Let's imagine that your bathroom has long been in need of repair, that you are tired of crumbling old tiles, rusty taps and old sanitary ware.
But you like its layout and forms, and especially attract original wallpaper in retro style of unusual colors. Therefore today we want to tell the guests of the Design Museum how to reconstruct the usual space without applying cardinal measures and without spending too much money. In this you will help art deco.
In principle, the so-called rapid decorative style, which actively developed in the period between the two world wars, suitable for both grandiose communal spaces, and for intimate home interiors.
It remains popular from 1925 year, when it was demonstrated at the Paris "Exposition of Decorative Arts". Its parallel lines and repetitive geometric motifs were used to create various techniques, ranging from vacuum cleaners to ocean liners. It exudes the essence of an industrial city, and also instills a sense of optimism and fun.
The photos below illustrate the transformed bathrooms and showers so that they inspire you to create your own unique design.
With this living pattern on the tile, the classic combination of black and white colors, and streamlined shapes, these designs evoke a sense of solidity and completeness.
This arrangement of lines causes association with the silhouette of a skyscraper, quite popular in our time. The second version uses Egyptian motifs, which were especially fashionable in the 20-ies of the last century.
Here reigns confidence and magnificent coldness, as all space is concentrated around the central fan-shaped mirror, which is in stark contrast to simple white shells and charcoal-colored cleaning supplies. As a result, designers were able to soften too powerful the original energy.
Once people learned to quickly cross the ocean on airliners and continents on locomotives, new design ideas immediately appeared with a hint of speed.
In this case, parallel vertical lines make us remember the rocket, which is being prepared for launch into outer space. The wide curved line of the upper cabinet resembles the furniture sets of an ocean liner, as it gracefully avoids the sharp edges that are not used there.
Here you can see the whole traditional set, inherent in the art deco style: black and white color combination, sea-wave tile, strict intersection of lines, elegant glass wall sconces with chrome impregnations. As a result, there appears a positive vertical-horizontal dynamics, causing interest and a sense of charm.
In such rooms, there is simply a need for interspersed marine themes. In this case it is a round mirror resembling a ship's porthole, through which we seem to look deep into the deep sea and see its most curious inhabitants.
A brilliant dark table top, supported by a solid chrome base, mounted on a background of ceramic floor tiles stylized under a chessboard, and glass lamps – all this creates a unique glossy aura. Grayish linear wallpaper pattern, reflected in the glass, echoes with the vertical edges of the lamps, providing a softer perception.
A more restrained approach in the end also looks very impressive, because we still see an abundance of chrome parts and an elongated shower stand, which creates the illusion of too much elongation of the entire room.
Cleopatra probably would have loved this elegant bathing room with blue glass windows, which combined in her palette the colors of night, moon, sea foam and a pink dawn. All wall panels are made of shiny glass, which enjoyed extraordinary popularity in the 30-ies of the XX century.
That's how the corner of your new bathroom looks like. The walls are decorated with inexpensive pinkish tiles with the addition of a horizontal line of green glass inclusions under the ceiling and a vertical dark strip.
A greenish glass shelf with rounded corners and a brilliant chrome plumber finish the picture, forcing for a few seconds to look at the black frame of the square mirror decorating the space above the sink.
The main artistic accent was the famous image of the rose from Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The owners intend to decorate them and other corners of the apartment, as they like the idea of repeating the details, which thematically links the entire living area.
By the way, the design work of this artist, most of which are executed in the era of Victorian fussiness, are often considered the basis of art deco.
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