Art Deco was the most popular modern international design movement from 1925 until the 1940s. Defined by geometric designs, smooth lines and streamlined forms, Art Deco embraces all types of art including crafts and fine arts.
The term Art Deco derives from the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. The phrase was not widely used until popularised by the art historian and critic Bevis Hillier in her book ‘Art Deco of the 20s and 30s’ (1968).
KEY STYLE ELEMENTS:
- In creating an Art Deco inspired theme in your home, the key is in the finishes: think luxe, glossy surfaces: mirrors, marble, glass, gold, black, white and chrome are all perfect for this theme.
- Incorporate bold geometric patterns in your space. For example, you could use a bright chrome frame around your shower screen (as seen in the examples below) or a solid black paint finish on your architraves and skirting boards. Incorporate even more patterns in your wet areas using geometric patterned tiles.
- Accessorise: This my be by way of patterned fabrics, mirror finish picture frames or trinket boxes, metallic finished vases, etc. Let your imagination run wild!
- Luxurious Lighting: Thing chandeliers with gold or chrome trimming.
- Incorporate a bit of nature in your home: Succulents and any combination of white flowers best suit an Art Deco inspired home. A touch of greenery is always welcome in any decor scheme!