5 Ways to Decorate With Flowers, Inspired by The Great Gatsby

Opening on Friday, The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, promises to delight lovers of both beautiful design and tragic love stories. Set in 1922, the sets are packed full of gorgeous Jazz Age costumes and sets, provided by Catherine Martin. While we’re in love with all of the photos from the film (you can find them on the Warner Bros. Great Gatsby site), we were particularly struck by the floral arrangements shown in the film. See how we’re inspired to use florals in our decorating arrangements this season.

Create a living wall with florals. Use a mix of cut blossoms, ferns and potted orchids to create a dramatic backdrop, perfect for wooing your true love.


Use matching bouquets of mixed florals as bookends to a side or console table. To create another point of visual interest, use the space in between the bouquets for a taller vignette.



Mix pastels with kelly green topiaries for a beautiful effect outdoors. While most of us don’t have a lawn large enough upon which to race a polo pony, we can all definitely take notes on the color palette



Think beyond the table. Use wall-mounted vases to add another dimension of floral decorating to your home.



And of course — everything’s sweeter with flowers. Consider using cascading bouquets of flowers to highlight a dessert table or tiered dessert trays.



Photo Source:  Warner Bros. Entertainment

I love how you’ve taken modern items that will see a lot of use everyday and tailored them to fit the style of this movie. I can’t wait to see the movie, and am in love the ideas you’ve shared!

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