Art Deco Elements in Interior Design – Crystal Lake Interior Design

Evoking the glamorous style popular in the 1920’s and 30’s, Art Deco is a breathtaking mix of geometric shapes, glossy finishes and grandiose rooms. It is uncommon to see a residential home decked out completely in Art Deco design these days, but you can incorporate a number of pieces that still hold true to the style. White Oak Interiors (Crystal Lake Interior Design) reviews some great elements of Art Deco style:

Surfaces

Expect to shine! There are tons of mirrored pieces in this style, from vanities to coffee tables. Wall mirrors were common in sunburst form or other layouts, adding a bright, dramatic quality. Even in bathrooms, there was an abundance shine. If there was no place to incorporate mirrors, stainless steel or chrome did the trick.

If surfaces weren’t mirrored, they would often be made of exotic, high-priced wood. Mahogany and ebony were sought after, but even the less expensive woods would do, as they all were lacquered heavily to amp up their shine!

Furnishings -Crystal Lake Interior Design

Chairs and other pieces usually had some kind of wood inlay or metal incorporated into it. This was because at the time, there was a big manufacturing boom that made it easier to create these intricate pieces. There was always something interesting to see, whether it was an eclectic armchair made of leather and wood or a beautiful headboard.

This is a day bed from the apartment of George Gershwin, 1928

Accents

Metals, glass and mosaic tiles help to add to the ambiance of this style. Tiling was very intricate and included wonderful geometric patterns. Accents would also have an abundance of jewels or stones in them! Glass chandeliers and small accessories served to amplify the beauty of the style.

Art Deco is a very thoughtful style, as everything was detailed to ensure the most glamorous and intricate surroundings. It is a classic and noteworthy style that is unrivaled in its beauty!

 

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Carmen Boyer

Carmen Boyer

When you hire White Oak Interiors, you benefit from the expertise of a comprehensive design team who can solve problems, save you time, help you avoid costly mistakes, and most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs. OUR EXPERIENCE In addition to in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, White Oak Interiors has the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage projects from start to finish. We know and work closely with many vendors, contractors and other service providers to coordinate and orchestrate the entire design team. We also provide exclusive connections to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art – some of which you might not be able to find on your own. Working with White Oak Interiors involves some give and take. You will share ideas, and we will contribute insights and advice based on our talents, knowledge and experience. You will have many details to consider and many decisions to make. Your concept may grow and change as you undergo this process. The key to a successful project outcome is good communication. The more direct and specific you are, the easier it will be for us to successfully meet your needs and expectations. Never hesitate to ask questions about any aspect of the project!

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