Happy Wednesday, Everyone! The week is half over, and I’m already planning some new art projects for the rapidly approaching weekend. I’ll admit that today’s featured finds are a bit out of my budget at this point in time, but they completely inspire me in my creative projects. Do you ever look to high-end design items for retro-meets-modern inspiration? I couldn’t be more excited to share these stunning pieces from Matter, a New York-based shop that also offers their furniture, lighting and decor online.
New Retro Pendant Lights
Hi Everyone! As many of you know, I’m moving to a new place with a slanted wood fireplace and other ’80s highlights! There’s wiring for a pendant light over the dining area, and I’ve been checking out a range of possibilities. Here are a few “finalists”… I’ve zoned in on pieces with retro looks that range from the ’60s throughout the ’80s (although all of these basic lighting shapes continued to appear in homes throughout the 1980s). With that said…any favorites?! I’d love some input! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment…
’80s Details in Glass
Sometimes the power is in the details… That’s certainly the case with the glass accents featured in today’s post. For example, nothing says ’80s like etched glass, especially when floral motifs are involved. Believe it or not, the picture above is not from the 1980s! In fact, this carved glass/divider screen is a custom project from La Mancha Glass Gardens, available through Custom Made. Separating the kitchen from the great room in this featured space, the 4-panel piece is even more awesome when you add a curved glass table and circular bowl to the mix, don’t you think?!
KINZO’s Microchip Light Installation
When you think of 1980s interior design, images of cylinder coffee tables and black lacquer headboards may come to mind. And while we hesitate to interrupt that wonderfully glossy vision, we love how today’s light installation created by Berlin-based design trio KINZO mixes modern decor with ’80s inspiration.
’80s Redux: Globe Lighting
So right about now you may be wondering what makes globe lighting so ’80s. After all, globe lamps and sconces were a mod staple of the ’60s and ’70s. Guess what? They stuck around for the ’80s and added just the right amount of other-worldly glow to many a living room during our favorite decade. Today we explore the globe lighting phenomenon and show you how to bring the look home for a reasonable price.