Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Great Gatsby

Anyone that knows me, knows that I watch movies for mainly one reason...the sets. Regardless of whether I genuinely enjoyed a flick, if I love a house in a movie (such as Something's Gotta Give or It's Complicated) I will watch it over and over. Luckily, when it came to The Great Gatsby, I loved the movie and the sets. 
Another thing many people know about me is I dream of being born in a different era. 
The 20s happen to be one of my favorites.
We'll start with Daisy's colonial style brick house.
The style screams old money and is a perfect portrayal of what I imagined her house to be when I first read the book years ago.
This was my favorite part of the movie, when the gorgeous white sheers were wrapped around those gorgeous chandeliers. 
The light and airiness of this space are not what you expect from a mansion in the 1920s. The gorgeous reds peek through a mostly neutral palette....and don't even get me started on those gorgeous wood floors.

 Here's a peak of the living room set from Architectural Digest.
I was also dearly in love with the charming cottage Nick lived in, in West Egg.
 Through a set photo, you can see the amazing woodwork that went into building his little beach cottage.

 The tiny and adorable kitchen, had me at hello.
 Then there's the gorgeous green rug and green tiled fireplace, that just adds to the charm.

Then of course there's Gatsby's castle, right next door:

 What I found amazing about his bedroom is that if I saw it on a movie set that took place today I wouldn't blink an eye. The art deco/modern style surprised me but also reminded me how some styles are classic.

 The famous round pool.

And because, it is exactly what I imagine a 1920s New York City apartment, I have to share Tom's secret city pad.

The vibrant colors just scream a 1920s party to me.
How about you guys? Any movies you love purely because of the glamorous sets? Do tell.