’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!
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!
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…
’80s Movie Style: Weekend at Bernie’s
You’re looking at the amazing modern beach house from the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie’s. If you’ve seen this movie, you know one really good reason to watch: the design! Keep reading for details…and LOTS of photos!
The Golden Girls: Rose’s Bedroom
Ready for more Golden Girls style?! Today’s post is dedicated to the breezy, ’80s Deco look of Rose’s bedroom. Lots of rattan and a sprinkling of pastels give this space beachy style. I’ve played up the light, coastal look to create an updated version of the space. Keep reading for details…
Retro Game Rooms That Redefine Leisure
If you had a spare room in the 1980s, leisure was the name of the game! In fact, many McMansions had an upstairs “family room” at the center of the layout, and these spaces were perfect for pulling game room duty. But the game rooms featured in today’s post put style above kid-friendly function.
New Decor/Retro Flair: CB2
Today on the blog we’re celebrating the retro-modern decor of CB2. From a lacquer, Lucite and brass dresser inspired by ’70s Italian design to an octagonal mirror that could thrive on the set of an ’80s sci-fi film, these new pieces prove you can buy modern decor to get a retro look at home. Especially when the spring collection is this good…
Golden Girls Kitchen Style
Anyone else been watching a LOT of Golden Girls on Hulu?! I’m soaking up every episode and taking in all of the amazing interior design. One of the most comforting sets is the Golden Girls’ kitchen. That beige wallpaper, those Chippendale chairs…the ever-evolving array of tropical tablecloths! Time to see if we can recreate the look in our homes with the help of retro-modern decor.
Color Palette Possibilities
Today we’re celebrating ’80s color palettes…using ’80s visuals! In fact, the images featured in this post come from retro design books. From graphic design flourishes to ’80s ads, these photos and illustrations showcase a range of color palette possibilities. If you’re working on a design project, this just might be your lucky day!