Decorating & Design

May 4, 2009

Great Bench Under $100

This is a sale alert for all you bargain hunters out there. If you’re looking for that special something to finish off the end of your bed, or perhaps a punchy little perch for tying shoes in your entryway, look no further. Pier 1’s Ming Chow bench is just the ticket!

Pier1 bamboo bench

I know some design junkies are over the Palm Beach look and have seen enough bamboo for one lifetime, but I choose to see the classic trellis design not as an of-the-moment trend, but as historic motif, used for hundreds of years. This is a design detail that has travelled the globe from Asia, through the British Isles and the Chippendale cabinetmakers to the tropical resorts of the south and back again. I don’t think this is the last we’ll see of this design and if used sparingly doesn’t have to be “too much."

So don’t be afraid, snap up this piece of design history and give your space that well-travelled, classic decorator touch. Did I mention the Ming Chow collection is on sale this season for $90 (also comes in grey-blue)?! Only a handful are left across Canada, so check your local Pier 1.

Photo credit:
1. Pier 1