Would you love to feel like The Great Gatsby for a day?
How about a week, a month or a year?
Well, now you can feel like The Great Gatsby forever.
The millionaires surrounding you will bow to your Billions and your parties will be things of legends, your generosity limitless.
You need an interior design style to suit you.
Somewhere you can entertain.
And that style is Art Deco.
What Is Art Deco Style?
Decor that’s defined by symmetry and geometric shapes. Forms that repeat throughout the room and are often in vertical orientation.
Arising in France during the roaring ’20s, it was a response to the floral imagery, curvature, and silhouettes of Art Nouveu.
After World War 1, Art Deco’s aim was to inject hope and entertainment in post-war society. Playfulness that could form the foundations of escapism from suffering.
Soon it spread to the rest of Europe and North America.
The worlds of architectural technology and interior design came together once more, as they often do, to innovate the newest of buildings: skyscrapers.
Chrysler Building, New York City.
Guardian Building, Detroit.
Empire State Building, New York City.
Associated with the golden age of cinema.
Characteristics of Art Deco Interior Design
Patterns used in art decor homes could be organic forms such as leaves, animals and feathers, inorganic forms come in the form of chevrons, zigzags and skyscraper-like stepping.
These details were borrowed from the ancients.
Mayans, Aztecs and Egyptians knew what they were doing when it came to decoration.
When you design your room, be liberal with pattern. The more pattern you add, the more the room will feel eclectic.
Smaller, confined patterns let you stick to a minimalist style.
There are a lot of wallpaper options available if you choose to add pattern to the walls, geometric patterns or organic forms are popular in many different design styles.
All sides of the room deserve
Colors Of The Style
Art decor is about being striking.
It’s about extravagance.
Contrasting colors do this, they make you double-take.
What will you need? Yellows, reds, greens, blues, get some pinks in there. Silver, black and chrome too.
It’s going to look good.
Materials and Furniture
New furniture was designed alongside the increase in people living luxurious lifestyles.
Opulence became more accessible.
New materials were demanded from an increasing number of people.
The very best wood logs were used in the manufacturing of beautiful veneers.
Rare and exotic woods were sourced to show-off the extent people could go to have their furniture commissioned.
Common woods used now are ebony, walnut, maple and ash, their grain shows detailed and full complex characters you could write a novel about.
Those woods were species such as Macassar ebony, bird’s eye maple, or burled oak
Furniture would often have inlays carved into them, filled with materials like ebony or ivory.
The attention to detail in the furniture was high, geometric ornamentation and vertical motifs.
Mirrors and shiny surfaces, emphasized further with lacquer, are loved.
Polished metals are loved even more.
Other materials used in Art Deco include stucco or render, concrete, smooth-faced stone, and Terracotta.
The preferred metals were steel and aluminum, used with glass and decorative opaque glass known as vitrolite.
Brass, copper and chrome are used now for accents.
You’re spoiled for choice here.
They loved fabrics in the roaring 20s.
Here’s some you can choose from.
Chenille Damask Linen Velvet Wool Patterned Stripes and Spots Floral Washable Fire Retardant Upholstery Art Deco / Art Nouveau Celtic / Medieval Plaid Upholstery Plaid Curtain
Flooring Fit For The Roaring ’20s
Time to get creative.
You can leave the floor blank if you want.
However, genuine art deco flooring had recurring geometric shapes.
Chequers and herringbone are common.