Who says a little ’80s lobby love isn’t the design fix for your sleek space? New finds in marble, metal and mirror can bring a touch of stately glitz to a living room. Surprisingly modern yet evoking the past, these pieces will bring back that giddy feeling of looking up at the skylights in a vast hotel atrium or seeing your reflection in the walls and floor of a bank lobby. Enjoy!
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.
Remember that feeling of walking into a bank as a kid? The marble floors, the potted plants, the metallic railing… Or passing through the lobby of a classy hotel, with its dramatic wall sconces and cylinder tables? This week Mirror80 asks, “Why not bring the lobby look home?” We began by tapping into the sleek wonder of the BBC’s Pebble Mill Studios, as shown in Tuesday’s post featuring a performance by Nick Heyward. Today we recreate ’80s Lobby Chic using contemporary finds.
As the new year approaches, Mirror80 is excited about its design-loving future. And speaking of approaches, we’ve got a new one for you… This week we’re spotlighting a style we call Lobby Chic. We’ll explore the details of this ’80s look, from its influences to its design possibilities today.