginia.

Required Reading:

A tape measure to be used at home, graph paper, pencil, and eraser.

Recommended Reading:

Any "home shelter” magazines.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B601 Beth Young Oct 30, Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 Tu 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hampton Inn Staunton A

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