Yes, I am one of the many ‘Maddicts’ for the AMC tv show ‘Mad Men’. This up-trend of 1960’s revives the fashion and home decor industries. I also have to admit that I love a mid-century table lamp, and the fashion is fun to watch.
Banana Republic has created a limited edition of Mad Men Collection along other retailers. From nubby wool to silky prints…bracelet jackets to suit vests; this era is stylish, charming and sexy. Whether you are a Betty, Joan or Becky, there are many fashion selections for each body type and personality. A little romantic bow detail or bold graphic pattern go a long way. Skinny belt over sweater sets and pair with sassy A-line skirt adds instant glamor! For a softer feminine look? Try watercolor floral prints, or fuller skirt silhouette.
As for the Mad Men production designs, they help to bring back a huge interest of furniture collectors for the mid-century modern aesthetics. This nostalgic furniture trend draws influence from the 1950’s to 1960’s when modernism was fresh and new. I admire the clean design look of the Eames lounge chair, or Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen. We all can see the low Knoll’s sideboards showing up in many furniture catalogs as well as the new take of the 1956 Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen.
Naturally, my eyes hunt down every delightful lamp when I was watching Mad Men. The tall and sculptural lamp base is often with unique shade…just like a gorgeous outfit accessorizes with fabulous shoes; perfect marriage! From sleek, shiny metal style to the whimsical Poul Henningsen’s PH Artichoke Lamp, I have fallen in love with these mid-century designs.
Get inspired and decorate your bed with tufted-velvet headboard as the Drapers. Freshen up wall colors or textiles with a splash of Burnt Orange, Mid Teal or Blue Grey sure will make that dark wood furniture pops. Mad Men madness affect our fashion and home, and I have already started re-decorating my new home.