Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of art deco! Whether you know it as New Moderne, it’s an entirely fresh concept for you, we’re excited to bring you our tips and tricks on the best art deco furniture pieces to add character to your home.
Born in the 1920s, art deco boasts tessellated geometric prints (think great Gatsby detailing) and high contrasts in bold colours with muted nudes. Its large scale, sleek silhouetted furniture often incorporates the odd animal print.
Art deco furniture is an iconic styling element in both modern and vintage homes. It has the potential to bring an entire space to life with its bold charm.
Art deco armchairs could honestly make our hearts sing. Upholstered in rich hued velvets and oozing plush elegance, armchairs work beautifully in sitting rooms, bedrooms or lounge rooms.
Use them a statement reading chair in the corner of an expansive bedroom for a burst of elegance. Incorporate them into a wider lounge room layout to play with contrasting colours and shapes. Armchairs direct from the 1920s can feature anything from wooden to metallic trimmings, so there’s bound to be one fit for your desires.
This is where old furniture shines through the modern replicas. If you can get your hands on an authentic antique art deco cabinet or credenza in deep mahogany or cedar, your space will be transformed with rich warmth.
Towards the end of the 1920s, animal prints and mother of pearl insets began dominating the design world. This means that beyond the rich wooden cabinets, you may be able to get your hands on a truly unique storage cabinet adorned in zebra print cupboards or mother of pearl inlays.
Art deco furniture can be overwhelming for some design tastes. But, rest assured, there are more subtle ways to incorporate its glorious detailing into your home. Allow us to introduce you to art deco lighting as the unsung hero of the era. It is is famous for exceptionally detailed designs with geometric and symmetrical patterns.
From fanned out light shades to dangling skyscraper-esque ornaments hanging from the fixture, art deco lighting always commands attention.
Art Deco Artwork
While not typically considered ‘furniture’, we simply couldn’t discuss our favourite 1920s elements without mentioning artwork. These designs bring with them an exotic sense of luxury. There really are no other art forms quite like it.
Whether you’re after a rich oil painting, entrancing graphic print or a line art that is bold yet simple – art deco artwork is one of our must haves. Keep your eye out for the trademark tessellations and geometrics with bold colour contrasts and you’ll never look back.