One of the features of the twentieth century modernism lies in the integration of art and design. However, so many good mid-century modern design ideas have been disregarded or forgotten over the years. The indifference of architects nowadays or perhaps the desire for economy has in a great measure abandoned the customs of harmonious and appropriate attention to home decor. Instead of solid and expensive wood-panels, well-made doors, architectural carvings, chimney pieces and so on which accompanied the houses until the end of the last century, people nowadays prefer the cheap paint, artificial grained pine-wood, and the decor produced by wallpapers. Furniture itself has been seen as a form of transgressive art, taking excessive pride in oneself as a form of stand alone art that is better on its own.
The Finishing Touch Of Interior Design
The interior design gives the finishing touch to a home decor and characterizes the present taste for furnishing a bedchamber or a salon. When we are talking about interiors we have in mind pieces gathered from auction rooms, souvenir shops, conservatories, as well as the nearest florists, which give individuality to this mode of furnishing. Interiors are things that remind us of pleasant moments. It could be a piece of cabinet which reminds its owner of a tour in Italy. It could be an embroidered piano cover from Spain or a quaint stool from Tangier. It could be gifts from friends, flower stands, photographs and so on. They all bring pleasant memories to surface and make our home a warm and welcoming place and bring us closer to family and friends, while at the same time give us the opportunity to express our individuality gained by the so called omnium gatherum.
Nowadays people have the tendency to imitate effects produced in houses of old family members. There for generations valuable articles of decorative furniture have been accumulated and pictures and plates preserved. It’s become a practice to show off wealth by collecting old things of different styles and period of time until the room becomes overcrowded rather than by taste.
However in today’s fast pace of living, such collections are done in a hurry because so much is required in short time intervals that it becomes impossible to devote a sufficient sum of money for the making of a really valuable specimen of the desired kind; instead low priced reproduction of an old pattern is added to the collection of articles that requires attention and takes up space.
There is limited accommodation of houses built on ground which makes the want for discretion more objectionable. The need for care and restraint in the selection of furniture affects the character both in its design, knowledge and skills of making.
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