interior design

noun

Definition of interior design

: the art or practice of planning and supervising the design and execution of architectural interiors and their furnishings

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Given the theme, plenty over-the-top ensembles were to be expected, but the sheer extra-ness of it all sparked an Instagram debate in the interior design community over whether the sartorial excess has gone too far. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Why Some Designers Weren't Happy About This Year's Over-the-Top Met Gala," 8 May 2019 To Be Frank Josef Frank, an Austrian who fled the Nazis in the 1930s and moved to Stockholm, found a professional home at Svenskt Tenn, Sweden’s illustrious interior design store. Stephen Whitlock, WSJ, "A Savvy Traveler’s Guide to Shopping in Stockholm," 7 May 2019 Jill Wagner plays his love interest Abbey, who is a single mom trying jump-start her interior design career. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Everything We Know About Hallmark Christmas Movies for 2019," 17 Mar. 2019 Modsy: Take 30 percent of all interior design packages with code HOLIDAY30 through 11/26. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Best Cyber Monday deals on furniture, bedding, and more," 24 Nov. 2018 Photo by Heidis Bridge Maximalist interior design comes in many guises, be it in swaths of bold color, vibrant layers of pattern, or from sumptuous, varied textures and materials. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "9 maximalist interiors that get the style right," 4 Sep. 2018 Like Campfire, Jeune et Jolie will be designed by L.A.’s Bells & Whistles interior design firm. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Campfire owner plans second restaurant in Carlsbad Village," 20 June 2018 Homearama is an annual Louisville event that showcases custom built new homes at a single site that are fully furnished, decorated, landscaped and feature the latest in building trends, technology and interior design. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This modern Louisville-area farmhouse was designed with family in mind," 12 July 2018 My interior design firm, Pembrooke & Ives, was operating at full tilt on projects around the world. Zander Abranowicz, ELLE Decor, "A Modern Take on Greek Island Living in Serifos," 2 July 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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interior design

noun

English Language Learners Definition of interior design

: the art or job of planning how the rooms of a building should be furnished and decorated

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