Though there’s much

from the ’80s we view fondly to­day—

Cottages & Bungalows - - Kitchens -

the movies, the mu­sic, the fash­ion—the era’s in­te­rior de­sign rarely ranks. Gaudy col­ors and syn­thetic fin­ishes are just a few of the style mis­steps we’ve hap­pily left in the past.

When Rachel Bous­quet and her hus­band found their home two years ago, much of the in­te­rior was still trapped in the ’80s. Ev­ery room was painted ca­nary yel­low, the dark-brick fire­place had no man­tel, the kitchen had dark cab­i­nets and the rooms had pop­corn ceil­ings, but she saw be­yond all that and pic­tured the rus­tic cot­tage she longed to cre­ate.

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