In 2017, Cindy and Bobby Sherman bought the house Cindy had adored since she was a kid—a 1932 Tudor cottage nestled in the heart of Springfield, Missouri that previously belonged to her mother’s best friend. She has spent the last few years transforming her home into the art-deco space of her dreams.
The art deco movement began in Europe about a century ago and quickly took off in other parts of the world. It was a rebellion against classical aesthetics and prior artistic movements, but it is now considered a classic style in its own right and an enduring nod to Jazz-Age glamour. Art deco is characterized by sleek lines, vibrant metallics, geometric patterns and exaggerated curves.
A glamorous color scheme, some luxe lighting and a keen attention to small details are staples in curating an art-deco space, Cindy says. Before she started renovating her bar room, she bought a baby grand piano, which helped shape her vision for a new bar. She loved the sleek look of the piano’s black lacquer frame, and she began designing the space with that lacquer and the black-and-white color palette in mind.
“I've always just kind of liked the art-deco look––the sleek lines of it, the curves of it,” Cindy says. “And so the bar, the way it was, it was very traditional looking. It had a brown and gold granite top, and it was pretty, but it wasn't the look I wanted.”