There’s nothing like the junk food kids had at their fingertips during the Decade of Decadence, but there’s something extra special about the high-end dining experience created by chefs experimenting with beautiful presentation.
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’80s restaurant design is the perfect arena for learning about design and decor trends from the Decade of Decadence. Why? Because commercial spaces were often far more over the top than residential interiors!
There are many ’80s design trends that influence my style as I make attempts to infuse my place with personality (stripes, borders and plants, to name a few). Today I’m shining the spotlight on one irresistible, magical 1980s formula for success: vibrant artwork + a checkered floor + lots of plants = design perfection! Even if you don’t adopt this look in your home, it can inspire a range of vignettes, such as tablescapes.
Today we shine the design spotlight on children’s bedrooms of the ’70s and ’80s. If you were a kid during this time and your room didn’t look like one of these, don’t fret. Interestingly enough, my childhood bedroom DID involve bright colors, until I was old enough to “redo” it in the ’80s country style, complete with pink walls and a floral comforter. Maybe I should have taken my cue from one of today’s featured spaces! Read on as we explore top trends in retro kids’ rooms…
It’s the start of a new week, and I’m excited to share today’s image-packed post with you! First I’d like to begin by thanking ’80s interior design expert Skylar Strickland, who you will remember from a Mirror80 interview we published back in August of 2013. Skylar has recently launched a 1980s interior design Tumblr called 80s Heaven, which features a range of retro-fabulous images, including many real estate photos of ’80s-built houses.
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?
I’m completely addicted to 1980s interior design Tumblrs. Are you with me here? Actually, it’s not just the Tumblrs. It’s the Pinterest boards as well. And the design books from the Decade of Decadence, such as The Decorating Book by Mary Gilliatt. Since Mirror80 is dedicated to bringing you the best in ’80s-meets-modern design, you can bet that I’ll be featuring a slew of 1980s interiors, grouping them by theme so you can see how certain motifs and trends played out back in the day. Today’s featured trend: stripes!
Geo style, pastels, marble…all of these current trends have close ties to the 1980s. And this week, a variety of sites and blogs featured them in spades. First up: The New York Times. On Wednesday, I came across this article, titled “Furnishings With Geometric Patterns.” The article’s featured designer is Rafael de Cárdenas from Architecture at Large. I’m a long-time admirer!
Have you noticed the recent pastel, geo and marble trends? Yes, they’re everywhere. But before you dismiss them as passing fads, we need to celebrate one key fact: all of these trends have brought ’80s interior design to the forefront. This is a BIG DEAL! When I first started Mirror80, 1980s fashion was huge. But 1980s interior design was nowhere to be found. Except if you could afford the really high-end stuff. Now that ’80s motifs and colors have hit the mainstream, we can all enjoy them in a new way!
Anyone seen the movie Foul Play starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase? Released in 1978, the film was written and directed by Colin Higgins. I couldn’t resist posting the IMDB plot summary: “A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.” You know, you just have to see this zany pic to get the full effect! Today we spotlight the movie’s ’70s-fabulous interior design, which includes a few trends that continued to shine throughout the ’80s, such as curved shelving and slanted wooden paneling.