What is interior design architecture?
Interior design describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an “effective setting for the range of human activities that are to take place there.
Architects would also employ craftsmen or artisans to complete interior design for their buildings.
This business model flourished from the mid-century to 1914, when this role was increasingly usurped by independent, often amateur, designers.
 As department stores increased in number and size, retail spaces within shops were furnished in different styles as examples for customers.
 Elsie de Wolfe, taken from The House in Good Taste, 1913.
In addition to mirrored screens, her trademark pieces included: books covered in white vellum, cutlery with white porcelain handles, console tables with plaster palm-frond, shell, or dolphin bases, upholstered and fringed sleigh beds, fur carpets, dining chairs covered in white leather, and lamps of graduated glass balls.
Terms such as decorator and designer are often used interchangeably.
 Although an interior designer may create the layout of a space, they may not alter load-bearing walls without having their designs stamped for approval by an architect.
It is an art form that is consistently changing and evolving. Not only is it an art, but it also relies on research from many fields to provide a well-trained designer’s understanding of how people are influenced by their environments.
 Fine examples of contemporary designers include Kelly Hoppen and Dee Gibson who in keeping with current trends have both a strong media presence and successful independent business.
Retail: includes malls and shopping centres, department stores, specialty stores, visual merchandising and showrooms.
Institutional: government offices, financial institutions , schools and universities, religious facilities, etc.
Some university programs offer graduate studies in theses and other areas.