Mid-century modern decor doesn’t seem to want to fade just yet, but we definitely see the beginnings of a changing tide, and the “glamorous details, jewel-toned palettes, and luxe-looking materials” of Art Deco sure seem to be coming to the fore.
Unfamiliar with Art Deco touchstones? Here’s a good brief explainer from Mental Floss:
“The deprivations of the Great War years gave way to a whole new opulence and extravagance that defined the Jazz Age and the Art Deco aesthetic. The movement, prevalent from the 1920s until roughly the start of World War II, took its name from the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes…, held in France and is characterized by streamlined and geometric shapes. It also utilized modern materials like chrome, stainless steel, and inlaid wood.”
Think the distinctive spire of the Chrysler building in New York, and all things Great Gatsby.
In home-decor shopping, you can see Art Deco’s influence sliding in — browse the latest furniture offerings at style-forward stores like Anthropologie and you quickly catch the shapes, materials and luxurious vibes.
The particular pieces Domino points to in their story are beautiful, but high, high end, mostly attainable for homeowners and homebuyers with sizable budgets. So with their inspiration, we thought we’d look around for some cool Art Deco-inspired pieces that might fit the credit card limits of average Nashvillians. Here’s what we found and loved:
A crescent curved sofa: Art Deco living room staple.
Pretty perfect beside the Art Deco Sofa.
Art Deco-inspired puckered-back chairs are slowly starting to show up everywhere, and Lulu & Georgia’s always ahead of the curve. These Chavela chairs set the stage perfectly: elegant, luxurious, simple.
It’s the legs, here, that really bring the Art Deco charm.
These wall mirrors were designed to evoke the Art Deco architecture of the Empire State Building.
Simple geometric luxury.
Little decor pieces take a space from in-progress to done. And this little table fan would make a perfect Art Deco-inspired adornment.
Rejuvenation is a great place to find replica pieces from past design eras, particular with lighting and hardware. So naturally, they have a wide selection of Deco-inspired pendants and lamps. This simple pendant with the trademark Deco stepped shape gives a spot-on vibe.
We wrote about Society6 pretty recently, as one of our favorite places to find original art (that can also be printed on anything from shower curtains to throw pillows). Since their selection is so broad, you’re bound to find some Art Deco-inspired pieces that suit you. We love this Art Deco Black piece from artist Elisabeth Fredriksson (and could see it on throw pillows too).
One of the easiest and most impactful ways to freshen up your kitchen’s look is replacing the knobs and pulls — if you’ve never done it, you’ll seriously be amazed by how much impact those small detail bring. And if you’re going for a Deco look, these’ll do the trick.
Again, small details with big impact. Though admittedly, outfitting your whole home with new Deco-inspired knobs like these, at $79 apiece, would set you back a bit.
Fan of Art Deco design? Not so much your thing? Whether you’re looking for a place you can deck out in Art Deco pieces or a cottage made for more rustic decor, we’d love to help you find it. Reach ACRE here, or for an easy way to get your Nashville-area househunting process started, fill out this quick form.