Interior design is most successful when it relies on principles of balance, symmetry and order as expressed by the ancient principle of the Golden Mean. The 60-30-10 Rule can help.
Nowadays, some Americans are choosing to live in tiny homes, dwellings smaller than 400 square feet. Who started this tiny house movement and where did the idea come from? Here is a short history.
Bauhaus was indeed a school but nowadays is it known more commonly as a 20th century design aesthetic and artistic movement that was begun in Germany before WWII. Bauhaus was especially significant because of its impact on the development of style in the mid-twentieth century and beyond and it was...
Eclectic style interior design, one that borrows from many styles and incorporates it into one look, has its roots in Victorian Era design.
The emergence of Neo-Classical style in 18th century Britain can be attributed to several factors. Popularity of the preceding popular style in Britain, Palladianism, provided a springboard for the development for Neo-Classical style; in addition,...
Rococo interior style represents a brief but distinct period of design that germinated in France and then spread to other parts Europe. It was a breath of fresh air from the brooding and dramatic Baroque style and was an artistic expression of aristocracy and wealth.
To the Modern eye, Baroque and Rococo style seem similar to the point that they are often confused, yet contrasts between the two can be striking especially in use of color and the "feel" of the design - the Rococo is light, frivolous whereas the Baroque is heavy, somber. Furthermore, the two...
Despite being centuries behind the advent of electricity, Baroque interior design made thorough use of light whether inside a church, home or palace. Baroque designers were aware of the dramatic effect lighting could have on presentation and in the nuances of architecture and they utilized any...
The Renaissance saw the growth of the arts; Prosperous times meant investment in the arts; parallel to this was the rise of a renewed interest in and adaptation of the classical models of design.