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The Gatsby Collection
In two days time, the film of the year – The Great Gatsby – will finally hit our screens. Set in east coast America, the film depicts decadence, glamour and the American Dream in the 1920s.
While the story is well-known for being a social commentary on the economic prosperity in the post-war years, it’s the showmanship, costumes and lavish sets of Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation that have really got us excited. Decadent furnishings are the only thing that will do for the wealthy residents of fictional West Egg – think chandeliers, plush velvet furnishings, the finest walnut cabinets and, of course, lots of gold.
The decadent look needn't only belong on the silver screen, however. Channel the Roaring Twenties in your own home with our selection of items.
For your star piece the Muuna Josephine Sofa or Driade Vigilius Armchair would fit the bill very well indeed. These art-deco-inspired designs are made from luxuriously soft velvet and have an effortlessly curvaceous shape that perfectly embody 1920s living.
Complement your dream sofa with an American walnut cabinet from Ginger & Jagger. This beautifully patterned cabinet with antique brass finishings is a piece to treasure for life.
No 1920s abode is complete without a dash of sparkle and what better way to add this than with a statement chandelier? Driade have a fantastic piece with the aptly-named The Empire Suspension Light. This gorgeous piece will dazzle whether it’s lit or not.