Interior Design Resources

Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America (1935-1955)
This Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures.

Color Matters     
This site explores the physiological ad psychological effects of how color affects appetite, vision, sexuality, energy conservation, and its relationship to architecture and interior design.

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
This site is sponsored by the Wright Trust to engage, educate and inspire the public through interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy and preservation of his original sites for future generations. It also provides lesson plans and resources for teachers.

The History of Interior Design 
This site provides an overview of prominent designers of interior spaces mainly from the 20th century. Features brief information and selected thumbnail images for designers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Antoni Gaudi, Gerrit Rietveld, Alvar Aalto, Philip Johnson, among others.

HomePlans.com
This commercial site allows users to search through hundreds of floor plans for houses. Plans are searchable by size of house and number of bedrooms, or by architectural style, such as A-frame, craftsman, and ranch homes. Simple floor plans are viewable.

Interiors & Sources  
This site is a digital magazine which contains the best of the commercial and residential design and architecture fields. It also provides profiles of industry players who are helping to shape the direction of the design field and in-depth trend analyses.

Modernism
This site provides examples of decorative art and design objects from the European and American Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, and Art Deco movements are enhanced by a timeline (1880 to 1940) and brief video introductions. 

Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture
This site is a portfolio of the works and designs of Raymond Loewy (1893-1986), "the most prominent industrial designer of the twentieth century. He blended traditional styles with streamlining and European modernism, while satisfying Americans' taste for comfort and convenience. 

Unified Vision: The Architecture and Design of the Prairie School  
Founded by Louis Sullivan and popularized by his famous pupil, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Prairie School of architectural design was predominantly Middle Western. This site offers a look at elements that define the style and provides virtual tours of several Prairie School buildings.