This summer the name on everybody’s lips is Gatsby! The literary classic has been brought back to the big screen by Aussie director Baz Luhrman and its influence is already being felt through this season’s fashion and interiors trends.
Art Deco and the 1920s are what you need to reference to nail this look, with mirrors, sparkle, white, silver, black and gold all key to getting it right.
The Great Gatsby is a tale of excess as much as anything and this look is decadent, indulgent and spoilt – just like Gatsby’s great love Daisy Buchanan.
The Citadelle round wall mirror from Barker and Stonehouse is made up of connecting circles in a flower petal design. In antique silver, it’s perfect for a modern take on the Art Deco style.
And don’t neglect your lounge or conservatory – the Edgar occasional chair is made from wicker and painted white for a summery look. We can just imagine a guest at one of Gatsby’s legendary parties curling up in her fabulous drop-waisted dress and falling asleep in the late afternoon sunshine.
Period pieces will work with this look too as the houses of the rich and famous, such as Gatsby, would have been furnished in a collection of the best pieces from a variety of eras.
The Grosvenor dressing table is made from solid Mahogany chosen for its distinctive grain and character, while the matching mirror and upholstered footstool add to the traditional style.
And for fine dining look no further than the beautiful Brideshead collection. Solid mahogany and veneers with an antique finish highlights the natural splendour of the wood. You’ll sit straight-backed in the stunning high buttoned-back chair in red, amethyst or Cosmic and the highly polished extendable dining table even has castors for easy transportation. The stunning black and white printed wallpaper in the background of the cabinets just adds to the effect.
And speaking of wallpaper, you need just the right backdrop on which to build your Great Gatsby look – Bradbury and Bradbury have an exquisite collection of ‘art wallpapers’ including a selection of Art Deco styles. We love the striking ‘Volute’ design in old gold and the stunning choice of borders. http://bradbury.com