Affordable sites for macrame, rattan furniture and other bohemian ’70s home decor.

Is your home in need of a redesign? Maybe you’re moving in with your S.O., or you’re decorating your first apartment and need some home design inspo. Whatever your reason, if you’re less West Elm and more Anthropologie, we’ve got you covered.   There are so many discount furniture and home decor sites, it’s hardContinue reading “Affordable sites for macrame, rattan furniture and other bohemian ’70s home decor.”

Reasons Why Rattan Furniture Is Eco Friendly

Everyone’s going green these days. We’re all starting to become more environmentally conscious, which is certainly a good thing, but it can sometimes be tough to find eco-friendly products for all areas of your life. Finding eco-friendly furnishings, for example, can be a bit of a nightmare. However, rattan is actually one of the bestContinue reading “Reasons Why Rattan Furniture Is Eco Friendly”

The Vintage Inspiration – Rattan SG

I grew up in a roomy, shingled house outside of Boston, but come summer, the five of us migrated to our screened porch. Perfumed by the garden, this small, hidden back space was furnished with a white-painted Swedish dining table and a rattan daybed, two pieces so beloved—and durable—that when my mother downsized to anContinue reading “The Vintage Inspiration – Rattan SG”

Velvet Is Taking Over (& We’re Not Mad About It)

For the longest time in home design, velvet has been synonymous with luxury and opulence, and I’m not suggesting that’s changed overnight. But when I spoke to interior designer Nicole Gibbons just before the holidays, she seemed to think that this once fancy pants material was starting to go mainstream, mainly because of advances in fabric technology.

Material World: Reasons We Love Rattan Furniture

Rattan is the outer layer of several species of slender, vine-like palm plant. Among rattan’s many uses, building furniture has always been its strongest suit. Building rattan furniture is the source of livelihood of many people in rural areas in Asian countries, such as Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Bangladesh.