There’s something about Mad Men returning for its seventh season that makes us want to draw on cat eyes a` la Megan Draper and throw a party in a sunken living room — if we had one, that is. If watching Don and the gang last night gave you a serious case of the mid-century modern decor blues, start clicking for some of the most famous homes built and designed to 1960s and 1970s perfection.
Picking out the perfect decor for a royal country estate is a tough task, and one that only a princess could handle — namely Kate Middleton.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen shopping for Turkish kilim rugs in a Henley-on-Thames store, according to E!. They reported that Kate bought two rugs in soft red and pastel blue shades to furnish bedrooms in she and Prince William’s Georgian-style Anmer Hall estate in Norfolk, England.
If you can’t be married to Prince William (and you can only get your hair to look like hers after a salon trip), the next best thing is stealing some of her bedroom decor style with these gorgeous rugs.
If you’re looking for new decor pieces that are neutral with the perfect amount of luxe, you’re about to become obsessed with Kelly Hoppen’s online shop of self-designed home accessories. The famed British interior designer, who’s responsible for Victoria and David Beckham’s gorgeous pad (and was even made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her notable decor skills), is now offering an array of vases, linens, furniture and pillows.
And the best thing about Kelly’s online shop? It’s a UK-based website, but delivers to the US and other international locations — so get clicking.
Add some whimsy to your walls by hanging one of Jonathan Adler‘s new giclee art prints that are individually screened and hand-leafed. We’re in love with the playful Menagerie series, which includes an owl, fox, lion and baboon. Click to see which limited-edition print you like best:
If you thought thatGisele and Tom‘s $50 million pad was pricey, the Fleur de Lys estate begs to differ. The LA property that was listed for sale in 2007 for $125 million has finally found a reported anonymous French billionaire buyer who recently purchased the estate for $102 million — in cash.
This deal marks the most expensive home ever sold in LA county, which really says something, considering all of the celebs that practically live in castles there.
The 100-room and 50,000-square-foot Holmby Hills estate was modeled after Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, a castle outside of Paris, according to Forbes. Sadly, its 3,000-square-foot wine cellar, ballroom, tennis courts and a screening room sat empty for nearly seven years — so how many balls need to be thrown this year to make up for all that lost time?
Jon Hamm and Don Draper may be more alike than we think, based on Jon’s Upper West Side penthouse that’s almost done with renovations. Jon and his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt, bought the two-bedroom NYC apartment last April for $2.45 million, and have been renovating its 1,000 square feet ever since.
1,000 square feet isn’t gigantic, especially for such an A-list celebrity couple, but maybe Jon will retain some simplistic and mod decor designs from the Mad Men set, based on the pre-renovation photos.
The penthouse is part of a building designed in 1929 by famed architect Rosario Candela, known for his penthouse and terrace design aesthetics — so Jon and Jennifer are pretty lucky to have two private outdoor decks.
Kate Moss may be the most effortlessly cool and beautiful supermodel ever — so it’s fitting that her NYC apartment from the 1990s (think: her famous Calvin Klein ads and being engaged to Johnny Depp) was equally amazing. Kate rented this uber-chic Greenwich Village carriage house as she rose to fame, and now it’s on the rental market for $19,000 a month.
Complete with 25-foot ceilings, the 1800s-era apartment building still has some original details, like a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace and exposed brick walls.
We wonder who Kate invited over to lounge in the private garden spaces — on two levels…