Betty Draper redecorated her living room!
I realize this is old news for many, however for yours truly, this is new news. Due to the fact that I have small children en la casa, we don't have cable. There are good and bad things about this...you can't watch Madmen or the Daily Show in realtime, but you can also go weeks without knowing that Jesse James cheated on Sandra Bullock, a definite plus. I've spent the past week delightfully viewing season 3 of Madmen, courtesy of Netflix, the greatest invention since contraceptives. Never fear, there will be no spoilers here, in case there is anyone else who hasn't seen season 3 of Mad Men...I will say that the storyline takes an amazing turn that is riveting and brilliantly conceived.
“A modern Chinoiserie breakfront, a Dunbar Japanese-influenced sofa, silk Duponi drapes, Murano vases, and a classic Drexel end table.” That's what Betty Draper's decorator said. In classic 60's style, they're anxiously awaiting Don's seal of approval.
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Do you remember what the Draper's living room looked like before?
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I'm glad they kept the grass cloth walls, and the credenza, which I love. I like the new coffee table and I love the new seating. However, I loved the old couch too. It was so glamorous. I prefer the new curtains because they lighten up the room and seem more elegant. Thumbs up, overall. That is until Betty had to go and put that hideous Victorian fainting couch in front of the hearth. I'm wondering if we'll be seeing much more of this living room in the future...
If you'd like to read more about Mad Men living room decor, check out these posts: Helen Bishop's Living Room--Get the Look, from Casasugar
Mad Men Decorating Style from House Beautiful
Mad Men Inspired Home Decor from Woman's Day
When a Chaise is Not Just a Chaise, a photo gallery contextualizing the 1963 redecoration of the Draper's living room.