Cabinetry and Home Styles
Although it's not essential, you can bring continuity to your home by designing the interior in the same theme as its exterior architectural style.
The Moderne style differs from the earlier Art Deco with the addition of glass block, sharp angular walls, and a more streamlined look.
A name thankfully shortened from the 1925 French Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which introduced a new streamlined way of looking at architecture.
Dominated by Frank Lloyd Wright and inspired by Japanese design influences, the Prairie house style gave birth to the open plan where one room flows into the next.
The Arts and Crafts, Prairie, and Farmhouse designs each influenced the Foursquare plan, one of the most popular home styles of the first half of the 20th century.
The Craftsman-style bungalow spread from southern California at the turn of the 20th century and became a dominant plan for smaller homes.
Reminiscent of the Italian villa, this style was popular in England in the early 1800s and in America in the late 1800s.
Usually built after 1860 in rural America, most Gothic Revival homes were influenced by the popular European styles of the day.
Designed in America by Henry Hobson Richardson in the early 1870s, this style was first created by Richard Norman Shaw in England.
Charles Lock Eastlake indirectly created the look when his book Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details was published in the late 1800s. Designs in the book became the basis of furniture and building styles of the era.
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