It seems like plastic and luxury couldn’t possibly be synonymous, but I can assure you there is something so gorgeous about well done lucite. I’ve written before about the “clear” advantages – pun intended, of using lucite in small apartment spaces. It creates an expansiveness. To be able to see through a chair or table to the other side of a room, which in reality is just a few short feet away, without question makes one’s nest feel a little grander.
When well executed it looks like cut Crystal, which always makes me think of diamonds, and fresh cut roses, and tall, dark, and handsome men that adore me. All very Hollywood 50’s glamour. So with that stage set, it should come as no surprise that I have my heart set on lucite rods for my new bedroom.
Lucite done elegantly, which means, not by the likes of me in some ill conceived DIY project, know it’s not cheap. If any of you have those skills out there, please do reply to this post. Have I got a project for you. If not, I am treading in dangerously expensive waters, because it’s not just two rods that I want for my fantastically beautiful Galbraith & Paul . Lotus . Dove Grey fabric, but it’s the entire retail set-up, racks, and shelves, and rods, and the whole ridiculously glittery, tres, tres cher, mess for the interior of my very french, but entirely devoid of an interior, closet.
This dusty gal is closet obsessed. Not only do I love building them into the units I renovate, I consider it an investment. I don’t want to just shove my Jimmy Choos into some dusty corner in the back of the closet. How undignified. They need their own special shelf. I can just imagine how beloved they will feel on their own little lucite platform. My friends are always inquiring about my belongings and where they all are? In storage? Tucked under the bed? At a friends larger home? No I reply, this is all of them. I don’t own a lot, but I do own beautiful things. It feels right that they should be displayed with ceremony. Don’t you agree?