Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mad Men

The television show "Mad Men" has been making a splash for it's mid-century scenes, fashions, and set designs.

Have you seen it? Here is a still-shot of one of the sets:

The mid-century modern style featured here is all the rage now. In fact the yellow bar cart we picked up at the flea market has a mid-modern feel to it.

Here is a table with lines reminiscent to the mid-century trends, and a sexy little apron detail, that I have been ogling...

The thing about trends, is they all come back around. Trends may have a slightly different twist or take, but the underlying concepts you see, will inevitable come back into style. (They will also, however, swing widely out of style, and come across as very out-dated before they come back in.)

Remember this book I shared in the book review?

The reason styles come back around is because new designers study past trends and find inspiring ways to bring them back, but moderately tweak them. 

My mom once told me, in reference to leggings..."If you are old enough to have worn them the first time around, you are too old to wear them the second time around." Does this apply to home design as well?

What do you think? What is your take on this?

I hope that you have enjoyed inspiration month, and that at least one of the posts has helped spark an idea.
As always, Happy Designing!


  1. I wore leggings the first time around and am wearing them again now... and your mom knows it!! ;) I say wear and live with what you love. I do hate harvest gold, but I'm not sure that's a product of early exposure as much as I just don't look good in golden yellows, so I'm not drawn to them.

  2. I cant wait to see what you do with that bright yellow bar cart!