If you’re a fan of lavish and luxurious materials that exude the latest elegant design trends, then you’re in for a treat. The Art Deco style movement, that was once prevalent during the roaring mid-20s through 1940, is making a compelling comeback in the interior design world this winter, and the Showroom @Furniture Row offers a wide selection of the latest furnishings and accents to help showcase it. Luxury designers such as Marge Carson and many others incorporate influences from this iconic style movement, and their pieces are perfect for polishing up your living space with a little more jazz. Bold and daring, Art Deco style is a designer’s dream. Here’s how to add this trend to your home.
Mix luxury materials with new materials.
After World War I, people during the Roaring Twenties craved extravagance again after the ban on costly materials such as silver, ivory, crystal, jade and lacquer, but they still wanted flair and functionality. Thus, Art Deco style was born. Expensive materials were not easily obtained after the Great Depression hit, so many people started to decorate with mass-produced materials like chrome, aluminum, stainless steel, and plastic that were perfect for the middle class, and paired them with just a hint of luxury using materials like glass, animal skins, lacquer and bone. For your Art Deco-inspired space, the Herringbone Chest from Bernhardt Interiors with its ethically sourced bone inlay and the Lyric Deco Glass End Table with a decorative glass top by Marge Carson add elegance, while the Fouquet Tea Cart by Bassett Mirror is made of metal in a muted brass gold finish.
Use geometric shapes.
The most captivating aspect of Art Deco style is the symmetry and shapes. Inspired originally by the French Art Nouveau design movement, Art Deco style is influenced by architecture and art that uses bold graphics, patterns, and mixed materials, for an innovative appearance unlike classic styles of the past. Furniture and accents with geometrics such as sunbursts, trapezoids, chevron stripes, Greek key, zigzags, and sweeping curves are commonly used in Art Deco style, so make sure you search for these exotic patterns and motifs. The Keyed Up Too Floor Lamp and the Patterns in Brass Étagère by Theodore Alexander make the perfect geometric accents using gold metal, while the Gatsby Accent Chair by Marge Carson and Ashbury Euro Pillow Sham introduces patterned fabric to the mix.
Pair metallics and jewel tones.
Don’t be afraid to add glamour and glitz to your home by using a wide array of metallics and jewel tones. Brass, chrome, gold, and silver go great with black-finished furniture and add a touch of distinguished dazzle without going overboard. Velvety upholstery in jewel tones also pairs well with metallics and introduces a pop of color. Peacock blue, jade green, cranberry red, and royal purple are some of the opulent shades you’d find in Art Deco style. The Gabriella Accent Chair and Ottoman and Micro Velvet Pillow in peacock by Furniture Row add some color, and the Blakely Wall Clock and the Lyric Mirror, Lyric 3 Drawer Dresser, and Lyric Credenza by Marge Carson add black and gold chic flair.
No matter which room you decorate in your home, Art Deco style is a must-replicate trend for a snazzy makeover. You don’t have to be the Great Gatsby to use great design.