Design Tips for Architectural Styles: Art Deco

Trying to think of remodeling and décor ideas for your Art Deco style home? Whether you just want an update or want to remodel so that rooms in your new home better match the original, period style architecture, you need a place to start.

We often recommend books (particularly the 2013 edition of Virginia Savage McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses), but if you want some quick tips and design inspiration, keep reading!

Common Art Deco Design Elements & Characteristics

Below are common characteristics of mid-century modern houses and design elements you may want to consider if you’re trying to remodel yet stay sensitive to your home’s original architecture:

  • Geometric shapes (including chevrons and ziggurats)
  • Materials like terracotta, stucco, concrete, and smooth-faced stone
  • Flat roofs with parapets, spires, or tower-like constructs to accentuate a corner or entrance
  • Square or round windows

Art Deco Bathroom Remodel in DC

The Wentworth team remodeled a master bathroom in Capitol Hill. The new space features Art Deco design elements, helping preserve the home’s original architecture.

Bathroom Before Remodel
Art Deco Master Bathroom

Period Style Home Remodeling in MD, DC, and VA

If you have an Art Deco (or another style) home you’d like to remodel, Wentworth is the company to call. We have remodeled countless period style homes throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, building seamless additions and modernizing spaces while staying true to original architecture.

View our photo gallery of past remodels we’ve completed in your area and then call our experienced, award-winning team. We look forward to bringing your home design dreams to life!

“ The quality of the finish work was incredible…This is a top-quality architectural design/build firm that will not disappoint you when it comes to the quality of thinking about design, and the quality of execution on the part of their employees. Unlike many firms, they are committed to the working within your budget but will stretch your dollar in precisely the right direction—to maximize your investment’s value to you and your home…I hope Wentworth is as proud of the work they did for us as we are of having worked with them. ”

J.A.N., McLean, VA