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Clearly Chic: Transparent Furniture

By: Danielle Cornely

Photo courtesy of Savvy Home.

Photo courtesy of Savvy Home.

It’s July, it’s hot, and we all want a nice, cool place to lounge in until autumn. Clear furniture keeps your space feeling open and airy, whether you’re in a studio apartment or a multi-room home.

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H Studio’s Verona Chair is sleek and stylish without sacrificing comfort. A clear back and legs support a customizable upholstered seat.

lucitechest

Just because you want to keep your space organized doesn’t mean you can’t still put your treasures on display. This acrylic chest will help you stay tidy without bulky opaque containers.

luciteclothtable

Ghostly and ethereal, this translucent table mimics the delicate folds of cloth.

lucitecolortable

Love the lucite look but still need some color in your life? Try this acrylic table from Emmanuelle Moureaux for a funky, unique solution.

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Don’t worry, fellow edgy furniture lovers — clear furniture can still be fierce. The Frequency Cabinet by Mattia Bonetti may be made from clear acrylic, but its gold-plated brass spikes make it impossible to miss.

Acrylic and lucite are classic yet modern, and a perfect solution for when your space is starting to feel a little heavy and oppressive (like mid-summer in Georgia).

How to Love Your Dining Room

By: Stephanie Andrews & Danielle Cornely

Dining rooms are totally underrated and underused. We recently spoke with a client who said they use theirs only three to five times each year! If you’re having trouble figuring out what to do with that lonely extra space, we’ve got you covered. Here’s why dining rooms are as awesome as you make them.

Photo courtesy of H2 Design + Build

Photo courtesy of H2 Design + Build

1. The communal/meditative aspect. Eating together, even if it’s just 20 minutes, adds life and meaning to the room. Have conversations, tell stories, and make memories. Like to dine solo? Get the peace and quiet you deserve in a room where it’s just you and your delicious dinner.

Photo courtesy of Refinery29

Photo courtesy of Refinery29

2. Double duty. Since your only real dining room staples are a table and chairs, you can get creative with the other pieces. Select items that turn the room into something else. Try bookcases for a library, or shelving for a bar. (Hey, why not both?)

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

3. The perfect workspace. Get a good quality, sturdy table that will allow you to wrap presents, pay bills, do homework, and spread out with ease. Include a stylish storage piece to hold all of your supplies so everything is right where you need it.

Photo courtesy of The Every Girl

Photo courtesy of The Every Girl

4. Room to show off. The dining room is the perfect place to showcase your favorite art, photos, or collections by creating a gallery wall. Let the room say something about you. Love traveling? Mount a map to foam core, and use push pins to highlight where you’ve been and where you want to go.

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

5. Let the lighting say it. Whether you’re eating, working, or just hanging out, you’ll need a light fixture in your dining room that you’re proud to have as a focal point. Select a chandelier that expresses your personal style and suits your needs. Put a dimmer on it and go from an afternoon of paying bills to an evening of ambience. 

Don’t neglect your dining room. Spend some time there, get to know the space, and be creative with how you use it!

Need We Say More? Jonathan Adler’s Jacques Bench.

By: Elisabeth Paulson

 

 

Need we say more? Lucite, brass, and grey velvet. Jonathan Adler, you’re my hero. This makes me want to clear out the whole house and just install this bench, in front of a window, overlooking the beach. (Fine, the street will do until I finalize that beach house.)