Would Gatsby Buy it?

Great Gatsby Party

Great Gatsby Party

Fashion and furnishing trends this season are decidedly 1920’s.  The litmus test seems to be “Would Gatsby Buy It’?  The glamourous 20’s were all about ostentatious glimmer.  Nick Carroway (Gatsby’s confidant) lived in a $80 a month cottage next to Gatsby’s $15000 a season mansion but got to run with the glitzy and ditzy  “in” crowd.

Retro Styled Bar Cabinet

Handcrafted Scalloped Wood Retro Styled Bar Cabinet at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Retro Styled Cocktail Table

Retro Styled Cocktail Table with Black Mirrored Surfaces at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Take a page from Nick Carroway.  These new shimmering retro styled pieces will let you party with the style of Gatsby,  without having to become part of Long Island’s decadent social gentry and risk getting shot or run over.

Gatsby & Daisy

Marble-ous Carrara Ends

Global End Tables in Carrara Marble at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Global End Tables in Carrara Marble at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Silvery hand forged “global” metal bases are topped with Italian Carrara marble to give these ends a sumptuous “old world” look. These come in 2 different heights so one should work next to your favourite occasional chair.

The beauty of a white Carrara marble-topped end table is really all about the “afterglow”.  Without a coaster, clear glass gets those wet puddles when you place your favourite cocktail upon it.  The next day you have the nasty little dried rings (and dust) to Windex.

Marble Topped Cocktail TableIf you do notice anything at all on white marble a quick damp cloth will eradicate it.

You can get back to thirsting for anything but what you had the night before and trying not to cave to your uncontrollable urge for french fries.

Simply marble-ous.

Straight up with a Barley Twist

Barley Twist Table

Vintage Barley Twist Cocktail Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Come on Baby!  The Barley Twist is that twirley leg that is predominant in 1920’s English furniture…part of the “English Manor” styling  so on trend now.  The vintage maple cocktail table above is 28 inches square and 21 inches high.

cinnamon bun eggnog martini

Cinnamon Bun Eggnog Martini available at my house

Perfect for holding a “cinnamon bun eggnog martini ” close at hand  to take the edge off holiday induced stress (but I digress).

The January 2013 Architectural Digest is showing  loads of Barley Twist legs on high-backed chairs and tables in rooms containing contemporary sectionals and occasional chairs.

Looks like Richard is not the only decorator who is scouring auction houses and dealers for theFrench Martni barley twist.  And I’m not the only person who enjoys one (or two).

Merry Christmas to you and yours!   Clink!

Barley twist in Archictectural Digest

January 2013 Architectural Digest featuring Barley Twisted Furniture

Foiled by the Frame

At first glance this warm burnished scalloped frame looks like old gold.  This is actually a carved wooden frame with a gorgeous foil finish.  At 23″ in diameter it would make a great accent mirror over a mantle or console.

This set of two metal cocktail tables is painted in a burnished gold which gives their industrial styling a more formal regency edge. Slip them between two comfy chairs and adorn with libations.  Is it 5:00 pm yet?

Rescued by Richard

Vintage Cocktail Table

This homeless forgotten little table had no personality until Richard had it lacquered in a gloss black and had the foresight to add a perfect 20 X 20 inch travertine top.

Now it’s a rich looking “Vintage Cocktail Table”,  welcome at even the snootiest  holiday parties.  At 27 inches high it’s a perfect spot to rest your drink while grabbing a nibble and you don’t need a coaster.