Interior design

The selection of design posts and articles about the last 150 years of Interior Design offers a comprehensive overview of the evolution of this field. From the Victorian era to the present day, these resources provide insights into the changing styles, materials, and techniques that have shaped interior design.

The posts and articles cover various topics, including the rise of Art Deco in the 1920s, the mid-century modern movement of the 1950s and 60s, and contemporary trends in sustainable design. They also explore how interior design has been influenced by cultural shifts, such as the rise of mass production and globalization.

By examining these historical trends and contemporary developments, designers can gain a deeper understanding of their craft and develop new approaches to creating beautiful and functional spaces that reflect their client’s needs and preferences.

Iฬ‚le-de-France ocean liner

The รŽle-de-France, launched in 1926, was a grand dame of French ocean liners, showcasing elegance and craftsmanship. Designed by top designers, it showcased French decorative arts, opulence, and practicality, making it a symbol of the golden age of transatlantic travel.Read More →

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I saw La La Land this weekend and Damien Chazelle musical is brilliant and emotional tribute to the 1950’s musical. Visually stunning eye candy for my inner graphic designer. Not so much a visual re-imaging of Los Angeles as a opportunity to see it through an artists eye. Chazelles last film, “Whiplash”used Jazz as a tool to explore ambition, the price of achieving excellence. Read More →

High-Tech Design

High-Tech architecture emerged in the 1970s, focusing on technological innovation, industrial aesthetics, and functionalism, reshaping the built environment. High-Tech architecture emphasized utilitarian aesthetics, flexibility, and adaptability, influencing interior design and sustainability, and influencing modern green and minimalist styles.Read More →

William Haines - Interior Designer

William Haines, an American film actor and interior designer, retired from acting in 1933 and opened his own firm in Los Angeles, paving the way for LGBTQ+ actors and designers. Haines Foster founded an interior design company in 1930, creating iconic Beverly Hills homes and collaborating with architects like William Haines Designs.Read More →

6 Panel Folding Privacy Screen

Our Room Partitions and Dividers are made of a strong steel frame with powder coating, with Extra Longer and Wider Feet pads to improve stability and privacy. The fabric of the room divider screen is 240g polyester with PA coating, which maximizes secrecy, wrinkle resistance, wear resistance and water resistance. The panels are connected by triple buckle hinges and can be easily folded and stored in the garage. The package includes all the necessary accessories and an installation manual.Read More →

Designing Liners - A History of Interior Design

This book shows how the insides of ocean liners have changed from the middle of the 19th century to the 21st century. It is the first book to give a history and analysis of this vital part of interior design, which reflects and reinforces cultural ideas about national identity, gender, class, and ethnicity. Anne Massey’s method combines the study of interior design, the history of design, architecture, and the analysis of ships. The South African Union Castle and P & O Lines are discussed more in the new edition, as well as the ships’ demise and how they were used after that.Read More →

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Rustic isn’t the same as it once was. The days of fusty dried flower arrangements, antlers over a stone fireplace, and acres of plaid are long gone.Read More →

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Athena Calderone is a renowned design expert and interior designer who shares her knowledge and connections with interior decorators, fashion designers, and tastemakers from around the world in her book Live Beautiful. Calderone delves into the inspiration behind each homeowner’s design journey and provides practical tips on how to incorporate these sophisticated elements into your own living space. The book features beautiful photography by Nicole Franzen and serves as a valuable resource for creating a thoughtfully designed home.Read More →

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The coffee industry has ignited a cultural and creative movement, leading to the creation of unique and imaginative coffee shops. “Designing Coffee” provides guidance on how to create a unique space that reflects individuality.Read More →

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Isamu Noguchi designed the first of his lamps to be produced by traditional construction methods in Gifu, Japan, known for its manufacture of lanterns and parasols made from mulberry bark paper and bamboo. Akari is handcrafted with washi paper from the inside bark of the mulberry tree and bamboo ribbing stretched across sculptural moulded wood shapes.Read More →

Buro Happold are helping to deliver Newark Works, a flagship regeneration project that will reestablish a thriving commercial quarter in Bath. Image: TCN

Due to the pandemic, there has been a change in office layout, with hybrid working providing a means of lowering carbon footprints and enhancing work-life balance. Teams of multidisciplinary experts from Buro Happold are assisting clients in reimagining their workspaces. Companies are investing in their offices to encourage employees to spend time with their teams, and people are still attempting to strike the right balance between working from home and from the office.Read More →

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Traditional interior design is a style that began in Europe between the 18th and 19th centuries. Classic, elegant, timeless, and formal are words that describe it. It takes ideas from this time in history and reinterprets them in a modern way, making a polished and well-curated home that feels timeless and has no expiration date. It can be similar to transitional interiors, but traditional interiors use a more classic design. The art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome inspired people in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Read More →

Made for Living Cover Art

This Book will help you plan a home that’s made to be lived in. NATIONAL BESTSELLER With more than 250Read More →

Open Plan Office

Open-plan offices did not work out as well as their utopian creators had hoped, leading to the shift back to cubicles or pods to increase employee productivity and well-being. READ MORERead More →

Alastair Morton textile

Morton joined his family’s Morton Sundour Fabrics in 1931 and oversaw the company’s first screen-printed fabrics. He was the artistic director and principal designer of Edinburgh Weavers in Carlisle, which was established in 1928 as Morton Sundour’s creative design unit from 1932 to 1935. From the 1930s, he was a supporter of the Modern movement, commissioning works from well-known painters and artists.Read More →

Lobby, Grand Hotel, Washington DC 1987. Charles Pfister

Charles Pfister (1939 to 1990) was an American interior and furniture designer and architect. He was professionally active in San Francisco.Read More →

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Master midcentury modern design principles with this simple and snappy interior design handbook.
Do you love rich and vibrant timeless design? Are you on a budget and planning a new project based on this hot trend? Are you excited to find out how to create the midcentury modern look for your home, hotel or motel?Read More →

Interior Design table and staircase

The modernism movement began to unfold as it moved away from using the traditional building and design materials like wood, stone and brick and instead began to focus on industrial materials including glass, steel and concrete.Read More →

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Frida Ramstedt, a design consultant, owns Scandinavia’s most popular interior design blog. In The Interior Design Handbook she reveals the secrets of effective interior design and styling in this book to help you design a home that suits your space, taste, and lifestyle.Read More →

Kurt Versen Table Lamp

In the 1940s and 1950s, executed many assignments from architects for flexible lighting appropriate to Modern interiors.Read More →