Monday, June 28, 2010

Lust for Lacquer

Some days I feel torn between my love of color and my love of sim­ple neu­trals. I'm not one to live in an all-white space, but I love to accent with whites. And my favorite white accent pieces are done in white lac­quer.  Be they pure white, warm white, cream or marsh­mal­low — the lus­ter of lac­quer lends an ele­gance to any space. White lac­quer blends eas­ily into both tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary spaces. What do you think? Would you invite a white lac­quer piece to live with you?

Clean and con­tem­po­rary, this cock­tail table from Hul­sta:

Sleek and smooth, this van­ity from Laura Kirar for Kallista:

Sub­limely sim­ple, this bar­cart from Jonathan Adler - its color and tex­ture "is like crack cocaine for your eyes". LOVE !!

Func­tional and fun, this con­sole table from Ozzio trans­forms into 4 vari­a­tions, includ­ing din­ing table size!

Light­hearted and light­weight, this faux bam­boo chair from Bun­ga­low 5 will go any­where it's needed.

Be it curly and girly or gor­geously graphic, any­one can find a spot for a small con­sole cab­i­net as dar­ling as these from Worlds-Away.

Won­der­ful white lac­quer renews a vin­tage piece — in white it's sud­denly "of the moment", like this mir­ror from C Bell.

Behold the power of white lac­quer - are you a believer yet?

Leave a comment

  1. Jane says:

    love the lacquer…love it best in light­ing that really makes it look wet. great write up…keep them coming.

  2. Jane says:

    BTW…has any­one come up with a do it your­self way to lac­quer a piece of furniture?

  3. Cindy says:

    It can be done with a high pres­sure, low vol­ume spray gun, but I would leave it to a pro­fes­sional.. Lac­quer gone wrong can go REALLY wrong!