Every year around Halloween, I buy a colorful wig for some costume-y fun and prepare to revel in vivid hues. And every year as I pack away the wig, I tell myself I’m going to find ways to celebrate color on a daily basis well past Halloween. That can be challenging, especially as fall and winter hues become more subdued, mirroring the cold, grey weather outside…
7 Easy Ways to Bring ’80s Style Home
Today’s post is all about ’80s style on a budget! Getting an ’80s look at home has never been easier, thanks to a range of new products that channel the past. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite design tips, so keep reading for a few quick ideas that will bring an instant ’80s feel to your interior…
Top Gun Style: A Tropical Patio
When it comes to relaxing this summer, I’ve been watching a LOT of ’80s movies, and last week was all about Top Gun. This 1986 film directed by Tony Scott features one-liners like “I feel the need…the need for speed!” But today the focus is on slowing down and chilling out from the comfort of a retro-style patio. Yes, this entire blog post is devoted to the patio scene from Top Gun…
Retro Architecture at the Beach
Happy first day of summer! I wanted to start off the week by sharing some snapshots from our beach trip this weekend. I was determined to get some photos of beachfront architecture, but what I didn’t expect was the large number of hotels and office buildings that were built in the ’70s and ’80s…
There’s definitely something holographic going on… If you read design blogs, you may have noticed the appearance of items such as holographic pillows, party decorations and manicures. This holographic trend inspired today’s photo shoot!
Happy 2016! For Mirror80’s first photo shoot of the new year, I was inspired by teapots and product photography from the 1980s. So let’s hit the ground running with some colorful new images of teatime, fully stocked with retro and current items that can’t help but exude ’80s flair…
A Memphis-Meets-Deco Home Tour
Today’s home tour is a celebration of creativity and resourcefulness! Combining elements of Memphis-Milano style with ’80s Deco flair and eclectic touches, Meg Gustafson and Neal Miller have filled their Chicago abode with unique collectibles, innovative DIY projects and loads of personality.
Dead Malls, Childhood Memories and ’80s Style
My childhood mall, which was once the indoor retail hot spot of Austin, has slowly joined the land of the dead malls over the last decade. This week it closed its doors for good, and it will be converted to a branch of Austin Community College. Highland Mall was built in 1971, and it was Austin’s first indoor mall.
An ’80s Fashion Photo Shoot!
In “take two” of our ’80s photo shoot extravaganza, we travel to an office park where glass block and metal posts reign. Yes, folks, it may as well be 1985, and we’ve got the fashion to prove it! As a counterpart to our first featured ’80s photo shoot, Peter Tung of Peter Tung Photography organized yet another amazing shoot, this time featuring the modeling talents of the lovely Sarah Gardner of Kim Dawson Agency.
1980s Interior Design Styles
The world of 1980s interior design is a richly complex one. From metallic accents to striking angles and curves, many ’80s motifs are surprisingly modern–even timeless–making them easy to integrate into today’s design. When I first wrote this post three years ago, the ’80s revival hadn’t officially hit the world of design. Only a handful of images featuring 1980s interiors were available online. Not to mention, many people still cringed when hearing the phrase “’80s furniture.” Oh how times have changed, thanks to phenomena like the Memphis-Milano revival and the ’80s Tumblr! Time to update this post with new images that prove 1980s style is reaching a whole new generation of design enthusiasts. Here’s our breakdown of 1980s interior design styles: