the edgy 80s

Dur­ing this colour­ful decade we were power dress­ing at the of­fice, and in the home

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You need sun­glasses to look at some of our paint projects from the ’80s. Pri­mary colours and geo­met­ric pat­terns adorned mir­rors, walls and fur­ni­ture. On the other hand, the coun­try-cot­tage look was big – think flo­ral wall­pa­per, ro­man­tic pleat­ing and rush­ing, pine kitchens and DIY lace ap­pliqué quilts.

It seems the whole world went macramé mad, fash­ion­ing wall hang­ings and plant pot hold­ers to house the in­door fo­liage we bought by the truck­load. Cool cane and wicker fur­ni­ture, nor­mally re­served for out­doors, was wel­comed in­side our homes with open arms.

Bold colours and geo­met­ric shapes rule.

Coun­try-cot­tage style calls for ap­pliqué projects.

Cane fur­ni­ture moves in­doors, along with the gar­den.

Ter­rar­ium craft: just add one cake cover!

Now this looks very fa­mil­iar!

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