When it comes to designing the interior space of a home, it’s hard to define an authentic style that is truly loved, particularly for older homes. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether students own an old house or would like to discover their interior design style, this class will teach students how to honor the history and embrace the character of houses from the 1830s through the 1960s. Students will learn what characteristics to look for in common house styles to suit their personal aesthetics and learn solutions to common old house pitfalls (small kitchens!). The class will explore products, materials, and sensitive design solutions that enhance a home’s original features without sacrificing the owner's unique style.
This class is appropriate for ages 14+.
This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.
About the teachers:
Caitlin Meives, Kati Smith, and Christopher Brandt are members of the Young Urban Preservationists, an affiliate group of The Landmark Society of Western New York. The YUPs are an emerging generation of preservationists in the greater Rochester region dedicated to promoting inclusive, modern, and innovative preservation practices to help revitalize communities and our built environment. And they have fun doing it!
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