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“Art Deco is a style that will incorporate itself very easily into modern homes,” says New York-based interior designer Alexander Doherty. “It is key to be able to give a nod to the past while utilizing modern elements. It is the mixture of what is old and new that gives a space character.”
The style which originated in Paris in the mid-1920s eventually spread to America and influenced not only the art and design industries here but also architecture, music, and fashion.
“Design elements like vertical lines, sleek craftsmanship, bold geometric shapes, rich finishes, lacquered surfaces, and a rise in material investments like marble and burl wood give way to more sculptural elements that mimic the period's architecture,” adds Doherty.
By incorporating Art Deco elements into your home, you are also creating an aesthetic that’s uniquely yours. Art Deco furniture can add a lot of character to any room—whether you decide to go full Gatsby era with elaborate geometric motifs, bold hues, and glitzy accents, or you just want to give a nod to the Roaring 20s.
Here we rounded up the chicest Art Deco furniture that will bring some glamour and history to your home.
Society Social The Sedgewick Bar Cart
The faux bamboo construction of this vintage-inspired bar cart is reminiscent of the Roaring 20s entertaining style and makes it a perfect addition to your dining or living room. It is handcrafted from wrought iron and painted in a glitzy gold hue. It features a removable top tray as well as wine glass and bottle racks.
To buy: $715, shopsocietysocial.com
Corda26" Bar Stool
Turn your breakfast bar into the ultimate entertaining space with these gorgeous bar stools. Upholstered in soft velvet fabric in navy, this bucket-style seat is not just extremely comfortable but also very sophisticated. The sturdy stainless steel frame with its blend of angular and rounded shapes definitely has an art deco vibe to it.
To buy: $320, wayfair.com
Willa Arlo Interiors Arthur End Table
The design of this elegant side table is all about mixing shapes and materials, which is why it is so reminiscent of the Gatsby era. The decorative metal base, made from polished steel, blends arch and angular motifs and has a hexagonal glass top—it is a gorgeous piece that is both vintage-looking and modern.
To buy: $610, wayfair.com
Jindrich Halabala Art Deco Armchair
This is an original H armchair by Czech designer Jindrich Halabala produced in the 1930s. It is upholstered in a solid muster yellow shade and has a stable bentwood construction. This is the ultimate statement piece (and lounging spot) that will become the focal point of any living room.
To buy: $2,593, 1stdibs.com
Maxine Bar Cabinet
This gorgeous walnut bar cabinet will become your favorite piece of furniture once you see how it transforms into a bar counter. It will turn any room into a makeshift entertaining space. Inside, there is plenty of space for all of your drinks and bar accessories be it wine or liquor bottles, glasses, and mixologist tools. There is even a serving tray. The cabinet features brass hardware and is made from Walnut veneer, engineered wood, and black laminate.
To buy: $1,799, crateandbarrel.com
Astaire Decorative Wall Modern and Contemporary Beveled Lighted Accent Mirror
This accent mirror will not only light up a dark corner in your house like a hallway, for example, but it will also step up your design game. The simple yet elegant lines of this wall mirror are complemented by a vintage brass frame that evokes the Art Deco era.
To buy: $2,500, wayfair.com
Provence End Table
This end table features an unmistakable Roaring 20s façade with a geometrical pattern as well as a brushed brass toe kick. It will provide you with some extra storage space for books and trinkets thanks to the three soft gliding drawers. Alternatively, you can get a pair of them and use them as bedside tables. And last but not least, they are available in six color options among which black (our favorite).
To buy: $1,500, wayfair.com
Panavista Accent Mirror
While this mirror doesn’t sport the highly decorative aesthetic characteristic for the Art Deco period it hints at the Roaring 20s style with its elliptical shape and satin brass plate frame. It is the epitome of simple yet eye-catching design that will match any interior.
To buy: $500, westelm.com
Restoration Hardware Graydon Shagreen 6-Drawer Dresser
Restoration Hardware’s Shagreen collection is inspired by the classic Parisian style from the 1930s which also coincides with the birth of the Art Deco aesthetic in the City of Lights. This luxury dresser is all about simple lines and rich shagreen-embossed leather accented by sleek gold-hued metal pulls and feet.
To buy: $3,465, restorationhardware.com
Linear Wood Interchangeable Shelves with Prism Brackets
Refresh your walls (and create some storage space) with these stylish walnut shelves—the perfect design elements to display your favorite books, photos, or plants. While you can choose between three types of brackets for them, opt for the prism-shaped ones to evoke a classic Art Deco vibe.
To buy: from $35/shelf and $40/bracket, westelm.com
Classic Art Deco Single Panel Fireplace Screen
Italian gold iron construction and classic Art Deco motifs make this fireplace screen a total showstopper. It is elegant and sophisticated so it can complement perfectly a modern fireplace.
To buy: $580, horchow.com
Robert Abbey Empire Wall Sconce
Brighten up your entryway with this regal wall sconce designed with classic Art Deco style in mind. Stepped framework filled with white glass panels results in soft lighting and a classy vintage-inspired look.
To buy: $360, lumens.com
Arteriors Hadley Floor Lamp
Art Deco re-invented for the modern age. The design of this stylish floor lamp is inspired by the elegance and glamorous aesthetics of the Gatsby era but it is crafted with modern audiences in mind. Three black iron rods triangulate downwards forming a pyramid topped off with a brass sphere and a gold-lined black shade.
To buy: $1,340, lumens.com
Safavieh Hollywood Indoor Area Rug
A rug can completely transform the vibe of a room and this one in teal and gray will introduce a roaring 20s vibe to any space. The abstract geometric design is reminiscent of classic Art Deco motifs such as pyramids and V-shaped elements.
To buy: $613, hayneedle.com