Mad Men Madness
Every mad man and his dog have, for quite some time, been talking about AMC’s hit series, Mad Men. Set in New York in the transitional period between the 50s and 60s that marked so many changes, Mad Men outlines the style and design shift of the era seamlessly, and this new season sees the smooth lines of the 60s in their element. Thank god for anyone waiting for shag pile to come back in style! Well now’s your time. Along with the show’s success has come a new wave of appreciation of everything 60s – especially home design. Embrace the sleek styling of the 60s by teaming rigid furniture in muted tones with free flowing block colors and patterns to bring life to your living space.
A personal favorite is this Casatua Daybed Sofa from Fashion for Home. An easy item to accessorize and design your room around or simply to slot into your ready-made living room. It does come in a range of colors, one of which is a beautiful duck egg blue, though I find keeping the key pieces in a room simple, acting as a blank canvas, and adjusting the smaller items around them can seem less intrusive to your lifestyle and less garish –a blue sofa doesn’t exactly scream spill-friendly!
Another keynote of 60s design is dark pine. Watch any episode of Mad Men and you’ll see it’s everywhere! Think about accessorizing your living space with a dark pine coffee table or book shelf to bring some depth of color in a subtle way as well as incorporating one of the 60s statement colors. Check out made.com for more inspiration on 60s styles and a wide range of pine dressers and tables to perfectly set off your new sleek 60s home!