Augment Your Art Nouveau Style Home with Custom Furnishings and Custom Chandeliers
Art Nouveau is French for “new art,” but this style has been around since the late 1800s when it was introduced in Paris, France. Art Nouveau includes grand, sweeping styles of daring curves, fanciful swirls, and designs that are at once detailed but streamlined. Art Nouveau is best known for its examples in architecture, with the most famous Art Nouveau building being the Chrysler Building in New York City. You can incorporate the creative edge of Art Nouveau into your home with interesting and functional pieces of custom made furniture.
Your dining room is a showpiece—with the center jewel being the candelabra that is ready to hold real candles, or chandeliers that is hardwired for electricity into the ceiling to gracefully hang over the center of the dining room table. Choose an elegant art nouveau style that is at once classic and modern.
Your dining room may also benefit from an Art Nouveau style dry bar or hutch to hold your family’s china collection. Look for custom made pieces that feature extravagant curves in place of straight lines, but do not dilute their style with unnecessary flowers or other accoutrement. The beauty of Art Nouveau is in its simplicity.
The daring curves of each piece work together for a single effect, instead of a simply built piece of furniture that has been decorated with small carvings or painting.
Custom made inlaid Art Nouveau pieces may incorporate woods that have colors ranging from the natural to the eye popping so you can choose a wood with the color of your choice.
Add Art Nouveau’s dramatic style to your home in a more permanent fashion with an Art Nouveau inspired staircase. Instead of colonial style scroll work spindles and banisters, have a skilled and creative artisan craft a custom staircase that features dramatic curves in the Art Nouveau style. Aim for a style that includes highly polished wood, where the spindles and banister are creatively curved pieces of smooth wood, rather than each piece being individually detailed.