We spend a lot of time talking about 1980s style here at Mirror80, but today we’re heading back to the ’70s. Yet it’s different from past visions of the 1970s filled with orange, mustard and avocado tones. It’s the ’70s re-imagined through dreamy photographs, an abundance of plants, large mineral specimens, geometric terrariums, and wall […]
Spring Collection Spotlight: Urban Outfitters
There’s definitely something dreamy going on in the realm of modern interiors. Geometry and mixed materials are hot, hot, hot, along with nods to ’70s and ’80s design. Think unusual wall hangings, bold angles, pastels, shaggy textures, and a combination of earthy style and Memphis motifs. Urban Outfitters’ spring collection perfectly captures this look. And with affordability! Win!
Colorful ’70s and ’80s Interior Design Possibilities
Happy Monday, Everyone! As I’m wrapping up the finishing touches on my bedroom makeover (stay tuned for plenty of photos next week), my attention is now turning to the living room. There’s just enough “stuff” in this space to make it functional, but I’m needing to add a few more pieces that will complete the look. There are two possible directions I can take: ultra-bright, or colorful with a dash of swanky. I’m a bit stumped! Today we explore the ultra-bright arena, thanks to some amazing images from my favorite retro design Tumblrs. Enjoy!
Retro Interior Design Motif: Green Diagonal Stripes
Several years ago I purchased The Decorating Book by Mary Gilliatt, and it’s been my ’80s design guide ever since. One of the images that truly captivated me was the photo above. That carpet and textile pattern, identified as nothing more than green and white diagonal stripes, really stuck with me–so much so that I’ve considered trying to duplicate it with paint on the inside of my open kitchen shelving. Turns out this pattern appeared in a variety of ’70s and ’80s interiors. Today we take a look at some of these stellar spaces…