Interior Designers and Architects have been around for Centuries. When you look at the history or art and design, we trace element of creative back to when Hieroglyphics and painting murals on caves were in vogue as early as 4000 B.C.
There have been many styles that have lived throughout the centuries. You can find old world designs in Europe still today, such as rounded archways, elaborately textured wall surfaces and roofs with Spanish Tile. They all create exotic grandness. Through the middle ages the gothic sense of style became mainstreamed and their designs were seen in buildings that were taller, and ceilings that were much higher. Long hallways emerged and the gothic endurance and inspiration have formed our lifestyle and have lived throughout the ages.
During the renaissance period, gothic arts and its European influence still existed, but Greek and Roman architecture really became the forefront for style and design. The renaissance period produced some of the world’s greatest artist, architect, and designers. They emphasized beauty, ceremoniousness, spirituality and had their own ideas of artistic expression.
Unlike the popularly accepted French style, which oozed femininity, the Renaissance style was not instantly popular, nor its understanding. It took a great deal of time for renaissance designers to achieve notoriety.
French style in the 17th and 18th centuries explored the meaning of love and romance. Their style came from Italian influences. The French began to create their own style with darkly colors or brightly patterned wall coverings. Their furnishings were delicate and also represented femininity. Hand-Painted elegant and formal pieces added charm to chateaus throughout the Loire Valley .
The 17th and 18th centuries were a time of sophistication and were esteemed with enthusiasm for domestic decoration. Today, in the 21st Century, we still follow many of the styles of architecture and design, but with our own modern day twists!
When decorating a home, people often know what they like, but are unsure of which styles, patterns and colors to mix and match together. We get asked all the time:
“Can I mix this sofa with this chair?”
“Do all my fabrics have to be the same color?”
“What window treatments do I pick to match the style of my room?”
“Can I paint all the walls different colors throughout the house?”
“Can I use wallpaper?”
“I want to change the accessories in my house, but keep my existing furniture, is that possible”?
If you are ready for a change in your home, and find yourself asking these types of questions, it’s well worth the investment of consulting with Dragon Design, LLC to help answer those questions and bridge the gap between the old and the new styles of design!
When decorating, the last thing you want to do it cut corners and try to do it yourself because you’ve watched every HGTV show known to man and think you’re ready to tackle it all yourself!
Avoid Costly Mistakes! Your home is typically your largest investment. Invest in the time to get a solid plan in place that you can work from in stages as you decorate your home!