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Guest Picks: Modern-Day Faces of Bamboo-Style Glam
Have you noticed the return of Hollywood Regency bamboo style in recent years? Bamboo-inspired pieces keep popping up, and I think they are here to stay for a while. So let’s take a look at the many faces of this influence, including the way we see it featured in the modern age! — Sheila from Sheila Zeller Interiors
Stainless Steel Bamboo Cup and Saucer - $26.40
Picture this modern mug and saucer sitting on your desk! What a jolt of inspiration to keep your day moving as you take your next sip. Or you can fill it with pens and pencils and give this duo a permanent place to sit.
Faux Bamboo Brass Butler's Tray on Tripod Stand
I love, love, love this bamboo-style butlers tray! Everything about it screams function with flair. I like the delicate lines of the legs, and I can see it featuring a range of collections in a variety of spaces.
Tin Bamboo Sake Set - $634
This tin sake set is a stunning example of modern-day glam with a Regency feel. I love the simplicity of the bamboo lines accented by the hammered detail.
Juliska Classic Bamboo Dinnerware - $15
This five-piece stoneware place setting is perfect for dressing up or down. The bamboo-style edges surrounding simple white shapes move these effortlessly from casual brunch to evening of fine dining.
Sambonet Stainless Steel Bamboo Insulated Ice Bucket - $205
This Sambonet ice bucket is sleek, modern and sophisticated. If you look closely, you will see a hint of the bamboo shape in its lines. I really like this piece because of its clean, simple take on the bamboo design.
Bamboo Drinking Straws, Set of 12 - $16.95
How about bamboo straws for a new take on a retro concept? Add these to any beverage for a unique twist, and listen as the conversation begins!
Kashgar Global Bazaar Nickel Bamboo Tray End Table - $398
I love the worn vintage vibe of this tabletop tray mixed with the sleek finish of the bamboo-style legs. This piece is a fantastic example of how today’s styles are inspired by the Regency look.
Meurice Square Table Lamp - $395
Jonathan Adler does it again. I love the geometric lines mixed with the bamboo style. And yes, this lamp does come in a multitude of options: off-white, white or black shade and nickel or brass base. Sigh, modern love!
Gate House Furniture Chestnut Bamboo-Shaped Straight Leg Luggage Rack
Luggage racks are so handy and perfect, and not just for a guest room. Add a tray and you have an instant tabletop, or set one up on laundry day for a folding surface that you can tuck away later. I like the striking contrast of this one’s black straps against the bamboo’s natural charm.
Bamboo Candlestick Pair - $350
These Ralph Lauren bamboo candlesticks are super sleek, bringing a stylish touch to a table, desk or mantel. The silver plating sets this pair apart from other Regency-inspired designs, which are most often seen in lacquer and gold.
Sake Glasses/Shot Glasses, Virtuous Bamboo, Set of 2 - $85
With an embellished take on a vintage style, these glasses are made for sake, but they can double up to accommodate a range of other spirits. They can also stand in as dessert sherbet bowls, desktop catchalls or even tea light holders.
Metal Chinese Chippendale Side Chairs, Set of 2 - $925
These Chinese chippendale side chairs are an excellent set for any Hollywood Regency collection. Note the geometric pattern of the backs? It’s typical of Regency style, yet simple enough for a modern-day fit.
Ritz China Coffee Set, Hand Painted - $96
This Ritz coffee set is a vintage collectible. Its hand-painted bamboo scenes and black art deco–patterned rims, which are all accented in 22-karat gold, capture the essence of the Regency feel.
Emporium Home Matrix Side Table - $1,284
Geometric shapes and patterns have a classic connection to Hollywood Regency, and though this side table is not bamboo style, I think it has the right feel with a beautiful modern touch.
Bamboo Cooler Glass - GBP 3.95
Simple, sleek and modern all wrapped into one design! These glasses are styled for cocktails, but they are also a great option for juice or water for an easy integration into the everyday.
Bamboo Director's Chairs, Set of 2 - $149.99
With outdoor living about to begin, this director’s chair is a great place to start. I really like its low-key neutral palette and relaxed feel.
Hollywood Regency Gold Leaf Bamboo Mirrored Tray Table - $523
I love the simple lines of this gold-leaf bamboo tray table, and that one side is left open. This piece is perfect for a cocktail station, a hall table or anywhere an extra surface is needed.
Chinese Acera Bamboo Porcelain Portable Cup - $112.67
Water bottles have become commonplace in today’s lifestyle, but it isn’t too often you see a porcelain choice for your collection. I like this option for the everyday item.
12-Piece Faux Bamboo Outdoor Flatware Set - $39.50
No matter what style you channel for your home, dressing your table can be a extension of the look. I really like this cutlery because the handles are all you need to give your table that integrated touch. Plus, this set is perfect for both indoors and out.
Juliska Classic Bamboo Mug - $26
Sometimes a little flourish is all you need to make a statement. I love the drama of the bamboo-style handle paired with the clean lines of this mug.
Traditional Bamboo Golden 24" x 32" Wall Mirror - $169.99
This mirror is an excellent nod to the bamboo influence in Regency style. A typical Hollywood Regency mirror is oversize and more ornate, but that’s why this mirror is a perfect fit for today. Its basic lines allow it to slip into any space without looking like a misfit.
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