"We will now bathe," said a voice at the back of my neck.I gave a grunt and went on with my dream. It was a jolly dream, and nobody got up early in it."We will now bathe," repeated Archie."Go away," I said distinctly.Archie sat down on my knees and put his damp towel on my face."When my wife and I took this commodious residence for six weeks," he said, "and engaged the sea at great expense to come up to its doors twice a day, it was on the distinct understanding that our guests should plunge into it punctually at seven o'clock every morning."
The practice of interior design has become ever more specialised as new technologies have expanded how designers can use light, space, colour and decoration. At the same time, the study of the interior - private, public and corporate - has become a complex field. Interior design is now a rich and sophisticated discipline which draws on many others: psychology, cultural theory, philosophy, gender studies, anthropology, and history, as well as design history, architecture, art and craft, furniture, and fashion.