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DSSM — Core5Plus: A Framework for Design

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Nine (9) Books written by Boyd F. Wichman

Core5Plus: A Framework for Design

February 8, 2015 | Mr. Boyd F Wichman

Who: This book and software is for Interior Designers/Interior Planners/Architects/Builders/Re-modelers/Specialty trades, such as, floor covering, cabinets, carpenters, etc; to help and assist the creation of an existing or a new space.

What: This method of design will help you and the customer to easily visualize the design to come to conclusions for the major items of the project. If a design proposal is needed in 24 hours or over a week-end, then this software works great. If the design proposal requires some new ideas , then this method works great. The user uses a completed inspirational style as a guide then adds the existing styles information and the preferences for the new style. A step by step method is used to create 4 possible proposals for the customer’s new space. The designer and customer then choose which of the 4 possible choose will be the best for the space. That choice is continued and completed for the design proposal. Also, if the designer wanted to continue and design the 3 other proposals, then that is also possible.

When: Creating the one space proposal should take 5-10 hours for a completed proposal. You can use all 16 parts or use and print-out only the steps that you need.

Where: The software is available at www.aabmdesign.com. Why: If you are an experienced designer, this method will help you to work faster and better. If you are new to design, then this method help you to quickly become skilled as interior design

How Much: Using this design method and software, will provide you with the necessary talking points to discuss and close more design projects, thus creating more income for the user.

“I have reviewed your book, Core5plus. I find it to provide precise information on; organizing interior spaces, selecting finishes and outlining specifications that are needed when designing a space. The format is user friendly and easy to understand. I would designate this a necessary tool for Architects, Designers, Facility Managers, and Tradesmen.”
Steve
An interior designer and remodeler

66 Styles for Interior Design Reference Book

Volume 2 E-H: Interior Design Reference Book 66 Styles Fully Explained (Design Spread sheet Methods)

September 25, 2023 | Boyd F Wichman

Styles List: Eclectic – Eco-Design – English Classic – Farm House – Feng Shui – French Country/Provincial – Functional – Fusion – Futurism – Georgian – Gothic – Grandmillennial – Greek – High-Tech – Hollywood Regency/Glam – Home Loft/Attic Style – Hygge.

The Interior Design Styles is a rigorous process built on many decisions. Whether the project is new construction or pre-existing, a studio apartment or a grand home, this book of styles will help you.

It requires a systematic, orderly, and organized approach. A specific sequencing of events is necessary to get from concept to completion; planning and thinking through many problems in advance, and sizing up one’s needs and spatial constraints to determine the most appropriate and inspired solution are very important skills.

The goal of this book is intended to help with these critical decisions. From day one, every element, from the tiniest detail to the most comprehensive architectural modification, needs to be considered as a whole and managed with informed decision-making. Good oversight and quick thinking as events can get troublesome and hinder your project path. Anyone who takes on a large design project discovers the unexpected complexity of different design elements.

Intertwining decisions will create issues and operational challenges. Even seasoned professionals will agree that much of their work involves troubleshooting and problem-solving, but it can be part of the enjoyment for a design enthusiast.

The excitement of seeing a vision filled will trump the numerous issues along the path. The mindset of most people who designed their homes in an ad hoc manner just used a one-step-at-a-time method. Over a few years, they saved up enough money or gathered enough energy to tackle the next room.

Such a piecemeal approach to entering the zone can undoubtedly result in a lovely home. But, a strategic plan is necessary to achieve the level of finish, resolve the issues, and provide the customization that distinguishes this project as a well-executed space.

From information gathering to installation, either the homeowner or their design practitioner must follow the professional design process as closely as possible and embrace a professional mindset. Each style in this book has a detailed list of items needed and the design process to get there. Set a vision in advance.

Every detail is interrelated, so having the big picture in mind can help you organize, edit, and proceed through the design process.

66 Styles for Interior Design Reference Book

Volume 3 I-N: Interior Design Reference Book 66 Styles Fully Explained

September 28, 2023 | Boyd F Wichman

The Interior Design Process is a rigorous process built on many decisions. Whether the project is new construction or pre-existing, a studio apartment or a grand home, this book of styles will help you.

