Lucite Louis

I debated for a long, long time over getting a chair in my main living space. My couch is somewhat petite, so it was occasionally awkward sitting on it with guests, and often when guests did come I didn’t really have adequate seating (ahh, the joys of studio living!). On the con side, I just felt that a chair would add extra clutter that I didn’t need. But after almost three years living here, I finally bit the bullet and killed two birds with one stone: I got myself extra seating, and I did it by buying a chair that I’ve been DYING to own anyway! 

Lucite Louis Ghost Chair | York Avenue

 The Louis ghost chair – I’ve wanted one of these for a very, very long time. And it was perfect, because if there’s one place that a ghost chair is necessary, it’s a spot where you don’t want visual space taken up by a piece of furniture. So my fear of a too-cluttered look is somewhat ameliorated. I was concerned about entering the apartment and immediately seeing the back of a piece of furniture-but with the ghost chair, you don’t! You see right through it. Ahh, perfection. 

Leopard print Ariana Belle pillow | York Avenue

Oh, and the minute I ordered it, I decided it simply wouldn’t be complete without a leopard pillow sitting on it. Turns out I was right. So I ordered this gorgeous linen pillow from Arianna Belle, and I couldn’t be happier with it. 
Lucite ghost chair | York Avenue
Of course, it’s not a REAL Phillippe Starck Louis ghost chair, because those cost $400. $400 for a plastic chair=no. I checked all over the internet and this one had great reviews on Amazon, so voila! I think it’s a perfect reproduction. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen an actual (non-knockoff) Louis chair, so I can’t say how similar this guy is to the real deal, but I can say that it’s the look I want and it cost $100 instead of $400. Works for me (this could even be a Lookalike for Less post!).

Interesting fact I learned during my research, for anyone who’s into lucite furniture: the authentic ghost chair is made of polycarbonate, and the reproductions are usually made of acrylic (also known as plexiglas).

photos by Jacqueline Clair for York Avenue

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  1. Dana wrote:

    Love these chairs! It looks like the perfect solution to your seating area.

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  2. michelle wrote:

    i LOVE it!!!! i really want one now. i am putting it on my list for my next place!

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  3. Liz wrote:

    looks awesome and doesn't seem to clutter the space at all!

    Published 10.8.13 · Reply
  4. Holly Kvinge wrote:

    So cool! I've always thought they were great 🙂 yours looks fantastic!

    Published 10.8.13 · Reply
  5. Alyssa wrote:

    I bought the SAME chair for my apartment! I have it at my desk and I just love it–you're totally right too, it doesn't take up that "visual space" in a small apartment!

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  6. Great idea to use it as a desk chair!

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  7. Thanks Holly!

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  8. Thanks Liz!

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  9. I love this! It looks expensive and the pillow is the perfect finishing touch.
    I've had my eye on one, but sadly, I have no where to put it right now!
    I'll just have to live vicariously through you.

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  10. Anna James wrote:

    oh my goodness, it looks amazing. Totally makes the room. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo

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  11. That chair looks perfect in your space! The size fits so well and the fact that it's Lucute prevents it from looking too cluttered. Great find for $100!


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  12. Thanks Anna!

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  13. Thanks! I know, I was definitely very happy with the price.

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  14. Thanks Lori!

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  15. LOVE THIS! And would love to do a home tour on the Everygirl! email me!!! allyson (at) theeverygirl (dot) com

    Published 10.10.13 · Reply
  16. Thanks Allyson!

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  17. What a WONDERFUL post:) your blog Is SO inspiring and Im now following on pinterest.

    Check out my blog today….stylish Swedish fireplaces:)

    Have a great weekend dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis – inredning it's, Swedish for decor 🙂

    Published 10.11.13 · Reply
  18. Thanks Maria!

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  19. viviana88 wrote:

    Such a fabulous chair!!!

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply