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The MadMen Effect: The TV Show's Mid-Century Impact on Home Decor

The MadMen Effect: The TV Show's Mid-Century Impact on Home Decor

As AMC's Mad Men emerged as one of television's most beloved and well-recieved dramas, its stylish, 1960s aesthetic crept into our lives in other ways: women's dresses moved towards the high-waisted, eyeglasses became fuller and more austere, and many developed a new interest in the classic cocktails and high-balls from the two-martini lunch era.

And of course, the wonderful set dressing and styling has had quite the impact onto trends in home decor.   The latest issue of the UK magazine MidCentury features an article entitled "The Mad Men Effect," in which author "Huma Qureshi assesses the impact of this stylized drama on our home décor." 

"Step inside the Mad Men world, and you’re surrounded with covetable mid-century styles (Roger Sterling’s olive green deep buttoned couch; the Drapers’ padded velvet tufted headboard; handsome teak sideboards with tapered legs) that have triggered a widespread enthusiasm for vintage design. The office is sleek, clean-lined and structured; the Drapers’ home is colonial, lavish and kept immaculate by a ’60s housewife with little to do."

The entire article can be read online at MidCentury's website

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