Soaring through the skies with its premiere show, Pan Am, I sat staring in awe with curiosity at the timeless style its society, fashion & design flair exposed. Same awe-inspiring excitement hit me when watching Madmen (regardless if a piece really worked aka Betty’s “fainting couch”). The interiors of Madmen have been the love-all for many designers…maybe it’s the fascination and authenticity of seeing the 60’s come to life. Inspiring, this retro era, appears vexing to be so articulate, yet it seems just as loopy as today. What’s so endearing, to one raised in another era, about the 60’s is that it was part of many births that unknowingly pushed design to the new level we see today. Ok, I’m taking in a deep breath. Don’t want to rant on and on…just want to hit one boundless topic-the period’s historical twist on tufted upholstery; those cute little indents mainly seen on sofas & chairs. I love them all. Style today, has been tufting any which way- from leather clad buttons to deep cavernous microscopic holes; tufting is right out gorgeous. Here are a few faves that are inspiring:
When looking at these beauties…don’t you just want to say-AHHH. The Restoration Sofa below would be my take on a new “fainting sofa”…or “the party’s here” sofa…or “I really let my kids watch TV here & eat popcorn on it” sofa. This is just a multitalented, unflappable, top shelf treat!
For those of us that have less of a grandeur space…ahem…like most of us…Here’s a funky way to over-do the tufting and yet make it also a go-to spot for hanging out. And who remembers “cats-n-the-cradle”? See the remarkable art piece?
Lucketts Design House
Hesitant to use a little color on the walls? How about going full blast on some furniture!
Let’s talk beds….since us humans tend to spend most of our life in and on one, why not make it the coolest thing to look forward to at the end of a long day (or night!)? Plus, still love those hotel style beds where the headboards go up-up-up.
Se San Diego
Haven’t overlooked the practical….where we need these calm optical illusions of peacefulness. And what about a good place to put on our fabulous shoes-one foot at a time? Round ottomans truly rock!
So whether a Madmen set or a scene going through Pan Am, loving the tufted look is special treat…as long as those cute little endless buttons aren’t paired with a cute little 3 year old eating a P&J sandwich
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