Removing the 1980s from mid-century

I don’t know what it is about the 1980s, whether it was just the age of excess – remember all those shoulder pads? – but I find it really hard to like anything that was created then in terms of decor, fashion, hairstyles, or architectural styles.  We think the last time anyone really did much to the house was in the late 1980s, and we were left with the legacy – gold carriage lamps are just one example.  They are now thankfully consigned to the trash.  The mirrored wall, now gone.  The ornate pink and gold stained glass panel and front door – also gone.  And the ceiling fans!  OMG…  white and gold, with flower shaped lamps in etched and frosted glass.  They had to go.  We’ll find a good home for them in a charity shop, they just can’t stay.  Next up, the gold swans light fitting in the bathroom.  I kid you not.  Mind you, it’s so kitsch, it might almost be worth keeping.  I’ll post about that one later.  It’s hard to believe that one day maybe all that 80s stuff will be sought after, just like mid century is now – and like Art Deco was in the 70s.   Maybe there are people out there hoarding gold carriage lamps and gold swan bathroom light fittings waiting for the day when they come back into fashion…


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2 Responses to Removing the 1980s from mid-century

  1. Meg says:

    Where did you find that lamp!!?? It looks amazing. Where can I get it? There are so few good lamps out there for mid-century homes. I know. I’ve spent hours on the Internet.

    • Hi meg
      My apologies, it’s been a long time since I did any blogging and I’ve only just picked up your comment from about six months ago. You’ve probably tracked the lamp down by now, but we bought the outdoor lamps from Rejuvenation. You can buy online, and they also have stores on the west coast.

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