Thursday, February 9, 2012


Art Deco has always reminded me of  “old” Hollywood (or “early” Hollywood, depending on your vantage point).  Glamorous satin dresses, lavish cocktail parties, chrome, glass, wrought iron stairways, black and white tiled floors, Charlie Chaplin Rudolph Valentino, Cole Porter, Wall Street crash….oops, too much reality!

In my latest picture safari through the land of internet, I encountered some splendid examples of this classic influence which originated from the 1925 World’s Fair in Paris, France.

This custom designed rod by Blue Desert Interiors captures the atmosphere this Modernist response to the more elaborate Art Nouveau style.  In the first photo, note how the wrought iron design cleverly mimics the two flanking half-round consoles on both sides of this lovely window.

Infamous, for its exotic and opulent Art Deco décor is Harrods, London which I had the exciting privilege of strolling through and the distinct disadvantage of not being able to afford anything!


The photo of this superbly styled chair I could not resist in snagging to add to my collection.  The style, the color, the cording……..ahhhhhh! 

Il est  magnifique!

What design influences are your favorite????


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Art Deco is certainly a very elegant period and the pictures you show here really do capture the glamour of it all.

We were particularly taken with the curtain treatment in the first image. The bespoke curtain rail is wonderful and, as you point out, is cleverly complemented by the pair of console tables.

The Shade Shop, Inc. said...

This drapery rod, Jane and Lance, is truly a work of art and makes an interesting window even more spectacular. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


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