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Get this look: Great Gatsby-inspired home decor

comp:0000518d43ff:000000015d:045f 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"><p>From the new film interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald&#8217;s classic to Tiffany&#8217;s Gatsby-inspired &#8220;Jazz Age Glamour&#8221; collection — the Roaring &#8217;20s are everywhere. The home is no exception.</p> <div id="attachment_119902" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 368px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/contemporary-dining-rooms-1874801986/"><img class=" wp-image-119902 " alt="wallpaper" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/wallpaper-0912ec.jpg" width="358" height="538"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">A statement mirror and graphic wallpaper are a nod to the 1920s.</p></div> <p>Art deco interiors, marked by geometric patterns, metallic finishes and luxury elements, are a huge trend and it&#8217;s not just because of the new movie release. Pieces from the era are seen as classic designs earning a place in the home, whether mid-century modern or firmly traditional.</p> <h3>What is art deco?</h3> <p>Despite its gilded and luxe feeling, art deco is &#8220;sleek&#8221; and exquisitely detailed, says <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/DavidScottInteriors-boards/">designer David Scott</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;I prefer to use plain-lined, sumptuous furniture made of luxe, unusual materials that are exotic and glamorous,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Art deco emphasizes graphic and geometric designs in classic black and white, usually found in pattern rugs, wallpaper or pillows.</p> <p>In the 1920s, luxury was embodied in touches of metallics — gold and silver accents — and other pops of glitz in mirrored or gilded pieces.</p> <h3>Add art deco to your home</h3> <p>There are a few pieces you can work into any space that give a nod to the richness of the &#8217;20s:</p> <p><strong>Printed wallpaper or pillows</strong></p> <div id="attachment_119901" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 398px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/art-deco-kids-bedrooms-1831662965/"><img class="wp-image-119901 " alt="wallpaper 2" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/wallpaper-2-3a3d71.jpg" width="388" height="538"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Black and white graphic wallpaper in a bedroom designed by <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/Niche-Interiors-boards/">Niche Interiors</a>.</p></div> <p>Chevron, rays and other stark graphic prints are the hallmark of art deco design. Placed on a wallpaper, the effect is elegant.</p> <p><strong>Mirrored &amp; chrome furniture</strong></p> <div id="attachment_119898" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 413px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/unknowns-1956503540/"><img class=" wp-image-119898 " alt="David Scott Interiors' design features a striking mirrored table. " src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/mirrored-furniture-63d67c.jpg" width="403" height="538"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/DavidScottInteriors-boards/">David Scott Interiors</a>&#8216; design features a striking mirrored table.</p></div> <p>Mirrored furniture combines art deco&#8217;s emphasis on clean lines yet undeniable elegance. Just adding one piece to a room is enough to make a statement.</p> <p><strong>Sunburst accents</strong></p> <div id="attachment_119899" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 410px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/contemporary-dining-rooms-1834533378/"><img class="size-full wp-image-119899" alt="sunburst 2" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/sunburst-2-099bb2.jpg" width="400" height="600"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">A large sunburst mirror makes a statement in this home, done by <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/Eric-Ross-Interiors-boards/">Eric Ross Interiors</a>.</p></div> <p>The classic sunburst shape became popular during the reign of French King Louis XVI and regained popularity during the 1920s, and again in &#8217;60s. Mirrors, in general, are a great way to accent a space, whether it&#8217;s an iconic sunburst frame or another eye-catching shape.</p> <p><strong>Bar elements<br/> </strong></p> <div id="attachment_119897" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 368px"><a href="http://http://www.zillow.com/digs/eclectic-bars-1847533475/"><img class=" wp-image-119897" alt="bar" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/bar-ff7d9a.jpg" width="358" height="538"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">An old oak washstand gets a new purpose as a bar in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/Eric-Ross-Interiors-boards/">Eric Ross Interiors</a>&#8216; design.</p></div> <p>&#8220;Nothing says the Jazz Age like a beautiful bar setup with a martini shaker, ice bucket and decanters filled with spirits. [It's] timeless and welcoming,&#8221; said Scott.</p> <p>Even if you don&#8217;t have a lot of room, a bar cart with some accoutrements can be the exact touch to finish a Roaring &#8217;20s space.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-05-08/5-homes-jay-gatsby-would-love/">5 Homes Jay Gatsby Would Love</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2011-11-10/home-of-the-week-san-fran-speakeasy/">Home of the Week: San Fran Speakeasy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-04-16/get-this-look-brass-is-back/">Get This Look: Brass is Back</a></li> </ul> </div>
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