Warning: this may not be the trendiest trend watch ever because I’ve had these images in my image file for about a year. BUT–when it is as cold out as this—I start thinking of sun, the beach, and beachy-feeling things. This brings me to RATTAN.
It’s not just for the Golden Girls anymore!
I must confess that I’ve only recently opened my heart and let rattan in.
Typically when I go thrifting at the beach in summer, the shops are chock full of the stuff and I completely pass over all those tired pastel-floral-be-cushioned rattan living room sets. Lately—however, I’ve noticed people using rattan accents (especially painted ones) in very smart ways. I mean…. it makes sense—you add a casual, light thing like rattan into a formal room, maybe you add in a little punch of color and POOF! You get light, beachy, sort-of-bohemian freshness.
An added bonus of this trend is that you can go high end like these Chippendale chairs from Jonathan Adler. You can go middle-low cost point with these great chairs from IKEA. Or you can go dirt cheap at your local thrift shop (plus a can of paint) and go from granny to granny chic.
Argh…. Now I have to get “Thank You for Being a Friend” out of my head.