My course "History of the Modern Interior" at the New York School of Interior Design will open in its spring 2015 edition tomorrow evening. This course examines the history of the modern domestic interior, when seeking to educate interior designers and architects in the history of taste, furnishings, and the world of interiors. It illuminates concepts and approaches that stood at the core of the modern home from the Victorian era, through the turn-or-the-twentieth-century home, Modernism, Postmodernism, Minimalism, and other vogues in late twentieth-century décor. While considering major movements, this course aims to move beyond a formal analysis, into to discussion of such key notions as modernity, hygiene, gender, class, sustainability, the role of the sentiment and nostalgia in shaping interiors, crossing between the private and public spheres, and identities. Throughout its five sessions, the course illustrates some legendary and influential interiors, those which have left their marks on the history of modern design, created by talented artists, designers, architects, and tastemakers, often commissioned by patrons of progressive taste. Those interiors have become sources of stimulation for generations of designers.