Art Nouveau Design Style. Inspired directly from the curvilinear forms of nature.          

Although Art Nouveau may appear harmlessly pretty now, late Victorians found its flamboyance shocking, and most either loved it or hated it. It was the first truly modern design style, making a conscious break with history and tradition and beating down the barriers between the fine arts and the decorative arts.

Art Nouveau practitioners like Aubrey Beardsley, Antonio Gaudi, and Gustav Klimt took their inspiration directly from the curvilinear forms of nature, developing a new design lexicon of highly stylized natural forms and exuberantly flowing shapes.

Applied artists like architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh and glassmaker Louis Comfort Tiffany were not far behind, and spiderwebs, dragonflies, dogwoods, peacock feathers, poppies, locusts, and thistles soon buzzed and blossomed on wallpaper, furniture, textiles, and accents.

Art Deco architecture and buildings

Dragonfly jewelry

Art Deco architecture and buildings

The Metro system in Paris is a fine example of Art Nouveau design for public spaces.

Sinuous lines, elaborate patterns, and flat, asymmetrical Japanese-inspired compositions were carved or painted onto every available surface. Colors ranged from elegantly muted sage and mustard to opulent lilac, gold, salmon, and robin’s egg blue.

Art Deco architecture and buildings

Exterior ornamental details display the curvy, sinuous lines of the Art Nouveau Style.

Art Nouveau Interior Style

Ornament is the soul of Art Nouveau design, which held that no object was so mundane that it could not be beautiful. Must-have Art Nouveau accessories include art glass -- jewel-toned Tiffany stained glass, etched Lalique glass, or Galle cameo glass, which has a raised design cut out of the glass with acid, are good places to start a collection.

Mackintosh-style ornaments are widely available -- he designed everything from the Glasgow School of Art to jewelry boxes -- and elegant posters by Alphonse Mucha or Jules Cheret add a period flair to an Art Nouveau-inspired space. And while an original Tiffany lamp costs a fortune, Art Nouveau pieces were designed for mass production, and reproductions are widely available.

Art Nouveau Interior Style
Art Nouveau Interior Style

Hand Painted Floor Cloth

Freshen any room with this creative checker board painted floor cloth.

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The magic of a painted floor cloth can transform a common space into a unique and beautiful expression of you and your family’s personality. Use these versatile cloths for entrance floors, children's rooms, porches, or just about anywhere. Due to the hand painted nature of each floor cloth there is a great opportunity to customize an interior detail to the home, adding quirky elements and personal touches that help create these singularly unique painted floor cloths.


Antiquing Video Tutorial

Turn ordinary objects into heirlooms! Creating the 'Classic Antique' glaze finish for objects, furniture, walls and more. This detailed step-by-step tutorial shows how to mix the right colors to create the perfect antiquing solution for any object, furniture, picture frame and more.

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Lithos Venetian Plaster

Finishing Venetian Plaster with natural polished marble effect

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Lithos is the contemporary version of the famous ancient Stucco Veneziano. It is a beautiful and highly refined decorative finish for hotels, offices, shops, exhibition halls, living rooms, etc. Ideal for all types of interior surfaces such as cement renders, Gypsum plasters, prefabricated panels wood and its by-products, as long as sufficiently smooth. With the range of colours and the applicator’s capacity and inspiration, it is possible to attain a variety of designs and chromatic effects. The resulting coating, in addition to being highly attractive, is abrasion resistant and washable.

Spread rate: 35 to 45 sq. ft. per quart.

0.8 - 1.0 kg/m² (for a recommended dry film thickness of 1,0 mm)

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