Things We Love: Antique Tortoise Bamboo

Toledo GellerJacob Snavely Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you and your families are remaining safe and well right now. We’re so glad to see you here and hope pretty homes are providing a small respite for you each day, as they are for us.

As many of your know, if things were business as usual, we would be prepping for the major furniture event of the year: High Point Market! For obvious reasons, it has been postponed until June, but, in light of the delay, a few of our favorite companies, like Kenian Imports, are giving us a really special opportunity. This normally to-the-trade only brand is giving us the chance to take orders for the public! (Details at the bottom of this post, but, basically, email us at [email protected] for more info!)

Kenian graces our houses in so many ways, and we are in love with their classic bamboo pieces–and more! This Twisted Round Mirror is the perfect focal point for this gorgeous living room. 

 

Kara Hebert Interiors

 

And this antique tortoise English Desk and Chair is one of our most favorite Kenian sets. It’s perfect for an office space, of course, but we also love it in place of a nightstand in a guest bedroom.

 

Janie Molster

 

Dining and breakfast rooms can be tricky to decorate, but these Sidney Chairs add instant pizazz and so much style!

 

Kara Hebert Interiors

 

At a desk or as an occasional chair, this rush seat chair is exquisitely crafted. 

 

Lisa Mende Design

 

One of the very first things we bought for our house in Beaufort was a pair of consoles for the living room. I actually love them even more today than I did then! These Sidney Chairs and this large buffet console make a statement in a dining room, entrance hall or anywhere, really!

 

Lisa Mende Design

 

Kenian Imports caught our eye at first because of its stunning bamboo. (This is important to us. To give you an idea, we ordered THREE sets of bamboo directors chairs–non-returnable ones, no less–for our dining room before finally discovering Kenian’s perfect patina with the look of antique but the strength of new.) But most of their pieces, like these Palm Beach Chippendale Arm Chairs, are paint to order. With a huge range of colors to choose from, the options are practically endless.

 

 

Nothing is quite as “now” as this fabulous Madrid table & Bistro Chairs. This set has a future in my new breakfast room!

 

James Farmer

 

This Antique tortoise bachelor’s chest is the perfect nightstand, but certainly doesn’t need to be restricted to the bedroom.

 

 

We have a pair of this antique tortoise English rectangular table–as well as a coffee table, loveseat, pair of chairs and cooler–on our back screened porch. They are positively charming and have held up beautifully. 

 

Janie Molster

 

There is definitely a pair of this new Chippendale peacock chair in our future! Talk about a statement!!

Take tour of the Kenian Imports website and email us at [email protected] for more information. We are also happy to take orders! Take advantage of getting this normally to-the-trade brand delivered right to your door. We can’t wait to see the splashes of Kenian Imports pieces in your spring and summer home decor makeovers! 

 

 

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Beautiful in Blue and White

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Studio McGee

Looking to add the pinnacle of fresh, fun, timeless style to any room in your home? Blue paired with white? Perfection every time!  It’s crisp in the kitchen,

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Studio McGee

Whimsical in the dining room,

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Muse Interiors

Sophisticated in the living room,

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Tucker and Marks Design

And the perfect nautical touch in a coastal bedroom! Plain or patterned,

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Serena & Lily

Textured or smooth, there’s nothing that blue and white can’t do!

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Wisteria

But of all the blue and white we love to fill our homes with,

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HB Home

No matter how chic the accessory, we have to say,

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Michael Stavaridis Photography

There’s no blue and white quite like the water and sky! Hoping your weekend is filled with a little (or a lot) of both!

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Speaking of blue and white, if you’re looking for a perfect blue and white read, check out Lies and Other Acts of Love or Dear Carolina or preorder Slightly South of Simple! I’m donating 100% of the profits of my books to Mary’s Kitchen in Kinston, NC until November 1 to help victims of flooding in Eastern NC.


Nod to Summer

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HB Home 

From the living room to the kitchen, from a statement-making centerpiece to soap dish, a gorgeous shell adds a touch of summer to every space. Check out a few of our favorite ways to incorporate a shell into your home–even if you’re miles from the shore!

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Things We Love: Saarinen Tables

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J.K.Kling

 

Of all our current obsessions, we think Saarinen tables might be one of our very favorites!

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Domino

It’s no coincidence that we’re both trying to figure out some sort of table catastrophe that will necessitate replacing our breakfast room tables with Saarinens!

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