Friday, April 9, 2010

The Faux Bamboo Bench


One of my favorite Chinoiserie pieces is the faux bamboo bench. Above is a beautiful example by Hickory Chair. Just below is the JCPenney version I have talked about many times in my own home that I covered in Cowtan & Tout Malabar. A faux bamboo bench is an incredibly decorative and versatile piece that can be used in a living room, bedroom, study, or family room. Below is a great roundup to inspire you. A faux bamboo bench is a must for any lover of Chinoiserie.


I adore this restored vintage piece from V&M with its black accents and black snakeskin leather.


Hickory Chair



Kelly Proxmire


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22 comments:

Southern Aspirations said...

Beautiful round up! I LOVE the first 1st Dibs one, especially!

Vickie H. said...

So many there to drool over....still: for the money, I am VERY pleased with my JC Penney stools!!! Have a great weekend!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

You'll like this post I did....

http://www.tickledpinkandgreen.com/2010/03/ralph-ginger.html

Marija said...

Love how you spotted all these in those images! My fave is the gold one with the straightest legs mostly because I haven't seen nearly as many. So glad to have this group to bookmark! Have a great weekend! Marija

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Beautiful Benches!! How did you ever find them all? I'm lusting after all of them.

A Refocused Life said...

I love the benches, but I'm impressed that you found such an interesting variety of images. I could be happy with any of the above.

Happy Weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Southern Aspirations-Love that fabric too.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-I agree-I love mine too. I thought these were great inspiration for fabrics and finishes.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

All are fabulous! I especially love the ones with gold legs..

Style Redux 2 said...

Tickled Pink and Green-I wish my HomeGoods had all those!

Style Redux 2 said...

Marija-I love them all!

Style Redux 2 said...

Jackie-I'm a very good researcher. Thanks for stopping by.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Wow! Seriously fantastic collection of images! Too much lust to list a favorite!

Emile de Bruijn said...

To my mind the slightly fussy octagonal type works best, with its 'feet' and its little 'aprons' of faux bamboo. It's a design classic, but I wonder when it was first developed - mid-nineteenth-century?

Kathysue said...

Love, love every single image!! I will take one of each , please!! Great post,Kathysue

La Dolfina said...

Awesome round up!!

Style Redux 2 said...

A Refocused Life-It's fascinating to see all the variations.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kim-A gold one would really work in my home.

Style Redux 2 said...

Acanthus and Acorn-Great for inspiration.

Style Redux 2 said...

Emile-I thought you were going to tell me!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kathysue-Such variation, but all wonderful.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Dolfina-Thanks.