28.12.07

Lucite Lamp - My Kitchen

This Lucite lamp is one of those "Perfect" Christmas Gifts. It was given to me by my girlfriend Linda. She always knows exactly what I want, sometimes better than I know. I have to clarify that we have know each other for many years and met at Design School. Yes she is an Interior Designer also. Who else would give me something so perfect for my new kitchen. She has been my guiding light on the renovation of my home. When I was unsure if I was making the right decisions, I always consulted with her for her expert opinion. When I was on the search for the perfect hardware for my kitchen cabinets, I stumbled upon Lucite handles. Although I loved them I needed her opinion. Luckily she loved them and they are now a fait accompli (see the bottom 2 pictures). This is the lamp she bought me to sit on my antique 19th Century mahogany breakfast table to go with the Lucite theme. I don't know who was more excited as I unwrapped my Christmas gift - her or me!! Thanks Linda

Lucite lamp on top of my 19th Century English mahogany breakfast table with brass inlay. My table is surrounded by my favourite chairs. The Louis XV Bergere Chair I have had for 25 years. It has a down seat cushion with a 1/4" flange edge, and is covered (in it's 3rd reincarnation) in a Scalmandre' damask fabric. The shield back chair is Georgian. These are the Lucite handles gracing my pantry cabinets. My floors are 24" porcelain tile. I love it because it looks and feels like limestone without the hassles of limestone. Nicole, my little Yorkshire Terrier, and my grandsons like it because it is heated. Postscript Jan 8 2008 Thanks for all your comments. I will post more pictures of my Kitchen as when it is finished.

32 comments:

  1. omg omg omg omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be still my heart!!!!! Your table, the lamp, the tulips, the CHAIRS (especially the french one, of course! :) - finally a picture from the new home!!!! more please!!!! That rug, the HANDLES -omg, I am in love! It looks so beautiful, I am SO excited to see it!!! I'm dying here - I want to see more, like your kitchen - the color looks gray? so pretty and the fabric on that chair with the 1/4" flange - to die for!!! I AM IN LOVE!!!

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  2. Joni, you are too kind. I am finally settling into my new "digs". So far all the walls are white - BM cloud white, because I couldn't decide. But gray might be a good color choice.
    Thanks for your enthusiastic comment!!

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  3. What a wonderful friend you have to give you the perfect gift. I have been lusting after this very lamp. Such a classic shape done in such a "now" material. It is the ultimate perfection. And having it reflected in the mirror makes it double wonderful! This is a wonderful space. Love it!

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  4. Beautiful lamp!! What a great friend!! ;-) Love those handels!!

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  5. Patricia, I could have sworn that the images are from a stylized design shoot! The entire table setting is just perfect! Thanks for sharing :-)...would love to see more images from your home!

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  6. Beautiful lamp, and the perfect shade for it. Your home is really lovely!

    Who makes the lamp? I always love to know the source!

    By the way, I am doing a post today and you are in it!

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  7. GORGEOUS! The lamp, your table, your room...I love it all!

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring in 2007! Looking forward to more in 2008!

    xo

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  8. Thanks for all your wonderful comments.

    TTI - the lamp is by Hotel Collection

    Bhavna - I will post more pictures of my home soon. It's still not quite finished.

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  9. I will echo Joni: OMG! Patricia, it is all too perfect. I love everything. I love how you used the mirrored wall behind your beautiful table to enlarge the space. The lamp is perfect! And I love the white...no need to change it! Looking forward to more pictures.
    Wishing you the Happiest of New Years!

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  10. Hope you had a blessed Christmas. Wishing you and yours a prosperous 2008!!!

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  11. Hi Gypsy Purple
    Christmas was great. All the best to you in 2008!

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  12. Okay...I'm absolutely loving your home. It's fabulous. When can I move in?

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  13. Hi Patricia, enjoyed the glimpse of your home, I second the call for more!

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  14. Hi MM&I
    You wouldn't exactly want to move in right now. I have some drywalling going on and everything is covered in drywall dust....ugh.

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  15. Hi Nunu
    I will post more photos as I get things completed.

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  16. love. the table and the 3 mis-matched chars are a beautiful combo, and the lucite lamp really ties in the modern lucite handles to the antique vibe of the table and chairs. very nicely done! loving those lucite handles, btw.

    happy new year!

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  17. Hi Maison21
    I'm glad you like the combo of lucite with antiques...
    A very happy 2008 to you!!

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  18. Dear Patricia - it is lovely to see your new home!! Thank you for sharing

    You've really mixed the old well with new.

    Very very elegant!! Love it !!

    And I think we'd better call an ambulance to resuscitate Cote de texas here!!! ;-) :-)

    Oh dear I have to laugh - she is so cute!!

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  19. Just Beautiful! I love the mixing of the lucite with the mahogany. And wouldn't you know- you have my favorite flower on the table- Tulips!

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  20. So calming, so lovely,beautiful mix without being over stimulating like my house can get.......I think the lamps are so handsome and the mix of chairs looks comfy and lived in, and takes the edge off of being too perfect - except it is all perfect! Too bad that Joni doesn't get passionate about things - kidding of course, ya gotta love her! I wish she were still my sister in law! Ann

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  21. The mix of chairs, the beautiful table, the contemporary cabinetry and your new lamp are fabulous. Happy New Year!

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  22. Absolutely Beautiful!!! Love the rug, the handles, the Antique table mixed with the lucite etc. So beautifully executed Patricia! I'd love to see more pictures too!
    XO
    Anna

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  23. Patricia, this is so serene and elegant. Three of the things I love most are crystal, silver & white, and mixed in with that is natural dark woods. I am loving lamps on dining tables.I am loving it so much, I am thinking about putting a brass ferrule in the center of my table for a lamp. Since we use our dining table as library table, I really love this idea. I've got a lamp similar picked out at Williams-Sonoma home. I love the lucite handles! I bet they don't even really show prints! I'm with Joni, and I'm close...just 259 miles. I'll go down and give her CPR!

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  24. Cote de Texas is so cute :) Totally agree. Love the lamp and especially the long and elegant handles. I absolutely LOVE lucite and acrylic. I have a lamp that has the same design but it is made of crystal and way too heavy. The lucite lamp is perfect! Looking forward to see more photos of your home :)

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  25. Patricia, so excited to finally see some pics of your new home. Wishing you all the best for 2008!

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  26. Hi Everyone
    Thanks for all your comments. I will post more pictures of my Kitchen as when it is finished.

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  27. How lovely to see inside your home. So stylish and graceful. I love the fact that your chair has been re-incarnated 3 times!

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  28. Megan Blake14/2/08

    Are the lucite handles on your cabinets custom? Where can I find something similar? Beautiful home Patricia.

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  29. Patricia, I am sorry not to have commented for so long on your blog. I've been away from blogging for a while due to family obligations. However, Joni and I were backchatting about libraries and tables, and I mentioned to her about your mahogany table with the three different chairs, and the lucite lamp. I was telling her I could be quite happy eating OR reading in this comfortable area. I have very good recall, but my ancient brain can't always find it immediately! Just wanted to say hi, and also to say that this image stayed with me. I really love it.

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  30. Anonymous20/10/08

    How do the lucite handles hold up? I was told by a hardware purveyor recently that lucite develops a haze and starts looking like cheap plastic in about a month, and he cautioned against using it in a kitchen. I love the way yours look and want to use them on my cabinets, but now I'm wary...any comments? Thanks!

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  31. Mine are standing up well. They have been installed for 1 year. I suggest that you buy some extras so you will be able to replace any high traffic areas.

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