Thursday, March 25, 2010

Faux Bamboo Furniture


This faux bamboo cabinet is currently my favorite piece of furniture.
It lives in the master bathroom, doing duty as a storage piece for our towels and just looking beautiful.

This is such a versatile piece. It would be wonderful filled with cookbooks in a country kitchen, or filled with linens in a hallway.

I love the feel that faux bamboo brings to a room, lending a traditional look and a touch of whimsy.

Of course, I have a "collection" of faux bamboo!
This is the first piece I bought many years ago. Currently it is under appreciated as a bookshelf in a guest room, but has been the star in a bathroom filled with towels too.

This little table is the star in the guest bathroom.
Another versatile piece, it can go anywhere.


Another faux bamboo table in the living room sits between these two chairs.
That's it for my collection.
Let's look at some more examples of faux bamboo:

This entry designed by Barclay Butera features this precious little faux bamboo cabinet.
I love everything about this room, from the grasscloth wallcovering to the shell mirror.

I wish I could remember where I found this picture.
This armoire takes my breath away! I love how it is filled with quilts and blankets.

The mirror in this bathroom is magnificent!

I love this headboard....

....and this bed, designed by Michael S. Smith.

Many faux bamboo dressers are topped with marble like this one....

....and this one.

This gorgeous dresser is from the Hampstead Collection for Williams Sonoma Home.

The collection features a bed, nightstand and two sizes of dressers.
It also comes in a white finish.

Adding a piece of faux bamboo to a room is a great way to give it texture and style. Being lightweight, it can be moved as needed and put to use in many situations.
I think it is timeless. Originally from the Victorian era, faux bamboo still has a place in our present day decor.

It's Show and Tell Friday and I'm linking up to Cindy at My Romantic Home.
Please visit her and see what the other participants are sharing.
I'm also linking up with my friend Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for My Favorite Things.

I'm linking up to Miss Mustard Seed's for Furniture Feature Friday.

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59 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I like the way you have uses faux bamboo in your home. I especially love the cabinet in the master bath. And I agree with you on the armoire filled with blankets and quilts in one of the images you showed...fabulous!

Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
Jane

kim said...

Delores, I love your bamboo pieces. They do add such great texture to a room. I love the cabinet you have the towels stored in.

Sandy said...

I love your pieces and how you use them. I never thought about using faux bamboo, but I really like it!! I love your blog and your decorating!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I have always wanted a piece!!! A hold over from my ultra Victorian stage!!! Love it!

m ^..^

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

So beautiful! Your home just takes my breath away!!! Your photos are prettier than the magazine/professional photos!!!

Treasia Stepp said...

I love your bamboo pieces. They really are stunning.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there,

My oh my, I love your faux bamboo post! Every picture is pure inspiration and delight; and I do agree, I so love that cabinet especially, as well!

Do pop by for a visit anytime! I can hardly wait toe visit you again to se what you'll post next!

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I just love all your collections, you have a great gift. Wonderful post.

Stacey said...

I have admired these pieces before but now you are making me really look! They are beautiful. I love the pieces you've used and the other pictures.

helenabelle said...

I just love all of your pieces of faux bamboo. The cabinet in the bathroom is stunning. :)

Victoria and Jeremy said...

I have always loved bamboo too. It has a way of adding great character to a space. Great post great photos Cindy is right your posts are very well executed. Thanks for the time you spend in this endeavor.

Kathysue said...

Delores you have so many lovely pieces I really like faux bamboo, I agree it adds so much character and texture to a room . the piece in your bathroom holding towels is really a star. I have wanted the Hamstead Coll. From WMSH for as long as they first brought it out. It is such a classic. I enjoyed looking at all your great images, Have a great weekend,kathysue

Julie@beingRUBY said...

I think I'm in love with that bathroom cabinet too.. and the leopard print towels look great in contrast with the white.. I have an urge now to go out look for a similar cabinet ... I have to say I love everything about your bathroom and living space. you have a beautiful home.. so much warmth... have a great weekend..

Debbie said...

Delores, that looks exotic and classy! Never knew it was faux at all. Just beautiful!

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Bill said...

I loved this post! I have a bamboo canopy bed, and sometimes I've wondered if it might be hopelessly out of style. I always answer my own question with prompt "Who really cares??? I still like it!" ;)

Hope your weekend goes well!

Bill

Sherry said...

I love this furniture!!! It would go great in my house. Your entry cabinet with all the shells is my favorite. That is just gorgeous. Oh...and that mirror wow!

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is a wonderful post. Love your rich colors and your collection. I've sold a few pieces of faux bamboo and have really regreted it. Yours are gorgeous. You have a wonderful blog and I just joined as a follower! So nice to meet you!
Debra

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi and thank you so much for you kind comment!

Ohh what a lovely cabinet, it´s perfect for the bathroom!!!

Wow, this blog is filled with lots of lovely inspiration! I´ll be coming back soon again!

Take care, and have a great weekend!
Mia

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the cabinet, and it works great to hold towels, etc.
Enjoy your weekend.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Hey, I wanted to let you know that I did do a Post on things being too high, last year. I don't remember which month. My old post are better than my new ones... I am getting too lazy to blog. lol Thanks for visiting.

