'Great Gatsby'-inspired items for the home
Products for the home that will help you get a 'Gatsby' look.
No Art Deco décor is complete without a vanity area, and no vanity area is complete without a dainty stool upon which to perch. This steel Emerson vanity stool from Hillsdale Furniture ($124.99) features an ivory cotton/polyester cushion, and its bronze-like finish brings just the right amount of glamour to the table. (kohls.com)
Geometric shapes in dark wood tones will bring depth and warmth to any period room. This Expedit shelf unit in black/brown ($99) stands almost 5 feet high, and can be used as a bookshelf or as room divider. Available at Ikea, in-store only.
Everything looks better by candlelight, but having the perfect candle holder is key. This Michael Graves Design Half-Moon candle holder ($20) will have you swooning over its swooping curves and smooth, nickel-plated finish. Designed to hold either a tealight or a taper, this versatile accent adds subtle style to your table or mantle; jcp.com/michaelgraves.
Reflect the sharp lines and shiny finished that helped define Deco style with this Art Mirror Amber 28 Round ($99.99). Tiny pieces of metal and glass amber-colored hand-cut mirrors frame a simple round center mirror, and the 28-inch wide piece comes with its own mounting hardware. (bedbathandbeyond.com)
Whether you're looking to add just a touch of elegance to your table or you're looking to go over-the-top with the sparkles, these Deco Noir Napkin Jewels from L'Object ($240 for a set of 4) will hit the right note. Made of brass and handcrafted with Swarovski Crystals, they'll keep napkins neat and guests feeling pampered. (Lagoon Linens, l-objet.com)
It’s simply not the 1920s without some Prohibition-flaunting cocktails. Serve yours in these Golden Chevron DOF Glasses [eds: DOF stands for Double Old-Fashioned, and it’s the name of the glass] ($48). Perfect for Old Fashioned, of course, but also a cheeky and fun way to serve sorbets, juice or even hold your fountain pen collection. (C. Wonder, cwonder.com)
What’s Art Deco without a party? And what’s a party without music? Keep your aesthetic retro but your audio up-to-the-minute with the iPhone Gramophone ($249). Also available in an iPad version ($299), this nifty device boosts the volume on your gadget by up to four times, all without the need for electricity, thanks to a handy little notion called physics. The base is made of solid walnut, and the 25-inch high horn is crafted from brass and iron. (Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com)
Bold metal accent pieces take on a playful edge with these sweet Threshold Brass Animals ($9.99 each). Available in either lion, elephant or rhino, the curvy critters stand 4.4 inches high, and will help add a bit of wild fun to your Deco room. (Target, target.com)
The shiny, mirrored finish on this gilded eglomise chest of drawers ($5,437) highlights the hard lines of its design and keeps it from appearing too feminine. Eglomise, which means "gilded glass," is a technique whereby metal leaf is applied to reverse side of glass to give it a depth and shine. (Mecox special order, mecox.com)