Moody Monday: Mad Men Inspired Office

June 11th, 2012

Well last night was the last episode of Season 5 of Mad Men!  *spoiler alert, don’t read the text if you’re not caught up!* and even though the final episode was underwhelming, the two before it were fantastic!  Don is so great to watch, and Joan finally gained partnership (nevermind the means, ugh!) and poor Lane, his storyline was totally unexpected!   Again, we’re left hanging, wondering what will happen to our favorite characters and wanting more more more! 

Matt and I have been watching MM since it began and it’s a Sunday night ritual to curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and watch it together.  There’s always something to discuss after the latest episode, but I always go back and skim through it again days later just to peek at the set design, I love all that 1960s style! 

All this Mad Men fever got me in the mood to do an office with Florence Knoll style chairs and a desk reminiscent of Milo Baughman, plus some midcentury Blenko glass!  I love all the muted neutrals, rich wood tones, and warm brass of the period, but in this space I added a little of Joan.  I used the colors of the period but took a cue from Joan’s wardrobe to bring in some colorful accessories to this Mad Men inspired office space. 

mad men office

To see the high resolution non-animated version of the space and all the sources…

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Now, for all of you fellow MM fans, what do you think, will Peggy come back to Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce?  Will it become SCDC?  Or SCDH?  Will Don and Megan stay happy or will Don return to his philandering ways?  Will Pete leave Trudy?  What did you think of Season 5?  Dish !


BOTB 6.10.12

June 10th, 2012

Hello hello, it’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ day, yay!  I love to share my favorite projects and posts spied around the web every two weeks and Amanda always helps out with a few of her picks too, here’s our roundup, enjoy! 

It’s another fantastic stenciled rug project – check out Sarah’s Moroccan style painted rug in fresh blue and white featured on The 36th Avenue, see the full tutorial on Sarah’s blog.

morrocan rug the36th aven


Summer brings out the lemonades stands, this chalkboard and white stand is simple and stunning, made by Jennifer of Dear Lillie.  (Psst, she also turned it into this too.)

lemonade stand dear lille


These twin chairs received a full makeover with paint, including the painted seat cushions (yep!) over at Mia and Jilly.

jilly mia painted chairs


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