It was almost three months ago that I posted Interior Trends 2019, where I mentioned that Art Deco style is back again. However, as always, when a style makes a comeback, things are quite offbeat. And it’s only natural considering that there’s a time-lapse and the context is somewhat different. This distinct style though, has returned and the design world is giving it a new “softer” interpretation. So today, I’d like to share with you some inspiration based on this reinterpretation as a theme in interiors and home decor as we explore together the possibilities… 😉
The timing of the resurfacing of Art Deco couldn’t be better. Art Deco itself is an amalgam of many other styles and therefore, it too can fuse in this mix and match design sensibility that governs most design schemes nowadays. It is alluring with a very jazzy undertone and a larger-than-life attitude (wait a minute; this feels like I’m describing one of the best wines in the world)!! Oh well, this particular style has a glitz that many other styles certainly envy.
Art Deco is all about glamour and luxury. And everything lately is leaning towards maximalism as opposed to minimalism. Even minimal interiors are beginning to look more flamboyant. As such, it will be very tempting to include Art Deco pieces even in contemporary interiors with a very specific style identity, in order to boost their sophistication vibe.
As such Art Deco accent or statement pieces will be adopted and adapted to give a highlighting flair of eclecticism in interiors. But there is a twist. (As if)! The twist lies within the keyword “softness” (just like in the spring/summer fashion trends I mentioned the other day).
This style though is not to be taken over the top especially if you’re more into minimalism. Instead, it should be layered in with a few key pieces that will “soften” any strong styling juxtapositions (that have been in the game for so long and will continue). I believe that that’s the best way to make it work with other styles and pieces from other eras i.e. old world, mid-century modern, etc.
Lighting fixtures, decorative statement mirrors and art imagery with gold/brassy details and a geometric sensibility are the most readily available key pieces that may be added in your home decor to deliver that effect. Opting for curved furniture and decor is a great way to streamline this fascinating style.
If you are bold enough, then you can step up your design game by including wall coverings for a real punch. They will never go unnoticed and you would never know that you actually needed one until you installed it. The real challenge here is whether to make an accent wall or ceiling (for that matter) or make the whole room or hallway?!
Naturally, you may decide to go for only but a few subtle additions that can make all the difference in the world. The bottom line is that cohesiveness pays off, so if you’re about to embark on this style, then I suggest you plan out first how you will you make this style work for you and then go for it. It is a trending style for 2019, but it may well be your forever style if you should choose to. Have fun! 😉