When it comes to large numbers of gorgeous retro design photos, Tumblr is where it’s at! When I started this blog 8 years ago, there were very few ’80s design images online. I would’ve given anything for the treasure trove of beautiful scans and screen shots we have at our fingertips today! That’s why this post is dedicated to highlighting 10 of my favorite Tumblrs for retro design inspiration.
Disco Chic with Iconique!
Today’s post was inspired by Iconique’s latest video for their self-titled disco track, “Iconique”!! If you’re not singing within the next five minutes, you haven’t watched the video! We’re talking about a heavy dose of ’70s/’80s style here, so keep reading as we explore a wonderfully creative, neon take on disco.
Colorful Retro Geometry
Today I’m happy to announce a new series on Mirror80. Ever wanted to immerse yourself in a specific retro motif or aesthetic? Today we start with colorful geometry that channels a party vibe.
A Pastel Party
‘Tis the season for pastels! With winter soon giving way to spring and Valentine’s Day around the corner, reveling in soft candy colors has never been sweeter. First up: a palette featuring confetti, cotton candy, and a hint of stardust sparkle.
What We Can Learn from ’80s Restaurant Design
’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!
The 2017 Mirror80 Gift Guide
It’s that time again! The Holidays are here, and if you’re shopping for the people you care about (or you’re interested in retro-modern trends), today’s post is for you. The 2017 Mirror80 Gift Guide includes a range of new items that channel the past in a fresh, sleek way.
A Retro Candle Swap
During the holiday season of 2016, Saturday Night Live featured a song-filled video titled “The Christmas Candle”. The premise: an out-of-season peach candle is “re-gifted ’round the world in just one day.” This video inspired today’s candle swap, complete with retro-style candles that channel the ’80s and ’90s!
An Iridescent Halloween
I had a few iridescent stickers in my collection as a child of the ’80s, and it seemed like a dream to find a soft rainbow of color peeking through the pearlescent shimmer. What’s not to love about iridescence?! Now it’s back on many a surface, from serving pieces and drinking glasses to shower curtains and purses. Call it an iridescent Halloween–I’m reveling in the pearly glow!
New ’80s Decor
It’s exciting to be living in a time when it’s easy to get an ’80s look with new items. Today we’ve rounded up our favorites and grouped them by color: teal, pink and black. You know, because they’re quintessential ’80s colors and they’re all having a moment!
Decorating with ’80s Deco Vases
Happy Summer! For me, the happiest days involve large amounts of tropical greenery and blooms. Since I’m not taking a vacation this year, the magic has to happen through floral arrangements. Let’s just say my ’80s Deco vases have gotten some good use…