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Get The Look: Mad Men

If you’re a Mad Men fanatic like myself, then you still haven’t come to terms with the show’s sign-off in May. After religiously watching the show for several years, I quickly became fascinated over the costumes. Lucky for me, right now ’60s inspired clothing is one of the hottest trends in women’s fashion.

 

In celebration of the season finale, I’ve put together four retro looks inspired by Mad Men’s leading women.

 

1. Peggy Olson

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Peggy is first and foremost a business woman, and her wardrobe matches her go-getter personality. Her dress is modest, functional and practical. Think textured fabrics like gingham, tweed, wool and plaid, and warm colors like mustard, orange, red and brown.

 

Get Peggy’s Look:

1. ’70s Belted Duster Coat – Topshop

2. Large Scale Checked Shirt – Topshop

3. Etched Medallion Pendant Necklace – Urban Outfitters

4. Floppy Brim Fedora – Rag & Bone

5. ‘Baker’ Leather Strap Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

6. T-Logo Huggie Hoop Earrings – Tory Burch

7. Debutante Perforated Hobo Messenger – Henri Bendel

8. Miranda Nile Crocodile Continental Wallet – Michael Kors

9. Orange High Waist Straight Wide Leg Palazzo Pants – Moda Wardrobe

10. Mr. Seymour Women’s Toe Cap Oxford – EKOCYCLE

 

2. Joan Holloway

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Everything about Joan screams va-va-voom. Her signature style features figure-flattering garments like Bodycon dresses and wrap tops that perfectly complement her hourglass silhouette. Rich jewel tones such as emerald, ruby and sapphire look absolutely stunning against her fair skin.

 

Get Joan’s Look:

1. Gramercy Mini – Kate Spade

2. Weekly Write-Up Dress In Navy – ModCloth

3. Horseman Print Scarf – Hermes Vintage

4. Pebble Grain Willa Zip Satchel – Dooney & Bourke

5. Red Stone Gold-Tone Clip-On Earrings – Monet

6. Tassel Lariat Necklace – Vince Camuto

7. Toerless Muse Suede Triple-Strap Pumps – Christian Louboutin

 

3. Megan Calvet

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Everything about Megan is new, young and exciting. As an aspiring actress waiting to be “discovered,” Megan is always eager to sport the latest trend. Groovy, colorful and bold pieces match her lively personality. Her wardrobe consists of psychedelic prints, monochrome ensembles, statement jewelry and mini shift dresses.

 

Get Megan’s Look:

1. Alexa High Collar Shift Dress – Lilly Pulitzer

2. Straw Hat – H & M

3. Gazebo Chandelier Earrings – Lele Sadoughi

4. Tassel Pearl Bangle – Topshop

5. Twist Wrap Arm Cuff – Topshop

6. Semi Precious Cuff – Topshop

7. Brushed Bangle Pack – Topshop

8. Bel Aire Sunglasses in Pearl White – Wildfox

9. Huey Mule Sandals – Topshop

10. Small Soho Canvas Top Handle Bag – Gucci

 

Betty Draper 

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Betty is the lady your mom always wanted you to be. She’s the perfect hostess and housewife. Her style is feminine, delicate and appropriate — think Grace Kelly. Betty’s makeup consists of subtle, cool tones paired with a bold lip. Her go-to garments are consistently composed of neutrals, soft creams, floral prints and baby blues.

 

Get Betty’s Look:

1. Mint Green Floral Print Sleeveless Shirt – New Look

2. Pearled Dandelion Drops – Elizabeth Cole

3. Pearl Necklace – Tiffany & Co.

4. Emerson Place Phoebe  - Kate Spade

5. Meet Me At Coral Island Ultimate Nail Lacquer – CATRICE

6. Vegas Volt Lipstick – M.A.C.

7. Redd Lip Pencil – M.A.C.

8. Kiersten Sunglasses in Camel Tortoise – Kate Spade

9. Pigalle Follies Patent-Leather Pumps in Nude – Christian Louboutin

10. Big Star Luna High-Rise Short in Tribe – Big Star

 

Craving more Mad Men style? Check out these retro-inspired rooms to get your mid-century modern decor fix.


Hi BHG readers!  My name is Lauren Liess and I’m a decorator from Northern Virginia with a blog called Pure Style HomeI couldn’t have been more thrilled when the BHG team called and asked me if I’d like to decorate the 2015 BHG Innovation Home!  (The big reveal will be shared in this October’s issue of the magazine.)  My firm began the decorating plans this past Winter and I’m so excited to walk you through our thought process, step-by-step, as we get closer to the big reveal in October!

 

When I began the decorating plans for the BHG Innovation Home, I decided to start with an overall palette for the house that could be carried throughout.  Developing a general palette for a home aids in creating flow and consistency so that walking from one room to the next makes sense and feels authentic.  To keep things interesting, I like to vary up accent colors, rather than shocking visitors with a new palette in every room.

 

We know that BHG readers love color, and I, myself, am nature-obsessed, so I was hoping to relate the color palette of the home to the breathtaking Wisconsin land just outside its door- the big wide open blue skies and fields of green and gold.  A favorite chintz pillow of mine had just the right combination of colors- blues, greens, gold/mustard and earth tones – so I used it as a launching point for the palette and then added in some purer blues and fresh accents to cheer it up a little.

