Historic Design Styles - Top Interior design styles throughout history.          

Design styles by History

Architectural styles throughout history

Historic architectural styles explore creative interiors based on specific periods in time. These historic styles are founded on the social and political culture of a particular era and shed light on the moods, energy, angst and influencers of that time. Exploring different historic architectural styles will build a strong foundation and create the framework for your success as a designer, artist and creative individual.

Clean lines, natural materials, traditonal homes to modern interiors, these decorating styles emerge from the appropriate use of the proper color scheme and selective design elements. From Coastal Style to Scandanvian Design, an understanding of historic interior styles becomes a spring board to unleashing your own creative style.

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Inlayed floor tutorial

Painted Inlay Floor Border

This process imitates the appearance of individual pieces of wood inlayed as a border to a wooden floor. A variety of patterns can be created, often imitating an assortment of wood types such as mahogany, oak, pine, ebony and maple.  I’ve found this treatment to be a successful method of creating a period feel within a range of styles. And since there are very few design limitations you can create wonderfully unique floors to fit your style.


Oil Gilding Video Tutorial

Quick Dry oil size gilding. This detailed demonstration shows you how to apply genuine gold, Silver, imitation gold, aluminum and copper leaf to objects and furniture using the classic 3 hour oil size method. Brought to you by the folks at gildedplanet.com, you'll learn about types of adhesive, testing for 'tack' and drying rates, easy leaf application tips and cleaning and burnishing the leaf.

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Victorian Design Style

Victorian Style

Victorian era bridges allot of different interior styles and sensibilities. It is generally considered that the Victorian period found it’s beginnings with the demise of Napoleon’s expansionist policies, continuing thru the reign of Queen Victoria, and culminating up to WW1 in 1914. The styles developed from each other not only as an extension of the current political situation but also to the needs of the rising middle class during the industrial revolution.


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