August 18, 2011


Pair of Campaign Etageres,Hollywood Regency Style- Facon Faux Bamboo 

Please don't be bamboozled by the title of this post.  Just don’t cheat your home of bamboo – faux or real.  Hollywood Regency meets Chinoiserie chic meets awesomeness.  Live it, love it, or just look at it here:
Chinese Chippendale
(not the shirtless dude with the bow tie)
Jonathan Adler, Ballard Designs, and others sell these.
You can also find them all over ebay.  image via
Jonathan Adler
These are great lacquered in just about any color...
Here they are in yellow in a Jonathan Adler designed dining room

Chinoiserie Faux Bamboo Mirror via cococozy
Gilt Bamboo Coffee Table

Laquered and Gilt Bamboo Stools via Gumps

And a treasure trove of this stuff on

I just saw two tables similar to the nickel side table above on Craigslist for next to nothing.  (Famed designer Jan Showers has the item above on her 1stdibs page -- $2900 for the pair).  The best part about faux bamboo furniture is that there's no need to be bamboozled by the 1stdibs and designer prices.  If you take the time, you can find this stuff all over ebay and Craigslist on the cheap.  Usually all they need for their "Pretty Woman" moment is some high gloss paint.

Here's a table I found at a garage sale for a friend (it was $50):

From eeek....
To chic!

Feel bamboozled by this post?  I hope not :(

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