Hi Everyone! Just wanted to wish you a wonderful Easter weekend. If you’re having people over or assembling some delicious goodies and treats to share, the pastel-infused images above should help you celebrate. Remember, you can’t go wrong with candy colors…and candy sprinkles!
I’m excited to share a Designer Insights profile that Terry’s Blinds published today on their site! I was interviewed and asked about my top design picks for spring–I love the way they edited the piece and celebrated Mirror80′s passion for the decade of decadence. Curious about my top design picks? Here are the details…
Happy Wednesday, Everyone! Today we take a look at three new albums that showcase some amazing ’80s-style cover art. The kind of cover art that could easily become wall art in your home! In fact, I’m currently working on an album cover montage for my entryway, and today’s selections are serious contenders…
Two years ago, we shared our vision for a 1980s-set series in the tradition of AMC’s Mad Men. Our dream TV show about the Decade of Decadence would feature a Manhattan-based group of yuppies…Wall Street. Mini-blinds. Leather and chrome lobby furniture. And don’t get us started on the fashion!
In honor of “Lobby Chic” Week here at Mirror80, today we shine the spotlight on the music video for “Penthouse and Pavement” by Heaven 17. From their 1981 album of the same name, this disco-influenced track is nothing short of amazing. And the video… from a glossy lobby to an office filled with ’80s-fabulous appliances and electronics, never has corporate espionage had such as retro-sleek setting.
In honor of “Lobby Chic” Week here at Mirror80, I thought I’d share a few snapshots from my ’80s-inspired bedroom. Lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with marble tile. I buy it at home improvement stores and flooring retailers. The last time I went on a tile binge at Floor Decor, I left with an armful of marble pieces and paid no more than $20. What do I do with these tiles? I stack them. I lean them against the wall. Sometimes I use them in my DIY projects. The possibilities are endless…
We continue with “Lobby Chic” Week at Mirror80 by celebrating the current wave of marble- and geometry-themed artwork. Thanks to affordable sources like Society6, you can purchase amazing pieces from talented artists, including wall art, stylish pillows, shower curtains and more. Today’s featured Society6 prints celebrate the look of marble, brass and geo forms. They’re definitely of the present, yet they can’t help but evoke the decadence of a bank, office or hotel lobby. Yes, they make it possible for us to bring the lobby look home!
Today we kick off “Lobby Chic” Week at Mirror80 with a tour of one of my favorite hotel lobbies of all-time: the luxurious lobby of The Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Built in 1986, The Renaissance was originally known as The Stouffer Hotel. As a kid, I saw this place as the epitome of luxury. It definitely shaped my interior design style. I would ride the glass elevator with my brother, and we would stop at various floors and walk laps around the open aisles while looking down at the plant-filled atrium. It doesn’t get any better than marble tile in peach and white…
Hi Everyone! Before the week wraps up, I want to share a few more ’80s-style finds for spring. Ever since I heard about blogger Joy Cho’s new line for The Land of Nod, I’ve been looking forward to her sprinkle-motif decor hitting the shelves. FYI, The Land of Nod is the sister store of Crate & Barrel and CB2. It’s geared toward kids, but I don’t have children yet and I’m shopping there. ; – ) Check out the retro-style bedding and plush goodies above. It’s for kids of all ages, right?!
I love it when I come across new pieces that channel one of my favorite ’80s design movements of all time: Memphis-Milano! If you know where to look, you can find new items with Memphis style at all times these days–and you couldn’t always say that about 1980s motifs. It will be interesting to see if other ’80s movements receive the same respect. Watching the 1980s revival unfold in the realm of interior design sure is fascinating!
Mirror80 is a design blog with a focus on 1980s fashion and interiors. We explore the decade's style through the lens of film, books, music videos and cultural trends.
- ’80s Art and Design Inspiration February 21, 2014
- New Pastel Decor with an ’80s Design Twist March 4, 2014
- ’80s Music Video Land: “Poison Arrow” by ABC January 25, 2014
- The Beauty of an Abandoned Mall March 12, 2014
- A Geometric Cabinet Makeover February 4, 2014
- Happy Easter Weekend April 18, 2014
- Mirror80 Featured on Terry’s Blinds! April 17, 2014
- New Albums with ’80s-Style Cover Art April 16, 2014
- Celebrating the Mad Men Premiere with Rad Men 2.0 April 14, 2014
- ’80s Music Video Land: “Penthouse and Pavement” by Heaven 17 April 11, 2014
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