Before it spread through­out the rest of the world, the birth­place of Art Deco was the 1920s of Paris. In the 1930s and 40s Miami gave it its own “Stream­line Mod­erne” style. The build­ings use pas­tel colours with flo­ral and aquatic dec­o­ra­tions and evoke the nau­ti­cal designs of the great ocean liners.