Style Secret: Evocative LightingMood is everything in art deco style, and layered lighting is crucial to creating the right atmosphere. Sconces and torchères beam light up or down to cast a flattering, sultry glow. Art deco fixtures were futuristic for their era, with polished, shiny materials such as chrome and brass, and many reflect the strong geometric influence that's a hallmark of the style. Glam it up: Art deco lighting borders on bombastic yet maintains a fundamental elegance. The sunburst pattern (a popular art deco motif, by the way) that emanates from this sconce lends a sassy top note that makes the space stand out.