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12 Pictures Illustrate The Change In Home Interior Fashion Over 600 Years

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Who doesn’t like to have a beautiful and comfortable living room? It is an environment where we spend most of our time at home, fraternizing with family, and resting after a busy day at work or school.

As old as the birth of architecture, the art of interior design probably arose in ancient Egypt, and evolved to the point where we live today.

HomeAdvisor designers have created a new project to illustrate how interior design has evolved over the past 600+ years.

Scroll down and see for yourselves! Renaissance (1400 – 1600)

“Art and culture were reborn as the French Renaissance spread across Europe. Architects found a renewed enthusiasm for ornate decoration and fine detail, inspired by a new sense of humanism and freedom. Arabesque and Asian influences revitalized the decorative arts, and careful attention to symmetry and geometry brought a new sense of harmony to European interiors.

We designed the cabinet in our Renaissance living room image in the shape of a small palazzo (palace) which was common at the time. Its columns and balconies echo the shape of the building, evoking harmony. The Turkish rug is inspired by one seen in a painting by Hans Holbein the Younger, a German painter who lived in Renaissance-era London. Rugs like this were first woven in western Turkey in the 14th century and became very popular in Renaissance Europe.” Baroque (1590 – 1725)

“Turkish rugs fell out of fashion during the Baroque period, as more opulent and elaborate architecture required fixtures and fittings to […]

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