Art Deco interior style – inspired by The Savoy Hotel

Art Deco interior style – inspired by The Savoy Hotel

For my birthday this year I was treated to lunch at Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant The Savoy Grill – combing my love of food and interior design, it was the perfect treat. In fact it was on my ’40 things to do before I turn 40′ list, as is having afternoon tea at The Savoy Hotel too – perhaps one for next year. I could write about the food – but I won’t… it’s Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant, he’s brilliant and his food is even better!

My grandfather was the pastry chef at The Savoy Hotel in the 1970’s (I have inherited none of his skill for baking unfortunately) and so it was wonderful to wander around the stunning hotel and see where he once worked. Although The Savoy has recently undergone a multi multi (multi) million pound renovation project to bring it back to its former glory and so it must have looked quite different in the 70s.

Oozing Edwardian and Art Deco glamour you instantly feel like you’re stepping onto a movie set – the lighting, the floor, the panelled walls and silk wallpaper is so elegant. Every room has the most wonderful detailing from the glass dome in the entrance to the hotel (top left picture), to the powder room in the Ladies’ loos (bottom left picture). And there are flowers everywhere, sumptuous orchids spilling out of their vases and pale green and white hydrangeas (my favourite flower).

The Savoy Hotel

Want to inject a touch of Art Deco glam into your own home? I’ve taken some inspiration from The Savoy Hotel and created some mood boards below starting with some Art Deco hallway interior ideas:

Art Deco hallway
1. Art Deco console table from £630 | 2. Peony Phalaenopsis orchid from John Lewis £65 | 3. 1920s Art Deco print from £12 | 4. Geometric Art Deco taper lampshade from £129.95 | 5. MacKenzie-Childs Courtly check entrance mat from Amara £152 | 6. MacKenzie-Childs Courtly check enamel pillar candlestick from Amara £104

Add an elegant statement sofa, a stylish chandelier, an art deco mirror as well as some finishing touches et voila – a glamorous art deco living room:

Art Deco living room

1. Aged sunburst wall mirror from £160 | 2. Superfresco Neo wallpaper from Homebase £16.99 | 3. Blue-flowering dwarf Hydrangea from Gardening direct £7.99 | 4. Heal’s 1810 deco trellis cushion by Ottolie Stevenson £65 | 5. Glass teardrop chandelier from Artisanti £1067 | 6. Metal brass tray table from £195 | 7. Chloe grey blue Furla button back sofa from Artisanti £977

Great Gatsby style at its best, in this monochrome Art Deco style bathroom. Featuring black and white ceramic tiles in subway format and a decorative fan border.

Original Style - Artworks - Art Deco Bathroom

Original Style – Artworks – Art Deco Bathroom

If you’d like some Art Deco elements in your home, but your budget won’t stretch to buying new furniture – why not add some Art Deco prints to your walls for that touch of 1920’s and 1930’s glamour?
Art Deco prints1. Vogue cover – May 1928 from £92 | 2. Woman with fan from £44.99 | 3. New York art deco print from Artrepublic £29 | 4. Rhythms 1934 by Robert Delaunay from Artrepublic £77 | 5. 1920s art deco print from £12 | 6. Metropolis art deco film print from Notonthehighstreet £12 | 7. Art deco Battersea power station from Saatchi Art $168

Natalia x

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