Plaid, It’s Not Just for Christmas Anymore!

I know what you’re thinking…red and green plaids for Christmas, classic tartan plaid skirts that remind you of high school and somber plaids for the conservative banker look! If you were expecting this post to be old school, think again!

Plaid is a new modern and one of the hottest looks around for fall. Designers have rebranded plaid and we are seeing it pop up on the runways and in unexpected ways for home décor.

The key to the new plaid is how and where it is used. We especially love plaids in shades of black and white, blues and grays which mix well with a variety of decors. Plaids are showing up unexpectedly on mid-century benches, classic Parsons desks and Eames-style chairs. Plaids give a classic twist and bring warmth to even the most modern interiors.

On Madison has compiled some of our fave plaid looks for Fall that have us channeling our inner banker gone wild!

Links to images can be found on our Pinterest.


Summertime Dressing: Caftan Chic

Summertime….pool parties, cocktails, and looking effortlessly chic!

Elizabeth Taylor and assorted jet-setters wore them all the time, Yves St. Laurent re-interpreted them in haute couture, and Halston made them famous in the 70’s and 80’s. Nothing says rich Bohemian elite better than putting on a caftan.

The caftan is the go-to summer garb for whatever shindig you’re attending this summer. Long, flowing, body-forgiving, the caftan is one warm weather staple that doesn’t require baring too much skin. So if you’re feeling your beach body isn’t quite perfect, the caftan is a glamorous and sexy answer to summertime dressing. A pair of chandelier earrings and great sandals is all you need to complete the look.

On Madison is getting ready to go on vacation, and you’d better believe we’re tucking in a caftan into our suitcase! We’ve assembled an assortment of caftan looks that will have you channeling your inner Boho!

Image credits from top to bottom: 1/ Halston Vintage 1970’s silk caftan 2/ Pared Eyewear dark tortoise sunglasses 3/ Tory Burch tunic 4/ VEDA Surface handmade falling shapes earrings 5/ Image of vintage Pucci caftans 6/ Pucci Spring 2015 Ready to Wear 7/ Pretty Poms Kate Spade tassel statement earrings 8/ Pared Eyewear Mister Zimi sunglasses 9/ Vintage Lanvin seafoam caftan, 1975 10/ Mini St. Tropez tote in green 11/ Vanessa Mooney Astrid black knotted tassel earrings 12/ Missoni Mare short caftan 13/ Vintage photo of white Yuki caftan, 1970’s 14/ Caftan dress from Vogue Italia, 1967 15/ H&M pearly-detail sandals 16/ Do Do Bar Or cotton caftan 17/ Belted Caftan dress from Accompany 18/ Janice Dickinson in striped caftan, Vogue 1976





On Madison Does Memorial Day in Style

This season has been non-stop for us. Between the historical recognition we received for the restoration of our beautiful building to high school graduations, family gatherings, and summer steadily approaching, we haven’t had a moment to breathe!

We have, however, come up with some long weekend inspiration for you, as shown in the collage below. Showcasing red, white, and blue, we think these items and interiors capture the beachy weekends, pool parties, and summer soirees in your near future. Think crisp white, natural woven textures, eyelets and crochet. They’re a modern twist on Americana, and eternally classic.

We are happy and thankful for so many things to celebrate this time of year. Enjoy the long weekend and happy Memorial Day to all!


Aranaz Nautilus Shell Crossbody Bag / Brightly lit dining area / Mara Hoffman lace-up swimsuit / Tory Burch Gemini link crossbody bag / White patioscape / Self-Portrait striped crochet skirt / Nakashima sofa / Janessa Leone Maxime hat / Gucci round sunglasses / Mansur Gavriel red slides / Backyard patio / On Madison cast iron pagodas / Mesh paneled dress / Tropical wallpaper roomscape




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