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Actual styles: Art Deco in the interior

The Art Deco style in the interior is incredibly popular these days and many world designers and decorators fondly love it.
By the way, I’m a great admirer of this style, today I want to talk about the main distinctive features of Art Deco and share photos of chic modern interiors made in this style. Even if you like Scandinavian minimalism or an industrial loft, I’m sure that you will find in the elegance of Art Deco a special charm.

special charm of Art Deco

The Art Deco style originated in the early 20th century in Paris and reached its peak in 1920-1930. The deeper and deeper the world plunged into the post-war crisis and the Great Depression, the greater the impact of art deco – the embodiment of glamour, luxury and wealth.

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Art Deco in the interior: distinctive features

Strict Geometry

Perhaps the main feature of Art Deco is the emphasis on strict geometry. Clear lines, stepped forms, energetic wide lines, zigzag in combination with streamlined curves – there is no place for natural motifs and romantic ornaments.

art deco clear lines

Clear lines of art deco

 

streamlined curves of art deco

art deco streamlined curves
Another distinctive motif is the imitation of sun rays, especially often embodied in the shining rims of round mirrors.

shining rims of round mirrors

shining rims of round mirrors

shining rims of round mirrors

shining rims of round mirrors

Smooth and shiny surfaces

Lacquer and glossy paint, polished wood and metal – in Art Deco everything shines and glows.

polished wood and metal in Art Deco
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polished wood and metal in Art Deco Art Deco everything shines and glows
The abundance of glass and mirrors creates a refined game of reflections. And used as large mirrors in rich frames, and mirror tiles and even mirror furniture. The more reflective surfaces there are, the closer we are to the classic Art Deco style.

reflective surfaces in art deco

reflective surfaces in art deco

reflective surfaces in art deco

 

Luxury materials

Rustic chintz and natural flax – this is not about art deco! Expensive fabrics with graphic prints dominate here. Silk, satin, taffeta, velvet, brocade, natural fur in combination with gold and mirrors create an indescribable atmosphere of luxury and eternal feast.

LUXURY MATERIALS in art deco

Expensive fabrics in art deco

Expensive fabrics in art decoExpensive fabrics in art deco

velvet in art deco

The Animal prints and ethnic motifs

The spirit of African safaris: skins of zebras and ponies, ivory, reptile skin, mother of pearl and other exotic materials; oriental ornaments, Egyptian motifs – are also reflecting in this exquisite style.

skins of zebras in art deco

skins of zebras in art deco

skins of zebras in art deco

oriental ornaments in art deco

Art Deco color palette

Black and white – the main color scheme of art deco, is always relevant, as the famous jacket from Chanel.

color scheme of art deco

color scheme of art deco

color scheme of art decocolor scheme of art deco
In addition to the monochrome gamut Art Deco is characterized by bright saturated “precious” tones: gold, ruby, sapphire and emerald.

gold in art deco

gold in art deco

emerald in art deco
Expensive cream and chocolate shades are also widely used, for example, in the interiors of bedrooms.

art deco bedrooms

cream shades in art deco

Symmetry

Another interesting feature of Art Deco is strict symmetry. The interior is always harmonious and self-sufficient.

symmetry of art deco

symmetry of art deco

symmetry in art deco

Art Deco lighting

Art Deco implies a complex multi-level lighting system that sets a mysterious and exciting atmosphere. Brilliant polished lamps of geometric shapes are made of chrome-plated steel, copper, glass.

multi-level lighting system in art deco

multi-level lighting system in art deco

multi-level lighting system in art deco

It is difficult, and it is not necessary at all to recreate in a modern apartment the classical style of art deco: such an interior implies the presence of high ceilings, spacious halls and large windows. However, if you admire the world of the Great Gatsby and the atmosphere of Hollywood 1920s, you can easily use in your interior some elements of this luxurious style. The influence of Art Deco can be seen in projects for small apartments.

I hope this article was useful to you, and now you surely be able to distinguish the style of Art Deco in the interior from any other one.

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