Planning for the Future

Mar 10, 2013 by

I have officially changed my Major to Communications last week! My focus is going to be in Public Relations and I am taking a Unit in Advertising/Marketing. I have been thinking about being an Event Planner for almost a year now, but I still felt like Interior Design needed to be a useful and important aspect in my career. Not to long ago a big Idea hit me; why don’t I become an Event Manager for Interior Design Market Shows? I was able to meet with one of my teachers and he fully supported me in my academic plan, I was advised to go into PR and Advertising/Marketing which was what I was already considering so that’s great! I learned that basically you can work in any area of Interest when you go into PR (so...

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Looking in Perspective

Mar 16, 2012 by For my Presentation 2 class I was assigned to make a “How to” book for Perspective principles we use in Interior Design, I honestly wish someone would have handed me one of these my first semester! I used Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and to complete my book and I have just sent it off to the publishers. Click the link above to view my entire book. -Marisa Faye...

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Cozy Cottage

Feb 17, 2012 by

My most recent Project was to design a house based off of a picture and floor plan from a catalog. We were then to build the house in Google sketch up. The next step was to choose the finishes of the house and then plan the landscaping. I added myself to the drawing. To bring my drawing to life I added my very energetic little sister, Addie on her scooter and a swing on the tree. My final Drawing was drawn in pen. So there you have it, my tiny little cozy cottage. -Marisa Faye...

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Color Scheme

Feb 12, 2012 by

It’s been a while since I’ve made my last post. I am about 1/2 way through my 2nd semester in the Interior Design Program and have kept busy. A recent assignment I had in my color theory class allowed us to experiment with various color schemes: Complementary, Split Complementary, Double Split complementary, Triad and Diad color schemes. We took those color schemes and played with the colors, I designed over 30 rooms. After we had found our color scheme we then took those colors and placed them in our 1 point perspective rooms with full saturation. Then, using those same colors we designed rooms with the same color scheme and designed one adding shade, tint, tone, analogous (adding grey) and the color’s complement to the color scheme. The Challenge we had to face was...

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Briar Dusk Gothic Library

Dec 14, 2011 by

This is my very first drawing of a room such as this. We were assigned to select furniture, people and finishes that would belong in a Gothic Library and then draw them. This takes a lot more time than most would think to draw this. We were given floor plans and were aloud to select the appropriate view we desired for our libraries. Drawn in 2 point perspective using google sketch up, photoshop, illustrator and of course pencils. We were to research the Gothic era to discover what would be fitting for this library. My end product was entitled “Briar Dusk Library” because Briar is a word or rather name that was coined during the Gothic Era and Gothic pieces are typically Goddy and Dark. I thought the word “Dusk” would be a much...

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A light in the Dark Fabric Design...

Dec 6, 2011 by

A Light in the Dark Fabric Design: I was assigned to either design an area rug or a fabric. I chose fabric. My sources of inspiration came from: The floating lanterns because I remembered lighting them off at my dear friend Kylie Mae’s Birthday party. (You may recognize these as the lanterns from the popular Disney movie Tangled). Another source of inspiration came from the rhythmic pattern of a simple city scape. As lanterns ascend to the sky they appear to be smaller and smaller as they float away. I created a pattern where the motif that appears to be a lantern starts at a very large size and decreases in size as it works its way up the fabric. Eventually they get big again and the process starts over again. The color palettes...

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Traditional Cluttered Chamber

Nov 22, 2011 by

Design Concept: To combine Ms. Pemberly’s love for traditional appeal with her compulsive collection of picture frames in an aesthetically pleasing way. Her walls, bookshelves and nightstand will serve as her picture display. The room will soothe and relax her and take her away from her daily troubles. She will feel comfort and have various spaces to place keepsake items. Assignment: REQUIREMENTS: All samples will be arranged on a board of your choice, size and color. You must use the samples and photo provided for you in the envelope. They willbe a part of your layout. You must use four fabric samples in addition to the one that is provided for you inthe envelope. OBJECTIVES: include the following samples. floor finish trim / molding finish (either painted or wood) wood / paint finish, for...

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Texture Sphere (Tactile Texture)...

