Art Nouveau

 ART NOUVEAU STYLE  Art Nouveau style refers to the art movement from 1890-1914 where there was a rejection of Victorian styles and of historical imitation in revivals. As seen in Image 1, this style is characterized by the use of: extravagant curvilinear shapes;...

Victorian Style

VICTORIAN STYLE   Queen Victoria reigned in Britain (1837-1901) in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. The Victorian style associated with the Queen's name became known for its overly decorative ornamentation and mix of styles. Furniture and ornaments started to...

Gothic Revival

REVIVALS - Gothic Revival is the name of a period in the nineteenth century where design elements from the past was closely reproduced for modern users. At first, there was a Greek Revival period. However, this revival style was eventually undermined by the Gothic...

Early Colonial

EARLY COLONIAL - Early America Style   The Early Colonial Style (1620 -1720) covers a period when the first English settlers arrived in America. The first houses of this period were very simple with few pieces of furniture and very basic interiors with no fine...

Louis XVI Style

NEOCLASSIC - Louis XVI Style   Louis XVI ruled France in the Late Eighteenth Century. His name is associated with the Neoclassical style. As seen in Images 1 & 2, this style is characterized by the use of:   classical elements, such the dentils crown moulding...

Neoclassicism

What is Neoclassicism style? I must confess that I've always been confused about what defines this style. But here is how I was able to understand such complex period. MOVEMENT Neoclassicism was movement that encompassed a period from late 18th Century to early 19th...

101- Pattern: Trellis

Trellis and lattice is a classic pattern created by crossing lines and leaving space in between to form a network. It is one of my favorite pattern because it is structured but suits well almost any interior settings.    ...

101 Patterns – Ticking Stripes

Ticking stripe, often used in pillow and mattress covers, has a charming casual look. This pattern is a combination of large and narrow stripes. It is now used everywhere.  ...

Black and White – Ink Drawing – Sheriff Joe

Black and White - Ink Drawing I used ink on white acid-free sketching paper to create high contrast and tattoo-like image. I used this cute photo of my son to create the drawing above. I used Photoshop to create this black and white image. This gave me a better sense...