Decorate With A 1920’s Style
Introduce Glamour & Sophistication
The 1920’s were all about glamour, lavish parties and cocktail events. In this decade interior designers were born and employed to create rooms draped in elegance.Architects and designers of the period started to design objects for the home, such as lights, coffee sets, mirrors, radios, as well as buildings. In the middle of the decade, art deco was born and showcased in Paris which took off. Start thinking like a 1920’s designer and use our checklist
- Glamour & Sophistication
- Angular shapes
- Chrome, glass, shiny fabrics, mirrors and mirror tiles
- Imagery of aeroplanes, cars, cruise liners and skyscrapers
- Exotic details from Africa and Egypt
The ironic thing was that at the end of this period Wall Street crashed and America plunged into the Great Depression.
How could you tell what resembles ‘The Great Gatsby Era’, think of bold colour’s such as silver, black, chrome, gold and black and white. For real dramatic impact, designers would typically gold or silver leaf coving, ceilings and more Or cover floors with a glossy black finish.
The Beautiful Shutter Company have a special designer range of Plantation Shutters that replicate the elegant look with Silver brushed frames glass or mirrored slats.
How can you complete the look?
- Furnishings – Choose strong streamlined shapes with single pieces rather than suites. Look for modern inspired designs by Le Corbusier or Eileen Gray.
- Floor – Polished and Plain floors with designs such as black and white chequerboard vinyl tiles are also typical.
- Rug – floors would have been overlaid with a large rug in geometric patterns.
- Fireplaces – Make your fireplace bold with angles.
- Lighting – Glass or chrome hanging designs.
- Walls – Use a coat of varnish on top for a really glossy sheen.
If you are looking for more inspiration try searching names from the period…
- Le Corbusier – Architect & Interior Designer
- Syrie Maugham -Famous for the all-white interior in 1929
- Eileen Gray – Irish furniture maker who moved to Paris
- Raymond Templier – Created jewellery Designs