Design Crush: Decorating With Rattan

While perusing Chairish’s outdoor furniture selection, I stumbled upon this fancy rattan chair. The Boy had just okayed purchasing patio furniture, so the search was on. I made an offer to the seller that was soon accepted and made an appointment to pick it up. I drove a hour, walked inside his home and my heart skipped a beat, then quickly sunk. Here was quite possibly the prettiest rattan chair I’ve ever seen. There was no way in H-E-double hockey sticks this chair would be sitting outside on my patio. But what to do with it??? I had already committed to purchasing. As you all know, I kinda have a love affair with chairs. An addiction one might call it…or at least that is what The Boy calls it…and decorating with rattan was never really my thing. I mean, I did have a Franco Albini ottoman, but that was it. How would this boho rattan look with my mid-century modern clean lines. Well, I was about to find out.

Decorating with Rattan

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I drove home with a big ol’smile on my face. Yes sir-ee Bob, this chair was so on ratt-on!!! Once home, I walked around looking for an open spot for my new baby. Foyer. Boom. It would be replacing the Heywood Wakefield chair because its upholstery color was WAY too close to the cabinet it sat near…it had always bothered me, but I refused to say I made a mistake. I turned to Pinterest for some styling advice, and really loved the look of a sheepskin rug and indigo pillow.

I had just purchased an indigo pillow at Green Body Green Home. This was happening! I was decorating with rattan and making it work. It looks so fabulous against the industrial look of the metal barrister cabinets. In fact, it really complimented it and softened the look all together. My love of rattan blossomed right then and there. And I kinda, sorta found another rattan chair. Don’t you be judging me like The Boy…and my son who in all of his 5 years of wisdom told me I bought too much furniture and I was wasting money. I pinky swear it was totally by accident. It found me. I was not looking for it. This time it was a Franco Albini. There was no way I could say no.

Decorating with Rattan

Upon its arrival, The Boy held a chairivention. I have since been cut off. Patio furniture is my sole focus. So not fair. But he can’t keep me away from Pinterest. Here’s a bit more inspiration for decorating with rattan. Feast your eyes on this…

 

 

10 Comments

  1. The pillows look amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. […] past week was a good one for me. I feel like I’m finally catching up. I showed off my recent vintage rattan finds, and I finally posted Part 2 of my Decorist guest bedroom makeover. I have only a few more things […]

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  3. Gilly July 5, 2015

    I have an addiction with chairs too….seriously I need to be medicated! I have about 20 in my shed! Also I am loving the more bohemian vibe you are curating in your home right now….I am loving the mix with the mid-century mod.

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  4. Good to know I’m not the only one with a chair addiction! I think we need to set up a support group. I too have been cut off. I think Hubby draws the line at 10 chairs piled in the basement. But they’re so pretty and so easy to buy!

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  5. Natasha In Oz July 7, 2015

    Love all these ideas and that chair looks amazing! You can never have too many chairs…

    Thanks for sharing at the #sundaysdownunder linky party. I have pinned and shared your post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  6. […] up ways to fit the bohemian decor vibe into my mid-century modern clean lines. And if you read my post about rattan a few weeks back, you’ll see how I’ve introduced bohemian decor to certain spaces. Not […]

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  7. […] House of Hipster. Read her story of how this chair ended up in her house. It was amusing and I could […]

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  8. marcie February 10, 2016

    I am rattan and bamboo obsessed. #needanintervention I have admitted it on my blog, too. And there is a chair obsession, as well. Love this post 🙂

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  9. […] Design Crush: Decorating With Rattan […]

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  10. Jamie Chamberlin April 5, 2017

    I have been searching for a great rattan chair like crazy, Serena and Lily had one that they have discontinued and I can’t really nail the right one down. Any suggestions on where to look?

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