Art Deco Style

Art Deco


Art Deco

It is bold, shiny and angular — sleek and streamlined. In the 1920s it was billed as being “thoroughly modern” because it gave art a lot of latitude. Art Deco’s origins began in France, the country that wanted to own art in all its forms. The Société des Artistes Décorateurs was born, and objets d’art came to include more than paintings and sculptures. Glass, jewelry and modern materials like chrome, mirrors and marble got in the game. In your home, Art Deco can make a big, beautiful and expressive statement.

Key Art Deco Characteristics

GEOMETRIC PATTERNS
GEOMETRIC PATTERNS

In the era of The Great Gatsby, big, bold geometric shapes and patterns reigned supreme. They ruled architectural and visual design, and can still be just as attention getting in your home. Empire Collection sconces flanking a mirror or lighting a hallway add a sophisticated, contemporary look.

METALLIC FINISHES
METALLIC FINISHES

Glitter and glam — that’s Art Deco. Chrome, bronze, brass and gold, matte or super shiny. It’s a decorative mix that can surprisingly inspire paint colors, furnishings and perhaps even a foyer chandelier.

BIG AND BOLD
BIG AND BOLD

With Art Deco, you go big or go home. We’re not talking about the demure wallflower at the dance. We’re talking rich colors and stunning designs that aren’t afraid of being noticed, like this glitzy 8-light number in Kichler’s Vance Collection.

MODERN MATERIALS
MODERN MATERIALS

Mirrors and marble, glass and chrome, ceramics and stainless steel. Some surfaces are smooth, but remember Art Deco came to life in the roaring 20s – so you can expect knurled, ribbed, and few rough edges. Think Industrial Deco.

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