Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mad Men Design Style SO in Vogue

I know it’s been a while since I last posted on this Blog but that has been primarily due to the fact that I’m in the throws of home renovations of my own. Our kitchen is now almost done! More on that later.

I’ve been watching the show “Mad Men” and not only do I love the story line, but the decor used on the sets is amazing! My mid-century modern tastes are finally paying off in Hollywood. If you’re ever looking for some inspiration for your projects, I would suggest watching this show.

The office interiors scream 50’s – 60’s minimalist. Saarinen inspired tulip tables and Eames chairs are plentiful at the offices of Sterling Cooper. I just love the modular shelving used in the commercial for Nutz starring Jimmy Barrett.

 modular shelving

When Don’s wife Betty begins seeing a shrink you get a real glimpse into the minimalist styling of a therapist’s office. Notice the chaise lounge and tulip side table.


The over the top plush blue velvet tufted headboard in the bedroom of Don and Betty Draper represent the upper class lifestyle of which they live. Don being a successful ad man brings him in a high dollar salary. Gotta love the smoking in bed!