Happy Halloween! Yikes … tomorrow is November! Is it really time to start thing about the holidays? Apparently so! Kristy and I were invited to attend a little Pre-Holiday soiree at one of our favorite stores, Classic Remix Chicago. Us and a handful of other bloggers were given the task of tagging 5 of our favorite items in the store to use or give during the holidays.
So, do any of you have this problem in your homes? I call it Boob Light Syndrome.
The Great Gatsby movie comes out tomorrow … is anyone else as excited to see it as I am?
The Great Gatsby has always been one of my favorite books … so I’m hoping the movie won’t disappoint. I know there have been other movie versions, but I haven’t really loved them.
With Baz Luhrmann directing this one, it is sure to be a visual feast. Of course, the costumes will be to-die-for, but I am equally excited to see the Gatsby Mansion come to life on the big screen.
In anticipation of the Premiere, I thought it would be fun to pull together a few pieces you can use to inject a little Gatsby Style into your own home.
Since The Great Gatsby recounts affluence in America during the 1920’s … glitz, glamour and opulence are in tall order. The Swinging Twenties were also defined by the Art Deco style – geometric shapes, streamlining and clean lines. So here are my picks …
Glamorous Lighting: Nothing has the ability to add more glitz and glam to a room than a few stunning chandeliers, and this ‘20s-inspired version will cast a glittery glow above your fabulous parties.
|NEW 1920s Odeon Glass Fringe Chandelier|
Geometric shapes: One of the most definitive styles of the era was the use of geometric shapes in everything from fashion to architecture to interior design. This metallic and teal wallpaper pattern from Graham & Brown is perfect for adding an Art Deco touch to a powder room or accent wall
|Graham & Brown Wallpaper|
Lacquered furniture: High gloss furniture is another way to evoke glamour and drama. Introduce a lacquered piece like this desk into your decorating scheme to give your space an opulent touch.
|Jett Desk in White Lacquer|
An elegant and well-stocked bar: Jay Gatsby seems like the kind of guy who would want to be able to mix himself a cocktail from any room in “the manse”. A bar cart like this streamlined gold-leaf version, filled with chunky crystal decanters could fit just about anywhere.
|Gold Leafed Bar Cart|
Art Deco Artwork: The style of the Swinging Twenties can easily be defined in the Art Deco artwork that was produced throughout the decade. I love this poster from Red Gate Arts on Etsy.
|Art Deco Bauhaus Poster|
Silky, shimmery fabrics: The early Hollywood influence on the ‘20s is evident in the popularity of shiny, luxe fabrics like silks and satins. This metallic throw pillow is the perfect addition to give any room a touch of old Hollywood glam.
|Frosted Diamond Pillow Cover|
Mirrored furniture: Reflective furniture was all the rage in the ‘20s, and it wasn’t rare to see mirrored tables and chests in the homes of high society like Jay Gatsby. This one feels Art-Deco inspired with it’s circular base.
|Splendora Mirrored Console|
And there you have it … (cue the fireworks). Don’t you want to bring Gatsby into your home?
I don’t know about you, but after so many hours indoors at home, I really get the itch to change things up a bit around my house. Some changes are small … some a little more involved (ask my husband and father-in-law). But I thought I’d share a few here …
#1 Simplifying the top of our entertainment center
|Circa Lighting George II Glass Chandelier|
|Ballard Designs Emmeline 6 Light Chandelier|
|Shades of Light Modern Murano Glass Style Chandelier|
|Serena & Lily Anya Blown Glass Chandelier