Wicker & Rattan

My living room is calling for some wicker. Or maybe rattan. I’m not sure what the attraction is at the moment, can’t exactly put my finger on it, but I know this space wants it soooo badly. There’s something warm, inviting, old school about that look…

Wicker & Rattan Inspiration | PepperDesignBlog.com

Emily Henderson | Unknown | Ingrid Jansan

Wicker & Rattan Inspiration | PepperDesignBlog.com

Deuce Cities Hen House | GallivantingGirls on Etsy
My Secondhand Life
 | Cup of Jo

I think maybe it’s because rattan and wicker seem to soften up a space. In general, the wood is slightly lighter, the shapes are curvier, the reeds and woven patterns are alive with texture. My word for my home has always been cozy. These images feel cozy, in part because of that bit of wicker.

Wicker & Rattan Inspiration | PepperDesignBlog.com

Unkown | Milk Magazine | The Brick House

I seem to keep coming back to one Franco Albini ottoman (that’s that round guy above). I love the round shape in a room of squares – the lack of edges (very baby friendly), and the spindly frame that makes it a piece of furniture, but not one that feels like it takes up much real estate.

New Rug for the Living Room | PepperDesignBlog.com

I think this room could use a bit of warm wicker or rattan? I’m officially on the look out.

PS More living room posts found here.

PPS As a momma of two little girls, this read hit my soft spot. It’s changed my approach in the way I quiz Liv about her day, or in the words I use to recognize what I love most about her (and I’ll do the same for T). A must on ‘how to talk to little girls’.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m so inspired by your lovely blog! We just bought a 1920’s Spanish house and I’d love to pain the living room the same color that you used. Can you please tell me what color it is? I searched high and low on your website, but couldn’t seem to find it referenced anywhere.

    Thanks so much!
    Mimi

  2. says

    As much as i love modern design, I’ve gravitated toward a lot of rattan elements in our living room. Especially rattan boxes…which are great for hiding kid toys! That ottoman would be a gorgeous addition to your living room.

  3. Emma says

    Thank you so much for posting the blog on how to talk to little girls. I am less then 3 months from graduating with a bachelors in elementary education. I know the importance of good questions but nothing like this for small talk!

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