Interior Design Trends 2009: The Magic of Decalage Deluxe

History Meets Flash - 2009 Interior Design Trends - Decalage Deluxe

When you first enter the website, you are immediately deluged with visual images of furnishings that seem to work against each other. Shiny patent with Houndstooth? A vintage rocking chair in navy blue lacquer and gleaming silver vinyl? These are just some of the unique pairings that the L.A. based company Decalage Deluxe specializes in.

Inspired by original and unusual vintage objects, the designers Martine and Aurelia Santoni have breathed new live with a twist to these old, classic shapes. The results are graphic, colorful shapes that are completely unique. Each piece is signed, dated, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

One of my personal favorites is the I…OU2 settee. Painted in shiny black lacquer, with black patent vinyl and a black woven material, this Victorian shape takes on a sexy, fetish-type look. Definitely not for Grandma’s parlor anymore.

The Au Coin de Feu rocker is shown two different ways, but most notably with the navy lacquered finish and silver metallic material. Never has a bent wood rocker seemed so fresh and relevant to today’s modern interiors. The intricate contrast of materials oddly creates a timeless feel in a futuristic way.

Taking a feminine cue are the Ballade au Japon chairs with their sensual curved shapes and colorful floral fabrics. These fiberglass chairs would be perfectly at home in a lively living room or a bright sunroom.


This aunt-niece team strives for high quality along with the extraordinary unordinary. Their goal is to provide a high fashion collection that is both unique and exclusive.