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Get the Look: Art Nouveau

Flowing curves, organic forms, and plant-inspired motifs characterize the Art Nouveau style. Look for items with highly stylized designs in lighting, furniture and many other home interior products.

Hubbardton Forge Lighting’s hand crafted organic shapes are made in Vermont.

Hubbardton Forge Antasia Lamp

The legs and antiqued mirror inlays on this Uttermost console table offers deference to the Art Nouveau style.

Uttermost Almont console table

Stylized motifs are found in these on trend Schumacher fabrics and wallpaper

chumacher Fontenay Vase fabric

Schumacher Rampura wallpaper

Paint colors were fairly somber with mustard yellow, sage green and brown predominated with pops of peacock-blue and purple for interest.

Art Nouveau Color Palette

Beautiful Art Nouveau tiles can be incorporated in a kitchen tile back splash or a fireplace surround.

DuQuella Tile Daisy Motif

DuQuella Tile Tulip

Still a vibrant design style, Art Nouveau organic, nature inspired details fits perfectly into today’s modern interiors as seen in this Karastan rug.Art Nouveau style rug

Mr. H says: The thing most long for is a beautiful house-Enjoy!

Design School: Art Nouveau

Introduced as the first new decorative style of the twentieth century at 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, Art Nouveau (1890-1914), evolved from a reaction to the Industrial Revolution and the loss of hand crafts.  Organic forms, inspired by nature, dominate this brief but brilliant design period with distinctive intertwining “whiplash” curves and graceful sinuous lines.

Art Nouveau flowers Art Nouveau cherry tree

Considered a total design style, Art Nouveau’s undulating and flowing forms are found in architecture, interior design, painting, sculpture, and house hold objects.

Everyday objects became works of art as seen in Hector Guimard’s Paris Metro entrance designed in cast iron.

Paris Metro Art Nouveau

New forms of artistic expression such as art glass became popular.  American designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany, is famous for his stained glass windows.

Louis Comfort Tiffany window "Magnolia and Irises"

The Tassel House in Brussels was designed by Victor Horta in 1983.  Considered to be the finest example of  Art Nouveau architecture and design in Belgium, Horta designed every detail including woodwork, flooring, iron work door handles and furnishings.

The Tassel House stairway Belgium

The 1904 remodel of the Casa Batlo, executed by renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, features undulating walls and amorphous design details

Guadi Casa Batlo

Agostino Lauro created a harmonious whole in the parlor of a villa in parlor in Sordevolo, Italy.  A fashionable designer, Lauro designed furniture in the “Stile Floreale”-the Italian version of Art Nouveau.

 Agostino Lauro designer Art Nouveau chair

Art Nouveau is still viable today, for the movement that promoted the widespread notion of beautiful design can be seen in the design of this custom staircase

Mr. H says: Art Nouveau design has both a terrifying and edible beauty-Enjoy!