It requires a systematic, orderly, and organized approach. A specific sequencing of events is necessary to get from concept to completion; planning and thinking through many problems in advance, and sizing up one’s needs and spatial constraints to determine the most appropriate and inspired solution are very important skills. The goal of this book is intended to help with these critical decisions.

From day one, every element, from the tiniest detail to the most comprehensive architectural modification, needs to be considered as a whole and managed with informed decision-making. Good oversight and quick thinking as events can get troublesome and hinder your project path. Anyone who takes on a large design project discovers the unexpected complexity of different design elements. Intertwining decisions will create issues and operational challenges. Even seasoned professionals will agree that much of their work involves troubleshooting and problem-solving, but it can be part of the enjoyment for a design enthusiast. The excitement of seeing a vision filled will trump the numerous issues along the path.

The mindset of most people who designed their homes in an ad hoc manner just used a one-step-at-a-time method. Over a few years, they saved up enough money or gathered enough energy to tackle the next room. Such a piecemeal approach to entering the zone can undoubtedly result in a lovely home. But, a strategic plan is necessary to achieve the level of finish, resolve the issues, and provide the customization that distinguishes this project as a well-executed space.

From information gathering to installation, either the homeowner or their design practitioner must follow the professional design process as closely as possible and embrace a professional mindset. Each style in this book has a detailed list of items needed and the design process to get there. Set a vision in advance. Every detail is interrelated, so having the big picture in mind can help you organize, edit, and proceed through the design process. That way, you’ll know whether to say yes to a item for the space is appropriate. You cannot look at a job through tunnel vision; everything hinges on something else. It’s like fitting together pieces of a puzzle.

Designing a space is a job for someone who relishes bringing order to chaos. Use lists, charts, and spreadsheets to store all these items in a three-ring or digital binders. Cross-reference every detail. Embrace, troubleshooting as a creative exercise. Even if you have designed a residential entry before, something will always throw you for a loop because the system has a million moving parts. won’t know what you are getting into until you’re in the middle of it. But for professional designers, troubleshooting is an exciting challenge; instead of doing things the same way, over and over again, to avoid problems, most prefer to push themselves to find new solutions to enhance the space.

2023 Part of the challenge and part of the art is figuring out how to create something you’ve never completed. Designers and contractors learn something new on every project because their work entails an ongoing dialogue with vendors and product specialists to help refine their knowledge.

66 Styles for Interior Design Reference Book

Volume 4 O W: Interior Design Reference Book 66 Styles Fully Explained

September 28, 2023 | Boyd F Wichman

Styles List: Organic Modern Minimalist – Renaissance – Rococo – Rustic – Scandinavian – Shabby Chic – Southwest – Spanish – Steampunk – Traditional – Tropical – Tuscan – Urban Modern – Vintage – Wabi Sabi.

The Interior Design Process is a rigorous process built on many decisions. Whether the project is new construction or pre-existing, a studio apartment or a grand home, this book of styles will help you.

It requires a systematic, orderly, and organized approach. A specific sequencing of events is necessary to get from concept to completion; planning and thinking through many problems in advance, and sizing up one’s needs and spatial constraints to determine the most appropriate and inspired solution are very important skills. The goal of this book is intended to help with these critical decisions. From day one, every element, from the tiniest detail to the most comprehensive architectural modification, needs to be considered as a whole and managed with informed decision-making. Good oversight and quick thinking as events can get troublesome and hinder your project path.

Anyone who takes on a large design project discovers the unexpected complexity of different design elements. Intertwining decisions will create issues and operational challenges. Even seasoned professionals will agree that much of their work involves troubleshooting and problem-solving, but it can be part of the enjoyment for a design enthusiast.

The excitement of seeing a vision filled will trump the numerous issues along the path. The mindset of most people who designed their homes in an ad hoc manner just used a one-step-at-a-time method. Over a few years, they saved up enough money or gathered enough energy to tackle the next room. Such a piecemeal approach to entering the zone can undoubtedly result in a lovely home. But, a strategic plan is necessary to achieve the level of finish, resolve the issues, and provide the customization that distinguishes this project as a well-executed space.

