Art Deco Design Ideas

During the Roaring Twenties, the United States was heavily influenced by Europe. It was a time of great innovation, new technologies and an awakening of new ideas and expression. Everything from music, dancing, fashion and design were all changed and altered. Visual arts were particularly affected; film, traditional and commercial art, to name a few. However, it was in 1929 when Wall Street crashed, followed by the Great Depression, that ended the era of Modernism. In the 1980s, it seemed to be resurrected for a time and seems to be making yet another come back in the Twenty-First Century.

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Victorian Design Ideas

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Victorian design consists of elegant floral prints, rich colors, elaborate ornate posts, heavy draping and wall paper. Many people still incorporate elements of this era into their home decor. Though the Victorian style was a popular one, it was not unique. It was a result of many styles such as Italian renaissance, neoclassical, Gothic, English and French influences. The true beauty of Victorian design is the collective blending of all these historical styles which results in its unique, eclectic look. Read more