February 13, 2017

Rattan Daybed: High and Low

The other day I came home and saw on the cover of my latest Grandin Road catalog a rattan piece that looked A LOT like the Serena & Lily daybed that has been so popular as of late. I checked and it was $399!? I then noted that it was a bench instead of a daybed, which actually makes it MUCH easier to work into a space as not everyone has space for a daybed or wants to to use one in a guest room.  What a great deal!  It would make a great entryway piece or for the foot of a bed (and it comes in black too!)

Serena & Lily // Grandin Road

Some spaces which used similar pieces to use an inspiration:

Emily Henderson’s daughter’s nursery.  Her daybed in vintage, but how fantastic does it look with the scenic wallpaper she used? The warm tones of the rattan pair just perfectly, whereas a white bed would have gotten totally lost.


This was Melanie Turner’s space at the Hamptons Designer Showhouse this summer (which I got to see in person since I designed the dining patio).  It was a great space, and I love how the daybed added a casual, beachy “lounge” feel to the room.


From the S&L catalog.  Styled great and perfect for a small room that you want to use as a lounge/guest space.


Another more classically decorated living room from The Inspired Room showing that your space doesn;t have to scream “bohemian” for it to work.


A different style of daybed, but same materials.  Love how the laid back rattan looks paired with more formal floral paper!  The dichotomy of formal/casual is great.


Another option from Anthropologie ($998):


And a vintage version from Elsie Green on Etsy($950):


And another bench version from Wayfair ($207) for smaller spaces/ used as an accent piece:


And while I did not watch the Grammy’s I will say that in looking at the red carpet pictures it appears it was the most horrific group of outfits ever seen in one place short of my eight grade formal dance in 1993. Were all the stylists in Hollywood on strike this month? Wowzas.  The only person who slayed it was Beyonce who makes being pregnant with twins look like a cakewalk. #unfair


I also love that Adele worse a Givenchy dress that I had previously selected as something I’d love to see on the red carpet- but she had them add sleeves and removed the big bow. An interesting adaptation that works on her, and I love the olive color with her red hair. Also she is a badass and one of my favorite celebrities and musicians so applause all around (I once went to her concert at the House of Blues and she walked right behind my friends and I and we were freaking out SO hard but trying to play it so cool that we almost ripped each others arms off in excitement- also she is quite petite in person).




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