Trends to Steal From Every Decade
The end of the year has us in a reflective sort of mood. In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, we're looking back on our favorite takeaways from decades past. These inspired spaces steal from the best and channel important history with a spirited, modern voice. Keep scrolling for a trip down memory lane.
This ultra-glam Paris apartment designed by Champeau-Wilde is sleekly appointed in our favorite trend of the Golden Age: high-contrast black and white. Iconic and undeniably alluring, the striking combination remains the height of drama. Pops of silver detail channel the roaring spirit.
The 1940s was all about the draping and tailoring. Take the inspiration to your windows and dress them to the nines. Well-traveled, glitzy accoutrements evoke the demure poise of the era.
Principal of Michael Aiduss Interior Design Michael Aiduss's studio workspace is a vision in plaid. Pattern ruled the 1950s with a gingham and tartan clad fist. Aiduss's vivacious pop of red is the perfect foil for subdued grays and cool blue hues. Call it the Pleasantville effect.
Hans Jensen 1950s Modernist Silver Plated Calla Lily Candlesticks ($525)
Lucite works wonders for a small space. The translucent acrylic material was all the rage in the '60s. We're still swooning over the light and airy vibe. Paired with mod whites, it maintains a crisp and contemporary voice.
Designed by Kara Smith, the Manhattan abode of fashion executive Kent Belden beautifully melds '70s glam rock with sleek sophistication. Go for important vintage and high sheen to get the undeniably glamorous look. (Some Warhols wouldn't hurt, either.)
The Memphis movement of the 1980s is as uninhibited and vibrant as it comes. This space shines a light on the trend in tandem with our second favorite trademark of the decade: dayglow colors. Go big and bold. Decadence was de rigueur.
Is it us or was turquoise the unofficial color of the 1990s? The precise shade of Cameron Diaz's baby blues, if you will. The color holds up, breathing free-spirited cool and dynamic energy into any space.
We're calling this trend Y2K chrome. The year 2000 was a bonafide event. Designer Kasper's Manhattan apartment is a master class on how to make the high-impact materiality more accessible. Anything but overpowering, the soothing blue hues and cozy plaid provide a clever foil to über-modern silhouettes.
Here in the present tense, the bright white space is king. Keen mixology and genre-bending aesthetics abound. Melding important vintage with artful accents (as in framing a Tobia Scarpa sofa with a pair of dueling succulents) is laid-back and charismatic. The dichotomy of high and low, old and new spins rich history into a fresh perspective. We rather like the idea of taking a moment from each era and stirring things up. It makes for a great conversation.
Which decade do you find most inspiring? Tell us in the comments below.