Monday, December 6th | 7:00pm-8:30pm | Old House Interior Design: Design Styles by Period and Old House Guidelines

When it comes to designing for the interior spaces of our home, it’s hard to define an authentic style we truly love, particularly for older homes. But it doesn’t have to be! Whether you own an old house or would like to discover your interior design style, this class will teach you how to honor the history and embrace the character of houses from the 1830s through the 1960s. Find which characteristics in common house styles suit your personal aesthetics and learn solutions to common old house pitfalls (like small kitchens). We’ll explore products, materials and sensitive design solutions that enhance your home’s original features - without sacrificing your unique style.

Our second class is an in-depth look at typical colors, materials, and design trends that work well with various old house interior styles. We'll also discuss our go-to old house guidelines, like how to work with your house, not against it, as well as what improvements are and are not worth your investment.

Please note: In the drop down menu, please select the option to purchase a single class or the three class bundle (includes Getting Started and Drawing Inspiration, Design Styles by Period and Old House Guidelines, and Common Old House Pitfalls and Material Sourcing).

This class is appropriate for ages 14+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour prior to the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teachers:
Instructors 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 we have fun doing it!

For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.