Influenced by exotic motifs from far-flung locales, old Hollywood glamour and sleek geometric designs, the Art Deco epoch offered some of the 20th century’s most iconic and glamorous interiors. Design maestro David Collins shares his tips on how to get the Art Deco interior design look.
2. Opt for exotic finishes
“Anything maple, silver, gold, ebony or ivory is Art Deco incarnate. Glamorous gold leafing, high-gloss lacquers and geometric woods are all characteristic of the revolutionary style.”
5. Use an atmospheric lighting scheme
“To finish the look, go for a lighting scheme that is moody and worth of a 1920s Parisian bar. It is to a room as highlighter is to a woman’s makeup. Put your most important features in the spotlight with plenty of low-key accent lighting. Structural wall sconces create a dramatic effect and are very Art Deco.”