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Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is a visual spectacle. Achieving a similar, explosive Great Gatsby Style at home takes real guts and commitment. This style is not for the “beige set” or lovers of contemporary minimalism, rather it’s a celebration of excess, glitz and glamour.
The sets are oozing with opulence and sumptuous fabrics. Couldn’t you get lost in the swirling drapery, or submerge yourself in the stylish and plush sofas? The rooms are heavily stylized, but reflect the merging of two great design eras: the end of turn-of-the-century ornate embellishment and the beginning of the cleaner lines found in Jazz Age Art Deco.
Set in 1922, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, covers the post World War I hedonism found among the wealthy set. Partying was paramount and interiors are a feast. On one hand we have the uber-modern Art Deco bedroom which echoes the design of Rockefeller Center with architectural furniture and chrome lighting; and on the other, old-world paneling and gilt accessories left over from previous, old-money generations. It all seems to work!
The grandeur of the spaces is evident in the scale of the design elements chosen. Large-scale crystal chandeliers fill the foyer, while massive and elegant carpets adorn the polished floors.
Here's how to get Great Gatsby Style at home: 1. Walt Disney Signature Storyboard Square Wall Sconce 2. Fanimation Fitzgerald Satin Nickel Desk Fan or Wall Fan 3. Vixen Polished Nickel Corbett Pendant Light 4. Dobson Bouquet Dana Accent Chair 5. Westchester Landmark Classic Alarm Clock 6. Hand-Made Siren of the Sea Accent Table Lamp
Photos: Love is Speed.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.
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