As I was researching this post, I realized I am not the first blogger to realize The Golden Girls were totally fashionable and that their 80's style is back! Nevertheless, here's my take on the matter:
The Chinese Chippendale Chairs:
These are all the rage and I actually found one in the TRASH in Queens!! I had to give it a fresh coat of paint and reupholster it but still! I'll have to get a picture of it to show you.
Anyway, here's an updated look:
Chippendale Chairs in Nate Berkus' living room:
The Banana Leaf wallpaper - it's original claim to fame was at the Beverly Hills Hotel - but Blanche knocks it out of the park with the matching bedspread!!
I have to admit, I am in LOVE with this wallpaper. It is bold and daring but it's just SO fabulous! I used this wallpaper for my final project at NYSID for a restaurant design!
This image is from a kitchen in the French Quarter via Elle Decor. It fits right into the lush landscape down here in New Orleans... I would LOVE to do this to my kitchen! (Once I move the kitchen to the back wall of the house - cause that'll happen!)
This is Nate Berkus' dining room. I love the way it looks with black accents.
And what have we learned so far? A major design influence for Nate Berkus was the Golden Girls!
And how could I not mention the Lanai?! Those lounge chairs are pretty sweet.
Here's an idea:
Update them with black and white striped fabric like this:
And have the banana leaf wallpaper made into fabric for some throw pillows. YES PLEASE!
The Opium Table:I love the shape of this table.
I actually just scored one of these bad boys on Craigslist! I just need to figure out how I want to refinish it...
Here's an updated version:
Heck I'd even rock this dress minus the shoulder pads!
Hope you enjoyed some Golden Girls love!
Thank you for being my friends!