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Our Bailey Pendants feature hand painted rattan with stripes

When the weather warms and we start welcoming Spring into our homes, it’s the perfect time to think about making some small seasonal changes to your home. This year, we’ve been really craving those details that remind us of the tropics — bright colors, leaf prints, and woven textures. We loved weaving pieces with raffia and rattan accents into the rooms of our 2017 catalog. Just one piece can give a room a touch of that island feel, without being too kitschy!

Our Bailey Pendants are made of woven, hand painted rattan. They’re an unexpected material and the perfect complement to a casual breakfast nook. The only challenge is deciding between the neutral or spa stripe … unless of course you hang both!

We used our raffia-like Natural Woven Sand fabric on our Emery headboard in this tropical-inspired bedroom

Last Spring, we introduced a fabric that looks like raffia (woven palm leaves) but that can be upholstered onto your favorite furniture pieces. We used our Natural Woven Sand fabric on our new Emery Headboard to bring a laid-back feel to this bedroom. Paired with black and peacock blues, it balances playful and classic pieces.

Our Weston Ottoman in a raffia-like fabric is easy to clean and stands up to wear and tear

Of course the fact that it’s made of polypropylene makes this fabric the perfect choice for furniture pieces that wear and tear, like our Weston Ottoman. Mop up dirt, stains, and other grime with no fuss!

Our woven Rosalind banquette turns an unused corner into a functional, casual dining area

We love banquettes because they’re just so darn practical. Because of their straight back, you can easily give a small space function, either as a dining area or a workspace. So it’s no surprise that our new woven Rosalind banquette is a favorite around our office. Place a single bench in a mudroom as a drop spot, turn a corner into a casual breakfast space, or use one in a vacation home.

Our raffia woven Adele Sideboard from Ballard Designs paired with pink

Of course we can’t forget to mention one of our favorite new pieces this season — our Adele Sideboard. It has a gorgeous raffia texture, and it’s neutral color means it can work in almost any space. Here, we paired it with vibrant pinks, but because of it’s dressy, brass hardware, it works in both formal and casual rooms.

Browse all of the new pieces for Spring 2017, or see the paint colors we used in our Spring catalog.

For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest Boards, or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    October 20, 2017

    my understanding is that the natural woven sand cannot be used on furniture at all.

    • Caroline McDonald

      Caroline McDonald

      October 24, 2017

      It can be used on upholstered furniture, but only on certain pieces!

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    March 25, 2017

    I clicked on the Weston Ottoman link in your article, but Natural Woven Sand is not listed among the fabric choices.
    How can I access that combination online to customize my piece for viewing before ordering?

    • Caroline McDonald

      Caroline McDonald

      March 29, 2017

      Thanks for bringing that to my attention. It was an accident and is now fixed!