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Pre-Historic Interior Design – Neolithic Time Period

Pre-Historic Interior Design – Neolithic Time Period

The Neolithic Period is the last period of the Stone Age, often also called the New Stone Age. This term encompasses the years between 8,000 B.C. to 3,000 B.C.1 This period is characterized by the shift to a sedentary way of life which brought advancements in home...
Pre-Historic Interior Design – Paleolithic Time Period

Pre-Historic Interior Design – Paleolithic Time Period

The Paleolithic time period occurred about 2.5 million years ago to 10,000 B.C.1 It is also called the Old Stone Age2 because it was during this time that our human ancestors first used modified stone tools. These early humans were also the first to leave behind art –...
Design Elements of Cottage Chic

Design Elements of Cottage Chic

When we think of cottage chic, the words “inviting,” “cozy,” “pattern-filled,” and “feminine” come to mind; but keeping this look fresh requires certain design elements that are important to the execution of this style. Be sure to balance frilly “granny-chic” fabrics...
Rough Luxe: Vintage yet Elegant

Rough Luxe: Vintage yet Elegant

Rough luxe is what you call an interior design and decorating style that is a little bit rough, but with a lot of luxury. This can be achieved by combining old and new furniture and art, luxurious fabrics with inexpensive materials and distressed walls. It’s all about...
Old World Victorian Charm

Old World Victorian Charm

The Victorian design style emerged during the Victorian era in the 1830’s to the 1900’s. The style is defined by the indulgence in grand excess of ornamentation, as opposed to the simple Edwardian style. The Victorian design style is characterized by orderliness and...
The Functional Mission Style of Living

The Functional Mission Style of Living

The Mission decorating and design style is influenced by the stucco coated architecture of 18th century Spanish missionaries and Native Americans in the Southwest. Mission design and architecture is represented by simple, functional, and decorative accessories and...