Art Deco

  • architecture,  Art Deco

    English Riviera Art Deco

    Like bread and butter, and Tom and Jerry, Art Deco and the seaside are a match seemingly made in heaven. Whether this is linked to the mainly white painted, or faience tiled buildings looking better on the coast, or if it is linked to the details that sometimes call to mind ocean liners (porthole style windows, smooth curves and fin details etc), there is no doubt that you find a lot of art deco architecture beside the sea. A case in point is Devon. I spent last week in the Torbay area of Devon, the so called (and pretty wonderful) English Riviera of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, and found there…

  • Antiques,  Art Deco,  fashion

    Arts And Antiques For Everyone At The NEC

    Arts and Antiques For Everyone at the Birmingham NEC made a welcome return last weekend with its usual range of antiques from all periods, and of all shapes and sizes. I went along to feast on the gorgeousness, a particularly rewarding experience as there were lots of items from my favourite era, the Art Deco era of 1925-40. Art Deco is beautiful and elegant, with lots of streamlined shapes, geometric lines and glamorous curves. At this years fayre there was a lot of Art Deco furniture of the sort you would imagine gracing an episode of Poirot, or Eltham Palace, all in the elegance of walnut wood and cream leather.…

  • Art Deco,  home and interiors,  homewares

    Adding Vintage Touches To Your Home

    Your home is a reflection of you, your style and your taste. But whilst for many, an ultra modern home is the target, with everything gleaming and new, some people (me included) look towards the styles of the past when they are creating their ideal living space. I live in a Victorian mid terraced house that is celebrating its 124th birthday this year. We were very lucky when we moved in, many of the period features were still in place, including original doors with the original rim locks still in place and the pigs ear hand rail on the stairs. Other features had unfortunately disappeared, the large sash windows had…