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Fashion to Furnishings: The Kimono Trend

March 2015
Fashion to Furnishings: The Kimono Trend
In time for this month’s Charleston Fashion Week,­ area design pro Amelia Handegan took cues from a chic kimono style spotted on spring 2015 runways to create this look for the home. From modern art to 18th-century antiques, her eclectic picks make for an adaptable Japanese-influenced design. “It’s a theme that could add interest in a historical space or a stark contemporary room,” she says.

 

 

 

Marni, Spring 2015


 

 

 

Textiles (from left) by Phillip Jeffries Ltd., Zoffany, and Christopher Hyland, Inc., prices vary, at Amelia T. Handegan, Inc.


 

 

 

 

Abstract 21 by Donald Sutphin, ink on paper, price upon request, at Ann Long Fine Art


 

 

“Paraply”
light fixture by Amelia Handegan, from $2,210, at The Urban Electric Co.


 

 

 

 

 

18th-century painted and gilded marriage bed, $28,000, at Golden & Associates Antiques


 

 

 

 

19th-century Japanese
ceremonial sake box, $1,850, at David Skinner Antiques


Antique painted silk and cotton men’s garment on silk board, $1,500, at Amelia, Inc.

 

 

Pillows made from antique Japanese kesa, $475 each, at Amelia, Inc.


Amelia Handegan

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Who she is: The owner of Amelia T. Handegan, Inc., a full-service interior design studio, and Amelia, Inc., an antiques and custom-furniture business

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Where you’ve seen her work: Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful

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On the versatility of Asian-influenced design: “It can be highly decorative, such as a chinoiserie screen, or extremely simple, such as a yew bench or table.”

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Find her at: www.athid.com
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