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Fashion to Furnishings: The Kimono Trend

Fashion to Furnishings: The Kimono Trend
March 2015
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



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


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


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


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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