Hi Everyone! Next week we return to our regularly scheduled programming with the launch of a new series here at Mirror80. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few Easter styling photos I snapped for my Decoist writing gig. Some of the patterns involved may be of interest to those who love ’80s design. Also, tomorrow the March Mirror80 newsletter will be up and running, so make sure you subscribe to get a fun dose of extras each month (and to learn more about that new series I just hinted at). I wish all of you a glorious Easter weekend filled with some down time to relax or spend with your nearest and dearest.
Do you guys remember the 1986 Tom Hanks and Shelley Long movie The Money Pit? Our house is a far cry from the disaster in that film, but we’ve had our share of repairs this spring, including (sadly) having to tear down our outdoor pergola and large modern trellis due to wood rot. As I type this, a plumber is here checking for leaks in the pipes–and I just got good news, so I can breathe a sigh of relief. And have a cocktail!
If you’re looking for something to enjoy over Easter weekend, The Orange Blossom (pictured above) couldn’t be easier or more affordable to create. You can find the recipe in this piece I created for Decoist. It literally tastes like spring in a glass!
And if you’re a fan of pom poms, the DIY Easter basket below is a super simple way to jazz up a $6 basket from Target. If you don’t love pom poms, the basket itself has a real ’70s/early ’80s vibe, so check it out! My color palette this year is inspired by all of the pinks and lavenders in the movie Tootsie. And if you follow current design trends, you may have heard that lavender just might be the new millennial pink! 😉 Find the full DIY basket tutorial here.
If you’re curious about the patterns used in today’s photos, the napkins at the top of the post are designed by Sugar & Cloth. This is one of my very favorite blogs, and the whole collection (made exclusively for Amazon) is SO GOOD! Check out the whole collection here.
Finally, that awesome New Memphis blanket used in the backdrop of the two photos above is from Dusen Dusen and is my daughter’s baby blanket. Sadly it’s no longer available, but Dusen Dusen has a slew of other amazing patterns to check out.
Don’t forget to subscribe to the Mirror80 newsletter and check your inbox tomorrow! As mentioned, next week it’s back to the world of ’80s design. And as we desperately try to save our backyard from looking like a wasteland after its two main features were ripped down, I might be sharing an update in another “behind the scenes” post soon. Wish me luck! LOTS of planting will be involved. Thanks for reading, and have an amazing Easter weekend! XOXO, Kate
Paula Santos says
I love the 80’s and I am trying to bring a little bit of the 80’s design into our house.
I want to start an 80’s design blog in portuguese, similar to yours, wich I love to read, but I don’t know where to start.
Where do you get your inspiration from? And how do you know what to write, about that decade?
Have a great Easter!
Hi Paula! I get a lot of my inspiration from Tumblr, but when I first started the blog years ago I was kind of on my own! I collected ’80s items from thrift stores and took photos of them. I watched a lot of ’80s movies from my childhood and paid attention to the design. Best of luck with your blog!!
Easter is the most ‘80s time of year, isn’t it? Pastel, pastel, pastel!
As a veteran of several home repairs, I hope all goes well.
Thank you so much!! So far the repairs haven’t been as bad as we expected! Here’s hoping we keep getting good news! And cheers to a pastel-filled spring. 🙂