Decorating Trend: Art Deco Style

Vivid geometrics, luxe materials and vibrant colour celebrate the bold side of Art Deco design

Let bold geo prints in large-scale designs lead the way with this look. Finish with clean-lined furniture in funky jewel tones for added interest.   

WALL Papered in Conway Poison 312745 wallpaper, £80 a roll, Zoffany at Style Library. WOODWORK Painted in Poison acrylic eggshell, from £33 for 2.5L, Zoffany at Style Library. FLOOR Cashmere Herringbone oak flooring, £82.56sq m, Ted Todd; fitted by FPS Flooring. FURNITURE Porto three-seater sofa in Kingfisher, £1,199, Swoon. Round ottoman, £395, plus 4m fabric and 4m trim, Clock House Furniture; covered in Post Velvet in Aegean GWF 3721.535 cotton velvet, £85m, Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa at GP & J Baker; trimmed in Chevallerie brush fringe in Petale, £60m, Samuel & Sons. Diamond side table, £269, Bo Concept. DETAILS Soft cushion in Pink, £150, Tom Dixon. Deltille rug, £1,987, Trine Kielland at The Rug Company. Haze tray, £69, The Conran shop. Bump jug, £95; Bump tea cups, £80 each; Bump teapot, £110, all Tom Dixon. Antinulous print by Luke Edward Hall, £95, Jonathan Adler.


Combine Art Deco patterns for an opulent vibe and ground the scheme with painted woodwork for a chic but inviting hallway.

WALL Covered in Bonnelles wallpaper NCW4352-06, £65 a roll, Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little. Room beyond in Purbeck Stone estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. WOODWORK Painted in Off-Black estate eggshell, £60 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. FLOOR Painted in All White modern eggshell floor paint, £67 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Modernist Green Mondrian flatweave runner, £1,715, by Adam Bray and Christine Van Der Hurd at Vanderhurd. FURNITURE Shamsian chest of drawers, £9,000, Bethan Gray at Harrods. DETAILS Canaan marble table lamp (seen without shade), £525; Op Art lacquer tray, £295, both Jonathan Adler. Velvet Pearl lampshade, from £350, Rockett St George. Wring backpack, £805, Issey Miyake at The Conran Shop. Classic leather wallet, £110, Comme des Garçons at Dover Street Market. Lou velvet pouf, £1,118, Gallotti&Radice. Smiley print by Carl Cashman, £195, Aria.


An indulgent palette of black and gold defines this trend – teamed with a striking pattern in the same colourway for a sophisticated feel.

WALLS Painted in New Black; stripe in Rufus architects matt, both £53.50 for 2.5L, Paint & Paper Library. Woodwork Painted in New Black architects eggshell, £66.50 for 2.5L, Paint & Paper Library. WINDOW Curtain in Zardozi in Charcoal polyester-mix, £75m, Designers Guild. FLOOR Cashmere Herringbone flooring, as before. FURNITURE Clay dining table, £5,845, Desalto at Heal’s. Series 430 chairs in Cognac leather, £799 each, Verner Panton at Aram Store. Tall Art Deco curio shelves, £2,695, I & JL Brown. DETAILS Design Project No160 planter, £55, John Lewis. Stacking plates, £720 for three, Nicholas Collins at William & Sons. Brass Atlas box, £695, Jonathan Adler at Amara. Oberon tieback, £380, Samuel & Sons. Black Minimal art print by Rica Belna, £359, 55 Max. Newport decanter, £198, Jonathan Adler. Theo vases, from £25.30 each, all Broste Copenhagen. Whisky glasses, £6 each, Curious Egg. Greta cake stand, £25, Habitat.


A modern take on Art Deco lighting and classic upholstered screen ooze opulence when set against a sleek leather desk.

WALL Covered in Down New Roads WDDN1802 wallpaper, £100sq m, Draga Obradovic + Aurel K Basedow at Wall&Deco. SKIRTING Painted in French Grey intelligent eggshell, £62 for 2.5L, Little Greene. FURNITURE Curved three-panel screen, £350 plus 6m fabric, The Dormy House; upholstered in Hermoso 39470231 viscose-mix, £73.90m, Casamance. Mood desk in Olive, £7,185, Flexform at Harrods. Gebrüder Thonet Vienna N.O chair, £892, Silvera. DETAILS Lens Flair lamp in Matte Black, £985, Lee Broom. Artek folding rule, £12; Artek spirit level, £22.80; Blackwing pencils, £29.90 for 12, all The Hamilton Pen Company. Century Hotel model; Fagus Factory model, £195 each, Chisel & Mouse. Books, stylist’s own.


Grown-up pink on the walls and ceiling boosts the drama of this scaled-up Argyle check, while metallic pops work the Gatsby vibe.

