An Apartment Spin on Tulsa’s Art Deco

From the stylings of Louis Armstrong to the beloved story of The Great Gatsby, we can’t help but romanticize the luxury and sophistication of the Jazz Age. One of the best places to immerse yourself in this culture is right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Tulsa grew up with Art Deco. In the 1920s, the town was booming with life, a truly modernized city driven by the oil barons and industrialization of the era. The discovery of oil in Tulsa brought a great deal of wealth, which resulted in a frenzy of sky-high buildings reflective of its progression. 

Today, the 1920s allure of Tulsa has drawn in a variety of residents. And what better idea than to plant our apartment communities in the heart of it all? Cascade at Southern Hills is located near the quickly developing Woodland Hills and Brookside District. Our other property, Coventry Park, is just minutes away from Tulsa Hills and Riverside with quick access to shopping and local hot spots. Mirroring the early boom of the city, these Tulsa apartments are ideal for those looking to be in the midst of all the action.

So much history can be found in Tulsa. And what better way to pay homage than incorporating some art deco pieces in your living space? This design is recognized for  geometrics, which has quickly been making a comeback the last two years. Its stylized shapes, patterns, and natural elements instantly update the look of your apartment, striking the perfect balance of old-world glamor and modern contemporary. Not sure where to get started? Check out these design inspirations and share your new space with us on social media!

Bold Pops of Color

Colors in Art Deco contrast wonderfully with the design’s minimalism. Sticking to similar color palettes keeps it from looking too chaotic. We recommend pairing dark blues with emerald greens. Or if you’re opting for a strong color like red, use it sparingly in your accessories and pair with metallics like bronze or gold.

Sharp Lines

You won’t see many florals or frills here. When choosing furniture, choose strong statement pieces with sharp lines. It pairs wonderfully with wooden cabinets or lacquered black photo frames. 

Exotic Materials

Because of Art Deco’s minimalism and smooth lines, you’ll need to incorporate textures to keep your space from looking too stuffy. Leather, velvet, and natural elements create a bit of softness and relaxation for the space.

Geometric Accessories

The styles of the 1920s were heavily influenced by Egyptian and Roman shapes. Sunbursts, flowers, shells, and bold patterns are just a few of many options you have to instantly inject Jazz Age style into your apartment. To keep it looking modern, incorporate it into your accessories; sculptures, artwork, and layering pieces.