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Saturday, January 31, 2015

1980s redux - What would you choose?


Actor Eddie Murphy recently announced a return to Saturday Night Live for the first time since he left in 1984. What decorating style or influence from the 1980s would you like to see make a comeback?

Glazed chintz, Memphis, American country, Laura Ashley country, pastels, Southwest, Southwest pastels?

12 comments:

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

chintz only bc the rest won't work in London

Gray said...

Cleaned up American Country.

Kathy said...

Variations of the color "peach", and chintz in solids and modern patterns.... In fact, a soft Elizabeth Arden powder peach on the wall, dark wood floors and a chocolate and white chevron pattern all chintzed up (because I'm bored of it otherwise) on a sofa...I could work with that
oooh...and a little burnt coral velvet

Dana said...

Nagel illustrations still hold up for me.

Marcheline said...

Black parachute pants.

Maui said...

Answer your question please.

Raina Cox said...

Maui - Probably Laura Ashley country. I blame the Downton Abbey binging.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Glazed chintz in a cabbage rose prints and solids but hold the mauve.

Sharon Brown said...

When I think of 80s decorating I think of Dorothy's Ruffles curtains. Were they everywhere then or only a decorating mistake of the South? I am not endorsing their comeback by the way.

penelopebianchi said...

The Westbury Gardens room with the Brunschwig et Fils print is a complete classic in my book!

I have been in that room! The glass walls slide down into the floor....so it is completely "outdoors" when it is "outdoors";
and in the winter.....the glass window walls come up.....and it is "indoors-outdoors"! in a Northeastern climate!

timeless architecture; timeless decorating...

no contest. I like timeless. Trends are for others. Not for me!

penelopebianchi said...

I must just add: the "Southwest is just perfect in the "Southwest"!!!!!

It is when people all over the country (Connecticut, California,
Massachusetts, Iowa ) started following the "Southwest" trend that it went terrible wrong. As all trends do. Just my opinion. All trends go wrong. Terribly, inextricably, wrong. Always.

life, in small chunks said...

Can it be D. None of the above?