'Mad Men' inspires a return to design ideas of the 1960s
Was it Don and Betty Draper's glamorous blue button-tufted headboard that inspired Pier 1 Imports to introduce the Hayworth, its first upholstered headboard for autumn? Well, the Draper marriage is over, but like a lot of the furniture on the set of AMC's hit show "Mad Men," it has seared itself into our design consciousness.
"The '60s are sneaking into our lives," says West Elm senior vice president Alex Bates. "The Prada fashion collection is all 'Mad Men.' . . . It's happening all over. We have made our own nod with mid-century accents."
Among those accents are West Elm's stackable dining chairs in walnut ($99 each; also available in birch and white) and the woven veneer pendant shade ($149).