The prospect of a full-fledged 1980s interior design revival is an exciting one, and many believe a resurgence in ’80s decor is just around the corner… Mirror80 can’t wait! In the meantime, we’ll continue to celebrate the style of our favorite decade with a variety of posts on ’80s design movements and trends. Here are our five favorites from Mirror80’s first year in the blogosphere:
Check out an amazing collection of Memphis-Milano treasures! Twenty-year collector Dennis Zanone has showcased his finds in a slide show, which you can access by clicking on “A Noteworthy Memphis-Milano Collection” above. If Memphis-Milano style is new to you, this post is a great introduction to the bold colors and shapes that characterize the the design movement. Furthermore, Zanone is a professional photographer, so furniture and collectibles are flawlessly represented.
If you’ve set foot in a Goodwill in the last few years, chances are you’ve seen these ’80s Deco ceramics in all of their long-necked glory. Rather than being purely decorative items, the swans were used as towel holders. Guest hand towels and washcloths were often rolled, then displayed on the back of the swan. While their look is definitely dated, is this a bad thing? Furthermore, do these collectibles gain power when displayed in a group? Read the post and tell us what you think!
’80s Movies like The Secret of my Succes and Campus Man featured offices decked out in red accessories. Images from interior design publications, such as The Decorating Book by Mary Gilliat, showcased lamps, chairs, and other components in the bold shade of red. This popular office hue was an eye-popping contrast to neutrals like gray and white. Enjoy the pics–perhaps one of them will inspire you to inject a dose of color into your work space!
In this post, Mirror80 prepares for a photo shoot featuring ’80s Deco ceramics. Needed: one ’80s-style floral arrangement involving berry hues and a compatibility with both ’80s southwestern and ’80s Deco decor. Yikes! See if we pulled it off… ’80s artwork by Scott Nellis and some amazingly affordable Goodwill finds highlight this post.
At the beginning of the summer, Mirror80 performed a major office overhaul. Desiring a combination of ’80s swank and contemporary style, we opted for a sleek, modern look that was as practical as it is decorative. Our redesign, including obstacles, challenges, and pleasant surprises, are documented in this blog post. A little summer cleaning is a good thing, right?!