As the new year approaches, Mirror80 is excited about its design-loving future. And speaking of approaches, we’ve got a new one for you… This week we’re spotlighting a style we call Lobby Chic. We’ll explore the details of this ’80s look, from its influences to its design possibilities today.
Our Design Inspiration: Nick Heyward’s performance of “When It Started to Begin” at the BBC’s Pebble Mill television studios.
During the performance, Nick, the former frontman of Haircut 100, travels the expanse of the large set, which is best described as a combination of bank lobby, dollhouse and church. With a bit of cruise ship thrown in. And a confusing transition to what looks like a goth dungeon. You have to see it to believe it, folks.
On a side note, Mr. Heyward walks up and down more stairs than a beauty pageant contestant, at one point faking a stumble as the lyrics sing “When I tripped and fell.” Clearly he commands the space–a space filled with the following Lobby Chic staples:
a focus on interior details, from railings to columns
glossy surfaces, such as shiny floors and mirrored furniture
large potted plants, often tropical in appearance
modern lighting fixtures, such as sconces
As you watch the video below, see if you can spot the Lobby Chic flourishes, and enjoy the vocal stylistics of the great Nick Heyward and his talented backup singers as they belt out a tune that appeared in the popular ’80s film Sixteen Candles.
In our next post, we’ll create a modern space inspired by touches of ’80s Lobby Chic flair. See you soon!
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