Monday, August 15, 2016

Decor Inspiration: Lustworthy Lucite

We've got one small spot in our entry way that would allow for a vignette. And it SO desperately needs it ... an entry way table, artwork, perhaps a lamp, bench, and an umbrella stand ... it's what gives character and creates interest in the first area that welcomes you into a home. Here's our entryway with mouldings from Metrie's French Curves Collection (sorry for the grainy iPhone photo - full post on this completed space to come soon!). The spot is fairly small, so we will be limited as to the size of console table we can place here (max 40 inches wide and 16 inches depth):

So the catch: hubby and I love all that trim too much to entirely cover it up, and we are working with a very tight space. Solution? In my mind it seemed obvious - a clear acrylic console, of course! It won't be visually heavy, but it will allow us a spot to put down our keys (and more importantly a spot for me to style/decorate!). It'll make a statement, and yet keep the millwork as the center of attention.

When you first think about these tables, you may think they lend to a very stark and modern space, but on the contrary I think I've gathered some pretty good examples of a neo-traditional look, definitely what we are going for.

Colleen McGill will always be top of my books - here is her stunning version of a Lucite console, the Johnny Table:

left via Domino | right Amie Corley

What do you think? Can you picture a clear console in our foyer? I'm going to start doing my research and put together vignettes with artwork to see how I'd like to pull it all together. I know a few people have been lucky enough to score a great acrylic table at HomeSense/HomeGoods, but I haven't been that lucky so far. There's this one at CB2, and this one at Wayfair which currently are in the running.

Oh, and while we are on the topic of lucite, here are a few other pieces that I would love to add to my home, been saving these in the inspiration files:

Oh, and I should also mention I am crazy for anything that mixes acrylic/resin/lucite and natural wood. Make that a burled wood and I go extra crazy.

So there's my list of lustworthy lucite for your Monday morning. Now on to planning that entryway vignette ... I'll keep you up to date with my selections on instagram!


Meredith said...

Can I vote No? Lucite looks great in some shots but it scratches so easily, is a magnet for dust you'll hate it. With the space restriction, I'd look at doing a demilune piece of black marble (nero marquina) over a wall mounted console. You get the storage, you get the space and it will actually highlight your panelling. The lucite will dull it and with the white background it will just not be what you imagined. Mer xo

diane said...

I vote yes for the lucite. It does not scratch any easier than wood and IMHO would be perfect in your small entry. Your examples show that it can be used in any style decor. I wrote about this very topic on my own blog with sources you have not listed so you may want to check it out. cant wait to see what you ultimately choose. that Jonathan Adler bench!

Lily said...

A gorgeous interior with beautiful decorations. Neo traditional stylle, it is truly inspirational. Great job!

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