Monday, February 10, 2014

Lovely Lucite


To me beauty is a little bit imperfect. A little bit broken. A little bit of a mess. Ultimately, beauty is something that is real and timeless.

So, when it comes to trends, I tune out. 

But... there are a few things that are hot right now but I think I will always love.

In particular, lucite.

 
lamps / bar cart / file / chair / coffee table / set of chairs

The clear, or sometimes tinted, acrylic that is on chairs, tables, housewares--even the frames of my new eyeglasses--was first developed in the 1930s. 

I loooove this look and the wide-ranging price points for it. In fact, did you know Staples now sells lucite chairs?? At less than $20 a pop compared to Phillippe Starck's Louis ghost chair which starts at $410, these are totally worth the investment.

Now check it out in these rooms!

via Elle Decor
That amazing poster is from a Gap where the homeowner once worked.


Using the ghost chairs updates the otherwise classic feel of the room.

via Red Soles and Red Wine
How glam-bam-thank you ma'am is this room with a lucite coffee table?! Or do you call it a cocktail table?? Inquiring minds want to know.

6 comments:

  1. I adore lucite!!! I just got my son a swivel lucite desk chair at Overstock - I LOVE it and am jealous :)
    Stacy

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  2. LOVE LUCITE and I wish I had more in my home! I adore my ghost chairs and my tray table and I really hope to acquire another lucite side table in the future!

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  3. I love your new header... and lucite! Thanks for adding a little happiness to my Monday!

    - Jaime

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  4. loooove lucite...of course...in love with the filing box...but its sold out :(

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  5. I'm not sure that I'd be adventurous enough to do it, but I love what a little bit of Lucite can do in a room. It really breathes new life into a space and makes everything feel updated. Not sure if it's too trendy. I think many of the spaces you shared have been around for quite a while and they still feel "right" to me. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie

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