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Interior designers flash back to the 60s thanks to TVs Mad Men

on Monday,November 09,2009 21:11

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The Emmy award winning television series Mad Men has garnered its fair share of acclaim over the past three seasons, but if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the show''s highest honor may be the throngs of interior designers who scour the set design every week in an attempt to copy the show''s unique signature style.

Set in the 1960''s, Mad Men has been praised for its tenacious historical authenticity and its particular blend of retro-stylings has gained as much attention online as the family dynamic of lead characters Don and Betty Draper.

The Draper home is a colorful image of 50''s era perfection, replete with sashed curtains, floral patterns and claw-footed furniture - styles not commonly associated outside of the era, yet it is that anachronistic appeal that makes fans clamor for these detailed vestiges of the bygone period in the modern day.

"We''ve had decades of a lack of detail and a lack of romance," New York-based interior designer Valerie Onor tells Newsday. "People become so accustomed to neutrality that they''re responding very enthusiastically to color."

The show has created a stir on online auction site eBay as well, with the phrase "Mad Men era" finding its way into several product descriptions.

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