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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Art Deco in the Desert

Art Deco Space - Love the Mid-Century Style Furniture
Recently, we had the opportunity to stay in a friend's lovely Palm Desert (part of Palm Springs area in California) condo which had been decorated in what I would describe as "Art Deco - Mid-Century" style. I just loved the richly saturated decor and how well it had been put together by this artist and his wife.

The art deco style is one I have not often seen carried out in an actual home and particularly not in the area of the country in which I live - the traditional South! It just seems perfect for this desert region.
The term 'Art Deco' is taken from the name of the 1925 Paris exhibition titled Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.

Artists of the day began creating works of art that were highly stylized and purely decorative. The focus started to shift from the cold, dismal, lifeless factories to the energetic, colourful natural environmentsource
Details of Space Using Color FIlters (my husbsand's red jacket is on table).
 I found some interesting articles and information about the Art Deco style.
Colorful Furniture and Artwork
It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. source
One of the things I found particularly great about this decor and how they had put it together is that much of the furniture and accessories were purchased in consignment shops in the Palm Desert area. In driving around, we noted that there appeared to be many shops - what a great green decorating challenge and outcome! You can tell that they had a great time doing this!

Since the owner is an artist, many pieces of art - including his own - are shown throughout the space adding additional layers of color and interest.


Great Artwork! 
 I fell in love not only with this beautiful space but with the whole Palm Desert/Palm Springs area. I have been bugging my husband about possible property investments, but so far he is not convinced. I will just have to try harder!

This posting has been shared on the following blog - French Country Cottage.

1 comment:

  1. I think artist's homes are always interesting--often times put together with flair and little money.

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