June 22, 2024

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Luxury home interior with design velvet sofa, armchair, tables, pouf, commode and accessroies. A lot of plants on the piano. White walls with painting. Sunny view. Stylish decor of sitting room.

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Art Deco Revival

After the interior design focus on minimalism the last few years, some are embracing the more-is-more maxim and layering in the intricacies of 1920s Art Deco style, a symbol of Roaring ’20s wealth. Some shorten it to Gatsby style.

When you think Art Deco, think “bold, glamorous, and vintage,” Kropovinsky says. “The resurgence of Art Deco includes geometric patterns and lavish materials.”

Ideal for retro lovers and collectors, it tends to be as costly as it appears, due to the complexity of the materials and designs. But it will leave a lasting “wow” factor. The Empire State Building remains a perennial favorite the world over for its Art Deco style.

Elements for the home include bold patterned wallpaper, lots of metallics and ornate (often carved) furnishings, often with geometric or nature-based motifs. Think maximalism, as expressed 100 years ago.

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Elegant bed in dark frame

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Japandi

Not quite midcentury modern, not quite ultramodern, Japandi mixes the clean lines of Japanese and midcentury Scandinavian design with the warmer elements of Danish hygge and the outdoors.

“This style celebrates simplicity, natural materials and soft colors,” says Kropovinsky. “It is ideal for lovers of a minimalist but homey environment.” Think draping an Eames recliner with a chunky knitted afghan or a few artful indoor plants on a Noguchi coffee table.

One caveat, according to Kropovinsky: Getting the look right is often an “investment” that values fewer, but higher-quality pieces.

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Bedroom in warm color

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Bohemian

It’s a style often ascribed to the stars: Think Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Nicks, even Steven Tyler. Flowing lines, mixing opposites (feather boas with leather pants).

Color palettes might be bold or unexpected — desert rose and sand hues, or eggplant and sunshine yellow. Furniture will never, ever be a set. Texture is paramount, too: macramé, caning, patchwork quilts. “There’s a breezy, loose, comfortable nature to how a room is composed, and nothing is too precious,” Boudreaux says.

It’s truly an anything goes, so long as it goes. Lovato agrees. “Bohemian style is known for its eclectic and free-spirited aesthetic,” she says. “It draws inspiration from various cultures and eras, creating a laid-back and unconventional atmosphere.”

About the Experts

Lindsay Boudreaux,  a New Orleans native, designed for Allan Greenberg Architect and Adamstein & Demetriou before starting her own firm, Shotgun Double Interior Design, serving the Washington D.C. area.

Artem Kropovinsky founded New York-based Arsight, and has practiced interior design for more than a decade.

Ariana Lovato is the owner and principal designer of California–based Honeycomb Home Design. She founded Honeycomb Gives Back, a nonprofit that does room makeovers for children with special needs.


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