Today’s post is dedicated to the ’80s office. We’re talking about highly stylized, design-forward spaces filled with interesting flourishes. Because when you have to be productive, you may as well do it in style! Clean lines, strategic lighting and colorful accents were a few consistent standout features, especially in cutting-edge home offices and studies. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorite ’80s offices with the help of the top design books from the Decade of Decadence…
Above (left) we see a teal-ish office with stepped walls from Decoration and Design for the 80’s by Pamela Ferguson.
From The Decorating Book by Mary Gilliatt
At the top of the post (right) is a home office area featuring a trio of ridged chrome pendant lights. In the office below, note the power of red accents against a white background, the use of plants, and the convenience of filing cabinets on wheels:
Cork tiles line the walls of this designer’s office featuring white vinyl sheet flooring:
Angles rule in the attic workroom below. A variety of light sources create drama in this interesting space, while primary colors pop against the white walls:
What are some of your favorite 1980s office features? Leave a comment below…
The best thing with these offices is that there are no ugly computers and monitors anywhere.
So true! I spy a typewriter in one of the images. And of course, paper files 😉