I have recently got into a debate with a friend of mine, which sparked me to write a blog around 80s trend. Now for those that know me personally – I can be quite quirky with my design style. You will rarely see me without some sort of metallic in my OOTD, with a hint of leopard print or a garish looking top which l personally feel I rock quite well *looks around for reassurance* …
Now Beverly Goldberg from Tv show “The Goldberg’s” really inspires my dress sense, (her top 10 fashion moment can be found here). The clashing colours within her bold geometric prints is bloody fantastic if you ask me, but what about interiors. I remember as a child, my Mother and Aunt’s all had the pastel coloured bathroom sets – we were lucky to have the blush pink in our house.
This design followed throughout our house, the lounge had a chintz suite and matching curtains all showcased upon our blush pink carpet. Looking back, this sense of bravery and trend following within Interior Design inspired me to follow my dreams as a designer today. My mother was always up to date with her fashion and interiors and even-though I dress like she used to in the 80s- I strongly feel:
“Your own style is always better than no style”
Whether we want to forget the 80s or not, I think it is about time we finally figure the Rubix cubes out, puffed the hair up and embrace neons because 80s Interiors are always creeping into our styles today- even if we don’t realise it.
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This Memphis-Milano style dominated the 80s with its post-modernist style. Memories of the opening credits for “Saved by the Bell” scream out to me here. Fearless geometrics and colours from rugs to vases. This Interior includes designs from some of the most famous names in the industry with Ettore Sottsass as the backbone behind Memphis.
The ability to colour block with so much sophistication is something I aspire to – even though I couldn’t imagine creating an entire space like this for myself, I most certainly would look to incorporating some elements to add an edge to my interiors.
Image credit (Memphis-Milano)
Image credit (Mirror80)
This is my favourite style to date! Fresh, young and vibrant, perhaps it’s a conditioning effect of my childhood house but pastels always make a great interior. Especially for those with Autism might I add- subtle colours can help make a space look decorated without overwhelming the senses.
Products from Ginger and Jagger and Munna Design make me want to sing!! Falling in love with their products at Decorex 2016, I admire their use of pastel, combining with metallic furniture and rich textures to deliver schemes which are high end and luxurious, but don’t look uncomfortable or uninviting.
80’s injection into 2017
This Memphis style artwork can be found at Urban Outfitters, bold shapes with daring patterns and contrasting colours
Jungle themes of the 80s are making their way into the 21st century too, less garish but still had some fierce vibes into our schemes. This palm print cushion is a cute must have accessory
Turquoise and Pink is extremely Miami Vice, this Ikea bedding is adding a modern twist to the traditionally 80s colour pallet.
Pastel Pink is everywhere this season, bag yourself this chic sofa from Mason Du Monde and even dare to add some chintz inspired cushions to really add some flavour to your lounge!
Now, I must get back to watching The Goldberg’s for more inspo! 😉