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Design School: Art Deco

The Chrysler Building in New York City is one of the most recognizable Art Deco building in the United States.  Distinctive elements include the horizontal black-and-white stripes between floors, the geometric decoration, the streamlined eagle heads and the radiator caps with wings The interior is the ultimate in luxury with inlaid woods, exotic marbles, ceiling frescoes.

The Chrysler Building

The taller Empire State Building’s lobby is another Art Deco landmark in New York City

Empire State Building lobby

Elements you will find in an Art Deco interior include inlaid woods, lacquered furniture, mirrors, crystal, chrome, Egyptian motifs and zebra rugs.

Art Deco Interiors

A glamorous Art Deco bathroom

Art Deco Vitrolite Bathroom
Image credit: Antique Home Style

Once a Tudor royal residence, Eltham Palace was transformed into a striking Art Deco mansion by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in the 1930s.

Eltham Palace Art Deco

Some current Art Deco design elements

Fabric from Duralee

Duralee Modern Fabric

Bradbury wallpaper

Art Deco wallpaper

Zebra motif area rug


Brownstone Furniture’s Mercer Collection imparts a sense of Art Deco style

Brownstone Furniture Art Deco

Mr. H says: In troubled times we should look to the optimism of the Art Deco movement-Enjoy!

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