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Inspiration

I was asked today if I get my decorating inspiration from the show “Mad Men”? I actually get my inspiration from whatever catches my eye. Mad Men tends to focus more towards mid-century modern and Hollywood regency style. I love what they do on that show and it all looks authentic and well thought out. They truly do a great job capturing the era. If you look at the rooms that I have decorated in our home you will see that a large part of it is art deco but we also have items from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. There are a lot of people who only buy pieces if there is a name on the bottom. I do not subscribe to that line of thought. If you approach collecting with this narrow sign there will be a lot of great pieces that you will miss.  Here is an example of our living room……

As you can see it varies in style but it all goes together (in my opinion).

In our diner we just went with what felt right. You can’t go wrong with retro metal signs. In this room the booths and the jukebox are the focal points so whatever I incorporated into the room just had to jive with that era and styling.

At the end of the day what you surround yourself with should make you feel good and happy.

Retro Continental Art Company Lamps

Mel and I had these on layaway at a local antique store and picked them up today. These suckers are 25.5 inches tall! I really think the colors are awesome and so is the subject matter. The little gold accents really make them pop. I can’t decide what the figures are suppose to be. They look really good on top of the hallway table so I guess we will leave them there. Anyways, we really love their style. I hope you like them too!

 

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