Timeless opulence: How to decorate your space with art deco elegance | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

SMDC Glam Art Deco Design
Art by Mikiyo Ricamora.

Slip sophistication into your space by adding art-deco touches at SMDC Glam Residences



Originating in the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco emerged as a design movement that encapsulated the era’s spirit of modernity and opulence. Defined by distinctive features like bold geometric shapes, sumptuous materials, and intricate details, Art Deco offers an aesthetic that creates a  visually pleasing and striking environment. 

Glamorous gold lobby
Stride into the catwalk of the SMDC Glam Residences that glitters with gilded details echoing the Art Deco era.

Creating an Art Deco interior design that harmoniously matches with the luxurious SMDC Glam Residences can be a captivating journey. Embracing the architectural nuances of the building, you can weave a narrative that not only pays homage to the Art Deco era but also enriches the overall character of your living space.


1. Color Palette

The color palette in Art Deco design serves as a defining element, crucial in capturing the luxe of the era. A sophisticated array of colors is fundamental, with choices like the classic black-and-gold combination— a theatrical composition. The deep allure of dark colors serves as a backdrop to enhance the richness of gold.

Beautiful condominium design
The SMDC Glam Residences facade exudes glamor with its sleek exterior and bright gold lights.

Alternatively, jewel tones such as emerald green and sapphire blue introduce regality to the space, reflecting the precious gemstone palette characteristic of Art Deco. 


2. Geometric Patterns

Geometric patterns are a hallmark of Art Deco design, showcasing a fascination with symmetry and order. 

Infuse your space with visually captivating wallpaper, rugs, or upholstery featuring zigzags, chevrons, and stepped patterns. These intricate designs add a dynamic and rhythmic quality to the surroundings, reflecting the movement and energy of the Jazz Age.

art eco wallpaper
Studio Eleven LOUISE ART DECO Wallpaper by CASADECO

The materials used in Art Deco wallpaper build on its luxurious appeal. Metallic finishes, reflective surfaces, and embossed textures add tactile and visual richness to your private sanctuary at SMDC Glam Residences. You can customize the walls with gold or silver metallic accents,  elevating the ambiance of your space.

Manila condo Roofdeck
Glam Residences’ Roof Deck, which boasts of geometric motifs and metallic finishes characteristic of the Art Deco period.

Iconic motifs such as sunbursts, stylized flora, and abstract geometries are often featured, capturing the essence of Art Deco’s visual language. Whether adorning an entire room or used as an accent wall, Art Deco wallpaper transforms interiors into elegant and dynamic spaces.


3. Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by clean lines and streamlined forms. Choose pieces with lacquered finishes, showcasing a glossy sheen that symbolizes the Art Deco movement’s embrace of modern materials. Polished metals, such as chrome or brass, frequently adorn Art Deco furniture, adding a touch of glamour and a nod to the era’s fascination with the machine age.

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Amalan Coffee Table by Bloomsbury Market 

Mirrored surfaces also create the illusion of spaciousness, a feature highly valued in Art Deco design. This mirroring effect, whether in coffee tables, dressers, or side tables, aligns with the movement’s penchant dynamic spirit.

SMDC Glam amenities
The amenity lounge of SMDC Glam Residences creates a feeling of spaciousness and light.


4. Lighting

Lighting fixtures in Art Deco design are usually statement pieces that command attention. Carefully chosen to not only illuminate a space but to serve as artistic focal points that define the room’s aesthetic. 

The selection of lighting in Art Deco-themed interiors embodies the bold and glamorous sensibilities attuned to SMDC Glam Residences. Tiered chandeliers, with their cascading layers and intricate patterns, become captivating centerpieces that draw the eye upward, creating a sense of verticality and grandeur. Wall sconces, adorned with geometric motifs, offer an opportunity to extend the design language onto vertical surfaces, enhancing the overall cohesion of the space.

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Savio Art Deco Table Lamp by Home Atelier

The materials further elevate Art Deco lighting, with metallic finishes and frosted glass. Chrome or brass celebrate the machine age. The reflective quality amplifies the play of light, creating an interplay of brightness and shadow.

SMDC Glam function room
SMDC Glam Residences indoor lounge is an example of geometric art and tiered lighting typical to the Art Deco era.


5. Accessories

Pay meticulous attention to accessories to capture the ornate nature of Art Deco! Geometric-patterned vases crafted from glass, ceramic, or metal contribute to the cohesive Art Deco theme.

Fornasetti Vase Pesce
Vase Pesce by Fornasetti
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Op Art Porcelain Tray by Jonathan Adler

Art Deco trinket trays often showcase bold geometric patterns, reflecting the movement’s fascination with symmetry and order. Look for trays with intricate designs featuring zigzags, chevrons, or stepped patterns. These geometric motifs add artistic quality to the trays, transforming them into mini art pieces.


6. Art Pieces

To capture the essence of the Art Deco period, consider incorporating framed prints or art originating from the time. These selections showcase iconic imagery, geometric motifs, and dynamic graphic designs, encapsulating the progressive yet glamorous spirit of the era.

Remember, the key to successfully achieving an Art Deco aesthetic is a careful balance between boldness and sophistication. By incorporating these elements, you can transform your condo space into a luxurious and visually stunning retreat that pays homage to the timeless elegance of the Art Deco era to match the luxurious feel of the SMDC Glam Residences.

SMDC Glam Grand lobby
Your space is waiting to be decorated in alignment with the Art Deco era, at SMDC Glam Residences.

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