Decorating Trend: Modern Art Deco

Give your space a taste of the Thirties glam aesthetic with geometric designs, iconic motifs and luxurious materials

Create a chic two-tone effect with interlocking wallpapers in contrasting colourways – no dado rail required…

WALL Papered in Orden W401/01 wallpaper in Whitewash and Orden W401/05 wallpaper in Charcoal, both £85 per roll, Romo. FURNITURE Console table, £3,494, Duresta for Matthew Williamson at Duresta. FLOOR Tiled in Latte White vinyl floor tiles, £36.50 per sq m, Harvey Maria. ACCESSORIES Futura Drip urn, £398, Jonathan Adler. Gem vase, £50, Tom Dixon at Amara. Art Deco figure, £440, The Old Cinema. Feather duster, £22, Labour and Wait.


Harlequin designs were a favourite Art Deco device, so add depth to a painted surface with simple beading laid out in diamond bands.

WALL Painted in Eggplant matt emulsion, £40 for 2.5l, Sanderson. For similar astragal pine moldings, approx £6 for 2.4m, try Jewson. FURNITURE Dodie chest of drawers, £695, Heal’s. DETAILS Boll vase, £40, Habitat.


Play with scale and form by teaming a graphic, modernist rug with miniature, parquet-style prints on the walls.

WALL Papered in Simon wallpaper in Aramberg Grey, £80 per roll, Liberty Art Fabrics at Liberty. WINDOW Curtain made in Rivage 37421061 polyester in Horizon, £51 per m, Camengo. FURNITURE Guscio sofa, £9,709, Antonio Citterio for Flexform at Harrods. Ella chair, £2,310, Sean Dare for Dare Studio. Eclipse side table, £338, Elementary. FLOOR Art Deco rug in Aqua, £5,812.50, Knots Geometric collection at Knots Rugs. DETAILS Split mirror, £2,200, Lee Broom. Cushion, on sofa, made in Astoria F6836-03 viscose-mix, £107 per m, Osborne & Little. Cushion, on chair, made in Serpentino Col. 001 cotton, £146 per m, Dedar. Porcini desk light, £80, Habitat. Pink Accessory by Slim Aarons print, from £60, Surface View. Picture frame, £38, Habitat. Vodka decanter, £340; and vodka tumblers, £470 for six, all Royale De Champagne at William & Son. Playing cards gift set, £29, Kelly Hoppen. London chess set, £95, Skyline Chess at Liberty.


This vibrant wallpaper revives a popular Deco motif in punchy pops of purple and green.

WALL Papered in Arcade BP5306 wallpaper, £97 per roll, Farrow & Ball. FURNITURE Seito dining table, £6,509, Walter Knoll at Aram Store. My Chair, £450, Friends & Founders at Viaduct. Club dining chairs, £203 each, Calligaris. FLOOR Lake rug, £6,912, Raw Edges for Golran at Moroso. DETAILS Sasha pendant, £2,350, CTO Lighting. Hicks planter, £55, Darkroom. Bubble vase, £49.50, Terence Conran for M&S. Cake stand, £78, Oliver Bonas. Waves by Max Crump framed print, £480, The Artful Project.


Add period panache to a contemporary shade with a geometric fabric teamed with a deep-blue trim.

WALL As before. FURNITURE Stanford sideboard, £999, Content by Terence Conran. DETAILS David head, £149, RE. Adessa table lamp, £755, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Drum shade, £154.74, plus 1.5m fabric, Heathfield & Co; made in Duomo F0867/07 polyester-mix in Pebble, £62 per m, Clarke & Clarke; and trimmed with striped ribbon, £4 per m, VV Rouleaux. Cape Gable book end, £210 for two, Justin Van Breda.


Celebrate the era’s love of classical signatures by introducing Greek key scrolls on to a painted backdrop.

WALL Painted in Mrs Booth, above picture rail; Hummingbird, below picture rail; Chalk Violet, larger square; Rose Mallow, smaller square; and Charcoal, key scrolls, matt emulsions, all £38 for 2.5l, Fired Earth. FURNITURE Jacques bench, £1,800, Jonathan Adler. FLOOR Tiled in Latte White and Jet Black vinyl floor tiles, £36.50 per sq m, Harvey Maria. DETAILS Berlin wall lights, £780 each, Hector Finch. Bolster cushion made in Simply M435/15 linen-mix in Peacock , £67 per m, Mark Alexander; and Rhodes BT-57043-25 velvet border, £78 per m, Samuel & Sons. Tote, £15, Wrong for Hay at The Goodhood Store. Dog lead, £66, LoveMyDog. Boutique Hotel umbrella stand, £55, John Lewis. Umbrellas, from £125, James Smith & Sons. Lupita dog bowl, £49.95, Alessi.