{My starting point chintz for the color palette…  The fabric isn’t actually used anywhere in the house.}

 

Texture also played a key role in establishing our palette as I wanted to make sure that there was a sense of nature woven throughout the home.  We included a mix of natural textures and materials- woven grasses, textural wallcoverings, nubby linens, and various wood tones that are both warm and coo- and these earthier elements help ground the color scheme, giving it depth and keeping it from feeling too “sweet.”

 

Once I’d established a palette, we moved onto determining the style and vibe of the house, which I’ll share next time.  I hope you enjoyed this peek into the design process!

 

{A look at some of the color, textiles & textures we’re incorporating throughout the home}

 

 

 

 


From My Home To Your: Fall Home Decor Accessories

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been busy switching things around in my home to welcome autumn. I love the change of seasons as it always gives me an excuse to reassess my spaces, see how things are looking and functioning, and tweak details not only for the season, but to make my home more visually satisfying and user friendly. To me, a room is never complete. I spend a lot of time in my home, so I’m always adjusting and moving things around to achieve an even more beautiful look.

Inspired by Charm Living Room

Last week on my blog, I shared a lot of these changes in my Fall Home Tour. While I didn’t add a great deal of “fall decor,” I pulled in plenty of natural elements, shiny metallics, and warm colors to dress my space for the season. I’ve shared resources on my blog for some of my accessories, and I thought it would be fun to do the same thing here on Style Spotters.

DIY Picture Ledges via Inspired by Charm

As you can see below, I’ve gathered together several key pieces that really helped my space come alive this season. In addition to products, I included a few DIY projects. Part of seasonal decorating is about using the things you already have in a different way – tucking fall leaves in your favorite vase, painting something a different color, etc.

Fall Home Decor Accessories via BHG Style Spotters

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I hope you enjoy this collection and find it helpful in dressing your own space for fall.

Happy Decorating!
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm


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Gold, copper, rose gold, silver – no reason to pick just one! Go on, share the love and don’t be afraid to mix those metallics!  Just like brown and black can be the best of friends so can all the different metallics you love.  With so many gorgeous items in the market right now this is the time to play up your love of luxe accents.  Mixing metalics in your space will give your room a rich layered feeling and keep it from looking flat.  Bonus – they’re just pretty and fun!

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Metallic spray paints are your best friend if you love this look.  Within just a few minuets you can turn something old and common into a pretty new sculpture or accent piece.


Friday Finds 8.1

Wait a minute. I blinked and it was August. WHAT? I hope the summer has been nothing short of spectacular so far! I’ve said several times that I love love LOVE bright colors, so today I thought I’d share with y’all some of the cutest, most colorful stuff I found on the internet this week (a major job perk here at BHG–I so enjoy being able to browse gorgeous blogs and photos every day).

 

Adding color to your life isn’t as hard as you think. Transform a regular glass vase into a textured, eye-catching centerpiece for family and friends to adore with this beaded candle holder and vase DIY from Homey Oh My!

 

 

All it takes is some gold paint and 10 minutes to transform these porcelain spoons from Sarah Hearts into glamorous additions for the kitchen. Sweet tablecloth sold separately.

 

 

I’m obsessed with this painted glass tabletop from Design Sponge. What a playful way to perk up a coffee or kitchen table! Plus, succulents are always trendy.

 

 

For those of us whose glass table DIY-ing skills aren’t quite up to par, try your luck at making a modern coat rack like this one from Brit + Co. After you build it, you’ll obviously need to go but a new coat or hat to try it out with.

 

 

And for the next kids’ party you’re planning, check out these adorable mini cactus piñatas from Oh Happy Day. Definitely wishing I was young enough to still request piñatas for my birthday parties…

 

 

Have a great weekend, Style Spotters!

Erin

 


My Home to Yours: Gold and Brass

TREND: Gold and Brass

About four years ago, I wanted nothing to do with gold or brass. Nothing. I’m pretty sure I considered gold to be the antithesis of decorating in the 21st centtury. Fast forward to today, and honestly, I can’t get enough. From candlesticks to vases to flatware, there is a touch of brass and gold in every room of my house. Even when it comes to fashion, I’ve found myself drawn to gold accessories rather than my usual silver.

I’m not sure how long this enthusiasm for gold will last, but while it’s here I’m certainly enjoying it. As you can see from the collection of photos from my house, there is no such thing as enough. Over the past year, though, I’ve learned that some folks still haven’t developed an appreciation for gold / brass. Today, I thought I would try to convince you of the appeal of these magical metals.

Let me explain my love for gold and brass. First, they go so well with so many (if not all) design styles. Be it traditional, modern, or eclectic, gold always works. Take a close look at your favorite design magazines. I’m sure you’ll see gold pop up. Secondly, over the past year (along with my love for gold), I’ve developed a preference for more modern, clean, and simplified design. Incorporating gold makes modern style a little warmer and richer. It has a fabulous way of adding character, depth, and personality. Plus, despite it’s current popularity, gold and brass are timeless. Their trendiness may come and go, but they are classic in the best sense of the word.

Have I convinced you yet? If not, it’s okay. The great part about decorating is if you prefer silver, oil-rubbed bronze, or copper when styling your space, then go for it. However, if you are looking for some unique gold or brass pieces to add a little sparkle to your space, these are a few of my favorites.

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As always, happy decorating, friends!

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


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