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! 





Things We Love: The Beauty of Bamboo

Kara Hebert


Good morning, readers! We hope your day is off to a great start!


Kara Hebert


What’s the best way we know of to infuse a little coastal style into any home?


bamboo mirror Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily


A hint of bamboo, of course. 


Heather Chadduck


Au natural, 


blue bamboo credenza from Alison Elebash
Alison Elebash


In lacquer, or in a fun color, a bit of bamboo makes everything better!


Lucy and Company


From chic shades,


bamboo bar cart Heather Chadduck - Southern Living Idea House
Heather Chadduck – Southern Living Idea House


To a bar cart that says party,


bamboo frames in Sarah Bartholomew living room
Sarah Bartholomew


Bamboo lends the perfect casual feel to any space. 


Sarah Bartholomew bamboo nightstand
Sarah Bartholomew


One of the most versatile materials, it can be simple and staid,


bamboo bed Mallory Mathison Design
Mallory Mathison Design


Or bright and bold. No matter how it comes, we think that beautiful bamboo adds a touch of chic to any space it inhabits. Are you a bamboo fan?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

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Things We Love: Bamboo

bamboo hampt

Good morning, readers! We hope your summer is getting off to a great start! What’s the best way we know of to infuse a little summer style into any home? A hint of bamboo, of course. In lacquer, a fun color or au natural, a bit of bamboo makes everything better!

bamboo mark sikes


Things We Love: Bamboo

Barclay Butera Interior Design

 Happy 2015, friends! We hope you had a wonderful night ringing in the new year and are ready for a fabulous twelve months! We know we are. To get the new year started out on the right foot, we thought we’d showcase one of our favorite design staples: bamboo. For any room in the house, it’s the perfect way to add an extra hint of chic. Enjoy!

APD Architects


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