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Style Inspiration : Lovely Lucite

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Absentmindedly flipping through past issues of domino awhile ago and came across a favourite vignette {above} in the first ever issue, and was reminded of how beautiful lucite can look when paired with the perfect pieces and accessories . . .

{a lucite console is the perfect complement to a large antique French mirror and weathered floorboards}

{lucite office furniture in a february 2005 versace ad campaign featuring madonna and shot by mario testino; aside: also included, the eames soft pad aluminum group chair}

{lucite bases make these large mirrored coffee and end tables appear as if they are floating . . .}

{see also:}

* further reading
*
caring instructions for lucite
*
custom lucite trays {via here}
* lucite letters

{p.s.} Lauren Moffat Spring dress give-way continues until Thursday

{images: 1 – domino spring/summer 2005 – photography by squire fox; 2 – from boudoir by hilary robertson via concrete and honey; 4 – livingetc.}

 
50 Notes
  • i have got to start using more lucite!
    It’s so great. Love these images.
    xo

    Brooke

  • Thanks for the link to my post on How to Clean and Care for LuciteTake care
    Patricia

  • hey there- thank you for the link to my lucite post! sadly, i just did a bit of an update on how to RUIN lucite, not care for it! quelle bummer! oh, well, live and learn.

    thanks again!

    m21

  • .vanessa — you’re so welcome! and how exciting — shall check it out at once.

    Paris Atelier — thank you!

    die tagliche revolution — please seen Nicole Cohen’s comment below

    Nicole — thanks for the link!

    Abby — definitely; that first issue is still one of my all-time favourites

    A. Kuefer — shall find out for you and thank you!

    Lauren — such a lovely comment — thanks so much!

    coco+kelley — feel the same way — not fussed about the LV ones either, but adore these vintage Versace ads, especially this one in particular

    Mademoiselle Frou-Frou — yes, sadly less than 4 wonderful years . . .

    Decortherapia, Bonnie & Dana — thank you!

    DolceDreams — thanks so much!

  • MMmmmm, love it all!!!

  • Oh, I love lucite…and soo miss Domino! You have such exquisite taste…
    Nathalie

  • I love lucite, especially coffe tables and chairs. One of my favorite pieces ever is a Helena Rubenstein Lucite chair, found in The Paris Apaprtment Boutique (link: http://www.theparisapartment.com/boutique/index.php?p=41)
    Lovely!

  • Totally agree. One of my favourite Australian Vogue Living issues has an article on Pippa Holt’s house and she uses one. All her mags are stacked below – its amazing – looks like the magazines are the table. Beautiful post x

  • LOVELOVELOVE

  • Yor pics are always eye candy!

  • LOVE the table. It really adds an element of space

  • Simply fabulous! Madonna looks so chic! I Love Your Place and all the Lucite too! And those beautiful flowing white dresses below too… So elegant and glamorous! :)

  • that last picture is EXACTLY how I want my living room to look! I am in love with those mirrored lucite pieces. Thanks for sharing!

  • i love it. especially that last image!

  • OF COURSE….I’m loving Madonna’s shot, and i’ll take one of those chairs $$$ please.!

    Jen Ramos
    ‘Cards & Prints You’ll Love…’
    http://www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

  • Everyone’s gotta have a little bit of lucite!

  • Yum. That second image is absolute perfection. I’m still scheming about how I can get this one client to go for some lucite—totally living vicariously through him!

  • i LOVE the top image – it’s a bit how my room looks now (lucite mixed with chinoiserie style).
    domino started in 2005? it seems so short-lived…it will be missed.
    xox

  • While lucite furniture can certainly look beautiful and make a look more spacious, there is a balance that must achieved. Too much lucite and a room can loose character. It should be used to accent another piece such as the middle picture when the lucite table is accentuating the mirror.

  • Who knew lucite could look so fabulous. Love these pics. Beautiful post.

  • the Lucite aside (I adore it, too) Madonna looks amazing in that photo. She’s got those big, enormous, gorgeous eyes. Fabulous.

  • I never would have thought of using lucite furniture on my own. But seeing it here, I really like it.

  • Love mirror tables… This post is so good. Maddonas picture is pure glam…

  • I loved lucite in the 70’s and I’m glad to see it back again. It’s so beautiful. Love the desk.

  • the black chairs in the 1st photo are stunning.

  • you KNOW i love me some lucite!! beautiful picks. also – total aside – i really can’t stand madonna in ads usually. the louis vuitton ones were well done and she STILL bothered me. but i loved the versace. good call ;)

  • Can I have everything from every picture? To die for.

    xoxo

    Rebecca June

  • Love that top image!

  • Love that office where Madonna is sitting! Gorgeous!
    xoxo

  • I adore that top photo. The lucite perfectly frames the haphazard pile of books.

  • adore the lucite!!

  • Love the lucite but lust after that huge french mirror! Gorgeous images, they make me want to edit my place again!
    Lisa & Alfie

  • Oh I love lucite!

  • Your blog is always so beautiful it nearly kills me. Especially now that I’m buying my first house!

  • Love Lucite. Would die to have a ghost chair in my apartment. Always, always looks great on floorboards painted white.

    Glorious!

  • love the mirrored sidetable… anybody have an idea who it’s from?
    great post!

  • Such kwl pics… Not a massive fan of Lucite as I always feel like I’m going to go through them hehe, but that antique mirror is amazing.

    Xxxc

    http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

  • Domino and I were soulmates from the first time I saw the top image. RIP

  • Ah, I love lucite and try to have some in every part of the house. That top image inspired me to actually buy that piece which I use as a dresser under a mirror in my bedroom. Love this post!

    xo

  • Love the idea of Lucite letters!!! So hot.

  • For some beautiful plexi chairs, check out plexi-craft. Love the Z chair. I have pics posted on my blog at

    http://sketch42.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/happy-birthday-david/

    Check it out.

  • The mirrored “floating” tables are fabulous…

  • wow i never knew lucite could look this good
    i specially like the first picture the girl looks amazing

  • wow, these are great inspiration!! i’m currently looking for a set of at least 4-6 lucite chairs. any ideas??

    xx
    Kara

  • Wonderful post! I love Lucite and the images are so pretty. Great for a small room so you can still see the floor and give the illusion of more space :) I love your list of links! Fabulous idea :)
    xoxo
    Judith~

  • Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

  • Oh my! This is very lovely.
    -J.

  • Oh, I really do love lucite! Love how it can cause otherwise cluttered spaces to appear open. That first vignette is lovely.

  • Gorgeous pictures! Lucite sure does make the room look more spacious & light :)
    xx

  • the top image is beautiful! and just letting you know your happy list is up! thanks so much!!!

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