With the latest season of The Block having just kicked off, and its focus being squarely on period design, suddenly everyone is talking heritage details again. One of our favourite periods, Art Deco reached the height of popularity in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, and is characterised by rich colour, bold geometry and decadent detail work. What’s not to love? Here’s our pick of some gorgeous pieces to help you get the look.
Fenton & Fenton Bone Inlay Deco sideboard and bedside, Orleans: Bone inlay furniture pieces were originally handcrafted for the royal palaces of Rajasthan, India. Fit for royalty, we love the Deco inspired clean lines and geometric pattern of these two pieces. Bedside, $1,300 and sideboard, $3,900.
Designer Rugs ‘Delaunay’ rug by Greg Natale: “French Art Deco is definitely more aligned with modernism. It’s cleaner than the American version which is heavier and a lot more decorative,” says Greg Natale of the inspiration behind this delightful round rug. $4050.
Luxe Living Chantal Scallop velvet accent chair in rose pink: Available in forest green and navy too, this lovely chair features on-trend scallop detailing and luxe velvet upholstery. $285.
The Block Shop Fan mirror: I’m not sure there’s an object that says ‘Art Deco’ more than this one. It’s a bona fide classic. From $325 (70cm).
West Elm Embellished Deco Shapes pillow covers: Combining eye-catching geometric motifs with beaded accents and hand-embroidered metallic details, these cushions offer a contemporary take on Art Deco. $39.95.
Life Interiors Ipanema bedside table in black: Constructed from solid timber and powder coated metal, it’s the curved corners and linear details that give this gorgeous bedside that extra something. $595.
Catherine Martin ‘Metropolis’ wallpaper (in marcasite) by Mokum: One of Aussie design doyenne Catherine Martin’s earliest designs, this wallpaper is a glorious celebration of the era.
Montauk Lighting Co Adele wall sconce by Suzanne Kasler: Like a piece of glamorous art for the wall, this light comes in in polished nickel and antique brass iterations. $1309.