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Thanks to everyone for their wonderful feedback on Friday in regards to the Lucite chandelier.  We’re going to go ahead and hang it up and I think it will look terrific!

All of that thinking about the chandelier has me with Lucite on the brain.  I thought I’d share some of my favorites today.

via Ruth Burts Interiors

This ghost chair is fabulous with this colorful room.

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I love the contrast between the modern ghost chair and beautiful antique desk and French-y decor.

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An amazing Lucite console with a Lucite lamp and blue & white porcelain.  I’m in love!

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The Lucite legs are subtle on this bench.

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These molded cantilever Lucite chairs are so unique and funky!

via La Dolce Vita

This table is the perfect accent in this serene, neutral room.

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Faux bamboo and Lucite… sigh!

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This console seems to float in this entryway.

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Can it get much better than a Lucite bar cart?

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This chair is stunning.  But would it be comfortable?

 

Do you have a favorite piece of Lucite furniture that is on your wishlist?  Or a piece already in your home?

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Signature

 

My first Featured Find of 2014 is a terrific one!  Elegant yet comfortable.  Classic.

Vintage Louis XVI Style Settee

This beautiful little settee (or loveseat) is probably from the 1950’s or 1960’s.  The lines on it suggest Louis XVI style (straighter lines and neoclassical elements – not as “curvy” as previous Louis styles).  The plush down cushion and pretty silk upholstery make this a luxurious little sofa.  It is a perfect size for a bedroom or as a loveseat in a living room.  It measures 59″ long and is approximately 28″ deep from front to back.  It is 35″ tall at the center of the back.  The upholstery is in beautiful condition (there is a tiny, light spot that is barely visible – I can provide closer photos).

Let’s look at some inspiration

House Beautiful

I love the look of this (very similar!) loveseat at the end of a bed.  I’m not sure I would ever leave this room!

House Beautiful

A bright solid color makes the loveseat a bit more bold.

Casa Sugar

You can mix the classic lines of this settee with more modern pieces for a fun, eclectic look.

Wisteria

I love this room – the glass waterfall table and fun pillows mixed with the seating make this room interesting.

Pinterest

The damask fabric is bold and unexpected.

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Another example of fun and modern fabric on a vintage loveseat.

One Kings Lane

Hello…. Bold chevron!

Where would you use this pretty little loveseat?

Vintage Louis XVI Style Settee Loveseat

If you have the perfect spot, it is available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.

Signature

I’m sure you’ve seen that West Elm (among other stores) is making mid century reproduction furniture.  Part of me thinks why not?  And part of me hates it.  To me, it’s an easy way out, and not authentic.  Just open the catalog, pick out the pieces you need, place your order and… voila!  It’s delivered, and there you have it.  A mid century look.  I get that there are benefits to new furniture – (the ease of ordering and delivery, plus there are no condition issues).  But does it have the character?  Does it have the quality?  Does it have the authenticity?

West Elm

I give West Elm credit – the room looks awesome.  It’s fresh and inviting.  The lines are clean, there is a lot of interest in the room.  But can’t you do the same thing with the real thing(s)?

Check out how people have used vintage mid century bedroom furniture in their room designs:

Young House Love

I like this nightstand paired with the white four-poster bed.  The furniture does NOT need to match!

Oh Lovely Home

Here’s a vintage nightstand paired with a metal bed.  This has a more traditional look.

Pinterest

This mid century bed with the white side tables and vintage art has a “retro” feel.

Aspire Metro

You don’t even need a headboard!  The brick wall is interesting and really highlights the nightstands.

Style at Home

I just love this room with the matching twin beds and gallery wall.

I was prompted to explore this topic today because I have a few additions to the Pursuing Vintage Shop:

Vintage Broyhill Headboard

 

Vintage Broyhill Footboard Bed

Here is a vintage Broyhill full/double size bed.  It measures 55.5″ long and 37″ tall (the foot board is only 13″ tall).

Vintage Broyhill Nightstands

These vintage Broyhill nightstands are an adorable and practical size at 24″ tall, 18″ wide, and 14″ deep.  One has a bit more surface wear than the other.

So what do you think?  Are you in favor of the reproductions or are you a vintage snob like me?

~Kristen