Thursday, September 02, 2010

Gatsby Murano Glass Bath Vanity Lights

Fitzgerald published his infamous novel The Great Gatsby in 1925. It chronicled the heights prosperity enjoyed by Americans in the roaring 1920s following the First World War. It was the age of glamour, decadence and excess in every aspect of the lives of those wealthy enough to afford it. Massive homes were built and nothing was spared on both the exteriors and interiors.

Poster 1920s

The interior design profession was in its infancy and the 20s became the heyday for fledgling interior designers. Art deco style was featured in Paris and made its way to America becoming all the rage in interiors as well as architecture.

The “Gatsby” Style featured:

  • over the top glamour
  • angular and geometric shapes
  • anything shiny; glass, mirrors, fabrics, metals
  • nature motifs
  • exotic influences from other countries
  • furniture was streamlined and featured unique pieces instead of matching sets
  • lighting was copper, brass or bright chrome with etched or sandblasted glass.

Gatsby Collection Murano Glass Wall Sconce

The Gatsby Collection Murano Glass Wall Sconce is reminiscent of this glorious time in interior design, with its elegant and natural design in antique copper metal enveloping an antiqued filigree glass.  This wall sconce would be resplendent as a pair of  bath vanity lights on either side of an Art Deco inspired mirror or alone, to give subtle lighting to a dark wall or corner. 

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