Sassy secretaries, hot housewives and of course dapper Don Draper will be hitting our TV screens soon in the much awaited new fifth season of Mad Men. The show has won praise for its realistic interpretation of 1960’s New York. The glamorous world of Madison Avenue and the society homes of suburbia have been recreated in exceptional detail. From the typewriters to immaculate hairdos, everything has been considered to reconstruct the romantic, indulgent and oh so admirable image of that era.
To recreate the look, start with one or two larger items like a range cooker and a retro style fridge, which will instantly transform your kitchen. Incorporating details such as vintage teapots, telephones and patterned wallpaper will add to the authenticity.
Use these pieces to recreate the Draper’s family home, with a base colour of cream against a tartan wallpaper. With those essential details you can recreate an updated and stylish version of the decade. A sulky housewife pout and glass of red wine are of course optional.
[Photos above and below: Mad Men]
Can’t get enough of Mad Men? Dress your walls in this rather wonderful Don Draper print from the ACHICA Brough and Ready promotion, which starts on Sunday 25th March 2012 at ACHICA. All you need now is an Old Fashioned cocktail and you’re set.
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Becky Yardley, Guest Writer
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