In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. You'll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. --Fundamentals provides a step-by-step overview of an interiors project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. --Space examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. --Surface identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. --Environments looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell. --Elements describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. --Resources gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research.