Forgive me for being a couple of months behind the times, but I just finished Season 6 of Mad Men. It has a couple of new faces, clever banter, flashback fashion and as always, killer interiors. Seasons 3 and 4 prompted a revival in mid century design that is still going strong. Season 6 brings back the mod sixties in a very tasteful way, and we’ll probably see this aesthetic surge in upcoming homeware collections.
Lamps and lighting made a strong appearance in Season 6, with many interior scenes featuring bold accent lamps. Here are a few favorites, along with similar models currently available in stores and online.
Roger’s mod white mushroom desk lamp
Roger definitely wins the award for coolest office this season. Ever noticed how Rog is always dressed in a monochrome outfit? He almost blends in with his steely white office.
The glossy white mushroom-shaped desk lamp is a clear winner. Snag a similar model, the Artimede Nesso Table Lamp from Olighting.com
The Drapers’ blue swag light
Though Megan claims she ‘had some help’ with decorating the Drapers’ swank Manhattan apartment, it’s her all over. The make or origin of the blue swag light in their living room is unknown according to the interwebs, but one thing is for sure: a bold accent light like this makes a welcome surprise to an otherwise neutral decorating palette.
We can’t hunt down one for sale, but Apartment Therapy
shows (well kind of) how to make your own. Hot tip: here’s where to find the all-white Swag Lamp Kit
Ted’s office: orange ceramic table lamps
What’s more late 60′s than some pops of tangerine? Answer: Ted’s awful suits and skivvies.
Ted’s saving grace may well be his on-trend office. Similar lamp bases can be found at Fab.com. A pair of these would create a pop of color with or without a bold wall print.
The green glass lamps in Miss Porter’s School admissions office
The school counts Jackie O and Gloria Vanderbilt as ex-pupils, and some semblance of their style lives on in the admissions office where young Sally is interviewed.
This Cal Lighting
lamp has a more contemporary silver base compared to the tarnished brass in the show.
You can see in each of these stills that the lamp was a key focal point of the interior scene. Accent lamps can really bring a room to life, especially when they’re custom-made to fit with your decor. Subscribe to the mailing list below to get awesome DIY lamp-making tutorials delivered straight to your inbox, and learn how to make your very own custom lamps and lampshades.