I’m not sure what the weather’s been like where you live, but here it’s seemed to go from “not quite fall” to “full-on winter” in a matter of days. Throw in the fact that it now gets dark around 5:30, and having a cozy, well-lit home becomes all the more important. The ’80s interiors featured in today’s post are bright, clean-lined and fabulous. The perfect antidote to cold, grey weather… [photo above from The Decorating Book by Mary Gilliatt]
What’s even better than having a warm bowl of soup waiting for you when you get home from work? Getting to eat that warm bowl of soup in your well-lit ’80s modern dining room! The spaces below don’t disappoint.
Dining room with a Japanese feel, from Decorating and Design for the ’80s by Pamela Ferguson:
Dining room featuring a series of mirror strips, from The Decorating Book by Mary Gilliatt:
Dining room with track lighting and drum spotlights, from The Lighting Book by Deyan Sudjic:
A cozy bedroom makes all the difference in the dead of winter. Platform beds reigned in the ’80s, as did strategic lighting. Be they recessed lights, uplights or concealed lights, lamps and bulbs certainly added their share of drama. Because lighting should be versatile in a space where you need a range of effects, from bright and well-lit (for curling up with a good book) to dark and restful (for catching plenty of zzzzzs)!
Retro bedroom with an angled platform bed, from The Decorating Book by Mary Gilliatt:
’80s attic bedroom with a large mirror and abstract sheets, from The Lighting Book by Deyan Sudjic:
’80s modern bedroom with overhead panels and concealed strip lighting on the steps, from The Lighting Book by Deyan Sudjic:
Here’s to a warm, cozy and stylish winter ahead!…