Design

Spring Trend: Woven Pieces

This spring, we’ve noticed a wide new assortment of beautiful woven pieces to wear or use at home. Some are made of rattan, the natural fiber that was popular in midcentury design (like Franco Albini’s classic rattan ottoman, designed in 1951), and some are seagrass, wicker or even brass — with a look that feels fresh and pretty. Take a look…

Thoughts? Favorites?

P.S. Jollifiers for the home, and 18 pretty pieces for spring.

(Top photo of this handwoven Moroccan basket by James Ransom for Food52.)

  1. Cheryl says...

    I love it all but if my cat were to see certain items in this post she would retitle it, “Cat scratching Post Alternatives.”

    • Lexi Mainland says...

      Hahaha!

  2. I liked that Pendant Light. It is really cute.

  3. Debbie says...

    Love the basket and chairs, but please – that navy pillow! It’s to die for and something just like that is appearing in my dreams. Where did it come from, anyone know?

  4. GoldenMoon says...

    Love the rattan and woven wares! Any way to find out what that beautiful green wall color is in the top pic? It’s exactly what I’m looking for.

  5. Meredith says...

    Love woven things…..accessories and home decor!!

  6. Those shoes are so cool!

  7. Grace says...

    I’m loving those sandals! They look classy, but beachy, and effortless, all at once. Joanna, as a broke college student, I’m wondering if you could do a series on shoes under $50-$75 for poor souls like me? Or really anything cheap but not lacking in quality. I realize that that is what we’re all looking for, but this is my cry of desperation. Thanks!

  8. Annie says...

    I lived in my Huaraches as a kid. Though I think I paid around $10 at CostPlus. :) Miss those days. Love that they are making a comeback!

    I’ve been pining over the woven bags that every French person brings to the market. So practical and beautiful!

  9. Really impressive design i like the summer hat and the sandals very much These are awesome! and So unique!

  10. MA says...

    Big shout-out for the huarache sandals. I own a pair of those and they are the definition of summer for me.

    • heather says...

      I have them, too, and I did love them, but then they stretched out so much that they were just flopping around on my feet. Did this happen to you?

    • Robin says...

      Ditto! I’ve been afraid to get anything similar since.

  11. Erin says...

    A few months ago, I snagged a vintage woven tote bag from the Goodwill Outlet. If I paid a quarter for it, I’d be surprised. I thought it was very cool but, now it appears that I am just “trendy”. ;)

  12. I love wicker bags! They always look beautiful. I buy a new one every year, but there is one favorite, it was bought by my grandmother, but it still looks fashionable :)

  13. Anna says...

    Nope, not my cup of tea. I could handle maybe one or two pieces in the interior (basket, chair or a pendant lamp), but those interior shots with whole lot of this stuff give me heebie jeebies, probably because to me they look like dust gatherers, just like all those wall hangings. I will skip this and wait for the next trend.

  14. juliana says...

    I bought a pair of handmade huarache sandals in Mexico from a local craftsman in the town I was staying. They are so comfortable! My favorite feature is that the sole is cut from old tires. They even say Firestone on the bottom haha

  15. LOVE the rattan /straw/ wicker!

  16. hey guys!
    I’m also all HEART EYES for this rattan/woven/straw trend!

    feel free to check out my etsy shop as I do offer some rattan/wicker/straw bags!
    :D
    XO.

  17. This is awesome! So unique! I want the sandals.

  18. Sarah King says...

    I’m liking this trend! my mom had a woven bag when we were younger and this makes me nostalgic, in a good way. thanks for the curated picks!

  19. I love this look. It’s a very timeless trend. Living in Bali we see a lot of woven furniture – it ages gently and attractively, and adds a touch of warmth to interiors. Très chic!

    The Windsor chair is especially fab! Pinning it now…

  20. Ellen says...

    Love that circle bag!

  21. i’ve been digging this vibe- very boho and relaxed. feels so fresh!

    xo, brittany

  22. Emmanuella says...

    Does anyone know the style or name of the chair in the top photo? I love it!

  23. Sierra says...

    i love all of this!
    also that wall colour is amazing – any ideas what it is?

  24. Laura C. says...

    Chairs, ottoman, and baskets are so beautiful.

  25. Milou says...

    Love all of this! I’ve been a basket carrier from way back (my fav is my Mom’s straw roll bag with shells) and we have a 1950’s bamboo club chair that has lovely clean lines, but still manages to give a little sass to our modern pieces :-)

  26. We spend our summers in the south of France and one of my favorite styles there is the woven sandals! I’ve noticed that local women rarely show their toes, even in such a warm climate, so shoes like that are incredible common. So cute and chic! I also love love love straw hats! SO fun and practical.

    Xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  27. Mara says...

    This is basically my entire apartment. I guess I’m ahead of the curve. Haha.

  28. Rebecca says...

    Love!

  29. k.s. says...

    I’m so glad this is a ‘style’ so I don’t have to be the crazy wicker / rattan lady anymore. I’ve always loved it – chairs, a large vintage wicker elephant, an oversized wicker African gourd… – my apartment (and life) are peppered with my love of this texture already.

    • Lexi Mainland says...

      Yes, the new Ikea pieces coming out this spring look so, so great — part of what inspired this round-up!

    • Erin says...

      I was actually just looking at all of that at Ikea on Sunday. Must admit though, those chaise loungers were ridiculously uncomfortable…