Exploring the Allure Of Art Deco Homes
Unveiling the Elegance
In the ever-evolving landscape of design, certain styles stand the test of time, leaving an indelible mark on the aesthetic tapestry of history.
One such influential design movement that captivated the early 20th century and continues to resonate today is Art Deco architecture. This design style sparked a design revolution, inspiring architects, artists, and designers globally.
Defined by a fusion of modern decorative elements, geometric precision, and a profound commitment to luxury and craftsmanship, Art Deco emerged as a defining aesthetic in the 1920s and 1930s, and offers a timeless and captivating design style.
Art Deco Design
The style is elegant, opulent and while in its day it was daring, bold, modern and shamelessly exotic. – It represented fresh thinking, new technology and superb craftsmanship. Today’s art-deco trends have been given a modern twist, while still keeping all the sophistication.
Here are some key design features of Art Deco homes today:
- Geometry and Symmetry: The Essence of Art Deco Style Houses
At its core, Art Deco is a celebration of geometry and symmetry. The movement embraced linear precision, evident in the vertical lines and streamlined shapes that adorned iconic skyscrapers of the 1920s and ’30s, resonating in the sleek lines of today’s furniture designs.
- Ornamentation: Where Luxury Meets Detail
Contrary to minimalistic trends, Art Deco boldly embraced ornamentation. Today, designers incorporate accent pieces—from mirrors to lighting fixtures. When designing your new home, you are can put your collection of artefacts from your travels on display, for a global cultural feel.
- Metals and Chrome: A Gleaming Symbol of Modernity
Art Deco designs can be marked by the lavish use of metals, particularly chrome, brass, and stainless steel. Natural marble and stone are often used to add understated elegance.
- Colour choices: A Vibrant Expression
Look out for black or charcoal-coloured doors and windows, and balustrades reminiscent of the railings on an ocean liner. Meanwhile, white render offers a natural choice to make the black accents pop while keeping the whole look fresh, elegant and modern. Simple. Stunning.
- Curved walls
From porches to facades, curved walls are ubiquitous in Art Deco homes, offering soft, rounded corners that hallmark the style’s emphasis on shape, balance, and proportion. They play a role in introducing asymmetry to elevations or highlighting grand architectural features like porticos and balconies.
Art Deco Style Homes for Perth
Perth is no stranger to the Art Deco style, and at Oswald Homes, we excel at designing and building luxury homes. Our Art Deco designs boast expansive light-filled living areas, sumptuous master suites, two or three bathrooms and fabulous outdoor entertaining areas.
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28 Sep 2023
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