inspiration ~ MAD MEN
Mad Men is a must see critically acclaimed series. Mad Men is a wicked combination of sharp writing and a talented cast with fantastic costumes and set design. Already finished its third season, the early 60’s period drama has had its influence on fashion and decorating. Of its many awards, Mad Men has won 3 Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Series on Television. If you aren’t watching yet – grab the first two seasons of dvds (with great behind-the-scenes bonuses).
Mad Men is was the short term for “Madison Avenue” Men – a reference to the Advertising Companies location in New York. Man Men is fun to watch for all of the 60’s pop culture references discussed during the ad biz meetings.
Mad Men is very strict and true to the period — the walnut paneling, teak furniture and long and low sofa is classic mid century (as is the smoking and drinking at the office!)
Mad Mens Production Designer Dan Bishop has won three awards for Art Direction. Dan Bishop also worked on another amazing 60’s period piece, the movie ‘A Single Man’, directed by designer Tom Ford, and starring Colin Firth.
Betty Draper and Eames. The creator of Mad Men, Mathew Weiner, and much of the crew, were part of the Sopranos team.
This is the Mad Men cast in a contemporary version of their character’s style. The following contemporary interiors have a Mad Men-esque vibe to them and give inspiration to incorporating 60’s style in your home —
Lots of teak and clean lines in this loft.
Wood paneling, a classic leather sofa and chrome based coffee table create the feeling here.
Walnut walls, muted greens and browns and the shape of the chairs give this room a 60’s flavour.
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