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Get the Look: Mad Men Style

Posted by Beth on September 3, 2009

The Drapers' luxe headboard

The Drapers' luxe headboard

Every Sunday night, I’m transported back in time by AMC’s Mad Men. I’m drawn in by the dramatic plots and fascinating characters, but it’s the look of this show that really leaves me spellbound. (I know I’m not alone—I dressed up as Betty for Halloween last year and saw plenty of other Draper wannabes.) While most people notice the ladylike fashions, as a design buff, I can’t help but moon over those mid-century modern sets. From Sterling Cooper’s Madison Avenue offices to the Drapers’ suburban New York home, they’re spot-on. If you’re like me, you covet the sofas, bar cabinets, and consoles, and wonder where you can find similar ones. Wonder no more. Inspired by my friend Kendra, who showcases clothing with a decidedly mod twist every “Mad Men Monday” on her Budget Retro blog, I’m starting a weekly feature to show you where to find inexpensive takes on those stylish 1960s designs.

The first thing thing that comes to mind when I picture the Drapers’ home is that turquoise blue velvet button-tufted headboard. Maybe it’s because I have a similar one on my bed—though in a not-quite-as-luxurious aqua shade—from Urban Outfitters. Here are some other options at affordable prices:

Ballard Camden Tufted Headboard

Ballard Camden Tufted Headboard

Ballard Designs’ Camden Tufted Headboard, shown here in Danish Linen Sky, nails the basic shape, but (bummer) they don’t offer it in blue velvet. What’s great about Ballard is that you’re not limited to their fabric selection—you can send in your own and they’ll create a custom piece for you. So keep your eyes peeled at local fabric stores for that perfect shade of turquoise velvet.

$413 for full size (queen is just $30 more),

Urban Outfitters headboard

Urban Outfitters Daupine headboard

Urban Outfitter’s Dauphine Velvet Headboard comes in one size that fits both full and queen size beds. This aqua color isn’t as lovely as the original’s vivid turquoise, but has the same feel at a super-low price.


Home Decorators Ava Velvet-Tufted Headboard

Home Decorators Ava Velvet-Tufted Headboard

The Ava Velvet-Tufted Headboard looks very similar to the UO version, but it’s got more buttons, AND it comes in every size, from twin on up to california king.


Hancock Park Bel Air Upholstered Headboard

Hancock Park Bel Air Upholstered Headboard

Yep, it’s pricey, but to me this one looks most like the Drapers’ in color, style, and scale. The Hancock Park Bel Air Upholstered Headboard is from Lexington, a well-known furniture maker, and you can even get free shipping at this site.

$1,199 for queen,


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