Wisconsin retro decorators Joe and Heidi Kinder have created an unmistakably atomic-age look in their home, right down to the wood-encased black-and-white television set in the living room. While I love the detail-oriented authenticity of their home, I don't think I could ever give up my color set for a black-and-white version. After all, RuPaul's Drag Race just wouldn't be the same without all of the color-saturated costumes!Make time to tour the whole home in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature.
While I'm fairly certain that anything Mad Men's Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) reclines against will look gorgeous, this pillow is an instant eye-catcher even without the redhead's influence. The tassels are the secondary scene stealer here.Tassels, which can be found everywhere from curtains to pillows, are both a pretty and functional decoration. Thousands of years ago, the tassel was used by weavers to tie off rugs, blankets, and garments with knots. Louis XV of France was also a big tassel fan, and during the time that he used them, the tassel came to be associated with high social status. While tassels themselves are now used to tie back curtains or as drawer pulls, they're also incorporated into many pieces of furniture and decorative accents.
Most of the tassels that I've rounded up have a more of a bohemian feel than Joanie's tasseled pillow. To see my faves, read more
Last year at the Primetime Emmy Awards, Mad Men won for Best Drama, and earned 16 nominations overall. The compelling story arc, fabulous writing, and impeccable acting all contributed to the show's win. I may be biased, but I've got a sneaking suspicion that the show's amazing, retro look didn't hurt its chances at winning, either. I've been touting the series' stylish sets for a while now, so let's visit the series' sets to check out the cool midcentury design.
When I first moved in with my fiancé, he had a TV in the bedroom. Believe me, it was the first thing to move out when I moved in! I think that televisions have a time and place, and neither of those can be fulfilled in a bedroom. Bedrooms, especially for newlyweds, should be a place for rest, renewal, bonding, and getting romantic. DearSugar's poll a few months ago found that most of you had televisions in your bedroom. I can see the practicality of having one in my bedroom if I still lived alone, and in fact, I often watched movies on my laptop in bed before I moved in with my fiancé. Now, though, I'm convinced that it's a definite no-no. What's your take?