Art Deco Molding, Historic Millwork
Add Historic Molding Profiles to Your Art Deco Home
Art Deco style homes became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and is particularly associated with the architecture of the “Roaring Twenties”, a period of economic prosperity and cultural change. If you have an Art Deco-era home or have been hired to restore one, Mouldings One is your trusted partner for historically accurate millwork.
Art Deco Crown Molding
- S4S [3/8 x 6-1/2]
- S4S [3/8 x 3-1/2]
- 5406 [3/4 x 1-3/4]
Art Deco crown molding often incorporates bold designs like zigzag chevrons and sunburst patterns. Crown molding in homes of this era also incorporate flat planes and large arches to create a sense of grandeur, emblematic of this period. It can be painted in bright, contrasting colors.
Art Deco Baseboard
- 1109 [5/8 x 3]
Baseboard in Art Deco period homes includes geometric shapes and symmetrical designs – particularly relying upon stepped or angled sections. Often, the base molding is the same height as the door casing.
Art Deco Door & Window Casing
- 5307 [1/2 x 1-3/4]
Art Deco door and window casing commonly features bold lines and angles in a symmetrical design. Historically, they were made from wood or plaster and painted in contrasting colors with walls and furniture.
Art Deco Door Decoration
Door decoration was common in Art Deco homes. These decorations could be as ornate as intricate wood carvings to S4S shapes with eased edges.
Art Deco Wainscot
Art Deco wainscoting features clean lines, and simple geometric design. The wainscoting was usually paneled, with a chair rail or dado rail separating the upper and lower section of the wall.
Interior Trends of Art Deco-Era Homes
During the Art Deco period, which reached its height between World War I and World War II, home interiors were designed with sweeping grandeur. Borrowing still from classical influences, rich, ornate details were interwoven with the symmetry of classicism.
Motifs like the sunburst and chevron became typical of the period; however, classic shapes, like the ovolo, ogee, and cavetto were also incorporated into casing, baseboard, and crown molding.