If Lulu and Georgia wasn’t already on your radar, it will be now. The Los Angeles-based online retailer is an interior designer’s dream, offering the kind of standout pieces you might lust over in a magazine spread. Effortlessly blending classic and modern styles with artistic flair, Lulu & Georgia is a great place to find all kinds of handcrafted furniture and highly curated sculptural decor.
The company’s latest collection of 32 pieces of furniture and many more accessories, “French Art Deco,” softens the bold, graphic style of Art Deco with a romantic French influence. Founder Sara Sugarman and her team of designers took inspiration from the Art Deco movement’s centennial anniversary, adding their own fresh spin to it. The collection was photographed within a classically detailed space to show off how beautifully it all fits together.
The Lulu & Georgia website explains that they “kept the color palette simple, allowing the pieces themselves to make a statement. Our Senna Rug steals the show with its bold, geometric pattern and handwoven details. We layered our Bruin coffee table and side table to provide an added dimension and scale to the room — not to mention added surface space. Lighting is key in this look, and the sculptural Josline wall sconce adds just the right amount of character to space. Though this look is quite minimalist, layered accessories in the same tonal range give texture and visual interest to the built-in bookshelves and mantle.”
“A soft rug underfoot in a bedroom is essential, and our Braeburn rug is no exception. Made entirely by hand, the graphic pattern is a high-low combination of cream and varied-gray wool. The abstract, linear pattern is echoed in both the channel-tufted bed and subtle curves of the wall art. We kept the bedding clean and simple in keeping with the Art Deco style, with soft linen sheets and a pop of color and texture in the mohair throw.”
Other standout pieces in the collection include the Pomona accent chair in rich terra-cotta, the rounded-back Belmont sofa in goldenrod velvet, and the comfy Renzo accent chair clad in fuzzy upholstery reminiscent of sheepskin. The Kianni round dining table is a stunner with its angular brass base, and the Hannah cabinet brings in some subtle texture with its translucent woven cane doors.
The French Art Deco collection is exceptionally well-rounded, so it’s easy to completely redecorate an entire space (or even your entire home, if you’re feeling ambitious) for a cohesive effect down to the smallest details. After all, not everyone has the time and inclination to search antique stores and flea markets for the right accent pieces, even pre-COVID-19.
Some of the effortless finishing touches include a baroque framed print of Mary Hoare’s “Lady Dungarvan, Countess of Ailsbury,” the more streamlined “Motion Study No. 14″ print by Karlos Marquez, the all-brass Arc Table Lamp, and the beautifully simple Ateriors Savion Sconce.
“My roots in home decor run deep: I was raised in a family business that glamorized houses, hotels, and other residences around the world since 1955,” says Sugarman. “As a young woman surrounded by people who were considered pioneers in the interior design scene, starting my own home decor company seemed like a natural evolution for me. Lulu & Georgia is actually named after my grandfather, Lou, and my father, George.”
Check it all out at LuluandGeorgia.com.