intriguing. unexpected. inspired
Celadon brings an innovative, eclectic, fresh take on home furnishings. Quality, solid-wood furniture built with clean, simplistic, European lines are the bones, while unique objects from around the world give this locally owned store a global point of view and bohemian flair. Rustic wood and natural fibers meet an industrial space, antiques from India meet Provincial inspired pieces, and a neutral palette meets bold textiles and accessories. Celadon is masculine but feminine, current but timeless, chic but comfortable, sophisticated but inviting.
Let us Inspire You
Celadon is customer service oriented first and foremost. We believe that your experience in the store should be as fun as the treasures you take home. Please stop in for a cup of coffee while you shop. Your furry, four-legged friends are welcome too! The inventory is ever-changing, and the vibrant staff is always happy to help, whether you are in the market for a rug or in-home design services.
Supporting Our Community
As a locally owned business, we understand the importance of helping hands, and therefore support other locally owned businesses and schools by regularly donating. As a member of Lowcountry Local First, we are able to stand among the other businesses in our community with a similar mission. Through trunk-shows and pop-up shops, we highlight local artists & entrepreneurs. We are huge animal lovers and avid supporters of Pet Helpers. Owner, Steve Lesniak, gives much of his time as a SCORE mentor, advising on small business start-ups. Internationally, we work with an ensemble of fair trade and women’s co-ops.
Steve Lesniak arrived in Charleston from England in 1992 and, upon realizing that there was a gap in the market among the antique malls and Southern furniture stores for a more European shop, he opened Celadon in 1994. Born out of his vision to bring something fresh and non-traditional with a global point of view to Charleston’s home furnishings & accessories market, Celadon’s selection is a reflection of the sailing, and motorcycle-enthusiast himself: free-spirited, adventurous, and worldly.
I noticed that there was a gap in the furniture market in the Charleston area – everything was pretty traditional. There was nothing with a European look – clean lines, solid wood, less structured. And now here we is!
From Local Artisans to Faraway Finds
In addition to our many local vendors, we travel to India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, and throughout Europe in search of unique, functional, high-quality furniture. When embarking on an exploration in search of beautiful things, Celadon’s buyers never know where the road might lead. A showroom in India can lead to a factory that leads to an artisan that leads to a container full of handmade one-of-a-kinds brought directly to our store. A chance meeting on a roadside in Indonesia can lead to a motorbike ride to a workshop where a decade long relationship is born that brings simplistic, sustainable furniture to our customers at an accessible price point. We scour the globe in search of items that will be true conversation pieces, while maintaining a firm commitment to sustainability and fair trade to our global community and local customer base.