Creating an Art Deco interior

When you’re thinking about decorating in the Art Deco style, the best thing I can recommend is to look at the best of the original ideas that ultimately inspired the many “knock off” ideas you will see when doing an internet search on the subject. ┬áI am illustrating some beautiful original (albeit idealized) interiors to [...]


Bo knows period design, and that being the case, Bo (Sullivan), the intrepid historian for Rejuvenation lighting up in Portland, Oregon, has launched his own period design consulting service called Arcalus. The curious moniker was inspired by a great-great-great-grandfather of Bo’s actually named Arcalous Wyckoff, an industrialist and inventor from Elmira, New York. Through his [...]

Apartment Therapy House Tour 2009

We were thrilled to see an entry into the 2009 Apartment Therapy House Tour that featured some gorgeous photos of one of our Art Deco wallpapers “Zenith“, in Golden Olive. The apartment is the home of Filmmaker Jeremy Kasten and its located in one of Los Angeles’ most beautiful Deco-era structures, the historic Eastern Columbia [...]

Raymond McGrath’s “Aeroplane”

A wonderful example of the clean, streamlined design of the Art Deco era is this pattern by Irish architect┬áRaymond McGrath. This elegant design for a wallpaper was only one element in an entire design scheme presented by McGrath for a house called “Rudderbar”, commissioned by a British female pilot of the 1930′s. Although I haven’t [...]

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