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Doing Deco: 4 classic pieces that'll look great in your home

Just as movies influence fashion and beauty, film can have a profound effect on decor, too. In the 1980s, Out of Africa had everyone craving the safari look, while Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette a few years ago revived rococo. These days, it's two of the last century's most interesting decades - the 1920s and 1930s - that are having a cinematic moment. A new version of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, is currently being shot. And at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, Madonna will unveil W.E., the sophomore director's take on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, icons of the Art Deco age. Count on these sure-to-be-sumptuous epics to revive interest in Deco, the defining style of both the Roaring Twenties and the Dirty Thirties. Here's how to get the look at home

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RAISE THE BAR The best way to enjoy a swank Dirty Thirties setting is with a dirty martini in hand. House the fixings for one in an era-evoking bar unit. Walnut Collins Bar with polished-stainless-steel base and trim, $1,435 at Elte.

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BRING ON EILEEN Geometric shapes, zigzagging, sunbursts, pyramids and glyphs were popular patterns for rugs, textiles and wallpaper, as this carpet by Eileen Gray, who designed it in 1930, makes vividly clear. Square St. Tropez rug by Eileen Gray, $6,990 at Avenue Road.

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SEEK OUT STREAMLINED Less curvy than those of the early Art Deco period, the sleeker, cleaner lines of its late incarnation extended to everything from sofas to room screens to lighting. Carmichael sofa by Gus* Modern, $2,150 at Stylegarage, including its new store in Vancouver’s Gastown district.

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