Wicker furniture evokes a casual, resorty feeling when used on its own. When paired with upholstered furniture, it can completely transform an interior, lending a relaxed, airy look. The natural woven material lightens things up. Marella Agnelli and others employed this textured material to achieve a lighter look, and it doesn't have to be limited to tropical locales. Vintage pieces in rattan and wicker were bent into unique, fantastical shapes, ad great examples can be seen in The Glade, the spectacular woodland-themed tea room at Sketch in London designed by Carolyn Quartermaine. I have found some interesting wicker and rattan pieces worth taking a look at, so peruse the assortment and see how this woven material can add personality, texture and panache well beyond summer.
Designers and fans of the 1970's can't get enough of this bohemian staple, the Peacock Chair. You can find it where hip kids shop, at Urban Outfitters.
The playful retro Calla Chair from David Frances Furniture is reminiscent of the lilly's shape and can be used indoors and out, since it is made of a durable all-weather finish.
In a collaboration with LA-based designer Mark D. Sikes, Soane recently created the Lilly Slipper chair out of woven light rattan with a charming lattice diamond patterned base. I adore slipper chairs and have added this to my list of favorites.
John and Jason used this chaise from the Frontgate Bay Breeze Collection. I called it a divan, cause it is evocative of lounging's heyday in a 1960's resort setting.
Perhaps a touch of rattan is what you seek. Noir Furniture's Layton Chair is a reimagined Klismos with a rattan seat, making it a good chair for a seating area.
With a fabulous retro 1950's Italian vibe, Anthropologie's cross-hatched rattan bed with a curving headboard is sheltering and at the same time has a lightness to it.