Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Acrylic goes straight to the heart

No doubt, I will always hold a special place in my heart for clear acrylics.  I loved the material as a kid obsessed with Jelly shoes, and now as an adult mixing acrylics into everyday decor. Acrylic furnishing complement many styles as well as, provide the perfect solution for making smaller, more cramped spaces feel light and airy. While Lucite is the most expensive and most luxurious of all acrylics, I've uncovered some more affordable options below.   


Adding acrylic chairs to a small corner workspace is a great idea for keeping the room feeling open and less cluttered.  Also creating a desk, using two filing cabinets and a 1/2 inch custom glass top, makes great use of the tight space, while proving to be efficient.

The translucent appearance of acrylic also let's surrounding elements take center stage.  The acrylic chair used in the space below, compliments the contemporary look of the wall decor and helps to provide visual relief from the mix of dining chairs and artwork. 

Get the Look:  Amazon $125


Adding clear acrylic dining chairs was a great idea for allowing optimum light into the room, and not obstructing the outdoor view.  I could also see these dining chairs being using in a wallpapered room (preferably large-scale pattern) or atop a beautiful oriental rug.  They are also kid-friendly!

Get the Look:  Ikea $79


This lucite tufted upholstered bench from Jan Showers, is one of my most favorite pieces of all time.  I love softness of the upholstery mixed with the sturdiness of the thick lucite legs. This bench is perfect for a bedroom, foyer, hallway, bathroom, walk-in closet, or could be used as a coffee table.  

Get the Look:   Ebay $1,699 (someone please buy this ;)


The use of acrylic furniture is perfect for apartment or condominium, such as the coffee table shown in designer Meg Braff's palm beach home. Placing an acrylic coffee table atop a colorful rug (dash and albert) keeps the room cheery and adds visual interest among the solid upholstery in the room.  

Get the Look:  Wisteria $764 on sale now!

If you have questions about any of the products featured or want help designing your next space, please send me an email jessica@jessicalovedesign.com

Sending Love and Design....


  1. Love the idea of the acrylic table in the apartment/condo. My living room space could sure use a make over and these pieces would look awesome!

    1. Hi there! Feel free to email me pictures of your living room. I'll take a look at the space and email you my recommendations. jessica@jessicalovedesign.com

      - Jess

  2. I wish my home office looked this open and airy. These are great ideas!!