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The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book by Mimi Love, Chris Grimley, Linda O'Shea

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SURFACE
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Of all the tools that interior designers use to dene space, surfaces are
perhaps the simplest and, at the same time, most provocative. The impact
of the detailed, behind-the-scenes work that allows an interior to function
effectively will be lost unless the nished surfaces are well integrated into
the project.
Theories abound about how surfaces affect mood, atmosphere, comfort,
and the basic ways a space is inhabited. The different ways in which
designers approach these ideas have created some of the most challeng-
ing and thoughtful expressions of what an interior is.
Surface is often discussed in terms of its depth, its relative thinness, and
the appropriateness of a particular surface to function, space, and durabil-
ity. The more the designer understands how color, material, texture, and
pattern have developed, how choices of nish translate into ideas of taste,
and how surface variation can impact a space, the greater, and richer, the
opportunities will be for the design practice.
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