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Inspired by "The Great Gatsby"

This truly is where movie set design and interior design come together - 
The New York City's Plaza Hotel is honoring Zelda Fitzgerald who would have been 114 and was the muse for some of her husband F. Scott Fitzgerald's greatest work.
The Plaza Hotel teamed up with Catherine Martin who won two or her four Academy Awards for The Great Gatsby (2013) to design the Fitzgerald Suite. 

Being an Interior Designer I love to borrow design elements from the past and as expected Ms. Martin has encapsulated all of the sexy glamour and nostalgia from the Deco era of the 1920's.

To add to the romance of room the chandelier centered on a framed antique mirror ceiling and was designed to sound like champagne glasses clinking, the bookshelves are lined with the complete works of both F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald right down to a Gramophone-shaped speaker ready for your iPod. As for the artwork adoring the walls they are portraits of the 2013 film's cast taken by the famed celebrity photographer Douglas Kirkland. 

For the true Great Gatsby movie fans there are actual props from the set of the Baz Luhrmann film including the linens with Jay Gatsby's monogram. 

When guest check into the 700 square foot Fitzgerald suite priced at a mere $2,795 a night (plus tax) they are welcomed with a Moet Imperial Gatsby : a champagne cocktail exclusively served at the Plaza as well a pair of silver flasks monogrammed with the Plaza's iconic logo.

As for the design elements I love the tone on tone color scheme -  It should be noted that everything in this Deco-inspired suite is provided by Restoration Hardware right down to the paint on the walls which Ms. Martin said the color, Subtle Velvet Graphite, evokes a "wistfulness".

I particularly like the the picture frame molding on the walls with inlaid fabric panels that match the roman shades at the windows and the painted black boarder against the white frame really accentuates the architectural detail.   

Please take note of the three fabulous Deco rugs and how they define each area in this small space.

It is easy to think how we can incorporate these timeless elements from the roaring 20's to a peaceful and harmonious space in our home today.  

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