Achieving the Parisian Art Deco Style: Furniture
Bonjour, and welcome back to the next post in our series where we break down the “Parisian Art Deco” style and tap into our inner francophile. In case you missed last week where we intro’ed the post be sure to click through here, and thank you to all the commenters that helped us better label this style as “Parisian Art Deco” vs “Parisian Art Nouveau” last week. Although we do try to label everything correctly it is hard sometimes with styles to put a big “THIS IS IT” label on each style as so many of them are subjective and bleed into each other. But, today we are talking all things furniture so let’s get into it.
First up on the list is sofas, benches, and daybeds. The furniture in this style is all about the refined lines and having a tailored and finished looking piece, which is very different from “California Casual” which we recently dissected where everything is about the relaxed, slouchy and worn-in casual look. When it comes to these larger pieces of furniture in this style you will notice that the majority of them have some major curves going on. Whether that is the wings of the sofa, the arms of the sofa, the back of the sofa, or even the entire sofa itself it has some major movement and shape. The shape and lines take center stage here rather than flourishes or add-on detailing. Think of it as a simple dress on a beautiful shapely body rather than a detailed dress with ruffles, sequins, pleats, and a deep plunging neckline on the same body. The shape and lines do the talking rather than the extra details. Here are a few of our favorites that can help you get the look:
1. Black Samara Sofa | 2. Bolster Arm Upholstered Bench | 3. Valda Velvet Sofa | 4. Blue Daybed | 5. Boomerang Sofa | 6. Esme Sofa | 7. Brooklyn Sofa | 8. Alfred Amber Sofa | 9. Sydney Sofa | 10. Lenyx Grey Leather Sofa | 11. Art Deco Sofa | 12. Velvet Cardiff Sofa
Next up are lounge chairs, or what could also be called statement chairs in this specific style. These chairs are never boring, nay most of them can stand alone by themselves with no accessories or styling and be beautiful. Similar to the sofas you will find that most of these have some very dramatic curves and are upholstered in lux and high end fabrics (or at least have the appearance of it).
Pops of color also play a big role in these accent chairs as you can see from some of our favorites below:
1. Risner Iron Taper Wire Papasan Chair | 2. Pompidou Chair | 3. Moss Green Chair | 4. Rowan Chair | 5. Simone Blush Chair | 6. Caleb Accent Chair | 7. Channel Tufted Arm Chair | 8. Velvet Retro Mid-Century Barrel Chair | 9. Jane Lounge Chair | 10. Bacharach Swivel Chair | 11. Helga Chair | 12. Morgan Lounge Chair
Now, for what to sit at, set your drink upon, or sit next to – tables. Just like everything else in the style these tables are stand alone pieces. They have all the curves, all the stature and all the right moves going on. For the most part you will find that these tables have glossy finishes, a mix of metal in them somewhere and refined features. Nothing too rustic, too worn in or with excessive scroll work or detail. Just simple beautiful shapes and pieces.
1. Whitney Dining Table | 2. Abrigo C Side Table | 3. Waterfall Inlay Coffee Table | 4. Salvador Coffee Table | 5. Kelly Side Table | 6. Container Oval Dining Table | 7. Hourglass Dining Table | 8. Metallic Mosaic Coffee Table | 9. Dorset Marble Side Table | 10. Stepney Coffee Table | 11. Willow Gold Base Dining Table | 12. Ramona Side Table
Last but not least in the furniture roundup we have beds.
These guys take some major cues from art deco design as you can see by the shapes of the headboards. You will also find a lot of channel tufting in this style rather than the button or diamond tufting that we find in a French Country style. And while some of these beds are on the more expensive side of the spectrum they are pretty enough to have simple nightstands or tables next to them to pull together the entire look. Or if you feel like getting crafty you can attempt your own DIY Channel Tufted Headboard like Brady did recently for his bedroom, which you could slightly alter to fit your room.
1. Deco Bed | 2. Agnes Upholstered Bed | 3. Halo Bed | 4. Sabine Upholstered Platform Bed | 5. Smooth Linen Upholstered Panel Bed | 6. Lennox Bed | 7. Babe Bed | 8. Campaign Canopy Bed | 9. Bjorn Bed with Storage | 10. Velvet Edlyn Bed | 11. Metalwork Bed | 12. Carris Arched Bed
With this style it is all about the shapes, curves and lines no matter the piece of furniture but hopefully this roundup gave you a little bit of inspiration and made getting the look a lot easier. Let us know if there are any questions on the specifics or if there are any good pieces or makers out there that we need to keep in mind for the next roundup.