Available June 18: The Pocket Universal Principles of Interior Design, by Kelly Harris Smith and Chris Grimley

100 Ways to Develop Innovative Ideas, Enhance Usability, and Design Effective Solutions

Master the art of interior¬†design through the 100 laws, guidelines, ideas, and general considerations in this comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia.¬†It‚Äôs the one reference interior designers need‚ÄĒfor professionals and nonprofessionals alike.

Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, The Pocket Universal Principles of Interior Design (Rockport Publishers | June 18, 2024 | $17.99) pairs clear explanations of each concept with visual examples of the ideas applied in practice. Featured principles are as diverse as:

  • Biomimicry
  • Color Theory
  • Health, Safety, and Welfare
  • Pattern
  • Sustainability

Each principle is presented in a two-page format. The left-hand page contains a succinct definition, a full description of the principle, examples of its use, and guidelines for use. The right-hand contains visual examples and graphics to support a deeper understanding of the principles.

About the Authors:

Chris Grimley has organized, designed, and implemented experiential environments, interiors, master plans, and branding initiatives for clients ranging from small offices to large institutions. He has broad experience in architecture, graphic design, and interior design. He is the co-author and designer of several books, including The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book, Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance, and Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston. Recognition and awards include those from AIGA, SEGD, HOW, docomomo, the Boston Preservation Alliance and the Boston Society of Architects. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kelly Harris Smith is a designer, creative director, and entrepreneur specializing in natural and sustainable materials for commercial and residential interior design. A co-founder of FilzFelt, Kelly’s award-winning designs are distinctive for their pattern, color and innovative functionality. Kelly is also the founder of Minni, a community creative space in Boston offering art and design education to young children. She was awarded Product Designer Award at Interior Design’s HiP 2020 and Emerging Product Designer Award at NYCxDesign in 2018. She trained in architecture at Northeastern University and resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

By Chris Grimley and Kelly Harris Smith
On-Sale Date: June 18, 2024 · $17.99 US · 216 pages · Paperback · ISBN: 9780760388051
Rockport Publishers, an imprint of The Quarto Group