Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Red Lacquer


Red lacquer has been prized for centuries, and here is a budget friendly version. I am a big fan of Ikea. If you have a good eye for design, you can find stylish modern pieces there at exceptionally reasonable prices. This Billy bookcase in red was even featured in the August House Beautiful. HB describes it as looking like it came right out of Diana Vreeland's famous Billy Baldwin living room. At $59.99 for the bookcase, or $398.98 for the bookcase system below, it is a great price. As we saw yesterday in Alessandra Branca's brilliant apartment, red adds such a punch to any room.


12 comments:

Averill said...

Love the Billy [let's pretend that's named for Billy Baldwin] bookcase with the glass fronts. I love the idea of papering the back in a coordinating red paper!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

How about mirroring the back?!

Zelda said...

I'm amazed by how mush chinoiserie you could gather here !! it's endless . .. and I 'm a fan of chinoiserie .

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Note to self; next house incorporate red lacquer! What a deal on these terrific bookcases. Mirroring, papering = perfect!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Papering the back is a brilliant idea.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-That would make these look quite custom and high end.

Style Redux 2 said...

Zelda-Thanks for stopping by. I love this subject.

Sanity Fair said...

I love the simple shape combined with the strong color.

Style Redux 2 said...

Dumbwit Tellher-A very dramatic look.

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-A great look.

Alicia said...

My Godson actually chose Ikeas reds for his room at the ripe age of 7 to show off his vintage game, collected during his tagalongs to my antiquing & flea markets.
It wears like a dream...he is still a little boy underneath that artistic soul.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alicia-Wow-that's a great endorsement as to its durability.