It’s no wonder that art deco is all the rage for 2022 in interiors. So flexible and charming, there was always a high beaded shoe in every camp – vintage and contemporary and has enjoyed a quiet renaissance since the 1960s.
Everyone seems to respond to his polished glamor, and yet he often fails to recognize his enduring influence and the sly slip of 1920s trombones into high street-style sheds.
Art Deco makes for lively and cozy Bloomsbury decor with Arts & Crafts softening as easily as bold Viennese Modernism. You can find its sophistication in the excessively comic-level Hollywood Regency in the United States, and yet it is there in a soup-gilded Edwardiana with the inclusion of sustained cumulus clouds, sculptural furnishings, and clock trims. in French marble.
When art deco crept into the interior design of the British Isles after the legendary “International Expedition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts” to Paris in 1925, it gradually became a favorite across the Western world. He still influences interiors, jewelry design and fashion from year to year. There was no turning back. A middle-class family was unlikely to reveal all of their lumpy Victorian-era fixtures and furnishings in the harsh years following the end of World War II. The deco elements that appeared among the pioneers of moderately priced retailers were piled up and layered, ultimately replacing much of the turn-of-the-century weight in the home. White, bone, monochrome and animal prints replaced the colorful designs of the turn of the century and the sumptuous colors of precious stones were invited.
The rich, on the other hand, could adapt scorching European modernity from scratch – erect brutalist buildings and finish them surface to surface with sleek new age materials and lines. Whatever your background, Art Deco had a hint of richness, sophistication, and artistry. It was always elegant and sometimes very radical. The clean shapes, along with new geometric, postmodern cubist and later abstract textiles, ceramics, wallpapers and prints, gave confidence to a young audience of buyers mired in 19th century expectations for this. what a civilized room should look like. Faded oriental rugs or daring arty abstracts can lend a 1930s touch. Louis de Poortere’s shimmering nautical collection for Harvey Norman is ideal and exactly the sort of thing that would have appeared in rich Parisian apartments set against zebra skins on parquet. Prices from € 435. Sexy smoky dark velvet with gold accents, just purr on the upholstery.
Nobody should organize the Deco look at a tee (unless you’re doing Noel Coward theater with the local am ‘dram’). We give a polite hi from the high society. This can be done with both the lines of the items you are purchasing and the materials.
By the 1920s, man-made materials like bakelite, smoked glass, applied chrome, and polished concrete and terrazzo became familiar in public buildings of the time. These were used with more precious details – rich exotic veneers, silver, velvet, ivory, crystal and fur. Fan and sunray patterns were in great demand, and you can find them in period stained glass windows and cocktail cabinets. look for the classic glass-fronted sunset cabinets that stood in every front room across the country in the 1940s – regular old flappers up for auction starting at $ 150. Statement mirrors? In my opinion, it is better to buy it new without any freckles or distress.
With the growing exchange of information and the popularization of museum exhibitions, exoticism has always had an influence on art deco. Famous archaeological excavations delight the public with the treasures of the tombs. Fashion didn’t stop at runway and magazine illustrations and took off in the dynamic and daring new swing dances of nightclubs like the Charleston. The cult of the female body (a bit androgynous with women wrapping their breasts to create a more childish figure) was expressed with racy nudes by European sculptors, including Demetre Chiparus. If you want to know the rhythm of Art Deco decoration today. Look for the original parts. Their symmetry mingles with the purity and glamor of Louis XIV. There is a hint of wit and excitement that sets it apart from other rather safe “antique” styles that have come before it. Baz Luhrmann’s fabulous take on Scott Fitzgerald’s “Gatsby” (2013) sparked new interest in style that roared, and it’s still a gorgeous lookbook of all things deco and decadent.
With a fan-style velor headboard, you’re a first-class passenger moored starboard at home on the Queen Mary. A little strange anecdote here: “Port out / starboard home” is what makes up the letters of the “chic” world describing where the wealthiest settler had his cabins to and from England. Art Deco has a lot of chic about it. Bathrooms lend themselves to decorating because once it has taken hold of the style of bathroom items, it never lets go. Where Victorian faucets can look heavy and pretend to the 1980s, jazzy models from the 1920s to 1940s look perfect in a 2022 Italian-inspired bathroom. Vintage art deco glass comes in prices ranging from from the banal division of flea markets to stratospheric studio art, perfect for gilding the interior of a cabinet or lighting up a slender console because their color and line are not at all blurred by age. Beware of kitsch art deco pieces typical of the 1980s, like inexpensive resin sculptures of trumpeters and Borzoi dogs, as they can really play a flat note with that authentic, jazzy feel.