This ’80s-fabulous interior decorating book by Mary Gilliatt is the real thing–published in the ’80s, it authentically recommends ’80s decorating techniques! The result: an honest, edgy look at design conventions from this incomparable decade.
Here are some of the bolder highlights:
Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors
Modern, gleaming, space-enhancing, and even space age, the mirrors in these pictures say it all:
Wow! Check out the methodical use of color in the picture below, from painting to pillow to flower. Who knew layered pastels could be so modern?
While these bright colors may not instantly come to mind when you hear the word “eighties,” this kid-friendly room is proof that peach, mauve and teal didn’t always reign! There’s a timeless, modern appeal, as well as a hint that the Simon game on the floor was very strategically placed. Love it!
Neon–no, it wasn’t just for the clubs. And apparently the goldfish bowl wasn’t just for the family room. Oh, to be a guest at that dinner party!…
This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks! I highly recommend The Decorating Book by Mary Gilliatt. Perfect for an ’80s enthusiast in search of the real deal. It doesn’t get much better than this…
Available at Amazon.com.
I love those interior books! I have a swedish one from 1984, I have some pictures in my blog. Do you have any other books to recommend?
I've actually had a hard time finding other books! I'm excited to check out the one on your blog. I'll let you know if I come across anything else, and let me know if you find anything too! I'm wanting to start collecting interior design magazines from the '80s–I'll bet there'd be some great pics!