Around The Block: ‘Great Gatsby’ showhouse to add glamour at Ideal Home Show
Lights, camera and action. This year’s Ideal Home Show at the RDS will feature a Great Gatsby home, designed to feel like a walk-on movie set. The blockbuster interior décor will include movie star eye candy in the form of an on-set Leonardo Decaprio look-a-like, Ben Cornish, who has starred in Scary Movie 5, The Dark Knight Rises and Inception.
The showhouse, sponsored by DFS, has film-star looks but is a modern day take on the theme, not a set piece, explains the designer, California-born Arlene McIntyre of Ventura Design. “It will feature aspects of art deco, elements that have stood the test of time including cut glass chandeliers – both antique and modern styles – and wooden wall panelling with French beading with wallpaper inside the beading. With a fresh colour palette – greys, taupes, beiges and sharp whites that work well with Irish light, which is cooler than that of Long Island’s North Shore – the look will be rooted in modernity.”
The Autumn Ideal Home Show takes place at the RDS from Friday October 25th to Monday October 28th. Pre-register for free tickets on idealhome.ie.