Most popular from the 1920’s to 1940’s, Art Deco is known for its rich colors, bold geometric patterns from simple shapes, and lavish ornamentation. Art Deco was developed by combining floral Art Nouveau with both the geometric cubism and Bauhaus movements, and is characterized by an embrace of the Machine Age. At the time, it was known as style moderne. Both one-of-a-kind luxury pieces and commercially produced pieces were created in the Art Deco style, making it both a source of inspiration and affordable to the masses.
This style has cycled through popularity since the 1960s and was most recently revived by Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby. With its ability to be both modern and retro, it’s no wonder Art Deco still captures the imagination. Since you don’t necessarily want your home to look like a museum, these homes from the Rue Magazine archives capture the spirit of Art Deco in an updated way.