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!
A Golden Girls Friendsgiving
Welcome to Mirror80’s Thank You for Being a Friend-sgiving!!! Because there’s no other way to host friends this Turkey Day. Taking inspiration from The Golden Girls (is there any other ’80s sitcom to reference for this holiday?!), the ambience is part tropical and part glitz, all capped off with a warm glow.
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…
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.
Stranger Things: Get the Look
The perfect blend of comfort and mystery. That’s what it feels like to revel in the interior design of a movie or television series set in the 1980s. Especially when the story involves an other-worldly element, such as the extra terrestrial in E.T. or the alternate dimension of Stranger Things…
A Stranger Things Viewing Party
Now that I’ve finished binge watching Netflix’s much-anticipated new series Stranger Things, I’ve been passing the time by….reading about Stranger Things, re-watching key scenes, and planning the viewing party concept featured in today’s post! Inspired by the incredible performance of Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, this build-your-own Eggo bar is the perfect way to watch a series that pays homage to some of our favorite ’80s films.
Retro-Modern Roundup: Summer Thrills
Happy Wednesday, Everyone! What a fun and exciting summer for fans of ’80s style, thanks to a brand new Netflix series, an amazing weekly radio show, and other intriguing developments. Today I’m rounding up the latest in retro-modern news, and throwing in a few fun photos for good measure…
An Interview with Halt and Catch Fire Set Decorator Lance Totten
Today I’m thrilled to share Mirror80’s latest interview: a chat with Halt and Catch Fire Set Decorator Lance Totten. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Lance has brought his design vision and flair for detail to HCF for the past two seasons. Read on as he shares his favorite ’70s and ’80s design resources, as well as the importance of authenticity. Yes, he’s been known to special order brass spray paint from Krylon, meticulously ensure that lamps on set have tapered shades, and insist on replacing plastic with metal when it comes to ’80s office staples such as dry erase boards and chair casters…