It’s the ’20s again, and Art Deco—the timelessly elegant architecture and design style made popular 100 years ago—is making a comeback in home decor. Wondering how to incorporate the stylized look into your home today, without going full The Great Gatsby? We asked interior designer Ashley Larson Eitemiller, principal of Denver’s C+A Interiors and devoted Deco fan, for her top picks for new pieces that channel the best of that bygone era. Says Eitemiller: “Whether it’s a statement entry chandelier or powder room wallpaper, subtle Deco elements add a sense of luxury and importance to your space.” Here are her favorite pieces:

Photo courtesy of de Gournay

Taking cues from the decorative painting favored by Art Deco luminary Armand-Albert Rateau, the London-based wallpaper house, de Gournay, created the glamorous Rateau pattern on gold-gilded paper. This—and all de Gournay designs—is painted by hand, in this case using the bas-relief technique, which gives the whimsical woodland scene a three-dimensional quality.

Photo courtesy of Paul Ferrante

Paul Ferrante’s glam Carlyle pendant features a sleek black-iron framework—evocative of the Art Deco style’s machine-age streamlining—accented with touches of gold and delicate orbs of hand-blown glass.

Photo courtesy of Jean de Merry

Streamlined shapes, sweeping curves, and decadent details describe the Art Deco style and Jean de Merry’s gorgeous Evora lounge chair, shown here in ebony lacquer with bronze inlay and arms, and a textured ecru fabric.

Photo courtesy of Fortuny

Designed in 1940 and printed at the Fortuny factory in Venice, the Arboreto printed-cotton fabric in clay and silvery gold features an abstract scalloped pattern reminiscent of the classic Deco fan motif.

Photo courtesy of Alexander Lamont

Alexander Lamont’s Capanema nightstand was inspired by Brazilian modernist architecture, but its sleek rounded corners, dark-bronze-patinated brass leg that doubles as drawer handles, speckled shagreen finish, and chevron-patterned koto-wood veneer top bring all the glamorous detail of the Roaring ’20s to a 21st-century room.

Photo courtesy of Phillip Jeffries

Perfect for a powder room or accent wall, Phillip Jeffries’ Modern Moon wallcovering—available in a variety of colors and sheens—takes a cue from the sleek geometries celebrated by Deco style.

Cheryl Meyers
Cheryl Meyers
Cheryl Meyers is a contributing writer to 5280 Home, which means she gets to spend her days writing about Colorado’s most beautiful indoor spaces.