Don Draper makes women swoon. The handsome, well-dressed lead character of AMC's hit series Mad Men smoothly moves through the world of the early 1960s with a kind of style that doesn't exist anymore. Amy Wells, the show's set decorator and the woman who shops far and wide for the stuff that makes that world come alive, says, "I started my period career working in Richmond, on the film Love Field; Richmond had an enormous influence on me. Because of my time there, I really knew what to do with Mad Men." There are still lots of great things, new and old, to find in town if you want to bring some of that retro-cool home to your own house.
Crown Bar ($1,099), Bontempi Casa Open Barstools ($400 each), Sputnik Pendant lighting fixture ($329) from La Différence; ice bucket and tongs from Williams- Sonoma (call for availability); Crescent Double Old-Fashioned glass ($7.95) from Crate & Barrel; glass ashtray ($10) from West End Antiques Mall; cigar ($2.25) from Private Stock Cigar & Wine Company. Jeff Saxman photo