Colored acrylic–yes or no?

I have long been a fan of acrylic furniture and am not ashamed to admit it!  But lately I am spotting a lot of colored acrylic that is unique and interesting.  Check out these ideas and tell me what you think.

These red acrylic chairs in this London apartment are the perfect antidote to England’s gray days.

Muswell Hill Project – Extension and new layout

Fun and funky work area made even more so with that amazing acrylic desk chair featuring a unique egg shape that is actually very comfortable.

What an amazing game room/library and those smoky acrylic chairs add such an air of sophistication.  Also loving that light fixture!


Photo Trevor Tondro via House Beautiful

What might be a boring sunroom has been turned into a flower lover’s delight with these patterned acrylic chairs paired with the classic ghost chair.  This lover of all things bright and cheerful would be very happy in this space!
Dining Room
I will take one of each of these colorful Thalya chairs by Kartell.  The muted colors add such a sophisticated and warm touch to any style interior.


In stark contrast, this vibrant cobalt blue chair would be perfect in a beach house breakfast room or as a desk chair in a child’s room.


Take a look at this condo in Brooklyn, NY.  Now try to imagine the same room with a solid surface or clear acrylic coffee table.  It wouldn’t have the same appeal, would it?  The rich amber color of the coffee table grounds all the neutrals while the see-thru effect of the acrylic keeps a small space from appearing crowded.  Perfect choice in this designer’s humble opinion!


via Architectural Digest photo Stephen Kent Johnson

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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