From information gathering to installation, either the homeowner or their design practitioner must follow the professional design process as closely as possible and embrace a professional mindset. Each style in this book has a detailed list of items needed and the design process to get there. Set a vision in advance. Every detail is interrelated, so having the big picture in mind can help you organize, edit, and proceed through the design process.

That way, you’ll know whether to say yes to a item for the space is appropriate. You cannot look at a job through tunnel vision; everything hinges on something else. It’s like fitting together pieces of a puzzle.

Designing a space is a job for someone who relishes bringing order to chaos. Use lists, charts, and spreadsheets to store all these items in a three-ring or digital binders. Cross-reference every detail. Embrace, troubleshooting as a creative exercise. Even if you have designed a residential entry before, something will always throw you for a loop because the system has a million moving parts.

You won’t know what you are getting into until you’re in the middle of it. But for professional designers, troubleshooting is an exciting challenge; instead of doing things the same way, over and over again, to avoid problems, most prefer to push themselves to find new solutions to enhance the space. 2023 Part of the challenge and part of the art is figuring out how to create something you’ve never completed.

Designers and contractors learn something new on every project because their work entails an ongoing dialogue with vendors and product specialists to help refine their knowledge.

66 Styles for Interior Design Reference Book

Interior Design Reference Book 66 Styles Fully Explained
(66 Styles for Interior Design Reference Book 4 books)

September 28, 2023 | Boyd F Wichman

Styles List: African – Arabic – Art Deco – Art Nouveau – Asian – Baroque – Beach House – Bohemian – California Casual – Chalet – Chinese – Coastal – Coastal Grandma – Contemporary – CottageCore – Craftsman – Creole.

The Interior Design Process is a rigorous process built on many decisions. Whether the project is new construction or pre-existing, a studio apartment or a grand home, this book of styles will help you. It requires a systematic, orderly, and organized approach. A specific sequencing of events is necessary to get from concept to completion; planning and thinking through many problems in advance, and sizing up one’s needs and spatial constraints to determine the most appropriate and inspired solution are very important skills.

The goal of this book is intended to help with these critical decisions. From day one, every element, from the tiniest detail to the most comprehensive architectural modification, needs to be considered as a whole and managed with informed decision-making. Good oversight and quick thinking as events can get troublesome and hinder your project path.

Anyone who takes on a large design project discovers the unexpected complexity of different design elements. Intertwining decisions will create issues and operational challenges. Even seasoned professionals will agree that much of their work involves troubleshooting and problem-solving, but it can be part of the enjoyment for a design enthusiast. The excitement of seeing a vision filled will trump the numerous issues along the path.

The mindset of most people who designed their homes in an ad hoc manner just used a one-step-at-a-time method. Over a few years, they saved up enough money or gathered enough energy to tackle the next room. Such a piecemeal approach to entering the zone can undoubtedly result in a lovely home. But, a strategic plan is necessary to achieve the level of finish, resolve the issues, and provide the customization that distinguishes this project as a well-executed space.

From information gathering to installation, either the homeowner or their design practitioner must follow the professional design process as closely as possible and embrace a professional mindset. Each style in this book has a detailed list of items needed and the design process to get there.

Set a vision in advance. Every detail is interrelated, so having the big picture in mind can help you organize, edit, and proceed through the design process. That way, you’ll know whether to say yes to a item for the space is appropriate. You cannot look at a job through tunnel vision; everything hinges on something else. It’s like fitting together pieces of a puzzle. Designing a space is a job for someone who relishes bringing order to chaos. Use lists, charts, and spreadsheets to store all these items in a three-ring or digital binders. Cross-reference every detail. Embrace, troubleshooting as a creative exercise.

Even if you have designed a residential entry before, something will always throw you for a loop because the system has a million moving parts. won’t know what you are getting into until you’re in the middle of it. But for professional designers, troubleshooting is an exciting challenge; instead of doing things the same way, over and over again, to avoid problems, most prefer to push themselves to find new solutions to enhance the space. Part of the challenge and part of the art is figuring out how to create something you’ve never completed.

Designers and contractors learn something new on every project because their work entails an ongoing dialogue with vendors and product specialists to help refine their knowledge.