Nov 9, 2011 by

I chose to use nylon and tight material because, it seems to be an item that women have to buy and instantly become disposable due to runs and rips in them. I figured Nylons and tights would be easy to get ahold of considering how quickly girls go through nylons, I bought a few to add interest and texture to the sphere. I also took advantages of my resources and grabbed about 1/2 a box of Peds from Payless, the lady working there looked at me kinda funny but I smiled and ran out, they are free for the public. I covered the sphere with black nylon until the sphere could not be seen. Then, with the assistance of my roommate I sewed on bunches of nylons and tights in rose shaped bunches. It...

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Motifs and Initials

Nov 3, 2011 by

Inspired by my first and last initial and my signature I created the illusion of texture through patterns and motifs. I could see this making a very interesting piece of fabric. – Marisa Faye Reeves ASSIGNMENT # 8:If we use the same shape more than once in a design, we use it in repetition. Repetition is the simplest method in designing. Columns, and windows in architecture, the legs of a piece of furniture, the pattern in fabrics; tiles on the floor are obvious examples of repetition. Unity, one of the principles of design, is the result. 1. Using more than one of the initials from your name, develop a unit shape (single motif). You may distort, rearrange, completely change the initials so that they are completely unrecognizable. The motif can be rounded, squared, or...

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The Pirate and the Ghost

Oct 20, 2011 by

Assignment- Abstract art: Make a pencil drawing from a photograph and simplify the subject matter by leaving out some of the smaller details. In a second drawing flatten the object shapes and simplify their contours so that they are almost abstract in nature. You may sacrifice objective identity to unify the pictorial organization. Use black and white and shades of gray only for your final presentation. Use 11″ X 14″ format. Matt in black. OBJECTIVE:To help the students develop an understanding of shape and how it is used to create form and composition. I was to use the same image from my last assignment (The duck) as my starting point for this project. Along with my Abstract art I was assigned to come up with a story based off of my art and present...

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Line- Duck lines

Oct 6, 2011 by

Assignment: Using a magazine photo as the basis for the Line Problem for this project, reduce the photo to a variety of black and white lines. Objective: To familiarize the student with the basic qualities of line as a design element, and how the use of line can change a realistic image to one that is abstract in quality. To develop an appreciation for abstract as valid design. Orignal Duck: My...

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Symbolic Design

Sep 14, 2011 by

My junior year of high school I was assigned to write a paper about anything that related to the renaissance era. I knew there were many subjects I could have chosen from.  I decided to chose a subject that was a little more difficult to research that I was interested in: Renaissance Jewelry. I was also required to put together a presentation for my paper. I have been making jewelry since I was eight years old so I decided that I was going to make a renaissance styled necklace. I believe this particular piece symbolizes me because of the work that went into the item. I would rather accomplish something difficult that is interesting to me than to do something that is easy and boring for me. I enjoy spending time in my schooling, design...

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Enviormental Autobiography

Sep 7, 2011 by

The Start of My Voyage as an Interior Designer ID Design Basics 101: Environmental Autobiography By: Marisa Reeves When I was a little girl, my mom read me bedtime stories, my favorite was book started out like this, “In an old house in Paris that was cover in vines “(Bemelmans) that’s right, Madeline was my hero. This fictional little girl influenced my life tremendously. I admired Madeline’s strong character, her courage and how fearless she was. I could relate to Madeline because I often felt that I too was, “The smallest one.”  She taught me that even though I’m small I can accomplish big things. Because of Madeline, Paris was also the first foreign place that I had learned about. I learned all about European architecture as well, as I grew older I was...

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My first College Project!

Aug 31, 2011 by

My first college assignment for an Interior Design Class of mine was this, ” Using a pen, draw on an 11×17 piece of copy paper a fork from your kitchen utensil drawer. Line only NO shading.” I am very excited to say that I have fully completed my project before I have even been to school. It is due the first day of class, and I will definitely be prepared. -Marisa Faye...

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My first Competition

Aug 12, 2011 by

I started working on Interior Design projects my Sophomore year of High School. FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) allowed me to be able to further investigate the life of a Designer. My Dear Friend, Amber Barry and I entered the STAR Events Competition (Students taking action for recognition) in the Interior Design Category. This was my first competition in Interior Design. We learned so much, our teacher, Mrs. Sherman helped us through get through the project. I am so glad to have been a part of FCCLA, honestly it was the best thing I was involved with in High School. I was able to study for my career ahead of me, learned how to be a great leader and also strengthened many of my qualities an Interior Designer must have! We were...

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