Celebrity Retro Inspiration

Mad Men

If you’re in need of some retro inspiration look no further than the set of hit television series, Mad Men. Set in 1960s New York, the office of Sterling Cooper where a great deal of the action unfolds is the epitome of midcentury modern. Take Roger Sterling’s minimalist office with its classic Saarinen Tulip table and Artemide Nesso table lamp. Your eyes are also immediately drawn to the Eames moulded plastic armchair in Joan Holloway’s office. The lobby of this Madison Avenue office is brilliant too with its clean streamlined furniture and C. Jere wall sculpture.

Inspiration can also be found in the home of the show’s leading stars, Betty and Don Draper. This kitchen with its cheery blue paint paired with plaid wallpaper was a very common colour scheme in 60s suburban homes.


Dita Von Teese’s Vintage Los Angeles Home

We love Dita Von Teese’s glamorous Los Angeles vintage home with its cheery candy pink kitchen and checkered floor. The lime green geometric print on her outdoor lounge is also deliciously retro too. Dita says living in this colourful environment makes her feel very happy.

Nate Berkus’ Manhattan Apartment

Nate Berkus’ one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s West Village is warm and cosy. Nate cleverly incorporates retro elements such as the checkered floor, lamp and streamlined lounge.