Black and white was also a very popular color scheme during the 1920s and 1930s. Black and white checkerboard tiles, floors and wallpapers were very trendy at the time.
Art Deco Furnishings and lighting fixtures had a glossy, luxurious appearance with the use of inlaid wood and reflective finishes. The furniture pieces often had curved edges, geometric shapes and clean lines. Art Deco lighting fixtures tended to make use of stacked geometric patterns.
The main features of public spaces:
• strong geometry
• extensive use of natural light
• open L, T, H or U-shaped indoor space moves to the outdoor space
• flexible furniture layout adapted to the needs
• large windows, often asymmetrical
• one or two themes
• local or recycled building materials
• sustainable, eco-friendly materials such as bamboo flooring and granite
Classically designed rooms often contain large focal points. A large fireplace, grand table, or impressive staircase are good examples of focal points that are often used. Once a designer has chosen the focus of a room, all other items within the room are placed in order to enhance the look of the chosen focal point.
From its beginnings, modern design like pure color — black, white, and neutrals with vibrant primary colors. Today, color schemes still use white and neutrals, with colorful accents. Too many different colors will overpower the balance of your modern showroom. Colors enhance the overall impact of your space. Bold contrast using reds, greens, or black. Bold color can emphasize the lines of furniture pieces.
The idea that beautiful and functional everyday objects should not only be affordable to the wealthy, but to all, is a core theme in the development of Scandinavian style. The ideological background was the emergence of a particular Scandinavian form of social democracy, as well as the increased availability of new low-cost materials and methods for mass production. Scandinavian design often makes use of form-pressed wood, plastics, anodized or enameled aluminum or pressed steel.