I don't know about you, but I have always felt that I was born in the wrong era.
Being a baby boomer, I've always loved the 1940s and 1950s. I guess
my parents' glamour had something to do with it.
As a little girl I'd eagerly watch my Mom don her wig, tailored dresses
(that she'd sewn herself), and carefully apply her hip cool makeup.
I longed for the days when I could do the same.
I loved Swing and Crooner music way before it was 'cool to do so'.
So when the HBO series Mad Men first aired, you can imagine my joy!
Although the treatment of women as second class citizens clashes
with my libertarian ideals,
the drama of rat pack fashion, modern interiors and martinis just makes me swoon.
I will admit to Don Draper having the same affect on me, though I digress.
Today, I have selected some interiors that hearkens to the Mad Men era.
Mid Century modern with a current modern 2013 twist.
Drama in jewel tones.
The current IKAT print and muted tones make you want to purrrr.
Mod rug and vibrant colors keep this look current and fresh.
A dramatic chandelier - hung low - creates moody vibe.
Gorgeous focal point, with unusual overhead lighting.
Makes you want to peek beneath!
You'd think Dean Martin will crawl out of the wood work, both in the snaps shot above and below.
Spin some Crooner LP's (did I say LP's?) and mix some martinis in a chill setting.
The Saarison table, in white, pops against the peacock blue walls.
Fresh photography teases the eye upward.