So many plants, so little time… Today’s post is dedicated to 1980s interiors decked out in greenery. Plants were one of the biggest trends in interior design from the Decade of Decadence. Not to mention, plants were a big deal in ’70s design, and houseplants are experiencing a HUGE revival as we speak. Let’s face it: plants are timeless! Ready for a closer look?
Above we see The Renaissance Hotel in Austin, TX. Remember when I took you on a tour of this ’80s-built hotel back in April? They’ve made various renovations in recent years, but I’m so glad they haven’t touched this plant-lined marble staircase with brass detailing! Check out more photos here. Below we see designer Perry Ellis’ New York City brownstone via Tumblr drydockshop. The glass, the wood, the windows…retro perfection!
Next we have another image from drydockshop (please check out this Tumblr if you haven’t yet given it a look)! The image originally appeared in Planning & Remodeling Kitchens & Bathrooms from 1988. Clearly this is another book I need to track down.
Do you ever check out real estate photos for design inspiration? Another question: do you remember when Mirror80 interviewed ’80s design enthusiast and expert Skylar Strickland? Skylar has given me the great advice of browsing Trulia.com for Florida homes built in the early ’80s. He sent this one my way (see below), and we’re collaborating on a post that will feature more great tips for finding amazing 1980s interiors online! Stay tuned!
Last but not least, here’s a plant-filled living and dining space featured at Tumblr Zonkout, which is curated by my friends Chad and Clare. I love how the grid table puts an undeniably modern spin on the interior. And what an eclectic assortment of plants!
I’m definitely adding some plants to my place this spring, and these images have filled my head with amazing possibilities. If you enjoyed this post, check out other Mirror80 features on 1980s interior design trends here, here and here. And give Tumblr Decorating with Houseplants a look for more retro greenery!