contemporary \kən-ˈtem-pə-ˌrer-ē\ (modern \ˈmä-dərn) a. a look that reflects the lifestyle of current society. Today, the design combines styles from diverse periods.
eclectic \e-ˈklek-tik\ a. including things taken from many different sources
rustic \ˈrəs-tik\ a. 1. made of rough wood 2. made of the rough limbs of trees (rustic furniture)3. finished by rusticating 4. used most often to define an informal style.
traditional \tra·dish-nəl\ a refers to design from past generations that have an established style. In North America, the term is often used to describe architecture and furnishings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
mid-century modern \ˈmɪd ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)rē ˈmä-dərn\ a a term identifying the post-war 1950-1960s design era, which focused on using new building materials, shapes and colors within modern environments. An experimental time in the architectural and industrial design world.
old world \ ōld wər(-ə)ld\ a in North America, used by designers to describe design details from European countries, notably the English, Italian, and French country homes of the 17th and 18th centuries.
transitional \ tran(t)-ˈsi- ˈsish-nəl \ a new term used to convey a popular styling of today, which is a combination or midway point between Traditional/Old World and Modern/Contemporary styling. Transitional signifies a passage or evolution from one style to another.
art deco \ärt-ˈde-ˌkō \ n a style of art, design, and architecture that uses bold lines and simple shapes (Art Deco was popular in the U.S. and Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.)
art nouveau \är(t)-nü-ˈvō\ n a style of art, design, and architecture that uses curving lines and shapes that look like leaves and flowers.
interior design \in-ˈtir-ē-ər \di-ˈzīn\ n. the art or practice of planning and supervising the design and execution of architectural interiors and their furnishings First Known Use of interior design