Bringing the Mad Men Mid-Century Modern Look Into Your Home

I am a sucker for mid-century mod furnishing and accessories, and Mad Men is one of my favorite shows on TV right now. It’s known as much for its historical accuracy and visual style as it is for its storyline. How can you not just fall in love with the fabulous 60s-themed costume design almost as much as the characters themselves?

 {The mid-century style is perfect for mixing brand new pieces with vintage finds or up cycled treasures, like this living room. From:  Curbed .}

{The mid-century style is perfect for mixing brand new pieces with vintage finds or up cycled treasures, like this living room. From: Curbed.}

I have watched Mad Men from the beginning and am still captivated by the set design each time I watch. I visualize how I can use some of those throw-back accents in the rooms I am currently designing. The pieces of nostalgia, whether they are from your own childhood or your grandparents’, add that spectacular vintage touch with an air of comfort and familiarity.

Wherever you are in the show though, or even if you’ve never seen it, you can certainly incorporate the mid-century modern style into your home décor.

 {Monochromatic rooms with gold and brass accents help bring that mid-century Mad Men style into your home. From:  House Beautiful .}

{Monochromatic rooms with gold and brass accents help bring that mid-century Mad Men style into your home. From: House Beautiful.}

While some things, like heavy drapery, yellow linoleum, and rust-colored carpeting, can be left in the ’60s, there are many facets of the era that you can easily incorporate into your modern day design for a fresh “mid-century chic” look. Items like credenzas, coffee tables, mod lamps, and geometric art are great ways to incorporate the Drapers’ style into your home.

 {Mixing vintage elements like geometric art and ’60s style seating with modern coffee tables and accents creates the perfect balance for this clean Draper-esque living room. From:  Washington Post .}

{Mixing vintage elements like geometric art and ’60s style seating with modern coffee tables and accents creates the perfect balance for this clean Draper-esque living room. From: Washington Post.}

You can also bring some of this vintage sophistication into your bedroom with key pieces like this velvet tufted headboard or this geometric gold sunburst mirror.

As you can see there are numerous ways to bring the Mad Men into to your home. AFP Interiors is here to help design your Baltimore-area home interior, whether you prefer an understated design or the full vintage feel of the Drapers’ home. Contact me to discuss your ideas and I will work with you to bring them to life.

Do you watch Mad Men? Have you been inspired by the ’60s décor?

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