For the love of lacquer.

By Jocelyn Chiappone
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Photography by Nat Rea
| Credit: Photography by Nat Rea

At Digs Design Company, our business philosophy revolves around a fresh, fun approach to interior design, highlighted with crisp colors. Since most of our clients are located along the coastline, we have the freedom and pleasure of using light and bright textures and hues when creating inviting homes and gathering spaces.

One of my go-to's in the design process is lacquer. I love adding this high-finish gloss to our designs for an unexpected pop of shine and that WOW factor everyone wants!

As shown below, the high-finish gloss on these fretwork lacquered chairs at this beach house emphasizes the gorgeous silouette of the pieces.

Digs Design Fretwork Chairs
Credit: Photography by Nat Rea

Photography by Nat Rea

A little lacquer goes a long way! In the room pictured below, we added a punch of color with this snappy orange nightstand for the guestrooms at The Break Hotel.

Digs Design Orange Side Table
Photography by Rarebrick
| Credit: Photography by Rarebrick

Photography by Rarebrick

The more the merrier! These lacquered sailors knot lamps from Dunes and Duchess were such a hit that we had the drapery poles sprayed to match.

Digs Design Blue Coffee Table
Credit: Photography by Nat Rea

Photography by Nat Rea

Don't be afriad to go vintage. Certain design dealers specialize in these pieces, and many local companies will apply lacquer to your existing pieces. Below we've pictured this lacquer Asian china cabinet that gives this dining room the perfect pop of color.

Digs Design Blue Vintage Cabinet
Credit: Photography by Nat Rea

Photography by Nat Rea

Keep it simple - lacquer does not always have to translate to modern and glam. This white nightstand paired with a seagrass bed and sea urchin lamp feels right at home with the other natural materials used in this space.

Digs Design White Side Table
Credit: Photography by Nat Rea

Photography by Nat Rea

Don't forget the ceiling! This high-finish turquoise gloss adds a bit of drama and a punch of color to this traditional dining room.

Digs Design Dining Room Ceiling
Credit: Photography by Nat Rea

Photography by Nat Rea

Have fun with vanities! This vanity was an old wooden piece with outdated bun feet until we took it upon ourselves to give it a facelift. We raised it up a bit, added brass ferrules, and gave it a coat of fabulous blue gloss. This pop of shine made its way to the ceiling, too!

Digs Design Blue Powder Room
Credit: Photography by Nat Rea

Photography by Nat Rea