Retro Chic has been popular since the inception of Mad Men. The 7th season starts this week and takes place in 1969 (what a year!). I found some fun photos from Lonny Magazine showing room sets and new furniture you can buy today to get the true 60s retro look.
Don and Megan’s 60s living room is the perfect period set. Shades of brown, beige with orange accents. Today’s version is lighter and fresher. I love the style, just prefer today’s color scheme.
In this season, Megan Draper is living in LA. Check out her boho bungalow. Boho chic is a combination of everything free and wild in 1969. A little bit hippie but very personal. Check out the giant TV cabinet.
Joan’s living-dining room is the ultimate in 60s middle class elegance! Coral wall, green draperies and heavy furniture. Today’s accessories are lighter and really more elegant.
Which living room would you live in?
I try to keep an open mind when I’m shopping at Goodwill stores or flea markets. Sometimes I find an item and have no idea what I will do with it, but can’t pass it up because I know at some point I’ll come up with a great DIY project. Other times, I spot something and an idea pops in my head immediately. That’s what happened when I found four bookshelves. Voila! A DIY table from corner bookshelves.
I recently joined the Jane Austen Society. I’m a true Jane Austen fan, having read all her books many, many times. Pride and Prejudice is my all-time favorite novel. The A&E movie version with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy tops my best movie list. So that brings me back to Bath, England. Jane spent several years in Bath, but never really felt at home there. I, on the other hand, thought it was a charming little town.
The Royal Crescent, featured in the Jane Austen’s movie Persuasion is historic and gorgeous.
It is a curved row of 30 terraced houses, designed by architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and1774.
It’s a gorgeous example of Georgian architecture.
Across from The Crescent is a beautiful park.
Who’s been to Bath?
Twice a year in Paris, the interior design community is treated to a spectacular show called Maison et Objets. Furniture designers and decorative artists introduce their newest lines. It’s an introduction of wonderful things to come!
How about a few funky acrylic chairs from Acrila, Paris, France?
Collection Arve from Angel des Montagnes. A new take on a traditional pattern. This group raises breakfast cereal to a new standard.