Art Deco was a style popular in the 20’s through to the 40’s, exuding glamour and luxury through the rich colours, bold geometry, and impeccable detail. The mixture between soft curves and linear design makes this interior design aesthetic one that many continue to adore.
Furniture designer Max Sparrow offers impeccably crafted pieces with this design era in mind with the Ripley and Mentmore collections.
You’ll find that my Max Sparrow Mentmore Metalwork Sofa features both of the design details spoken of: its Tungsten metal detailing wrapping around the sleek curves of the pearlised timber frame – a beautiful contrast of hard and soft. True to the luxurious appeal of the Art Deco era, the sofa is upholstered in lush velvet and linen in a neutral colour palette for a sophisticated setting.
The Max Sparrow Ripley Graphite Side Table makes for a dramatic addition to any living room or boudoir. Gold bullion pops against the dark graphite in the side table’s geometric frame, the mix of metals creating a contemporary element – mixing metals is on trend for 2016!
You can use any piece from either of these collections in a contemporary setting by keeping everything tonal. I’d use the sofa as the feature, pairing it with an unadorned coffee table – something like my Max Sparrow Ryder Coffee Table would compliment it perfectly. The same goes for the side tables: place them beside a linen-upholstered bedhead to add a bit of glamour to a neutral bedroom.
There’s plenty of ways to add Art Deco glamour to your home, so take a look through these beautiful spaces to help inspire you.