{lovely lucite}

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.}

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Blogger .vanessa said...

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

March 30, 2009  
Blogger Brigadeiro said...

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

March 30, 2009  
Blogger Blair said...

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

March 30, 2009  
Blogger Julia.K. said...

Oh my! This is very lovely.

March 30, 2009  
Blogger ♥ Chloe said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

March 30, 2009  
Blogger Paris Atelier said...

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 :)

March 30, 2009  
Blogger die tägliche revolution said...

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


March 31, 2009  
Blogger Nini said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger nina said...

The mirrored "floating" tables are fabulous...

March 31, 2009  
Anonymous Nicole cohen said...

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


Check it out.

March 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

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!


March 31, 2009  
Blogger Abby said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Cassiopeia said...

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.



March 31, 2009  
Blogger A. Kuefer said...

love the mirrored sidetable... anybody have an idea who it's from?
great post!

March 31, 2009  
Blogger E said...

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


March 31, 2009  
Blogger Lauren said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Michele said...

Oh I love lucite!

March 31, 2009  
Blogger THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Pink Wallpaper said...

adore the lucite!!

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Joanna said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

Love that office where Madonna is sitting! Gorgeous!

March 31, 2009  
Blogger ZenadiaDesign said...

Love that top image!

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Rebecca June said...

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


Rebecca June

March 31, 2009  
Blogger coco+kelley said...

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 ;)

March 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the black chairs in the 1st photo are stunning.

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Millie said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Anonymous Decortherapia said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger J. Cochran said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger franki durbin said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger Kosmopolight said...

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

March 31, 2009  
Blogger SoftSpoken said...

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.

April 01, 2009  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

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.

April 01, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

April 02, 2009  
Blogger Emily Johnston | EJ Interiors said...

Everyone's gotta have a little bit of lucite!

April 02, 2009  
Blogger Jennifer Ramos said...

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

Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'


April 02, 2009  
Blogger Gypsy Lynne said...

i love it. especially that last image!

April 03, 2009  
Anonymous tanya said...

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!

April 03, 2009  
Blogger Bonnie said...

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! :)

April 03, 2009  
Blogger diamondsinchampagne said...

LOVE the table. It really adds an element of space

April 03, 2009  
Blogger Dana said...

Yor pics are always eye candy!

April 03, 2009  
Blogger Trixy said...


April 03, 2009  
Blogger Kimberlee said...

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

April 04, 2009  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

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)

April 04, 2009  
Blogger DolceDreams said...

Oh, I love lucite...and soo miss Domino! You have such exquisite taste...

April 05, 2009  
Blogger SimplyGrove said...

MMmmmm, love it all!!!

April 07, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

.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!

April 07, 2009  
Blogger maison21 said...

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!


April 09, 2009  
Blogger Patricia Gray said...

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

April 16, 2009  
Blogger Velvet and Linen said...

i have got to start using more lucite!
It's so great. Love these images.


June 14, 2009  

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