The 1960s was a bold era for interior design (and pretty much everything else), and thanks to Mad Men it’s back in vogue. Plastic changed everything in the home – Verner Panton’s Classic ‘S’ chair (1960) was the first single-form plastic chair and was widely regarded as nothing short of a sensation. Charles and Ray Eames produced another icon in the form of the Eames Lounge chair, whilst the Splügen Bräu Pendant lamp (1961) gained huge popularity.
Sixties design icons: Panton’s ‘S’ chair, the Eames Lounge chair and the Splügen Bräu Pendant lamp
It turns out that onefinestay hosts are way ahead of the game when it comes to retro interiors, so here’s some inspiration from their homes that take us back to the 1960s.
Kilburn Lane (http://www.onefinestay.com/home/kilburn-lane/)
The understated interiors of Kilburn Lane would suit handsome, brooding Don Draper down to the ground. The open plan living space has an early sixties vibe, and with a variety of quirky sofas, ample vintage film paraphernalia and even a hostess trolley, it’s the perfect place to sip on a mint julep or two.
Get the look: Kilburn Lane has some of the most interesting armchairs we’ve seen. The ‘Ritchie’ sofa based on a mid-century design, or the ‘Cluedo Chesterfield’, a quirky twist on a classic design, are the perfect way to emulate this stylish pad, mydeco.com and made.com.
Harley House (http://www.onefinestay.com/home/harley-house/)
Harley House shows off a different side to the Sixties. Popping with colour, this Marylebone apartment could have you fooled – as long as you ignore the high-tech lighting system and stereo. The home includes the iconic Eames chair, vivid wall art featuring The Beatles, and some showstopping platform shoes. Carefree and genuinely fun, this home is the place to get your groove on.
Prince of Wales Road 2 (http://www.onefinestay.com/home/prince-of-wales-road2/)
And how can we neglect to mention our heroine Peggy? Intelligent and self-assured, we think she’d feel right at home at this airy loft apartment in Camden Town. This light home teams sleek, modern lines with an enormous wall filled with books to keep the creativity flowing for those advertising types.Google+