Real Room Inspiration: The Lucite Waterfall Console

published May 1, 2014
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One of my favorite neighborhood boutiques has a lucite waterfall console in the front window, and I’m in love. Not that this is a new design by any means, but somehow viewing it in the Caribbean-themed window display had me seeing this piece of furniture in a new light.

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Lucite has been around for quite some time now, historically popping up most often in Hollywood Regency decor. But the beauty of the lucite console is it’s perfectly at home in almost any setting. If you’re living in cramped quarters, the transparent nature of this piece of furniture is ideal. It can add a sense of visual lightness to a room, or make a darker corner appear brighter by allowing light to pass through. The shape of the waterfall console is also suitable for stashing extra seating or storage underneath in the form of stools, poufs, or baskets. And if your space could use a little extra glam, then look no further. The lucite waterfall console has you covered with its modern shape, sexy translucency and brilliant simplicity.

1. This type of console (and the extra space underneath) are perfect for a home with no proper entryway. Jessica & Scott’s East Coast Nest, from Apartment Therapy.
2. The consoles flanking the fireplace in this high-end room show the lightness and airiness lucite furniture brings to the table. They also make use of the clever waterfall design by stowing stools for extra seating underneath. Cow Hollow Gets a Pro Makeover, Apartment Therapy.
3. Many consoles can be used interchangeably as a desk, as shown in Kevin’s Cool, Collected Studio Cocktail House Tour. A desk this size made out of a non-translucent material would swallow the room.
4. I love how the transparent nature of a lucite console lets the color in tablescapes take center stage. Mike’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Apartment Therapy.