Anthropologie has done it again. They’ve partnered with Catherine Martin, and the result? A holiday homeware line that’s all about luxury with a capital L. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill festive fare. We’re diving headfirst into the glitz of the ’20s – bold, opulent, unapologetically glamorous.
Catherine Martin – you know her, the film industry’s design darling – has turned her eye for the exquisite to your dining table. The collection? It’s a 47-piece wonder. Think Art Deco, think geometric grandeur, think decadent details that demand attention. And the colors? Bold hues that make each piece pop.
Get a taste of this collection with these four examples
The range is vast. From dishware that’ll make your desserts a discussion point to barware that begs for a New Year’s toast, this 47-piece Holiday Collection can jazz up your kitchen, dining table and living room.
Here are more examples:
For starters, and I won’t be surprised if these wine glasses sell like crazy, exhibit classic Art Deco style with their elegant, geometric silhouette and the striking contrast between the translucent green bowl and the slender, elongated golden stem. The use of bold colors and the luxurious feel of the gold detailing are quintessential elements of the Art Deco era, reflecting its iconic glamour and sophistication.
Candle holders are arguably one of the best “decor enhancers” available because they can be used in any room and offer function, not just style. This particular design captures the Art Deco style through its geometric base with sharp, clean lines and a symmetrical form that exudes the period’s iconic elegance. The combination of reflective glass and the metallic gold finish adds a luxurious feel that is typical of the Art Deco aesthetic, emphasizing opulence and sophistication.
Games like this decorative tic tac toe accessory can make for a great addition to any living room or dining room side table. This particular design captures the 1920s Art Deco style with its use of luxurious materials and geometric shapes, seen in the marble cubes adorned with metallic starburst motifs. The contrasting colors and the ornate, gilded tray underscore the era’s affinity for bold symmetry and opulence in everyday objects.
Lastly, the decorative serving tray exemplifies the Art Deco style with its sleek golden scalloped edges and a central motif featuring a stylized swan, a favored elegant and streamlined design of the 1920s. The radiating starburst patterns around the swan, coupled with the luxurious gold and white color scheme, reflect the geometric precision and opulent aesthetic that are hallmarks of the Art Deco movement.
That’s just four examples out of an extensive collection.
And the prices? Surprisingly down to earth. Items range in price from $20 to $948.
Aaron Mutscheller, President at Anthropologie Living and Terrain, is betting on this collection to be the talk of the holiday season. It’s not just about decking the halls; it’s about bringing a slice of the Roaring Twenties to your home. It’s about making your guests feel more than okay – it’s about making them feel important, seen, and a little bit envious.
Catherine herself says it best. If she could, she’d live in a world of holiday decor year-round. And why not? Her designs aren’t just about sparkle and shine; they’re about creating moments, memories, and a sense of glamour that lasts long after the holidays have passed.
I know you’re probably wondering whether you can pepper in such a bold art-deco style in your existing interior if it’s not art deco?
The short answer is yes, absolutely. However, keep the following in mind:
Art Deco Style Accessory Do’s:
- Do mix with modern or contemporary styles: Art Deco pieces can add a touch of sophistication and a hint of vintage charm to modern, minimalist environments.
- Do use as accent pieces: In a transitional or eclectic interior, use Art Deco items sparingly as focal points or conversation starters.
- Do consider color and material compatibility: Ensure the colors and materials of your Art Deco items complement the existing palette and textures within your space.
- Do play with contrasts: Pair the geometric and symmetrical patterns of Art Deco with organic shapes and textures for a dynamic contrast.
- Do respect the era: If you have a historical or vintage-themed space, Art Deco can enhance the authenticity of the design.
- Do balance with neutral backdrops: To prevent a space from feeling overwhelmed, set Art Deco pieces against neutral colors.
- Do consider scale and proportion: Ensure the size of your Art Deco items fits the scale of the room and the furniture within it.
- Do curate thoughtfully: Select pieces that have a common thread—be it color, material, or motif—to create a cohesive look.
Art Deco Accessory Don’ts:
- Don’t overdo it: A room overcrowded with Art Deco can feel like a time capsule rather than a contemporary home.
- Don’t clash patterns: Be wary of mixing too many patterns that can compete with the boldness of Art Deco designs.
- Don’t ignore the room’s function: Keep the room’s purpose in mind; overly ornate items in a space meant for relaxation can be jarring.
- Don’t mismatch themes: Avoid placing Art Deco items in a room with a conflicting theme, like rustic country or Scandinavian minimalism, without a clear intent to create an eclectic mix.
- Don’t disregard color schemes: Introducing Art Deco pieces in colors that clash with your existing interior can create visual dissonance.
- Don’t forget about lighting: Art Deco pieces often have metallic finishes that can be enhanced with the right lighting; neglecting this can cause them to lose their impact.
- Don’t neglect balance and harmony: Each room should have a balance of styles without allowing one to overpower the other.
- Don’t use in small, cluttered spaces without a plan: Art Deco’s boldness can overwhelm small or cluttered rooms, so plan their inclusion carefully.
Incorporating Art Deco elements into your home is about striking the right balance between vintage charm and modern functionality, ensuring that these pieces add to the aesthetic without overpowering it.
So, what’s the verdict? If you’re in the market for some holiday cheer with a side of blast-from-the-past 1920s art deco, Anthropologie’s latest collaboration might just be your ticket to a home that’s as smart as it is stylish. It’s available now, both in-store and online. Get it while it’s hot.