Inject subtle variations in texture with a metallic wallpaper inspired by a scallop-shaped mosaic – its weathered-effect colours make for a clever update on the period’s love of repeated patterns.

WALLS Chimney breast papered in Corvara ZW124/02 wallpaper in Moonbeam, £105 per roll, Zinc Textile. Wall painted in Chalk Violet matt emulsion, as before. DETAILS Lup wall sconce, £39, Hay. Find a similar candle at The Conran Shop, £3. Gloss vase, £354, Aura London. U Shine bowl, £96, Kartell at Aria. Matches, from £3 per box, Hay.


Give a curvaceous armchair, based on a Thirties design, a luxe look with fabulously detailed velvet upholstery. Finish with a thick fuchsia fringe for an on-trend twist.

WALLS As before. FURNITURE Sugar chair, £1,869, Julian Chichester; upholstered in Pugin FDG2341/07 cut velvet in Ocean, £79 per m; and trimmed with Chevenon T76/05 rayon in Fuchsia, £33 per m, both Designers Guild. JH7 Palette side table, £1,095, Jaime Hayón for &Tradition at Aram Store. FLOOR As before. DETAILS Captain Flint floor light, £977, Michael Anastassiades for Flos at Holloways of Ludlow. Polka Face by Marcus Cooper framed print, from £285, 55 MAX. Martini glass, £16 for two, Oliver Bonas. Leica M Typ 240 camera, £8,030 (includes lens), Leica Store Mayfair. Nike trainers, £95, Urban Outfitters. Diamond Cut vase, £99, Kelly Hoppen. Flower clutch, £398; and Swarovski Multi Skull clutch, £358, Butler & Wilson.


Reimagine your window with florals inspired by Thirties icons, such as New York’s Chrysler Building.

WALLS Papered in Simon wallpaper, as before. WINDOW Curtain made in Chrysler F6862-03 cotton, £60 per m, Osborne & Little; and trimmed with Gallery 32163/9820 viscose-mix braid, £50.90 per m, Houlès. FURNITURE Saffo desk, £2,829.60, Christiano Ballabio for Porada. Moon armchair, £1,188, Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso. FLOOR Abstract Gradient rug, £4,975, Michaela Schleypen for Front. DETAILS Cork globe, £100, Suck UK. Piet Hein Eek Panto 03 Aviator sunglasses, £360; and Sentimentale beach bag, £195, The Conran Shop.


Art Deco’s stylised fans get a modern makeover with shimmering embroidery and muted grey tones.

WALL Painted in Tallanstown Grey flat emulsion, £42.50 for 2.5l, Paint & Paper Library. FURNITURE Bespoke studded screen, from £240 plus 8m of fabric, The Dormy House; covered in Bosphore 28769225 embroidered viscose-mix in Gris, £69.50 per m, Casadeco. Alex desk, £120, Ikea. Bespoke Cosway ottoman, £706, Whistler Leather. DETAILS Pepe desk mirror, £349, Menu at Monologue London. Jasmine Rouge and Costa Azzurra eau de parfums, £145 each, Tom Ford. Autograph nail polishes, £6 each, M&S. Crystal spider brooch, £148, Butler & Wilson. Vintage jacket, £75, Rokit.


Reinvent a trad eiderdown with swathes of colour – these funky new silks have an almost metallic sheen.

Wall Painted in Tallanstown Grey flat emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Amelia bed in Kvadrat Divina MD213 wool, £15,200; and king-size mattress, from £4,150, Savoir Beds. Magpie side table, £395, Graham and Green. Floor Trisquare rug, £1,950, Linie Design at Woven. DEtailS Lazy Linen bedding, from £40 for a pair of pillowcases, Loaf. Silk eiderdown, from £936, Counting Lambs; made in Pailin 3557/18 in Blue Ground, centre, and Pailin 3557/17 in Laguna, border, both £114 per m; and edged in Thai Silk 110437 in Hot Pink, £62 per m, all Jim Thompson at Fox Linton. Lexi pendant, £115, Living by Christiane Lemieux at House of Fraser. Vintage cloche, £210, Henry Gregory. Chevron vase, £12, Next Home. Melting mug, £24, The Goodhood Store. Purple Haze tray, £60, Klaus Haapaniemi.

Photography  ⁄  Paul Raeside

Styling  ⁄  Claudia Bryant

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