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Friday’s Favourites & Farewell 1980s House

It has been a busy week of packing boxes as we prepare to move out on Monday. My poor parents will have the four of us (plus the dog) land on their doorstep for the duration of the new build. The past year of living in our 1980s home has gone so quickly and exciting times are ahead. The 80s were a unique period of house design, and I think our home paid homage to many of the decorating trends of the decade. Here are some of them along with some ‘individual’ and unforgettable features of our home.

Friday's Favourites & Farewell 1980s House

(From L-R) Gold velvet curtains, our huge light brown letterbox (great for online deliveries!), the call button from the bathroom to the shed (who knows why?), one of our three chandeliers that we dined under each night, our ‘tennis ball’ style door handles, the pergola which spanned the entire house length, the ice blue laminex kitchen, our minute washing line that could only fit one towel across and what I call our ‘Dandenong Ranges’ fernery.

So farewell to the 80s and moving along to some current inspiration and this week’s Friday’s Favourites. It’s no surprise that this kitchen made the cut. It features so many of my favourite design elements. Black windows, pretty pendant lights, bistro chairs and subway tiles.

Friday's Favourites & Farewell 1980s House

Martha O’Hara

This is one of those images that my dreams are made of! It’s the complete package with its mix of shingles, timber decking and stone retaining walls.

Friday's Favourites & Farewell 1980s House

Demetriades and Walker

The impact of grass bordered with manicured trees and shrubs can never be underestimated. The backdrop of the white house exterior with black trim is perfect against the greenery.

Friday's Favourites & Farewell 1980s House

Ludo Dierckx

Although this image is missing the shelf accessories, it is my inspiration for Miss 10’s built-in desk for her new room. Her’s won’t be in these grand proportions but I love the idea of open shelving featured with wallpaper behind them.

Friday's Favourites & Farewell 1980s House

Sara Gilbane via Luxe Source

Have a lovely weekend.

Belinda XO

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