Lately I’ve been looking back at past Mirror80 posts, and certain ’80s style elements continue to emerge. I thought I’d write a few new posts about specific 1980s aesthetics, and one that I can’t seem to get enough of is the lobby look. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been obsessed with hotel and bank lobbies, and the Decade of Decadence was an amazing time for this marble-, glass-, and brass-infused design.
’80s Hotel Lobby Love
Today we kick off “Lobby Chic” Week at Mirror80 with a tour of one of my favorite hotel lobbies of all-time: the luxurious lobby of The Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Built in 1986, The Renaissance was originally known as The Stouffer Hotel. As a kid, I saw this place as the epitome of luxury. It definitely shaped my interior design style. I would ride the glass elevator with my brother, and we would stop at various floors and walk laps around the open aisles while looking down at the plant-filled atrium. It doesn’t get any better than marble tile in peach and white…
Pic Fix: Lobby Love
Our latest obsession: ’80s Lobby Chic, the commercial interior design style that celebrated all things sleek, shiny and sophisticated. For the first week of 2012, we wrap up our coverage with additional posts on this glossy aesthetic. Because the sophisticated sheen of marble, mirror and metal was too bright to contain in one week’s time! Today we spotlight a few non-residential spaces for your enjoyment.