My Notting Hill said...

Love bamboo too. Great collection of images.

aneyefordetail said...

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I love your pieces of bamboo! What a great look you have created!
Cindy

ellie said...

Hello..I love your Masterbath cabinet, I can see why it is your favorite. There was a store that in my town that had that Butera looking going on and they had several bamboo piecies and even a bamboo curtain rod that I have been wanting for my family room. then they went out of business so I was out of luck..still on the hunt..love your pictures.

Low Tide High Style said...

I loved seeing all of the wonderful faux bamboo pieces, but your bath cabinet was my favorite! It is truly a stunning piece of furniture!

Kat :)

Kathysue said...

Hi Delores, I am so glad you enjoyed my Easter Hint post. It was pretty funny, I had to laugh at myself through the whole YELLOW process. I would love to see red eggs, that sounds wonderful. I love the meaning behind the red eggs, The true meaning of Easter. I love the bunny but I have never fogotten what Easter is all about, it sounds like the red eggs are a good reminder of that. Happy Weekend blogging buddy,Kathysue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, That piece in your master bath is so wonderful, and I love the freshly laundered white towels stored inside. Your guest bath is so pretty. I also enjoyed your inspiration photos. Love that armoire! Thank you so much for joining Favorite Things. Everything you do becomes my current favorite thing! laurie

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What beautiful pieces you have.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Ohhhhh -- what pretty faux you have there. Love the way you've used them. You have a wonderful collection.

Sarah said...

If I could I'd have a house full of faux bamboo pieces. It is one of my favorite looks. I have a chest, but wish for me. Your tall case in your bathroom is quite a find. Like you, the armoire is one of my favorites. I had to walk away from a piece like this that I saw at an estate sale when out of town last summer. Just didn't have a way to get it home. :-(
Thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

This post will definately go down as a favorite!
All the bamboo is just so beautiful and you always do such a great job with your photography.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh that was so lovely...and a beautiful eyeopener this gorgeous saturday! Love faux bamboo...your pieces are exquisite!

Elizabeth said...

You know nice things!!!!! Absolutely lovely pictorial of faux bamboo...there truly is nothing more beautiful than a bedroom with a faux bamboo bed and marble topped dresser...it is cozy and a delight to the eye...Thank you for this post...it has been a feast for the eye and soul...Elizabeth

Helen said...

Hello there! Not only is your bamboo lovely ... the chair sitting in your master bath is a wonderful touch!

niartist said...

DELORES!!!! It's gorgeous, and I can totally see why it's your favorite piece of furniture. Too bad, really. If you didn't like it so much I'd ask you how much you wanted for it! LOL! It'd be perfect in my bathroom don't you think? Exactly as it sits - white towels and all! Thank you SO much for stopping by and checking out the blog today - you're absolutely right! It was all I wanted to say - and you put it so perfectly! :)

xinex said...

Thanks for sharing these faux bamboo pieces with us, Delores. They really are very pretty. I have a few pieces too and I try to incorporate some in my decor but I don't have large pieces as yours. My largest one is a chair with a leopard print...Christine

niartist said...

Ooooo! I forgot to tell you that I am so glad you posted that picture of Barclay Butera's. I love his work - and I hadn't seen that photo yet! Can you imagine?

Creative Style said...

Great post, I just love bamboo, I have a few vintage pieces that I found several years ago. I LOVE that cabinet, that piece is awesome, and I love what you have in it. Your home is just beautiful!! And your photos are the best...
Enjoyed!

Cheryl~

Razmataz said...

Gorgeous bamboo. I noticed a seashell box on your shelf. I have a thign for those and have jsut started colelcting them. Yours is lovely.

Chania

Razmataz said...

I just put my glasses on and see that I should have been wearing them when I wrote that last post! Sorry.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love all of your pieces. I had a faux bamboo table once and sold it and have always regretted it! Also, I have the leopard towels, but I want the piece you have to store mine in!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a lovely home you have. Thank you for sharing with us!

the polished pebble said...

LOve LoVe LovE french bamboo!!!!

so pretty Delores, kelley

CIELO said...

Very pretty... and I love all the embellishment on your favorite pieces... perfect!

cielo

Pamela said...

You know, I have always overlooked bamboo but after seeing your photos I am definitely coveting some of that for our home.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Pam

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous collection of images, bamboo has such a relaxed attitude, just delightful to see what folks are doing with it.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I also love the faux bamboo furniture and I have a couple of pieces in our beach home. Love the cabinet in your bathroom.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That bamboo cabinet is stunning! What a wonderful piece of furniture and great inspiration pictures. I love those headboards as well.

David James said...

I also love the faux bamboo furniture and I have a couple of pieces in our beach home. Love the cabinet in your bathroom. Double Bathroom Vanities

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Online Furniture Stores said...

Me also like bamboo furniture but it is some time not easy to maintain.

Sato Travel said...

Nice One...

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Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and usefull information

Competition said...

I got a bamboo furniture for my out door use in garden a few months back.But it wasn't so durable :(

Maltoo said...

Hi, love your bamboo pieces but some of them are not "faux" as you have stated they are true bamboo c.1860ish

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