Interior Design in Massachusetts
Study Interior Design in Boston
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You probably recognize Faneuil Hall from seeing it in various television programs and movies, but today you’ll study interior design there. Built in the Georgian style, it’s perhaps one of the most recognizable buildings from the Revolutionary era. The interior exudes Americana, and has played host to things as mundane as market days to things as notable as Daniel Webster eulogizing Thomas Jefferson. If you have any questions about the hall, rangers are on hand to guide you through 275 years of history you’re exploring.
This world-renowned church sees over 70,000 visitors a year and now you’ll be one of them. The church was built in the 1870s and has been named one of the most beautiful buildings in the United States. The architectural style is Richardsonian Romanesque, named for H.H. Richardson, the architect who created it. The grandeur of the inside is nothing short of breathtaking. To learn more about it, the church offers audio tours, a brochure for self-guided tours, and the occasional guided tour.
The rotating exhibits at the McCormick Gallery serve up architecture and interior design with a side of education. You’ll find exhibits focused not only on aesthetic concerns, but also the social, historical, and cultural impact of design. As a whole, the gallery aims to promote and educate visitors about sustainability, accessibility, equality, and diversity in housing.
The Design Museum Boston is unique in that it doesn’t have just one location or one gallery, but is located in several places throughout the city. They’re all easily reachable by public transportation and today you’ll be touring the city and visiting each of them. They look at architecture and design as a way of solving problems and exploring the city and the world around you. Check online for a map of all the destinations and go see what design means to commercial spaces, community spaces, residential spaces and business spaces.
Built in 1798, the Massachusetts State House is one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in all of Boston. The architectural style is the fairly straightforward Federal, but the regalness of the exterior and the beauty of the interior are anything but ordinary. The cornerstone was laid by Samuel Adams himself and Paul Revere put the copper on the roof. While you’re there taking a tour, you’ll learn about the significance of the materials used on the inside, about the frescos that adorn the walls and ceilings, and about the rich history of the building and the city.
You’ll love strolling through the many showrooms at the Boston Design Center and seeing what the interior design of today has to offer. There are over 350,000 square feet for you to explore and staff on site to answer any questions you might have about what you see. You can see what trends are not just in decor, but in the materials and techniques that will be used in those items to come.
Before heading home, you’ll take a step back in time at the Nichols House Museum. Located down the narrow, cobblestone-lined streets of Beacon Hill the Nichols House Museum is a shining example of what a house looked like in the early 1800s as many buildings of the Federal townhouse style dotted the streets of Boston. The house is furnished with decor from around the world, much of which has been there since the house was built.
If you’ve ever wanted to study interior design as it was during the first days of America, Boston is the place to do it. With almost 300 years of architecture and history to explore, it’s a living, walkable timeline. From the designs of yesterday to the designs of tomorrow, there’s a place in Boston for you to see it all.
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