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- October 06, 2010
- Vol. 74
- No. 12
The Style of the Set: Mad Men
Finding Inspiration in Don Draper and Roger Sterling's New Offices on the '60s-Era Hit
1. COOL STOOL
The fluted base of the set's stools is called a tulip base.
Vitamin stool $49.99; ikea.com
2. GOING BOLD
To break up all the black and white, "we threw in some color with cushions," says set decorator Claudette Didul.
Caravan Cotton Orange Throw Pillow, $19.95; amazon.com
3. PIECE OF HISTORY
"Roger's chaise is a reproduction of a Le Corbusier from 1928," says Didul.
Corbusier Chaise White, $400; advancedinteriordesigns.com
1. PERIOD LAMP
"The furniture kind of represents each character," says Didul.
George Kovacs Lamp with Blue Ceramic in Chrome, $250; csnlighting.com
2. SWANKY PENS
"Don has the biggest desk in the office," points out Didul.
Double Desk Set Walnut Finish, $225; cross.com
3. STATEMENT CHAIR
We wanted to add "just a touch of color" to the space, she says.
Larson Chair, $350; White Furniture, 212-505-5177
Behind the Set
When it came time to create Mad Men's new offices, set decorator Claudette Didul had a few mandates: 1. "It had to be different from the old Sterling Cooper office," she says. 2. Roger Sterling's office had to look like "an Italian hospital," as one character put it. And 3. Don Draper's space needed to be "brighter than his other office."
Get the Look
1. BRIGHT SIDE
"The lamps on the end tables we rented from a prop house," says Didul.
Capri Bottle Lamp, $275; jonathanadler.com
2. VINTAGE LOOK
The reception area is based on a '60s furniture ad.
Auckland Casual Convertible Sofa, $399; ifurn.com
3. SIMPLE STYLE
"It's timeless," says Didul of the era's furniture design.
Klubbo coffee table, $49.99; ikea.com
THE STYLE OF THE SET
THE GOOD WIFE
Cross-examining the home decor on the Julianna Margulies legal drama
Get the Look
1. CHIC STORAGE
"This is one of Julianna's favorite things on-set," says the show's set decorator Beth Kushnick.
Coco Philips Box, $225; interludehome.com
2. CLASSIC CONSOLE
"I love eclectic," says Kushnick. "Mixing modern and traditional."
Chloe Console Table, $299; potterybarn.com
3. NOVEL ACCENT
"We wanted a mix of light and dark," says Kushnick of the bookcase vignettes.
Authentic Models Running Horse Weathervane, $250; giftshop1234.com
4. ANTIQUE VIBE
"The set is a complete mixture of periods and styles," she says.
Louis Chair, $349; potterybarn.com
5. PERSONAL TOUCH
Glass Light Knob, $23.24; homedecorhardware.com
6. A GLAM SPLURGE
"The vanity speaks to my theory of making things your own; I changed the knobs to these jeweled knobs."
Mirrored Vanity, $699; horchow.com
7. LUXE FOR LESS
"The aspirational look is unbelievably attainable," says Kushnick.
Antique Tiled Mirror, $149; westelm.com
Behind the Set
"People walk into these sets and feel an instant warmth and comfort," says Kushnick. So how did she achieve that effect? "I think there's the most power in eclectic design: There can be an upscale silver bowl next to a cheap tray from Target. For me, the most important thing is embracing the layers of life."
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