TREND REPORT: The 1980s are now “Vintage”

Cabana on Seventh

Heart and soul is 1908s: Building was completed in the early 1980s, the repositioning plan included repurposing some of the original design elements, yet stylizing the property for today’s consumer.

1980s Design Trends:

1980s-Pattern add removable wall covering to existing cabinets.

1980s kitchens almost always had room included for the kitchen table, and there was a separate formal dining room. Today we’re more likely to see kitchen island tables, breakfast nooks and open plans in which the kitchen is right next to the dining area, but the kitchen table is starting to make a comeback.

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Cabana on Seventh


Cabana on Seventh – Kitchen Model

Southwestern —textiles and artwork
Southwestern style. During the ’80s Southwestern style spread across the U.S. faster than Chi-Chis franchises. It was usually a common formula of Navajo blanket plus skull plus gratuitous use of apricot paint equals “Southwestern.”

Today Southwestern style is as popular as ever, but the kitschy theme-y-ness has been replaced by subtler interpretations of Spanish colonial desert style.

Colors: Green… orange… Purples… Teals.

Bright:. Fun colors, Palm Beach-y style and ’80s retro elements arranged in a new way. While the colors are very bright, they stop short of the obnoxious blinding neons of the ’80s.

Warhol styled artwork


Cabana on Seventh: Living Room Model


Technology: As iPods get tinier, nostalgia for ’80s large-component technology is back.


Cabana on Seventh: Living Room Model

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About Private Label International
Private Label International was founded with a single-minded vision, to bring about the next big revolution in hospitality and real estate design. Part of the vision was to create an unparalleled blend of services, focused on brand development and property positioning. Our approach to design cultivates creativity while expertly balancing functionality and financial responsibility.
We are always searching the world for inspiration and ideas that span every taste and design category to insure unforgettable experiences. Spaces have to be cutting edge, with design that is both elevated and approachable. Private Label’s designs are a balance of forward thinking and sophistication. For each project we employ a different strategy, from utilizing natural elements that range from subtle to standout, shades from vibrant to tonal.
A key differentiator in Private Label’s approach would be our strategic and holistic property-positioning plan, which starts with the client’s vision and aspirations for their project and ends with a detailed plan that helps the client visualize the competitive advantage. This blend of services creates unforgettable experiences that evolve beyond the trends of today to be the icons of tomorrow.

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