Pick of the week #15

Hi everyone! Yet again, it’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted. We had a lovely week away in Zante, and then last weekend (when I was due to be back on here) I was struck down by some yucky lurgy thanks to some pasty teenager coughing all over me on the flight home. It wasn’t the best way to end a week off!

Anyway, here we are with my latest pick of the week for my dream home…

Obviously, inspired by a cute little bar we frequented on our getaway, I’ve been looking at rattan garden furniture. In particular, La Redoute’s rattan garden furniture. Have a look at this;

Other Image “Swan” Child’s Natural Rattan Core Chair KOK

Kok rattan furniture

So stylish; there’s a lovely, light feel to this outdoor furniture. There’s even a little child’s size chair in the range which is rather cute…

Other Image Marcel-Bridge - KOK Garden Chair KOK

‘Swan’ natural rattan children’s chair

I really love rattan furniture; used in interiors, it instantly adds a Summery, laid back feel and a few pieces in the garden can transform a simple space into an exotic hideaway.

I would say the only downside is that sometimes it’s not overly comfortable (although this can be made into a positive through the need of some pretty cushions!), and with our unpredictable ‘Summer’ weather – it is currently tipping it down outside my window – it can need a bit of looking after to make sure it doesn’t just get ratty and fall apart.

If rattan seating isn’t your bag, there are lots of other pieces of furniture and accessories to get your interior in the holiday spirit. Here are my top picks (all from La Redoute)…

Image Set of 2 Abida Plant-Holder Tables La Redoute Interieurs

Adiba plant tables, set of 2 for £119.20

House plants are a big deal in interior design at the moment which I think is lovely, and these plant stands are stand out pieces in my eyes. Really unusual and eye-catching, you could even use them to display ornaments or as side tables if you’re not feeling overly green-fingered!

Image Tio Rattan Headboard La Redoute Interieurs

Tio rattan headboard, £279

This is fab! Majorly peacock-y, but if you paired it with simple white bedding and maybe some mango wood furniture, it could make for a really stunning bedroom scheme and not too over the top! Maybe a great choice for a little girls room – not too twee but fun and interesting.

Image Nogu - KOK Rattan Magazine Rack La Redoute Interieurs

Nogu Kok rattan magazine rack, £48.80

Love this little guy. Practical and stylish – surely what every home accessory should aim to be?! I have always wanted a magazine rack like this, but never found quite the right one…until now…

Image Nihové Rattan Console Table La Redoute Interieurs

Nihove rattan console table, £205

I love the use of black painted and natural rattan in this piece, it gives it a more substantial, solid look, whilst retaining a casual appearance, thanks to the woven shelf tops. I can imagine it on a spacious landing, with pale walls – a real stand alone piece.

Image Set of 2 Lidded Rattan Baskets La Redoute Interieurs

Set of 2 lidded rattan baskets, £99

What kind of crazy person would I be if I talked a bunch about rattan and interiors, and didn’t include some form of basket?! Really like these striped numbers (they’d look great in our bathroom!) but could be really handy in a family room for toys too.

So, there you have it. A round-up of ways to incorporate Summer’s top material – rattan – in your interior or garden design, all courtesy of La Redoute.

*As you’ll know by now, these posts aren’t endorsed or sponsored by anyone, it’s just me getting obsessed by pretty things and wanting to share… Thanks for reading!

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