Ahh, Paris. The city is full of art and history inside and out. If traveling to Europe is out of the question, bring a little Parisian art deco to you instead. The interior design trend has seen an upswing the past couple of years and is now fully marinated. Take a look at some of our favorite rooms and learn how to blend old with new like a pro.
Parisian Art Deco -dance
One of the hallmarks of this modern style is curves. An easy way to add a little Parisian art deco to a bedroom is with a generously-curved headboard. Follow those same lines as you choose coordinating lighting and end tables. Use our color blocking article as a frame of reference and add a bright pop of color here and there. A small stool or a few throw pillows will suffice. Remember, pink is excellent bedroom Feng Shui!
Old And Moulding
It’s all in the details and no frame goes unfinished! Ceiling medallions, crown molding, and door or window casing are quintessential Parisian art deco staples. This gives an antiquated-looking foundation to which you can add modern light fixtures and furniture. Plush, horseshoe-shaped chairs and vintage orange sofas give just the right amount of curve.
If you’re into the modern look, you don’t have to go all stark and grey. Parisian art deco can warm things up with its focus on texture. Look for patterned linens and plush fabrics like suede and velvet. Use warm colors as you apply your favorite brand of minimalism. This keeps things cozy and inviting.
Ye Olde Fireplace
The fireplace is one of our favorite places to keep the Feng Shui active. Mix Parisian art deco with hygge vibes this holiday season. Bring in a few twigs from your walk and place it on the mantle. Create a simple vignette with a piece from your favorite French artist. Add an ornate onlay to the front of your mantle to give it some old world charm.
In With The Old, In With The New
Feel free to keep things funky and eclectic. Add in a few of your favorite collectibles once you’ve got some foundational Parisian art deco curves present. When you’re through, your home can feel like a page out of the Pompidou! Large, ceramic sculptures are quite popular as well. They are a fun thing to shop for at your local consignment store.
Ceilings + Floors
One thing the French really know how to do artfully is make use of ceilings and floors. Make use of space by enhancing architectural elements with a mix of lines and curves. Herringbone floors and graphic tile are excellent choices that are quite often found in France. Modern light fixtures with a balance of circles and right angles work equally well over a bed or kitchen island.
Big + Small
Another important aspect of this design style is balance. You can play with Parisian art deco choices by pairing large furniture items with smaller scale pieces. Step back and judge the space as a whole. It should feel warm and friendly and big on style. Just like gay old Paris.