The process of designing the interior of a home or commercial building is commonly referred to as interior design. Victoria, like many cities across the world, has an eclectic blend of interior design styles that are the modern culmination of thousands of years of history.
Although interior designers only began to achieve a measure of fame after the advent of the Modernist period in the late 19th century, their profession has its roots in prehistory, when humans first began settling in communities. Although the focus, in terms of creating a living space, was largely on function, the presence of cave paintings could lead one to believe that the tendency toward interior design was as much a primal instinct as it was a sign of intelligence.
Later on, the democracy and civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans allowed the average citizen to set up their home according to their personal taste. Both these civilizations employed a series of rules for constructing their massive buildings, and would often use vases, paintings and even sculpture in the creation of their homes.
After these influential beginnings, several distinct styles emerged from Europe, including Gothic, Baroque, Art Deco and Art Nouveau. As travel began to be accessible to the average person, a sort of eclecticism eventually came to the fore that allowed individuals to add their personal flair, influenced by interior design and architectural styles from all over the world. Today, even though we still embrace interior design styles individually, it could be said that this is still an age of eclecticism. With its diverse architectural styles, and abundance of charming heritage buildings covering the entire spectrum of interior design, Victoria pays homage to the rich history of this artistic field.
Devon Anderson Design is a full design studio. Whether it is a color consult, cabinetry, or a full home design, their team is ready to help. Creativity, passion & experience is what it takes to bring their clients' vision to life. Visit their showroom, one of Victoria's largest design studios, with hundreds of options to choose from.