Home & House Interior Designs — March 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Art Deco Interiors – Back In Fashion


There are so many different themes and elements to choose from when you have decided to change the décor of your homes. One of the more popular styles is the art deco style. Well it is not really easy to define art deco. Here we see a collision and admirable integration very distinctive elements that somehow manages to bring together a marvelous eclecticism. From the Egyptian architectural styles to the flavors of Mexico – Art deco style has certainly mingled them all together into one elegant whole!

What stand out here are the amazing geometric motifs and quaint forms and patterns that are curvilinear that are characteristic of the art deco furniture styles. What one sees is the chevron patterns that are very popular in the flooring material. There is certainly a profusion of motifs that are polygonal – we get to see ziggurat, trapezoids, sunbursts among other geometric shapes that are incorporated in not only the furniture but also other accessories in the houses. Wrought iron framed work in wood, glass or metal with intricate details incorporating patterns that is repetitious is often seen in art deco styles.

With the introduction of new components and elements to interior designing, art deco styles too have incorporated within itself many modern motifs that include ocean liners, tall skyscrapers and the like. Apart from wood, glass and concrete other elements like aluminum, lacquer and stainless steel have begun to make their presence felt in art deco. Art Deco’s bold, linear symmetry was a distinct departure from the soft pastels and flowing asymmetrical organic forms of its predecessor Art Nouveau; it embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism and Futurism and drew inspiration from Egyptian and Aztec forms. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.

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