A traditional silhouette makes for a lovely indoor chaise-like sofa, especially when paired with more typical indoor upholstered goods. The woven sofa and the wooden truck bring a world-traveler vibe to this living room.
These French cafe chairs are comfortable, durable and, no matter what style of furniture they're paired with, make you feel like sitting down for a coffee, croissant and some people-watching.
A woven chair doesn't always have to look natural. Ramp one up with a coat of jazzing paint to give it a whole new meaning.
A woven window treatment can look at once natural and modern, as in a collected setting.
I couldn't keep us indoors the whole time! The woven look has been taken to a whole new level, with plastic and resin versions mimicking the original for an even more durable product. I prefer the patina that natural furniture acquires as it ages in the elements, but I can certainly appreciate the preference of some to have outdoor furniture look newer longer.
The airier, open-weave look was largely a result of the rising costs in labor and increases in tariffs on imported rattan at the turn of the 20th century. Various economical styles of open-weaving were often named after popular resort areas, including Bar Harbor, Southampton and Newport.
This transitional space — part indoor, part outdoor— looks cozy and tropical, thanks to the bamboo exterior shades and small woven side table.
I'm loving the collected feel of this eat-in-kitchen, leading to a formal dining room, with woven elements coordinating in each room: blinds in the nook; cane-back chairs and seagrass rug in the formal dining area.
Wicker furniture was often used in tropical regions because the open weave resulted in breathability, keeping people cool and making it perfect for beds.