Now that you knowB the difference between modern and contemporary interior design, let’s explore the first modern design movement- Art Nouveau!

Alphonse Mucha- Gismonda

This design style is historically important due to its function as a transition between Neo-Classicism and the subsequent modernist movements of the 20th century. The style was popularized by Alphonse Mucha in 1895, and in fact was originally called “Style Mucha,” and later asB Jugendstil, German for “youth style.”

Art Nouveau architecture, interior design and decorative arts are characterized by natural forms and flowing, organic shapes. This interior photo of the Tassel House, designed by Victor Horta, in Brussels, Belgium is a beautiful example of the style.

Victor Horta- Tassel House

Another famous example of the Art Nouveau style is Hector Guimard’s Paris metro entrances, which exhibit the curving, plant-inspired motif that exemplifies the style.

Hector Guimard- Paris Metro

So, how do you feel about Art Nouveau? While most of us wouldn’t want to live in a full-on period reproduction, there are plenty of ways to bring the graceful, nature-inspired style of Art Nouveau into your home, whether through art, furnishings, or even architectural elements.

No matter what style you admire, contactB MJN & Associates Interiors to help you bring it to life in your Atlanta home!

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