Is anyone else get hooked on the miniseries "The Kennedys"? I loved seeing the mid-century modern furniture and decor styles (not to mention Jackie's fab dresses). Lately I've been more and more drawn to retro styles from the 50's and 60's. The clean, simple and flowing lines are attractive, and the pops of colour create irresistible interest.
I must say, however, that I like mixing this style with a 21st century approach, meaning I don't want my home to feel like I am actually living with Don Draper. Wait a minute....
A few key elements go a long way. Pick one or two and don't over-do it. Here's what to look for:
1. A great vintage furniture piece: fibreglass, plastic or plywood and also chrome
2. Bold colour: turquoise, avocado, mustard yellow, navy, orange and brown.
4. Accessories: quirky and odd-shaped decorations plus utilitarian items like radios or salt and pepper shakers in great mod colours.