66 Styles for Interior Design Reference Book

Volume 1-4: Essential Planning Guide, Fully Explained, Easy To Use (Design Spread Sheet Method)

October 21, 2023 | Boyd F Wichman

Styles List

Volume 1

African – Arabic – Art Deco – Art Nouveau – Asian – Baroque – Beach House – Bohemian – California Casual – Chalet – Chinese – Coastal – Coastal Grandma – Contemporary – CottageCore – Craftsman – Creole

Volume 2

Eclectic – Eco-Design – English Classic – Farm House – Feng Shui – French Country/Provincial – Functional – Fusion – Futurism – Georgian – Gothic – Grandmillennial – Greek – High-Tech – Hollywood Regency/Glam – Home Loft/Attic Style – Hygge

Volume 3

Indian Eastern – Industrial – Italian – Japanese – Maximalist – Mediterranean – Memphis – Mid-Century Modern – Minimalism – Modern – Modern Farm House – Modern Victorian – Moroccan – Nautical – Neoclassical

Volume 4

Organic Modern Minimalist – Renaissance – Rococo – Rustic – Scandinavian – Shabby Chic – Southwest – Spanish – Steampunk – Traditional – Tropical – Tuscan – Urban Modern – Vintage – Wabi Sabi

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The Interior Design Process is a rigorous process built on many decisions. Whether the project is new construction or pre-existing, a studio apartment or a grand home, this book of styles will help you. It requires a systematic, orderly, and organized approach. A specific sequencing of events is necessary to get from concept to completion; planning and thinking through many problems in advance, and sizing up one’s needs and spatial constraints to determine the most appropriate and inspired solution are very important skills.

The goal of this book is intended to help with these critical decisions. From day one, every element, from the tiniest detail to the most comprehensive architectural modification, needs to be considered as a whole and managed with informed decision-making. Good oversight and quick thinking as events can get troublesome and hinder your project path. Anyone who takes on a large design project discovers the unexpected complexity of different design elements.

Intertwining decisions will create issues and operational challenges. Even seasoned professionals will agree that much of their work involves troubleshooting and problem-solving, but it can be part of the enjoyment for a design enthusiast. The excitement of seeing a vision filled will trump the numerous issues along the path. The mindset of most people who designed their homes in an ad hoc manner just used a one-step-at-a-time method.

Over a few years, they saved up enough money or gathered enough energy to tackle the next room. Such a piecemeal approach to entering the zone can undoubtedly result in a lovely home. But, a strategic plan is necessary to achieve the level of finish, resolve the issues, and provide the customization that distinguishes this project as a well-executed space. From information gathering to installation, either the homeowner or their design practitioner must follow the professional design process as closely as possible and embrace a professional mindset.

Each style in this book has a detailed list of items needed and the design process to get there. Set a vision in advance. Every detail is interrelated, so having the big picture in mind can help you organize, edit, and proceed through the design process.

That way, you’ll know whether to say yes to a item for the space is appropriate. You cannot look at a job through tunnel vision; everything hinges on something else. It’s like fitting together pieces of a puzzle. Designing a space is a job for someone who relishes bringing order to chaos. Use lists, charts, and spreadsheets to store all these items in a three-ring or digital binders.

Cross-reference every detail. Embrace, troubleshooting as a creative exercise. Even if you have designed a residential entry before, something will always throw you for a loop because the system has a million moving parts. won’t know what you are getting into until you’re in the middle of it. But for professional designers, troubleshooting is an exciting challenge; instead of doing things the same way, over and over again, to avoid problems, most prefer to push themselves to find new solutions to enhance the space.

Part of the challenge and part of the art is figuring out how to create something you’ve never completed. Designers and contractors learn something new on every project because their work entails an ongoing dialogue with vendors and product specialists to help refine their knowledge.

