I’ve gained a real appreciation for acrylic recently. It’s become increasingly clear that it’s one of, if not the most, versatile materials to work with. It feels light, doesn’t add any weight or clutter, and gives the feel of natural lighting all while creating the illusion of a larger space. Because it’s transparent, it can be used in any style of the home or closet by mixing or layering it with other pieces and aesthetics. And, that’s just what I’ve been doing in a few recent projects. While I’ve incorporated acrylic accents over the years, I’ve been using the material more and more -- from hanging rods to lighting panels and seating to shelf dividers! So, what’s next? Who knows...maybe I’ll get to design an acrylic island one of these days!
Dividers -- I love introducing clients to shelf dividers, and acrylic ones are especially useful since they’re see-through. These from the LA Closet Design shop are durable, long lasting, and easy to use. Whether dividing purses or sweaters, these attractive and versatile dividers are the ultimate space-saver.
Hanging Rods and Hardware -- I’ve been incorporating acrylic hang rods -- like in Ali Fedotowsky’s baby’s closet -- and handles in more and more projects, and they add just the right amount of modernity. While hang rods are best handled by a professional, you can easily swap out your drawers’ hardware for acrylic handles and knobs.
Seating -- We created the chicest vanity area for Jessi Malay using an acrylic chair and I’ve been inspired to continue using acrylic seating when the project allows. I’m crrently obsessed with Weiman Home ottomans like the Asher and the Mira styles, as well as Hélène Aumont’s Arthur Bench with Mongolian fur for a little extra glam.