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!
Happy Monday, Everyone! On this last day of March, we’re taking a look back at some of the past month’s top posts. We’ll call them our March faves. Did you miss anything? The last few weeks have been filled with plenty of ’80s design inspiration, a donut party, an interview that showcased one of our favorite record labels, and of course, plenty of fun at SXSW. Check out the links below for the full posts and lots more pics!
Happy Friday, Everyone! You know when you find something cool online, and then you look a little closer and realize that you’ve stumbled upon a gold mine?! This is one such occasion, thanks to a website called Acrylic Home Design. I’ve made no secret of my love for all things acrylic, from dining sets to tables and desks. But when I came across the Acrylic Home Design site, it was crystal clear that the ’80s-style possibilities for this transparent material are absolutely mind blowing. And there are oodles of acrylic items big and small at our fingertips!
For our spring Retro Foodie shoot, we present a Pastel Party featuring coffee, donuts, confetti, sprinkles and loads of geometry! While this ’80s-style party concept would be ideal for a weekend brunch, we enjoyed the goodies as an afternoon snack. Nothing like beating the mid-day slump with a little caffeine and sugar. Read on for all the sweet details…
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
- 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
- Marble Mania April 10, 2014
- Create the Lobby Look at Home with ’80s-Style Art April 9, 2014
- ’80s Hotel Lobby Love April 7, 2014
- We wrap up "Lobby Chic" Week at Mirror80 with a look at one of our favorite Heaven 17 videos! http://t.co/5MZF14i5k9 http://t.co/OPMhbFvvVl 3 days ago
- Getting my yard ready for spring... A few makeover ideas for your outdoor space via @decoist: http://t.co/u8Bb84U7vB http://t.co/CUlbPtqjTH 3 days ago