We continue our celebration of 1980s graphic design by focusing on an ’80s Deco poster we featured in Monday’s Pic Fix. In fact, the poster inspired us to design a 1980s Deco-style dining room with a modern edge, thanks to today’s Hollywood Regency revival. Think Jonathan Adler meets Art Deco! Proving that ’80s decor can blend seamlessly with modern sensibilities, our “’80s meets modern” dining room is a celebration of ’80s Deco in the context of today’s style.
Let’s take a closer look at the poster, a design by artist Razzia, who created some Deco masterpieces in the 1980s. Don’t let the “1927” date on the artwork fool you!:
We love the angles and curves of the poster art, as well as the broken column that holds a glass of bubbly. I had a plaster column in my pink bedroom as a child of the ’80s. Somehow this one looks classier… A special thank-you to Posters Please, who once again lent us an image of this amazing work of art. And it gets better–the poster, available for purchase, is a hand-signed original!
Now let’s take a look at the room below (decor details follow the pic):
Our Razzia poster takes center stage, setting a berry-toned color palette. Next we have a Hotel Maison Regency Sunset Pedestal Dining Table from Carolina Rustica. We love the way the column pedestal mirrors the column in the poster art. The dining chairs are designed by Nuevo Living and can purchased through Modern Furniture Décor. We’ve mixed the upholstered Regency-style Paris Modern Dining Chairs with the stainless steel Louis Modern Dining Chairs, which have angles and curves that mimic the Deco geometry in the artwork.
The trio of Fiestaware pitchers (in plum, cinnabar and rose) comes from D. Lawless Hardware, which offers many other color choices for these beloved items. Originally designed in the Art Deco heydey of the 1930s, Fiesta ceramic dinnerware became a prized collectible. Though discontinued in 1973, the line was reissued in 1986 and is still popular today. If you purchase Fiestaware, check on the item’s history, as some older pieces were coated in glazes that were thought to contain lead or other precarious materials.
A Parsons Mirror Console table from West Elm adds a dash of Hollywood Regency glamour, yet its mirrored surface also evokes the 1980s. We tie it all together with a light blue Greek key rug from Jonathan Adler. Fun fact: the Greek key pattern was also an Art Deco motif!
Thanks for joining us for today’s post, a celebration of both graphic and interior design!
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