Red Hot Rattan

Curvy rattan, cane and bamboo furniture is all over the place these days.  You can bet that retailers have been moving it to the forefront of their displays lately since spring as upon us (though as I write this there are weather forecasts predicting insane amounts of snow for the northeast in March)!  Rattan, cane and other natural elements are red hot right now and you can drop a small fortune on a designer or vintage piece like this, which without a  doubt is gorgeous, but yowza…it’s $1800!












If you’re like me and can’t make that sort of commitment then these new pieces from IKEA, yes, IKEA may be more your speed.  They are beautiful and inexpensive. They have a number of great options in chairs, chaises, settees, end tables and pendant lights in several designs from their Jassa, Kungsholmen, and soon to-be-released Mastholmen lines.





















Here’s how I’d style these cane pieces in a wonderful, brightly lit sunroom!

  1. Jassa Chair     $79
  2. Jassa Pendant lamp shade     $30
  3. Knitted Tweed Throw Blanket      $29
  4. Jade Green Pillow    $27
  5. Capiz Shell on Ceramic Vase      $87
  6. Jassa Chaise lounge        $119
  7. White Bohemian Floor Pillow Boho Cushion Cover – 32“        $20
  8. 5×8 Blue Jute Soha Area Rug        $150


This post is not sponsored by Ikea or anyone – all opinions are my own.

Discount Dozen: Pendant Lights under $100

I have always been fascinated and wowed by all of those Pinterest posts of crafty people that DIY light fixtures from all kinds of junk. Mason jars, wine bottles, toilet paper tubes, you name it, pinners can make a light out of it, by just buying a “simple pendant light kit at your local hardware store”.  Ok, now, I don’t doubt that it can be done and while I’m willing to invest time in home projects, I’ve just never gathered the motivation to DIY a light.  Perhaps it’s because there are so many great inexpensive options out there already.  Here’s a quick discount dozen lights, with great style that I’ve found for under a hundred bucks. Heck, 5 of them are under $55!



  1. Progress Lighting Mesh Pendant $83.60
  2. Ikea Stockholm Chandelier $99.00
  3. ET2 Starburst 1 Light Globe Pendant $52
  4. World Market Wood and Glass Pendant Lamp $89
  5. Bella Coastal Elsa Mini Pendant Light $98
  6. Threshold Crosby Collection Small Pendant Light $31.49
  7. Lamps Plus Lite Source Tendril Mini Pendant $91
  8. Allen and Roth Brushed Nickel Art Deco Mini Tinted Glass Bell Pendant $47.98
  9. World Market Brass and Wood Glenn Pendant Lamp $69
  10. West Elm Fanned Paper Pendant $69
  11. Ikea Ottava Pendant $34.99
  12. Threshold Mercury Glass Globe Pendant $53.99