Memphis-Inspired Design Popular designs by Memphis Milano inspired bright looks and bold geometric patterns. Rooms with neon colors and abstract art were the norm in the 1980s, such as in this Houston condominium from House Beautiful's September 1980 issue.
Here's an inexpensive way to update an ugly rock fireplace from the 80's! 2 colors of paint were used. Benjamin Moore Glacial Till and valspar Montpelier Ashlar Gray. I covered the lava rock and stones with 2 coats, but I didn't paint over the grout.