- Art Deco embraced architecture, furniture, fabrics, stage design, and fashion even painting. Like its forerunner, Art Nouveau, Art Deco was an eclectic style. It drew inspiration from many sources. Designers borrowed from the pictorial inventions of contemporary avant-garde artists. This updated and expanded collection of ART DECO DESIGNS shows a style that is equally adaptable and as enjoyable now as when it was first created. All designs are ready to use on the included CD.