‘The Great Gatsby': The mansion
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Inside the homes of the ‘The Great Gatsby’

‘The Great Gatsby': The mansion
The back story to the fictitious Gatsby mason, production designer Catherine Martin said: It was probably built between 1910 and 1913, and “he would’ve been the second owner, having bought it from an industrialist.” The production filmed on location at an old seminary in Australia, then added turrets digitally.  (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': The mansion
The floor of the same hall has a center medallion in the parquet floor, a marquetry monogram made of different wood veneers. (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': The mansion
The ceiling, lined in gold mosaic tiles, has a pseudo-Byzantine pattern, production designer Martin said. The chandeliers are from Schonbek.  (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': The Mansion
“Gatsby kept some of the rooms the same as the original,” production designer Martin said. “This would be an Old Masters room, where the wealthy would hang their finest artwork.” Just add flappers, balloons and glitter. (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': The mansion
Gatsby’s bedroom is two stories, of course. One of the focal points is Martin’s 16.5-by-13-foot Westchester rug. “Gatsby” fans actually can buy it -- for around $17,300. The quilted walls are upholstery fabric overlaid with metal strips.  (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': Nick Carraway’s cottage
The Nick Carraway character has a garden that is far simpler and lived-in, a modest Craftsman-style cottage set between two mansions. (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': The Buchanan house
In Daisy and Tom Buchanan’s house, the old-money vibe created by Chinoiserie silk wallpaper by DeGournay and antiques in the dining room contrasts with a modern electric fan set on a carved wood pedestal. “I love the clash of this slightly ugly fan, this modern industrial object, in this posh room,” Martin said. (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': The Buchanan house
Production designer Catherine Martin designed the 290-square-foot oval rug in Night Bird, a stylized pattern with phoenix motifs. Hand tufted from New Zealand wool, it costs about $23,104 from Designer Rugs of Australia.  (Warner Bros. )
‘The Great Gatsby': The Buchanan house
The Buchanan salon has another one of Martin’s rug designs, Black Pearl, custom colored to match a description in “The Great Gatsby.” The chairs are a Swedish design purchased at Gamla Lan in Australia and upholstered in Spider, a fabric by Neisha Crosland.  (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': The Buchanan house
Another view of that rug. (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': Harlem apartment
In the Harlem apartment of Tom’s mistress, production designer Catherine Martin created a look that leans toward bordello. The wallpaper is a 1920s design reprinted by Karman Grech in Sydney, Australia. The fabric on the sofa was digitally printed with the imagery of the Jean-Honore Fragonard painting “The Swing.”  (Warner Bros.)
‘The Great Gatsby': The flowers
Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) and Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) have a moment surrounded by an explosion of flowers. “We chose to put a ludicrous number of flowers, particularly orchids, because that would’ve required hothouses and would represent Gatsby’s extraordinary wealth,” production designer Martin said.

Full article: Q&A with “Gatsby” production designer Catherine Martin (Warner Bros.)
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