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Drawing room – Wikipedia

A drawing room is a room in a house where visitors may be entertained, and a historical term for what would now usually be called a living room. The name is derived from the 16th-century terms withdrawing room and withdrawing chamber, which remained in use through the 17th century, and made their first written appearance in 1642.[1] In a large 16th to early 18th century English house, a withdrawing room was a room to which the owner of the house, his wife, or a distinguished guest who was occupying one of the main apartments in the house could “withdraw” for more privacy. It was often off the great chamber (or the great chamber’s descendant, the state room) and usually led to a formal, or “state” bedroom.[2]

In modern houses, it may be used as a convenient name for a second or further reception room, but no particular

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Art Deco – Wikipedia

Influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s

Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It combined modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by

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Automotive design – Wikipedia

Automotive design is the process of developing the appearance, and to some extent the ergonomics, of motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, buses, coaches, and vans.

The functional design and development of a modern motor vehicle is typically done by a large team from many different disciplines included within automotive engineering, however, design roles are not associated with requirements for Professional or Chartered-Engineer qualifications. Automotive design in this context is primarily concerned with developing the visual appearance or aesthetics of the vehicle, though it is also involved in the creation of the product concept. Automotive design as a professional vocation[1] is practiced by designers who may have an art background and a degree in industrial design or transportation design.
Terminology used in the field is found in the glossary of automotive design.

Design elements[edit]

The 2003 Bertone Birusa concept car on display at an International Car
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Decorative arts – Wikipedia

The front side of the Cross of Lothair (c. 1000), a classic example of “Ars Sacra”

The decorative arts are arts or crafts whose object is the design and manufacture of objects that are both beautiful and functional. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in distinction to the “fine arts”, namely painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally produce objects solely for their aesthetic quality and capacity to stimulate the intellect.

Distinction from the fine arts[edit]

The distinction between the decorative and fine arts essentially arose from the post-Renaissance art of the West, where the distinction is for the most part meaningful. This distinction is much less meaningful when considering the art of other cultures and periods, where the most valued works, or even all works, include those in decorative media. For example, Islamic art in many

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Great room – Wikipedia

A great room is a room inside a house that combines the roles of several more traditional rooms (e.g. the family room, the living room, the study, etc.) into one space. Great rooms typically have raised ceilings, and are usually placed at or near the center of the home. Great rooms have been common in American homes since the early 1990s.

The New York Times called the great room “the McMansion’s signature space.”[1]

Description[edit]

The concept of a great room hearkens back to the romanticized ideal of great halls and great chambers in medieval castles and mansions, which contained one large central room where everything happened. Developers of mid-range suburban homes in America tried to solve the problem of the “dead” living room and the split between the living and family rooms by “returning” to the idea of the great room. The general concept is one

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Interior design – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Life is an aesthetic gift of God and natural beauty act as a catalyst to enhance the serenity of life. In the present era of modernization where science and technology have attained impregnable heights of invention nowadays folks are smart enough to rectify available resources to enhance the pleasure of life. Interior designing is also an innovative outcome of such astounding steps of humans.
Interior designing is transforming the way of living life, methods of doing business and strategies to get more benefit from nature. It is assisting humanity in being socially and economically more strong.

Difference between interior design vs. interior decorating[change | change source]

Interior decoration is the adorning and furnishing of space with beautiful things to enhance the beauty of the area. It simply deals with using color and textures to increase the aesthetics of building it don’t deal with applying any Technical skills.

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Family room – Wikipedia

A family room is an informal, all-purpose room in a house. The family room is designed to be a place where family and guests gather for group recreation like talking, reading, watching TV, and other family activities.[1][2] Often, the family room is located adjacent to the kitchen, and at times, flows into it with no visual breaks.[3] A family room often has doors leading to the back yard and specific outdoor living areas such as a deck, garden, or terrace.

The term family room is defined in the 1945 book Tomorrow’s House by George Nelson and Henry Wright.[4] Chapter 7, entitled “The Room Without a Name” spoke of the need in modern life for a new “biggest room in the house” that would serve the social and recreational needs of the entire family, allowing activities that would not be permitted in the living room.

This “big

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Decoration – Wikipedia

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Decoration may refer to:

Other uses[edit]

  • Cake decorating, the art of making a usually ordinary cake visually interesting
  • Christmas decoration, decorations used at Christmas time
  • Decorations (John Ireland), a set of three pieces for piano solo composed in 1912–13 by John Ireland
  • Decorator pattern, a design pattern used in object-oriented programming
  • In-glaze decoration, a method of decorating ceramics – decoration applied before firing
  • In-mould decoration, a method of decorating moulded plastics
  • Interior design, the internal finishing of a building
  • Name decoration, a technique used in most programming languages
  • USB decoration, a decorative device that uses the Universal Serial Bus connector
  • Web decoration, conspicuous silk structure in the webs of some spiders
  • Window decoration, in computing are the window’s visual elements drawn by a window manager
  • Interior decorating, a
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Interior design – Wikipedia

Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such enhancement projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

History and current terms

Typical interior of one of the houses in the Folk Architecture Reservation in Vlkolínec (Slovakia)

In the past, interiors were put together instinctively as a part of the process of building.[1]

The profession of interior design has been a consequence of the development of society and the complex architecture that has resulted from the development of industrial processes.

The pursuit of effective use of space, user well-being and functional design has contributed

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