Roaring Twenties Roaring into Your Home

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby comes out in its latest film form May 10. The movie features a soundtrack by Jay-Z and a Jay Gatsby played by Leonardo DiCaprio. There has been quite a build up in the design and fashion world in preparation for this movie, ushering in an age of Roaring Twenties-inspired décor.

Here are the essentials for modeling your home in East Egg or West Egg fashion:

Art Deco or Art Nouveau—Take Your Pick!

Look for geometric shapes and sharp lines twisted into overly ornamented design that resurrected Baroque style. The favorite shapes of the era were spheres, polygons, rectangles, trapezoids, zigzags, chevrons, and sunbursts. These were arranged into symmetrical patterns using materials like aluminum, stainless steel, Bakelite, chrome, and plastics. If you want to add a little spice, try to find faux stained glass, inlays, and lacquer. This is the Roaring Twenties! Go wild!

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