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Styles of Interior Design

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Brenna KIdwell

on 6 January 2014

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Black, white, and other neutral tones
Texture is very important
sleek, smooth surfaces of wood, metal, and glass
avoid furniture with curved legs
windows tend to be unadorned to draw attention to the shapes and lines of the windows
Art Deco
modernist, "machine age" look
common reoccurring pattern is a stylized sunburst design
has very streamlined and geometrical elements that are often counter-balanced by curvaceous features
color palettes are commonly contrasts
black and white or black and gold are good examples
inlaid wood and burl wood finish are common
Arts and Crafts
style revolves around finely crafted furniture and interior features (normally of wood)
A variation of this style in the US came to be called mission style
interior elements feature prominent straight lines and a lack of excessive embellishment
normally has brown based color palette
careful craftsmanship of materials shows hint of native culture
style based on order, balance and symmetry
primary element is the use of a focal point
color palettes take from history, nature colors like yellows, blues, greens, brown, and muted colors like terracotta, grey and pink
elaborate gold frames on furniture and rooms symmetrical on both sides
marble, cotton and velvet common textures
Styles of Interior Design
Feng Shui
Wood, cork, and bamboo are commonly used materials
subtle color palette with jewel tones (ruby, emerald, gold, sapphire)
large painted panels with elaborate scenes from chinese history
ceramic or stone styling
area rug
Swedish (Gustavian)
shapes very graceful
curved lines common
furniture often has dark wood with finely crafted details
has rolled sofa arms and arched sofa backs
Queen Anne style furniture legs
more tailor fabrics that match upholstered chairs & other furniture
crown molding and chair railing
deeper wall colors like dark reds and greens suggest higher level or formality
Emphasis on natural elements and handcrafted features
Tactile surfaces of wood, wicker weaving, wrought iron, stone, pottery, tin and other natural or earthy materials
Floral or checked fabric, made of materials such as cotton and linen
curtains to enhance and soften the windows
natural floors like wood
Neutral walls with bright pops of color
texture and wood have a big role in the tropical design scheme
wood floors and area rugs
palm plants and tropical flowers will enhance the tropical design

features intricate architectural detail, tall, arched windows, and fancy-shaped, stain glass windows
fairly heavy, wood furniture pieces with intricate details
wood, upholstered chairs
four leaf clover shape popular in elements of room
sharp, arrow-head like tips on corners of furniture
heavyweight fabrics like velvet with fleur de lis patterns
wood beams, dark metals, and metal chandeliers characterize ceilings
Wood = green shades (represents new life & renewal)
Fire = red, pink & maroon shades (represents heat & light)
Earth = orange, yellow & brown shades (represent health & well-being)
Metal = white, silver, gray & gold shades (represents wealth & prosperity)
light, airy, elegant design
usually features white painted, neo-classical furnishings, set against very light background
versatile enough to feature classical and contemporary furniture
main common color palette is white and blue (very light blue)
linen, cotton, silk are common airy fabrics
royal accents like crystal and gold embellishments important
this design emphasizes natural elements such as wood, stone, and metal
browns, tans, greens, and rusty reds
color palette- earth tones
woven accent blankets
mixture of spanish and native american elements
muted tones of red, orange, or yellow
white or off-white walls
large area rugs
wood furnishings and wooden ceiling beams
key elements is decorative restraint
has basic fundamentals of line and shape
tends to have very modern overtones
zen-like serenity that can be more visually appealing to other overly decorative styles
minimal furniture and things on walls
good color palettes tend to be white based
Has warm, old look that evokes the sun
natural elements like stone fireplaces, tile floor, wood beams
warm colors like creme, brown, olive green, and wine hues
metal detailing, wrought iron and other scrolled metals
old world accessories: arched mirror, roman column, etc.
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