Thursday, April 11, 2013


Finals week (n.): a dormant superhuman power laying in young adults that comes out two-three times a year in times of great desperation.   

In school I am in advanced interior design right now, which is basically a class you take right before you graduate and it's an "advanced" class! :) Anyways, we are renovating a building on campus that is used for special events such as guest speakers, formal events, banquets and etc. Well it's getting down to the end of semester (a.k.a. crunch time) and we had to turn in some renderings today. (Renderings: colored drawing of rooms; can be done by hand or computer. (Just filing you guys in on the designer lingo! (: )) 

Lemme tell you just from past experiences, every time something big is due in my interior design classes at the end of the semester everything possible goes wrong! For example last night my computer kept randomly shutting off without warning, which can be extremely frustrating especially if you haven't saved your work recently. My laptop is hanging on by a thread and I guess the reason why it kept shutting of is because it kept over heating. So I sat a fan right by it! You always tend to go to weird, extreme measures to get things done during finals! Also my computer drafting software, Revit, never does what I want it to do. I basically have to coax my computer to cooperate and my boyfriend looks at me like I am such a weirdo talking to my computer! Ha!

Well I basically pulled an all nighter, which is never fun. But I really hope that my work looks good to non-sleep deprived eyes! :) Here are my computer renderings, nothing too fancy, I may add some accessories in later if time allows. But what do you guys think? It's the same room with 3 different furniture plans: lecture, theater, dining.

 Now here is the before pictures of the actual space

Very outdated and not very pretty, huh? I hope my design is such an improvement! 

In one of my upcoming posts I will add the furniture and finishes I have chosen for the space including other rooms other than this one. I will also be sure to add in the other renderings and my color boards. And I'll be sure to let you guys in on what the other students in my class think and what my professor thinks too. Oh and most importantly, this project will actually be implemented! The dean of the school looks at everyone's ideas and decides which design he wants to do and puts it into action! I really hope he chooses my design! That would be such a rewarding experience!

I find it exciting that finally I am not doing just pretend work in class and that my design may actually be used! I think that is why I'm so ready to graduate and actually start my job! I'm tired of pretend! I want to see all the preliminary planning I do for the space come to life! :) I'm so anxious because I know that day is right around the corner!

Anyways, I will keep you guys updated on my project!

What is finals week like for YOU? 

Happy Thursday! :)


  1. You've done such a great job with this space!!! You can really tell all of the hard work and time you've put into it:)


    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for finding my blog! You're my first comment! I was so excited when I received the email notification of your comment that me and my dog, Bo, did a little dance! Haha! :P


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