interior design


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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New locations will aim to reflect their surroundings through architecture and interior design but will continue to share a common emphasis on social and cultural activities. Craig Karmin, WSJ, "Upscale Co-Working Firm Aims for Restart With New CEO, Funding," 27 Nov. 2018 Everything about Étoile, from the inviting outside facade to the intriguing interior design to the high quality service, is meant to convey a feeling of truly being in France. Houston Chronicle, "Etoile," 27 June 2018 WantedDesign Manhattan International pavilions, a showcase of 33 emerging designers, and interior design and work-space presentations take over the Terminal Stores complex in Chelsea. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "New York Design Destinations You Can’t Miss This Month," 8 May 2018 Seeing the popularity of the plastic cupholders, manufacturers adopted them as part of a new overall interior design starting in the mid-1980s. Nancy A. Nichols, The Atlantic, "Cupholders Are Everywhere," 22 Apr. 2018 Its performance on the track and during everyday driving fails to impress, the interior design and materials are dated, and several upscale features that have become common in mass-market cars are missing completely from Subaru’s family sedan. Car and Driver, "2018 Subaru Legacy," 29 Mar. 2018 The French neoclassical building, adjacent to Parque España, is beautifully contrasted with modern interior design by India Mahdavi. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 Rules about interior design are not inherently a bad thing. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "3 Design "Rules" You Don't Need To Follow Anymore," 15 Nov. 2018 The world of interior design seems to have recently put a spotlight on craftsmanship, heritage brands, and quality over quantity. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "What’s Next in Interior Design? Just Look to This New Decorator Show House," 25 Oct. 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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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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