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My Obsession with Lucite

30 September, 2013 / Jules Reid / COMMENTS (0)

My obsession with lucite began in my late 20′s. It arose, I believe, through my desire for clarity, to “simplify” and to organize.


My living room at my beach house

You can SEE everything with lucite pieces. You cannot hide. Lucite is airy and light, and it creates an open, alive feeling. A feeling of extra space and of clarity. I believe, as we grow a bit older, this feeling is PERFECTION. 

My beach house is almost completely decorated in lucite. I have searched high and low for these vintage pieces that have found their way back to the beach and to the 1930′s cottage that I have redesigned.



The Eugenie lucite necklace made for the JR line.

I also love to wear lucite. Vintage pieces of jewelry that were created in the 1960′s or 1970′s are true treasures.

They are unique finds that carry memories of the former owner as well create new memories for me as I pair them with JR pieces from my wardrobe. I believe it is a true gift to be able to style an outfit in a completely new way and to create a following.

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The Lucite Rock ring 

The first trip I made to Paris to showcase my SPRING SUMMER 2010 collection, I was determined to find a source to bring my own lucite ideas to fruition.

I had my first samples made of the Lucite Rock ring, the Jackie-O lucite choker necklace, and the Comet square lucite bangle bracelet.

A year later, we added the colored lucite in hot pink, bright blue and purple. There is rarely a day that I do not put the clear Lucite Rock on my middle finger as I walk out of the door, no matter what the occasion.

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Lucite Coffee Table

One of my boys on the 1960′s huge lucite coffee table.

It is harder now to find the THICK lucite furniture pieces that truly make a statement and add such grace to one’s home. I scour vintage shops and flea markets to find vintage lucite.

My best finds have been a sturdy lucite stool… perfect for my little boys to step onto in the kitchen, thick round lucite shelves that hang individually in my living room with real coral pieces on top of each, and an enormous lucite coffee table from the 1960′s that was the focal point of my family’s library.




Lucite Frame 

A Hermes scarf I received as a gift framed in heavy 1 inch lucite.

Framing handmade needlepoint pieces or vintage Hermes or Emilio Pucci scarves are truly one of my favorite decorating techniques. The vivid yet clear look that LUCITE provides is unparalleled in my every changing, color hued world.


Other Furniture

Chairs from the showroom in NYC and a bubble chair I found in West Palm Beach.

Lucite side tables from Plexicraft that I had custom made for my bedside tables. And, a 1960′s very thick and chic lucite ice bucket. A TRUE treasure!

A vanity lucite mirror and an Allan Knight round lucite/glass cocktail table.


Here’s to your future lucite finds!

Bye for now, Jules