If you’re a fan of the ’80s, we’re sure you’ve noticed the famous red and black motif that made its striking mark on the decade of decadence. From Michael Jackson’s Members Only jacket to the promotional materials from the hit TV series Knight Rider, this killer combo was edgy, hot and daring. Today we revel in ’80s merchandise featuring our colors of choice. An instant way to add bold style and channel our favorite decade, the pairing of red and black is both nostalgic and modern. Enjoy our Mid-Week Match-Up!
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Hi Everyone! This past weekend I moved to a new place, and boy am I exhausted! But I’m excited to share the results of a DIY project my hubby and I embarked on–a project involving a slanted wooden fireplace. For those of you who weighed in on our living room design dilemma, I thank you for your comments. I definitely used your feedback, which included an idea for incorporating more than one color, as well as the suggestion of purchasing glossy paint. As you can see above (“Before” pic on the left; “After” on the right), the result is a subtle gradient effect that plays up the other warm tones of the room…
What is it about Niagara Falls that reminds us of the 1980s?… Is it those key scenes from Superman II? Or perhaps it’s the fact that many Niagara Falls hotel rooms haven’t been renovated since the ’80s, as illustrated by the images in today’s post! Remember when Mirror80 rounded up the best retro-style hotel rooms from the Poconos? Well, today it’s all about the Falls–Niagara Falls! And if these images make you wish you had someone special in your life, just remember that there isn’t enough bleach in the world that would make those bathtubs sanitary after all of these years…
From stickers and album covers to the opening credits of Miami Vice, flamingos were everywhere in the ’80s. Which is why we couldn’t be more thrilled that once again we’re in the middle of a flamingo fad! And it’s fun to see how they’ve re-emerged. In fact, some flamingos have an “indie craft” look, while others deliberately pay homage to our favorite decade of yore. It’s the latter group that’s the focus of today’s post! It’s starting to get hot outside, so it’s appropriate that flamingo fever has hit the world of design…
Happy Wednesday, Everyone! It’s cloudy and gray where I am, and maybe it’s cold where you are… But summer is definitely on the horizon! This is the time of the year I enjoy checking the new arrivals at some of my favorite stores, looking for any hint of New Retro style. Today at Mirror80, we round up the upcoming season’s best offerings with ’70s and ’80s flair. And I’m loving the fact that in addition to finding original pieces at thrift stores, it’s possible to piece together a retro-style room using completely new items!!!
Hi Everyone! Just wanted to update you on Mirror80′s latest design project–my new place! If you’ve been following the blog over the last month or so, you know there have been some fun decisions along the way, including selecting a pendant light for the dining room (an ongoing saga) and brainstorming ways to “just go with” the ’80s-style kitchen–which just happens to be my favorite room in the house!
Today we’re immersing ourselves in the ’80s iris and lily phenomenon! Ceramics, flowers, clothing and jewelry–this floral Deco look put its stamp on many a product in the decade of decadence. And the look is inspiring our latest Retro Foodie event, which is shaping up to be a glamorous take on 1980s floral style. I’ve put together a mood board to cement the theme, and I can’t help but start with the Mikasa plate at the top left of the montage, which is a gift from my friend Kat. Thanks to Kat for getting the ball rolling! Enjoy today’s montage, and stay tuned for our next Retro Foodie post in June, complete with recipes and decor…
It’s no secret that lately I’ve been obsessed with ’80s kitchens, likely because I’m about to move into a new place where the kitchen has distinct elements of 1980s style. As I’m trying to plan out how to accessorize the space, I’ve been looking through my ’80s design books (a.k.a. my decorating bibles), and I’ve pulled some amazing images of ’80s modern kitchens. Check out the pics above and below, as well as the design choices they’ve inspired!
Hi Everyone! As many of you know, I’m moving to a new place with a slanted wood fireplace and other ’80s highlights! There’s wiring for a pendant light over the dining area, and I’ve been checking out a range of possibilities. Here are a few “finalists”… I’ve zoned in on pieces with retro looks that range from the ’60s throughout the ’80s (although all of these basic lighting shapes continued to appear in homes throughout the 1980s). With that said…any favorites?! I’d love some input! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment…
Happy Monday, Everyone! This past weekend I did a little shopping… and it seems that everywhere I went, there were flashes of ’80s summer style. If it’s still cold where you live, or if it’s beginning to warm up and you’re dreaming of the balmy days ahead, check out today’s finds. They have hints of ’80s design (some more blatant than others), and they would definitely add a splash of color to your wardrobe or interior!
- New Retro Pendant Lights May 8, 2013
- Let’s Hear It for Slanted Wooden Paneling! April 24, 2013
- ’70s Interior Design Spotlight: Foul Play Starring Goldie Hawn May 1, 2013
- A Memphis-Milano Menu April 10, 2013
- An ’80s Interior Design Project May 27, 2013
- Mid Week Match-Up: ’80s Red and Black June 18, 2013
- Friday Video Pick: “Just Got Lucky” by JoBoxers June 15, 2013
- ’80s-Style Summer Finds June 12, 2013
- ’80s Interior Design Project: A Fireplace Makeover June 11, 2013
- ’80s Style at Niagara Falls June 5, 2013
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