What is all the fuss about? I blogged earlier this week, wondering what all the fuss was about for the hit show Mad Men on AMC. Was it great writing? Was it great acting? Was it thought-provoking plots? Was it great characters? Was it sex appeal? Was it the historically accurate style and fashions of the early 1960s?
As I said last blog, I think all of these factors
contribute to the growing success of the show. But again, I think people are finding the styles of the era alluring and fun to revisit, as they are historically accurately portrayed in this show. The style of the time was very distinctive both at home and in the workplace.
This era's home interiors decorating style was characterized by dark woods, streamlined furniture, large sculptural lamps with artistic shades, decorative accessories and art pottery, kitchen accessories intended to "dress-up" the kitchen, and cocktail and smoking accessories.
I have to admit, I never thought that the kitschy-ist home wares of the 1960s would ever be fashionable again. Thanks to Mad Men's power and sex appeal, many home fashions from this era are making a comeback.
Equally as interesting is how the decorating style of the era influence office decor as well. Here you would also see the dark woods, streamlined furniture and large sculptural lamps with decorative shades. You would also see lots of goose neck lamps and use of lots of metals. Industrial design, which started circa the 1920s, had now reached a frenzied crescendo and a new sense of office chic ruled. All things utilitarian in the office had a design sensibility to them from staplers to typewriters to phones to rubber stamp holders to mail carts and the list goes on.
You too can get the look for your home…..
Table lighters and smoking accessories
Rotary dial phones
Bars and bar ware
You too can get the look for your office…..
I hope you have enjoyed this look at the style of Mad Men. It is a fun style trend that is easily accessible and definately affordable...happy shopping! I will highlight more items of the era in the coming weeks......as they say in the business.....STAY TUNED!