This weekend I had the immense pleasure of attending the 2016 Art Deco Festival on the Queen Mary. A devoted fan of all things 1920s and a card carrying ADSLA member, I look forward to this event all year. 2016 did not disappoint. I left the ship dreaming about what I would wear to next year’s festival, Gatsby style parties, and–of course–Prohibition Era interior design. Spurred by my thrilling weekend, here are 11 of my favorite Art Deco inspired contemporary interiors.
This is one of my all-time favorite spaces, The Viceroy Miami, designed by Kelly Wearstler. As in many Wearstler-designed interiors, the floor is composed of different colored marble, evoking a strong sense of geometry–one of the hallmarks of Art Deco design. The table too recalls the era of bootleggers with it’s scalloped, fan-shaped composition. Many of the sculptures in the vignette are neoclassical, which is one of the design styles from which Art Deco draws. Finally, the mammoth cranes of the wallpaper suggest the kind of Asian exoticism that flappers were mad for.
And while I’m at it, I will just go ahead and knock out the other Kelly Wearstler room on this list. In this Mercer Island library, we again see dominating geometric motifs. Luxe materials–like marble inset with brass–also impart a sense of Art Deco. The graceful Murano glass chandelier further channels the kind of grandeur that Daisy Buchanan would live amidst.
This Madrid living room boasts an Art Deco vibe thanks to an octagonal mirror and shapely, urn-like vases. Symmetry is another distinguishing characteristic of Art Deco design and the pillars flanking the fireplace reinforce its influence in this space.
Filled with furniture from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s; this stunning living room is also located in Spain. The wall to wall patterned carpet of stripes, right angles and scales compliments the sensuous curves and quirky angles of the eclectic furnishings. The resulting atmosphere is polished, contemporary, and faintly Machine Age.
Mirrored walls and glittering chandeliers adorn Lorenzo Castillo’s Madrid dining room, lending an air of opulence and more than a whisper of Art Deco goodness.
One final example from the country of Matadors and Flamenco is this Art Deco inspired space. Symmetry plays a crucial role in this room as well. Geometric shapes, exotic pattern, and luxurious materials contribute to the overall effect. The enveloping barrel chairs also feel like the sort of place where F. Scott Fitzgerald might sit while sipping a Sidecar.
In the entryway of fashion designer, Marc Jacobs’ home sits a collection of Art Deco vessels. Combined with yet another eight-sided mirror, the impression is decidedly Deco.
Three pieces are all that is needed to impart the magic of Art Deco to this luxe bathroom. A Chinese rug and two corresponding ginger jars are far flung accessories that Jordan Baker might have picked up on her travels.
Stripes emphasize the geometric architecture of this entry hall by Pierce & Ward. An art deco pendant dangles above a burl wood table that may very well have come from the same period.
This Paris apartment is an eclectic mix of treasures. My eye immediately goes to the two Art Deco inspired torchiere floor lamps that frame the room. A 1930s console table echoes their origins.
And last, but far from least is this glorious room by Jean Louis Deniot (another of my all-time favorites). With gilded geometric panels, near-perfect symmetry, neoclassical references, and a stylized chandelier; this New Delhi home oozes opulence, sophistication, and Art Deco-worthy glamour.
On a side note, I also sat in on a Prohibition Era mixology class while on the Queen Mary and I promise to share those cocktail recipes in upcoming posts. Cheers!