American art deco conveys both beauty and strength. Learn more about this design style and evaluate whether or not this style it is the right fit for your space.
Characterized by streamlined forms and geometric shapes, art deco is a unique design style with rich history. Originating in French art exposition at Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs, this design style is heavily influenced by art, film, and culture of the 1920s and 30s. The United States has many examples of art-deco architecture, namely in New York City, Chicago, Miami, and Detroit.
Art deco emphasizes symmetrical, geometric forms: spheres, polygons, rectangles, trapezoids, zigzags, and chevron. Considered a minimalist design, this style is common in anything from hotels to Hollywood homes.
Colors tend to be vivid and high-contrast in a art deco color palate. Golds and pastels are used as accents, while chrome and black are also infused in the space’s design, according to the BBC. Most color schemes include a black combination: green and black, red and black, and white and black.
In an art deco designed space, it’s not uncommon to see ornate fireplace mantels, embelleshed moldings and ceiling decor, rosettes, and geometric trim adorning doors and windows. Glass, and metals like steel, chrome, and aluminum decorate an iart deco space’s walls while ornate tile patterns adorn its floors.