Gatsby movie renews interest in art deco fun Art Deco is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in Paris after WW I. It flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era. It combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. "The Great Gatsby" movie is full of examples of the style. It is inspiring modern people to add art deco touches to their homes. Some examples: * Coffee table legs made of metal with ornamental silver and gold-leaf sculptures and legs. * Mirrors set in the middle of tiered starbursts or just one large starburst. * Picture frames that are gold, silver or are wood with a gold inset. * One of the most affordable and playful objects for the home is an old-fashioned stand-up telephone. This replica has modern technology and is made of brushed chrome. The Crosley candlestick phone is $69 at Wayfair.com. * Decorative wall scones fit into the art deco trend. The Kichler Piedra Wall scone has muted color sections framed by old bronze. At $290 it is expensive but beautiful. Available from Wayfair.com. * The Gatsby style, of course, includes cocktails. For $39.99 at Kohl's you can join the fun with a Libbey cocktails mixologist set. It has seven pieces including a tall stainless steel mixing cup, stainless steel strainer, a tall shaker, a tall glass measuring cup with ounce to ounce designations, a tall fancy spoon, a mixing stick and a shot glass.