33 Design Requirements for Interior Design

Important Organizing and Guiding Ideas (Design Spread Sheet Method)

December 14, 2023 | Boyd F Wichman

Functionality: How to Improve the Functionality of Your Interior Design, How to Design a Functional and Inviting Space, Functional and Decorative, Guide to Design Multi-functional Environmental Space, 4 Tips for Creating a Functional and Comfortable Interior, A Guide to Interior Design Space Planning, Functional Space Planning

Floor plan and Planning: Interior Design Space Planning, Simple Planning for a Floor Plan, How to design a Multi-functional Space, An Open Floor Plan, A Significant Component of the Project, Homeowners Love Open Floor Plans, The Merits of an Open Floor Plan, Space Planning Methods, The Best Method to Measure Your Space

Principles: The Eight Most Critical Principles, Contextual Fit, Space Unity, Item Character

Focal Point: Focal Point Questions

Decorating: 4 Easy Design Visuals, Home Decorating Rules to Ignore, How to Choose Accessories, How to Utilize Patterns and Prints in a Space, Layering for Successful Schemes

Color: Six Methods for Painting, Choosing a Color, Whole House Color Schemes, Color Ideas for Interior Trim

Nature Inspired: A Natural Oasis, Nature-Inspired, Haven in Your Home

3 Item Selection Guides for Interior Design

Concerns, Conditions and Needs for the Space (Design Spread Sheet Method)

December 14, 2023 | Boyd Wichman

Item Details and Issues Explained:

Each item is to discover all the possible groupings and explanations of the use and item descriptions for usage in the proposal, material, and labor estimates.For instance, Paint: the medium, the sheen type, chemical makeup, choosing a color, decorative finishes, and installation requirements.There are 21 areas of detail: Paint, Molding/Paneling/Cabinets, Architectural Elements, Staircases/Stairway, Fireplace, Hardware, Lampshades, Flooring, Wall Covering, Fabrics/Textiles, Furniture/Upholstery, Window Treatments, Soft Floor Coverings, Lighting, Art and Accessories, Human Factors/Universal Design, Ergonomic Design, Infrastructure Considerations, Environmental and Sustainable Considerations, Water Standards, Air Quality.

Item Guide for Planning:

This method is very instructive, creating a usable proposal. It provides a very detailed process for choosing the space items.For instance, Part 3 Material: Wood, Metal, Hard surfaces, Natural.There are 10 Parts of the method: Color, Pattern/Motif, Material, Accessories, Living/Family Furniture, Dining Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, and Enclosure.

The Design Process

This process helps to organize the events to be accomplished from start to finish.The process covers preparation, client interview, defining the project, creating a budget, assessing the ‘Givens,’ site survey, elements of the interior, documenting the space, inventory of belongings, finding inspiration, developing a concept, design style, space attributes, floor plan, laying out the space, design plan, color schemes, color harmonies, constructing documents, specifying/purchasing, client purchases, project management, general contractor, interior design role, project changes, records, scheduling, Delivery/installation.

15 Software Forms: Core5Plus, A framework for design

(Design Spread Sheet Method Book 8)

January 20, 2024 | Boyd Wichman

Our design method will ‘Make it Look Easy’ to be a TOP Decorator.

Interior design embraces how we experience spaces/rooms.It’s a practical, essential part of our daily activities and affects how we operate for work and play.Unique and beautiful homes, functional workplaces, impressive public spaces—that’s how ‘DESIGN SPREAD SHEET METHOD’ works!Designers and Decorators craft spaces/rooms that anticipate our requirements and appeal to our feelings while pulling from a comprehensive set of skills and technical understanding.

Interior design has transformed dramatically since the early years when it was just starting to emerge as a profession.Interior designers and decorators are expected to have working knowledge of:

  • Textures, materials, color, space planning, sustainability, textiles
  • Software applications, such as our “15 Design Forms for INTERIOR DESIGN
  • Structural/enclosure requirements, issues for health &safety, and area building codes

Interior designers and decorators work with contractors, architects, engineers, artisans, furniture dealers, businesses, and homeowners.Education is the best way to get the skills you need to succeed.For many people who increasingly embrace DIY design, our 8 software forms provide you with the credentials required to compete and get clients’ attention.Completing a ‘DESIGN SPREAD SHEET METHOD’ course is available to add to your education as an interior design professional.With their solid professional focus, these design methods, along with real-world experience and invaluable connections through our network of professionals, will serve you throughout your career.Start your practice, join a small or large firm, or specialize in a particular skill (such as flooring) or a specific area (such as remodeling).The possibilities are endless—and they’re expanding every day.Within the field of interior design, there is a wealth of career options, and DSSM makes selling skills and presentation forms a priority.