Achieving The Parisian Art Deco Style: Accessories
Welcome back to our “Tour de Parisian Decor” over here on the blog. In case you missed our first few posts ‘An Intro to Parisian Art Nouveau Style, Achieving the Parisian Art Deco Style: Furniture & Achieving the Parisian Art Deco Style: Lighting‘ be sure to check those out. But at this point you should know that we are big fans of the new Parisian Art Deco style that is popping up all over our feeds and for good reason. It is timeless, original, and still feels fresh and fun. Four words we all wish our friends would describe us as.
As you look through these pics, and some of the other pics up to this point that we have been featuring in the Parisian Art Deco series you may be asking yourself, “Accessories… what Accessories?” and you are right, unlike California Casual which we recently covered on the blog, Parisian Art Deco is pretty light on the accessorizing. You won’t find a collection of pottery, or stacks and stacks of books, or shelves filled to the brim with vignettes of objet d’art. Nay, the Parisians (or at least the people that embody this style) keep it simple with their accessories.
But, let’s not get simple confused with cold – none of these rooms feel cold, unlived in, or sparse. They just channel a much more refined hand when it comes to styling.
When it comes to accessories you will find simple, sculptural, and interesting pieces. High gloss ceramics, hand blown glass, honed marble, and black and white are all very much appreciated in this trend. And for the most part the accessories are interesting enough that they can live alone on a shelf, table, or surface. You will see a lot of curved bulbous shapes paired with sharp angles and graphic patterns or colors. Just like this beautiful little bowl we used recently in the Sotheby’s shoot.
So let’s break down some of the iconic elements you find when accessorizing a la Parisian.
Pairs of Accessories:
Do you see a theme going on in the above picture? Two couches, two chairs, two round pillows, two matching vessels on the side table, two fireplace andirons (did you know those two little things that hold back the burning logs are called that? Because I didn’t until I just googled it). The parisian art deco style loves symmetry and pairs of items and that comes into play with accessories as well like these two brass vessels on the side table.
Rather than stacking and layering for a sculptural look, this style is all about one beautiful and sculptural object living on it’s own. Whether that be a simple cube like you see on the coffee table above or a handmade object like some of the items that we have included in the get the look, keeping it minimal but interesting is what this style is all about.
Hand Blown Glass:
As we mentioned before in previous posts, this style loves hits of jewel toned colors and black and white through accessories or textiles. And in this case, you will see a lot of that coming through in hand blown vessels, vases, or bowls.
Art As Accessories:
See any accessories in this Parisian bedroom? Nope, neither do we. The only item in this room that would serve as an “accessory” is the leaning piece of art on the nightstand which is a true testament to the refined hand they have when it comes to decor and styling. Yes I may want a beautiful vase with flowers on that coffee table or a decorative box on top of that side table but I also love the room as is because the tailored furniture is doing all the talking.
Black and White:
Black and white are key players in Parisian Art Deco design and the same goes for the accessories. You will see black and white stripes quite a bit in this style as well as a play between the two in the graphic and sculptural elements we have already touched on.
So now that you have a few of the key elements in place, here is a roundup of some of our favorite Parisian Art Deco inspired accessories at all different price points. I would definitely buy #7 and #15 right now, I own #20 and #42 and have loved and use them all the time, and if I won the design lottery or stumbled into a pile of cash under a rock I would splurge on #1, #21, and #40. Which ones are your buy right now, and buy if you won the lottery picks?
1. B & W Bowl | 2. Stockton Sculpture | 3. Rounded Marble Sculpture | 4. Infinity Black Knot Sculpture | 5. Roman Bust | 6. Pop Bowl | 7. Celia White Vase | 8. Brass Bookends | 9. Mack Plum Vase | 10. Green Marble Pyramid | 11. Troll Vase | 12. Burl Wood Tray | 13. Green Glass Vase | 14. Gold Double Sculpture | 15. Round Stoneware Jar | 16. Cross Cube Sculpture | 17. Tall Stoneware Vase | 18. Grid Box | 19. Stone Sphere | 20. Pink Glass Vase | 21. Optic Catch All | 22. Large Gold Metal Plant Pot | 23. Caravel Candelabra | 24. Blue Glass Bowl | 25. Pink Tray | 26. Mod Black White Ceramic Box | 27. Black Abstract Sculpture | 28. Striped Angle Bookend | 29. Gold Sculpture | 30. Brass Pin Candleholder | 31. Round Mirror | 32. Organic Large Black Vase | 33. Black Polka Dot Bowl | 34. Cross Base Vase | 35. White Bust | 36. Black Curvy Vase | 37. Sia Black Vase | 38. Arya Taper Candle Holder | 39. Stairway Object | 40. Cracked Wayward Vase | 41. Porcelain Hand | 42. Mad Et Len Terre Pot Pourri
For the full Parisian Art Deco style check out: An Intro to Parisian Art Nouveau Style, Achieving the Parisian Art Deco Style: Furniture, Achieving the Parisian Art Deco Style: Lighting & Staging My Dream Parisian Hotel Suite with Sothebys