WALL Covered in Down New Roads WDDN1802 wallpaper, £100sq m, Draga Obradovic + Aurel K Basedow at Wall&Deco. PICTURE RAIL, WALL ABOVE AND CEILING in Hellebore absolute matt emulsion, £42.50 for 2.5L, Little Greene. WINDOW Curtains made in Coco 2784-02 mohair-mix, £173.80m, SAHCO. FLOOR Cashmere Herringbone flooring, as before. Abrash rug in Aqua, £4,626.72, Knots Rugs. FURNITURE Ilsa sofa in Mohair velvet, £9,765, Ilse Crawford for George Smith. Joint coffee table with glass top, £2,538; Joint side table with marble top, £1,781, both Porada at Chaplins. Mulberry Gold Leaf lounger, £295, Graham & Green. Millefeuille wall shelf mirror, £923, Jennifer Hardel at Ligne Roset. DETAILS Cushions (from left to right) made in Nagano TE024 silk-mix, £280m, Rubelli; and made in Kiki Seaglass 7831/03 trevira, £98m, Romo. On mirror shelves: Malachite octagon vase, £118, Jonathan Adler; Meissen horse, £849, William & Son; and postcard, stylist’s own. Bruton A4 envelope in Green, on the sofa, £520, William & Son. Lind sunglasses, £165, Carla Colour. Pop Art notebook, £16 for three, The Conran Shop. Balance floor lamp, £269; Ferm Living antique mirror trays, £44 and £64, all Heal’s. Half Cut crystal champagne coupes, £75 each, Lee Broom at Silvera. Doris glass vase, £20; Adelie velvet cushion, £65, both Habitat. Rose large jewel vase by Louise Roe, £95, Heal’s.


Classic dark panelling is given an oh-so suave update with small-scale patterned wallpaper that packs a punch.

WALL Painted in New Black architects matt, £53.50 for 2.5L, Paint & Paper Library; and covered in Theodora wallpaper in Ravenna WP5001, £56m, Holland & Sherry. FURNITURE Débourgeoisée console in Black Gloss with gold detail, £1,372, Desjeux Delaye at Ligne Roset. Series 430 chair, as before. DETAILS Black and Bronze table lamp, £35, Rockett St George. Contrepoids candlesticks, £395 each, Alexander Lamont at Miles. Hand-dipped taper candles in Yellow Mustard and Nude, each colour £16 for six, Curious Egg. Pink marble paperweight, £50, Amara.


This vibrant emerald print is a vivacious backdrop to a dapper bedroom scheme. Jet black accents up the elegance.

WALL Painted in Maugham White; panels painted in Chambers Gate, trimmed in Sinner marble matt emulsion, each £46 for 2.5L, all Mylands. WINDOW Curtains made in Manifesto Futurista in Smeraldo polyester-mix, £279m, Dedar. Sheers made in Adagio French Grey wool, £145m, Mark Alexander. FLOOR True Velvet woven Wilton carpet in Jet EV159, £59.99sq m, Brintons. FURNITURE Lucy double bed, from £855 plus 7m plain fabric, Sofa.com; bed covered in Loom Powder M502/09 linen, £145m, Mark Alexander. Harewood double mattress, £490, Sofa.com. Herve bedside table with Nero Marquina and Charcoal Black barn wood, €2,512, Barn in The City. DETAILS Bedspread made in Tempest in Onyx/Ivory GWF-3111.801 linen-mix, £172m, Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa at GP & J Baker. Alia wall lights in Brass polished lacquer, from £900 each, Hector Finch. Triomphe pillowcases in Silver, £75 each; double flat sheet in Silver. £199; double duvet cover in Silver, £259, all Yves Delorme. Bed bolster in Nash Platinum KNASHPL, polyester-mix, £49.50m, Kai at Ashley Wilde. Varese velvet cushions in silver, £55 each, Designers Guild. Kreafunk aHead headphones in Dusty Pink, £90, Silvera. Op Art lacquer box, £98, Jonathan Adler. Nona dinner plate, £10, Habitat. Similar glass from Ikea. Watch, stylist’s own. Gold wire basket, £28, Biba at House of Fraser.


Wow-factor tiles with vivid geometric designs bring this look to life – balance out the strong lines with brass accents and rich shades.

WALL Painted in Poison elite emulsion, £46 for 2.5L, Zoffany at Style Library. FLOOR AND WALL Brixton tiles, £81.53sq m, Topps Tiles. FURNITURE Ex.t stand console with oval basin, from £1,222.80; MGS wall-mounted single-lever tap in Black steel, £1,350, both C.P Hart. Raffia Scallop slipper chair, £1,581, Nina Campbell. Tokki side table, £250, Habitat. DETAILS Seat cushion made in Grosgrain in Black cotton-mix, £45m, Kate Spade for Kravet at GP & J Baker. Aura brass mirror, £225, Cox & Cox. Mini globe wall lights, £259 each, Original BTC. Bath towel in Peacock, £79.95, Yves Delorme. Compagnie de Provence soap, £21.50, Aria. Black Lava pumice stone, £5, Curious Egg. Marble tumbler, £17; marble soap dish, £15, both Luxury Hotel Collection at House of Fraser. Pink toothbrushes, from £4 each, HAY. Metro mug, £7, French Connection Home.

Photography  ⁄  Simon Bevan

Styling  ⁄  Claudia Bryant

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