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Style Secret: Lacquered Furniture
True to the hallmark art deco gleam, lustrous lacquer became popular in a big way during this period. Its attention-getting gloss makes exotic elements, such as this fan-shape headboard, feel even more so. You can't go wrong with classic black, red or white, but think beyond the basics — consider spicing up a simple palette with one signature piece lacquered in an outrageous color such as persimmon.
Glam it up: Give lacquered case goods even more pizzazz by bedecking them with glamorous hardware. Seek out vintage door, drawer and cabinet knobs and pulls, or consider some of the excellent reproductions that are available. Choose angular and, yes, geometric shapes that fall in step with the lines of the time.
Style Secret: Mirrored Furnishings
Mirrored consoles, chests or tables are a must in an art deco room. While you don't want to go crazy with them (the space shouldn't feel as if you can never escape your reflection), two or three judiciously chosen pieces help to bounce light around and bring the sparkle.
Glam it up: Hang a framed mirror above a mirrored piece of furniture for a dramatic one-two punch. The white bamboo that surrounds the mirror in this living area blends into the background just enough to avoid overshadowing the mirrored table that's the real star of the room.