It’s true. The next big thing in retro is the 80s. Salmon and grey, lacquer and smoked glass, cane, indoor plants, gilt chrome and the “chop” pillow. It’s the era of shoulder pads, power dressing, leg warmers and white shoes. Greed was good and taste went out the door! Here are a few 80s rooms that give you an idea why it’s on the comeback. Not everything was tasteless. I should know. I was definitely there!
All images scanned from Better Homes and Gardens. New Decorating Book, Meridith Corporation, Iowa, 1981. (OK from the early 80s but I’m on the hunt for more vintage 80s books.)