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Function-Driven Interior Design

with Tobi Fairley

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  •   01 Why Function in Design is Important

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About The Class

Brought to you by House Beautiful Magazine, award-winning interior designer Tobi Fairley returns to CreativeLive for her third workshop on creating a functional, beautiful space for the way you really live.

Tobi will show you how to merge style with function. Tobi will teach you how to make use of every square foot of your space — whether that space is large and spacious or small and compact.

You'll learn about spatial planning, including how to read and use floor plans, as well as how to maximize small spaces and make the most out of large rooms (without blowing your budget on more furniture). Whether you're redesigning your home office space or studio apartment, Tobi will give you the tools you need to make your space function perfectly just for you.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Why Function in Design is Important

    28:16
  2. 02

    Examples of Strong Functional Spaces

    32:56
  3. 03

    Web & Student Questions

    20:25
  4. 04

    What do YOU Need for YOUR Home?

    21:47
  5. 05

    Functional Space For Your Lifestyle

    24:09
  6. 06

    Make Your Layout Work For You

    23:41
  7. 07

    Assess Your Space

    45:55
  8. 08

    How to Measure & Photograph Your Space

    38:05
  9. 09

    Laying Out Your Space

    32:06
  10. 10

    Space Planning: Kitchen

    30:59
  11. 11

    Designing Your Home With Apps

    14:14
  12. 12

    Industry Design Terms

    50:45
  13. 13

    More Design Terms & Student Questions

    35:11
  14. 14

    Biggest Layout Challenges: 1-5

    45:30
  15. 15

    Biggest Layout Challenges: 6 - 10

    18:44
  16. 16

    The Healthy House Approach

    31:21
  17. 17

    Age Related Design

    26:18
  18. 18

    Student Problem Space Submissions

    24:34
  19. 19

    Multipurpose Spaces

    30:36
  20. 20

    Getting Organized

    08:57
  21. 21

    Useful Home: Working From Home

    46:01
  22. 22

    Useful Home: Wired & Inspired

    16:17
  23. 23

    Family Spaces, Small Spaces & Large Spaces

    21:22
  24. 24

    Rethink Your Space

    09:50
  25. 25

    Formal Dining Room Cross-Overs

    21:04
  26. 26

    Viewer Room Challenges

    15:00
  27. 27

    Framework for Creating a Budget

    49:42
  28. 28

    Where to Splurge & Save

    12:10
  29. 29

    DIY vs. Experts

    31:25
  30. 30

    Pinterest Examples & Student Questions

    22:50
  31. 31

    Maintenance Binder

    16:49

Meet Your Expert

Tobi Fairley

Tobi Fairley has redesigned her life and her brand, launching Tobi Fairley & Associates as a full-service consulting and design company. The company provides custom-tailored education, enlightened mentoring, and common-sense tools to help companies and design firms improve their business. ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    December 2014

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Tobi!!!! She is a wealth of information and her cup flows over with ideas. The course was sometimes hard for me as I found the studio audience distracting and felt like they took away from the class. Not to sound heartless, but I personally don't care about their issues and problems and going on and on about themselves and their opinions. I am paying for this course to learn from Tobi, not someone that doesn't have anymore knowledge than me. I just want to drink from the hydrant that Tobi has to offer. My time is limited and so wading through the audience participation was often frustrating. Tobi was amazing though. Thank you Creative Live!!

  • Amy Cantrell

    Amy Cantrell

    November 2018

    I enjoyed this course even though the pace is a bit slow at times. Happy that I bought it on sale. My favorite concept is "use the space you have".

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    I would like to know who makes the fabric on the black and white chair in Tobi's Function driven interior design segment? Thank you, and I am so loving all of my classes that I purchased!

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