The IBM Selectric Typewriter, was a signature item found in every office during the 1960-70's. Besides typewriters this era had a unique style for furniture and decor. The Mad Men series on AMC has helped to revitalize mid-century modern style. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and the Mad Men series finale was last Sunday, however the the retro-chic look lives on. If you’re still 'madly in love" with the Mad Men look, Belfort Furniture and their amazing design team can bring that 1960’s style to your home. The Mad Men set was so realistic. It brought us back to the days where phones had cords and soup tureens were actually used for soup at fancy dinner parties. Notice the soup tureen below, maybe you should go and find that soup tureen you received as a wedding gift and use it at your next party? This picture is courtesy of Interior Design and comes to us directly from the Mad Men set.
The hallway in this Mad Men set picture, also courtesy of Interior Design, shows a phone that really did have a cord attached. You may want to show this to your kids.
But this mid-century modern look from the 1960's stands the test of time and in part due to the Mad Men series is making a huge come back. Here is Belfort Furniture's take on this sleek and sophisticated retro look for your living room. This living room set is from the Calvin Collection by Four Hands Furniture. The look is refined and modern but with a retro twist. Wouldn't this be a beautiful room for your house?
Or what about this leather armless chair by BeModern also available at Belfort Furniture?
Another mid-century modern piece that would really bring style and help anchor your living room is this upholstered sofa from Rowe Furniture's Abbott Collection complete with chrome legs for that Mad Men touch.
Just for fun, we thought we would show you two actual designs that made the cover of House Beautiful Magazine. The first one is the October Cover shot for House Beautiful Magazine in 1960. Wouldn't the accessories, chair and the rug work well for a room on the Mad Men set?
Or this beautiful cover shot from the September issue of House Beautiful Magazine in 1961 The pieces in this picture are timeless and would work beautifully in today's homes with updated fabrics.
Whenever you are ready to get started and want to bring this look to your home, or another style, we are ready and willing to help you create the perfect design and layout for any room in your house. Belfort Furniture offers complete design services, including a professional design team that can not only help you pick out the right furniture but can also help you with custom fabrics, window treatments, and accessories all for an affordable price.
Belfort Furniture is conveniently located in the Dulles area of eastern Loudoun County, Virginia, easily accessible from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Whether you live in Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or Washington DC, we have the selection, styles and prices that make Belfort Furniture worth the trip! Belfort Furniture was voted “Retailer of the Year, 2012”, by National Home Furnishing Association and has been voted best furniture store in Loudoun County for 17 years in a row.