Steampunk is a genre of interiors design, and interior designers often use terms like steampunk, steampunk-inspired, and steampunk to describe the design style of their work.
The term steampunk came into popular usage in the early 20th century, in the context of the Industrial Revolution.
A popular phrase in the late 1800s was “the steampunk effect,” which is a term that describes a style of interplanetary travel that has been associated with steampunk design.
Steampunk designers often used “steampunk” as a term to describe interiors, as in “steampowered, steampowered steampower, steamed steamed steam” (as in “steam steamed, steaming steamed”).
The term is a pun on the word “steamed,” a term for steam engines, and the word steampunk comes from the word steam, meaning steam-powered.
This term, in addition to being associated with the industrial revolution, also comes from a steampunk period, when it was a term used to describe steampunk architecture.
Steampunk was first used in the 1920s, when the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was the largest organized labor union in the United States.
In the 1930s, it was popularized by the novel Steampunk, published by H.P. Lovecraft in 1939.
It became the shorthand for the design and movement of steampunk technology, and for steampunk style interiors.
Today, the term steampowers, or “steams,” is used to refer to various kinds of intercoolers, air conditioners, and other cooling devices that use steam to heat or cool water.
To use the term “steambot” to describe an interior design is to describe it in a negative way, as “steaming steambot.”
This is an example of an article that uses the term steam to describe interior design.
Another example of this is this article by The Huffington Post, where they refer to an interior designer’s work as “steam-powered.”
For more information on the meaning of the term, see the Wikipedia entry on the term.