Important Interior Design Moments from the Last 100 Years – Part 2

Important Interior Design Moments from the Last 100 Years
Image credits: Broadway Tour

We dove into this a little bit recently, and received really positive feedback. We’re talking about the most prolific moments in the past 100 years when it comes to interior design. Yes, the Australian Heritage Homes team is best known for the work that we do when we build your house – it’s what we’re best at, and it’s because we’ve put in decades of experience ensuring so. But, as we have mentioned previously, the only way to continue to be the best, is to learn from the best. Past, present, future, they’re all pieces of the most important puzzle around. So, when we dove in to a really cool article about interior design wins over the past 100 years, we came up with a lot of gems that have spoken to the reason that we continue to succeed now. Here are some more of our favourites:

Most of us have heard of Frank Lloyd Wright, and many are also familiar with his work. 1956 was his time to shine as the Guggenheim Museum showcased his signature corkscrew-inspired spiralling staircase ramp… with no stairs included. It really set the tone for the different ways that those who frequented that and other museums experienced elements of culture. That’s really important to us at Australian Heritage Homes, because we want every home that we design and construct to be a work of art.

The fifties were a time for many changes around the world, including architecture. Paul R. Williams became the first African American to be inducted into the Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows in 1957. He was all about glamour and his clientele is one to be revered. Think Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Lon Chaney.

Most of us have heard of Jackie Kennedy. Her name is synonymous with fashion, but also with philanthropy, government affairs and interior design. Her pivotal moment in our space was restoring the US’s White House. The tour was televised to huge positive response and is still shared in many historic television shows today. While the media attention for architecture and home design was a huge win, we’re also enamoured by the $2 million overhaul. Famous names that Jackie leveraged included Sister Parish and Stephane Boudin.

Perhaps even more famous than the White House (who are we kidding) is the famed club – Studio 54. It’s the subject of many a movie, many a scandal, many an amazing story. And in 1977, it was born. We have Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell to thank for that, taking a former theatre to the glory that it became… for three short years. Their calling cards will live on though – neon-bedecked interiors and mirrored-interiors will always bring to mind thoughts of Studio 54.

We figured we would end this post on a positive and inspiring note – an act that took place in 1992. That was the year that the Americans with Disabilities Act became a law, and inspired similar laws around the world. It meant that it was required for certain standards to be in place for anyone wishing to access a public building. Though we continue to finesse these rules, it was a good start.

Questions? Let us know! The AHH team can’t wait to hear from you.