Art Deco Living

Art Deco LA

It’s no secret that Art Deco design lingers at the top of our (Caitlin & Caitlin) favorites list—we both live in Deco era buildings and one of us even has a pet named after the style! But what better time to celebrate the swanky, vibrant rage of the roaring 20’s (then 30’s and 40’s!) than with The Great Gatsy debuting this weekend?

As so beautifully demonstrated in the ads for the movie, Art Deco is an eclectic style that meshes craftsman patterns with modern motifs and materials. Packed with geometric shapes, shiny modern materials, vivid and contrasting colors, brilliant lacquer, luxurious inlays and extravagant embellishment, Art Deco is the jazziest of them all.

To top it off, we’re in the throes of a redesign for the lobby of the Bartlett Building in downtown Los Angeles, which, once upon a time, was all out Art Deco. Since the 1930’s, the space has lost a little luster…but we’ll be restoring that in full with a few of the fancy pieces you see here.

In it’s prime, Art Deco design epitomized luxury, glamour and oppulence. We’re pretty sure it still does. Bring on the chevron, lucite and sunburts!

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  1. Love the blue and brass chair above. So beautiful.
    I have a love/hate relationship with art deco. Some of the stuff I think is amazing, but other stuff is sometimes questionable.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

    • Jen Pinkston

      05/08/2013

      I am loving just about everything in that sapphire shade right now!

  2. Love the architecture photos. I have some really awesome Gatsby inspired vintage jewelry on my website. Most under $50.

  3. fantastic!!! love the 30’s!!!!

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