Interior Design

What is Interior Design?

October 17, 2017

What is Interior Design?

Interior design is the overall design of interior spaces. An interior space is defined by its walls, floor and ceiling. Although the ‘interior’ in design implies that it’s indoors, over the years, it has come to encompass design of outdoor areas as well. Think patios, balconies, verandas and terraces.

Before I studied interior design, I had the impression it was all about expensive furniture, wallpaper, curtains, carpet, and designer lamps. A five-star hotel suite would pop up in my head when I thought about interior design. How cliché.

Over the years though, I’ve come to learn that interior design is so much more. It goes deeper than meets the eye. Literally. What we see is mere interior decoration. And there’s a huge difference between the two.

As you’ll come to learn, interior design is decoration and so much more, whereas interior decoration is just that—decoration.

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History Madrid

A Glimpse into the National Archaeological Museum of Spain

Let me show you a glimpse of the National Archaeological Museum of Spain, or—MAN : Museo Arqueológico Nacional—which they call the museum down here. I popped into MAN yesterday for a visit, hoping for some art and design inspiration. My visit was quick with only one…

November 2, 2016
Interior Design

The Importance of Residential Interior Design

• A bright white loft designed on Neybers • When I’m asked what I like about Interior Design so much, I can’t help but smile. My thoughts instantly go to residential design, as in design of home interiors, and I instantly imagine an overall…

January 13, 2016
History Interior Design

An Introduction to Interior Design History

Have you ever wondered about the origins of Interior Design? Well, if you have, and would like to get a bigger picture and a deeper understanding of Interior Design by learning its brief history, read on. Wikipedia defines Interior Design as the art or…

January 9, 2016
History Travel

Florence and the Renaissance

• View of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo at dusk • I recently spent a week in Florence, Italy. It had been a dream destination of mine for the longest time as I’ve always believed it to be the most art-rich city in Europe. The…

August 21, 2015