I am lusting after Lacquer.  I have been helping clients, for the last few years, to add luster to their apartments and homes – using high-gloss paints in a variety of spaces.  I have added a lacquer table here and there.  But I have decided to up the gloss factor in my own home by adding more variety and more color. See all my inspirations below.   My renewed love affair with lacquer came about when I  saw the great turquoise desk that was custom designed for Ivanka Trump by Kelly Behun – featured in a recent issue of Elle Decor Magazine.  http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/homes/ivanka-trump-apartment-jared-kushner


From Ivanka Trump’s apartment – loving the turquoise lacquer desk

One of the reasons that I adore lacquer is that it  bridges the gap between old and new; traditional and modern.  Originating in East Asia, where artisans decorated objects using resin tinted with charcoal or cinnabar, lacquer later inspired the likes of Thomas Chippendale and Eileen Gray.  It has been seen for decades in the most traditional homes as well as in the hippest, most contemporary houses.

Today, there are so many items available in a range of different price points that will add so much pop and life to your room and home.  See a sampling below:

Orange lacquer stool – bungalow5 $325.00

Yellow lacquer counter stool – lilypulitzer.com $549

Great geometric table from dune-ny.com at $2875.00s

White lacquer tray from West Elm $24.00

Also check out Jonathon Adler’s home collection of lacquer.  He is lovin’ lacquer too.  www.jonathonadler.com/lacquer-c-529/

He offers everything from coffee tables to trays (a little pricier than west elm but more colorful too) to tissue boxes.

Hexagon tray from Jonathon Adler $175.00 available in many colors

Lacquer tissue box – $38.00 – available from JonathonAdler.com in many colors

If you just can’t get enough of lacquer and want to go BIG – consider painting walls in a high-gloss paint.

Blue lacquered walls from Tracy Murdock found on the design blog from GarrisonHullinger.com

Olympic Blue lacquer walls (Pantone) from www.lacquerandlinen.com

Lacquer display cases in this year’s hottest color – Tangerine Tango – at the Tory Burch boutique in Chicago!

From an August blog – WanderlustInteriors

Let me know how you are lusting after Lacquer too.




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