The History of Styles and Periods is an important topic for interior designers. Having an understanding of the styles of interior design and the periods of fashion and furniture design allows an interior designer the ability to accurately recreate a style or period for an interior or subtly draw down on influences from a particular period or style adding flair to a room.
So here are a few highlights of the Art Deco Period which began in Europe, particularly Paris, in the early years of the 20th century but took off after World War I. The style used geometric and angular shapes, with bold outlines and ziz-zag forms. Preferred materials were chrome, glass, shiny fabrics, mirrors and mirror tiles. Theatrical contrasts were also prevalent, mixing highly polished wood and black lacquer with satin and furs.
To learn more about Art Deco as a Style
Dezine Tip of the Day – American Colonial Style
American Colonial Style is a popular simple decoration style with distinguishable features of rustic furniture, simple timber panelling, no clutter, plain unadorned walls and natural earthy colours.