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Art Nouveau Tile Wallpaper by texturecrazy/cathairstudios, via Flickr
A neat factoid about Art Nouveau: The design aesthetic was actually based on the burgeoning middle class. Suddenly there were a lot of people who could afford nice things, but not a maid to keep them clean. The more streamlined art neauveou decor was easier to keep clean than the victorian equivalents had been.
interior of Horta house