Design Trend: Lucite

Clear acrylic has been used to make a variety of items for the home and commercial furniture market.  Lucite is a brand name for acrylic resin, sold under a few different trade names like Plexiglas and Perspex.  Clear furniture made from acrylic resin has been around since the late 30’s, yet after 80 years it’s still trendy and has never gone out of style.  Lucite furniture and accessories are often associated with the Hollywood Glam era; it’s chic, light, and modern. What keeps Lucite fresh is the way it can transform a space. Its transparent nature is perfect for small spaces; it’s a good choice when wood and metal are not what you are looking for.

I particularly like Lucite and bronze. It has a glamorous feel and vintage look that’s classic and so chic!

Lucite is the perfect way to transform a space; it’s the added element of style. If you’re looking to infuse your traditional décor with modern elements consider Lucite.


Because the piece of furniture is clear, it has a much lighter feel.  Accessories seem to be floating.

Acrylic pieces do come in a variety of prices; the higher the price tag the thicker, heavier, and much more luxurious compared to the less expensive pieces, and the difference is quite obvious.

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During the 60’s Lucite was used extensively in furniture, jewelry and fashion accessories. Today Lucite is having a renaissance, both in new designs and vintage. My favorite piece of furniture is the bar cart making a comeback, here it is in Lucite, inspired by Mad Men.


Of course lighting


The Louis Ghost Chair designed by Philip Stark is now 10, and I think a classic, I also love the leopard and clear acrylic chairs both are available at Kartel.


You can find beautiful decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help you decorate your home at Carmel Decor.

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by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Carmel Decor’s 10 Most Popular Contemporary Area Rugs

There is no easier way to change the look of a room than by adding or changing an area rug. Contemporary area rugs have timeless style and are durable.  They are kid and pet friendly can be be easily cleaned, come in solids, stripes, floral, in every color under the rainbow.  Contemporary area rugs are inspiring, in a variety of eye catching designs and happy colors. And we have a large selection to fit any budget. Here are Carmel Decor’s 10 most popular contemporary area rugs.

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This is a small selection, visit Carmel Decor to find an outdoor or an indoor contemporary area rug that inspires you.

You can find beautiful poufs and ottomans, decorative pillows, wall decor, contemporary area rugs and home accents at Carmel Decor.

 

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Susan
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Create A Cozy Home Decorating With Fall Colors And Textures

Get Cozy This Fall With The Season’s Colors and Textures

Ever since I finished school, Fall has been my favorite time of the year. During my childhood years of course I didn’t want to go back to school, and the shorter days were very depressing. As I grew older, wiser, and more sophisticated I fell in love with Fall. The change in the season, the way light reflects differently, the beautiful fall landscape is so romantic, so rich in color, and the colder climate is welcoming after the summer heat.

Fall 2013 color is Mykonos Blue, and we can see plenty of it in fashion as well as home decor.  Soft, silky velvets in beautiful jewel tones. 

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Mykonos blue is just the right color to compliment the warm oranges and reds of the changing leaves on the trees. Like these rugs by Surya available at Carmel Decor

We also love the 2013 color of the year Emerald Green, another warm rich sexy hue inspired by natures color palette.

Gold & bronze, warm metals that glitter and gleam, like the sun as it reflects on the changing colors of the trees. These golden colors are the perfect accent to the saturated colors of fall.

Use gold tones in accessories, the little sparkle adds warmth to the fall ambiance.

There are so many different ways to celebrate the Autumn months, and welcome the change with colors and textures all inspired by nature.
Remember shorter days mean longer nights by candle light.

However you celebrate Autumn, I hope you have been inspired.

You can find beautiful mirrors, poufs and ottomans, decorative pillows,
wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help you bring some self reflection into your home at Carmel Decor.

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