Art Deco

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Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France just before World War I and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

That’s what art deco is. While I was slightly familiar with the style, it isn’t something that I am well versed in. Fortunately, the designers for The Challenge are. Almost everything in my photo comes from this monthly event.

While art deco may not be everybody’s style, there are certainly plenty of items available at this event that can blend into any style. The bistro set from [ht:home] would fit right in to a cafe or on a patio. The picture frame and clock from *Atomic Faery* allow you to change the photo, so they are perfect for displaying your own artwork or portraits. The comfy chair from 22769 ~ [bauwerk] would complement a cozy reading corner and the plant stand (in three different shapes) from Little Llama comes not only in a true art deco version, but in a white version as well, which you can recolour to fit any decor.

Truly art deco is an eclectic style; every home decorator’s dream come true.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Fireplace: Enchant3D – Roaring 2020s Fireplace by Fianna Idora (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Photo frame: *Atomic Faery* Art Deco Photoframe by AtomicFaery (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Clock: *Atomic Faery* Art Deco Mantle Clock by AtomicFaery (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Ceiling lamp: Fiasco – Melrose Ceiling Lamp by Elissdi (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Gold side table: Fiasco – Melrose Side Table by Elissdi (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Bistro chairs: [ht:home] manhattan bistro chair – red & teal by Corvus Szpiegel (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Bistro table: [ht:home] manhattan bistro table by Corvus Szpiegel (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Chess set: [ht:home] manhattan chess board by Corvus Szpiegel (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Plant stand: Little Llama – Deco Plant Stand – Triangle/White by Persey Garcia [recoloured] (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
Plant – top shelf: dust bunny . camellia potted plant by xlnoel
Plant – middle shelf: dust bunny . potted jade plant by xlnoel
Plant – lower shelf: Senzafine .:SF:. “Xochitl” Potted Aloe Plant (round) by Synjari Myriam
*Rug: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Art Deco Rug (sloppy) by Paco Pooley (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*Chair: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Art Deco Lounge Chair White by Paco Pooley (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
*End table: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Art Deco End Table by Paco Pooley (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Dec. 2015)
Newspaper: Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper by Warehousefifteendesigns
Books: Apple Fall Design Books by Warehousefifteendesigns
Build: Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Dec 15 Campbell House MT RARE by Charlotte Bartlett (gacha prize at The Arcade Dec. 2015)

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