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So you want to recreate 'Mad Men' style at home?

By Kim Cook

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, April 11 2012 10:10 a.m. MDT

You can find similar versions, such as Lamp Work's walnut Tulip table and floors lamps (from $224.89 to $427.39 at www.wayfair.com), and www.shadesoflight.com's long-necked turquoise or orange ceramic table lamps ($129 each).

Babette Holland's new capsule-shaped Gemini and Apollo lamp designs reference the '60s space missions. She's done some of the bases in solid hues, others in her signature stripes, but the palette is true to the era — cranberry, gold, olive, sapphire ($450 each at www.ylighting.com.)

"We've been told that the colors remind people of those 1950s tumblers, so they immediately love them," she says, talking about the aluminum drinkware found in many homes at the time. "So much of the design of that period is timeless. We did our best to tap into that and bring it forward."

ART, ETC.

Most of the modern art on "Mad Men" isn't actually vintage. Didul has found great pieces at rental galleries such as Art Pic in Los Angeles, and through artist friends.

The dramatic dot graphic in the show's ad agency office was created by the art department under Bishop's guidance. The piece echoes the work of English Op Art proponent Bridget Riley. Similar posters are at www.zazzle.com, starting at about $100.

You can find reproduced examples of one of that era's most prolific designers, George Nelson, known for sunburst, asterisk, polygon and ball wall clocks (Polygon clock, $590 at www.wayfair.com) as well as the molded polypropylene Swag desk chair and Marshmallow sofa ($499 and $3,299 respectively at www.hivemodern.com).

PALETTE

Debra Kling, a New York-based color consultant and decorator, sees Mid-century Modern style as grounded in neutral hues. "Simple lines, natural elements like stone and stained wood, and earth tones, punctuated by what I call 'Diner Brights' — orange, magenta and turquoise," she says.

To stay true to the style, Kling advises mixing these hues into a background of neutrals, and keeping the floor plan open.

Didul and her team have done that on the "Mad Men" sets, incorporating colorful throw pillows, ashtrays and drinkware throughout the rooms.

Etsy.com is a good source for vintage fabrics; mod Pucci prints, modern florals and groovy graphics are a fun way to add '60s style with textile accents.

HOME FROM THE OFFICE

The offices of "Mad Man's" advertising agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Price, are filled with cool furniture that would work at home, in living and work spaces alike.

One of the show's most popular sets is the black, white and chrome sanctum of silver-haired company partner Roger Sterling. Didul says the brief from Weiner was "'Italian hospital,' and there's actually a scene where copywriter Freddy Rumsen calls it that."

You can buy the Artemide Nesso mushroom table lamp for $455 at www.allmodern.com.

Hokku Designs' off-white Concorde leather sofa would fit right in too ($1,897 at www.wayfair.com).

Blu Dot's Chicago series of wood veneer and tubular steel-box shelving looks similar to pieces found in Sterling Cooper Draper Price's offices ($599 and up at www.wayfair.com).

Larosa says secondhand stores are a particularly good source for mid-century office furniture.

"Companies that sell used office furniture often have the best prices for vintage stuff," says Larosa.

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