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Natural Selection

by habituallychic

07 . 07 . 14
Every year I write a post on straw, wicker, and rattan and this year is no different. There is nothing better than natural fibers in the heat of summer.  I’ve been seeing so much great vintage French wicker furniture in Paris since I’ve been here.  It makes me wish I had a place to put it but since I don’t, I guess I’ll have to make do with a straw hat or bag.
Console above by Soane.
I saw a bicycle recently in Paris with a Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper attached as its basket which was the height of chicness!
Romy Schneider in La Piscine.
La Terrasse du Petit Palais, Paris.
Aerin Lauder’s pool house in Southampton.
A basket in Ina Garten’s kitchen.
Tom Scheerer design in the Bahamas.
The ultimate laundry room.
Design by Tom Scheerer.
Lee Ann Thornton in House Beautiful.
Home of Bunny Mellon.
All of images from tumblr and Pinterest.

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  1. Sally July 7, 2014 | 11:30 am
  2. Wayne Pate July 7, 2014 | 11:52 am

    I’m in sketch heaven today with this post. My pen will be on fire!

  3. Lily L-M July 7, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    These materials are so wonderfully carefree! love how you captured them.

    x Lily

  4. Karena Albert July 7, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    Adore all things wicker, rattan , woven! It all ties in with my love of Chinoiserie And I cannot get enough!

    The Arts by Karena

  5. sk8tergrl July 7, 2014 | 8:16 pm

    Loved the post & most especially the laundry room and all the hats gathered by that entryway!

  6. Miss Sophisticate July 7, 2014 | 9:05 pm

    Love all the wicker and rattan. It’s so chic for the season!

  7. Sarah S. July 7, 2014 | 9:15 pm

    Terrific post!

  8. Camille July 8, 2014 | 1:36 am

    Great post about my favorite natural material. Keep up the yearly tradition.

  9. Elizabeth July 8, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    Tom Sheerer’has such a lovely way with summer houses, doesn’t he? Great post!

  10. MJH Design Arts July 11, 2014 | 4:32 am

    I love old (& new) rattan and wicker–BB’s cobra chair is to die for. Have a super week-end.