Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley June 18, 2016

Hello and Happy Father’s Day weekend friends! My plans are pretty low key, on Saturday I’m painting a loft bed for my son’s room (green!) and attending a graduation party for good friend. Sunday will include an early afternoon BBQ and the final NBA game #goWarriors!

This week’s favorite links:

  blue penny tile floor hex floral wallpaper

The blue and white interior of this home is a fresh mix of modern and traditional.

I love how this San Francisco studio is decorated.

Find much color and creative style in this bungalow.

Such a fun IKEA chair hack.

I’ll be making these mojito floats this weekend!

A darling nursery inspired by Alaska.

The end of reflection and “the loss of the contemplative mind.”

How to survive the Presidential election.


Enjoy your weekend, and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!


Woven Rattan Chairs

By Kate Riley June 16, 2016

Oh how I love a fab woven rattan chair. I scored a pair of vintage rattan beauties at a thrift store a year ago (see them here) and to this day they bring me joy. Modern versions come in all styles and price points in rattan, bamboo, or woven wicker. Iconic styles have their own name: Peacock, Acapulco, etc. My favorite versions are the ones that channel chinoiserie patterns or those with a funky Palm Beach vibe.

Although they look fab all year round, woven rattan style feels especially at home in the summertime, it’s that affection for travel to warm exotic climates that stirs the desire to decorate accordingly.

rattan chair tropical pillow

williams sonoma

black rattan chair

katrine kaul

rattan leaf chair

vintage and swoon

 pari rattan chair

pari rattan

 rattan accent chair

planete deco

rattan accent chair with pillow

fantastic frank

High end versions creep up close to $1,000 and beyond. Capture the look for less with these woven rattan chairs under $300. Layer a throw or toss pillow on top and you’ve got yourself a textural style statement and also a place to sit and share in the conversation.

 woven chairs under $300


natural rattan with cushion / shenandoah (multiple colors) / rizza (multiple colors) / rattan lounge / papa chair / storsele ikea / dining side chair / braided rattan papasan (several options)

If you’re on the hunt for unique or vintage and unable to find anything at a local thrift store or on Craigslist, the best online sources I’ve found for second hand finds for woven rattan are Chairish, Etsy, eBayOne King’s Lane (vintage), and 1st Dibs.