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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

White Rattan

We came across this set of sixties rattan furniture  recently. It is excellent condition. It was in a beach house in Hilton Head, South Carolina. It is chippy and will stay that way. The striped pillows are down filled.  All the cushions are slip covered. We removed that large damask covered chaise from the living room and we feel this is a lighter brighter look. It somehow goes with the house. Joe and I think of this house as a cottage. It does have corbels after all.

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The petite chandelier, found by brother Bob and SIL Sue, is just right for our narrow entry way. As you have seen I have not gone to an all white palette but added white and softened the look of the living room. Joe likes the pink wool rug. Me, not so much. I see something lighter and less formal in this space. When I run across it I will know.

I will be joining Kathleen for White Wednesday at Faded Charm. Please visit the others for more white goodness.


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  1. I love how the light shines on your chair in the first picture. You are right, I think, the pink rug is too formal.

  2. I love rattan! The sofa looks excellent in your living room and I agree that a less formal rug would be nice. Have you ever tried Natural Area Rugs? It's a website with great prices and a big selection. Joe may see something he likes, too!


  3. Oh wow, what a gorgeous set! However did you find it, it's perfect! I love the whole room.

  4. I LOVE that rattan furniture and it does have such a cottage feel...Do you have a Home Goods, they have WONDERFUL rugs for great prices. You don't need a very big one...
    Your room does have a cottage feel, you are doing a wonderful job...
    Hugs, Donna

  5. That rattan does make it lighter and brighter in there. I had forgotten that you had that really cool 3 drawer dresser/chest in the corner. I love the look of it.

    And who doesn't like a chandelier. I have been looking for a small one for my bathroom, but haven't found one I adore yet. And of course my husband thinks it's nutty to put a chandelier in a bathroom.

  6. Every home (cottage or not) looks better in rattan, Olive!!! Enjoy your set!!!!

  7. Rattan furniture is timeless and the pieces you found look wonderful in your space. I like that you are keeping the "chippy" paint. It really evokes a cottage feel.

  8. Your rattan looks to be in excellent condition-what a lucky find!

  9. "Joe and I think of this house as a cottage. It does have corbels after all" crack me up Olive!


  10. This turned out wonderfully! Looks great in your space!

  11. Oh yes! I am loving your new rattan furniture!!!! I think purrhaps I should do an inspection though....I'll be over there on the sofa for just a short cat nap....would you mind waking me when it's time for snacks?!?



  12. Hello, Olive!! I just love these great pieces and they look lovely in your living room!!
    The chandy is gorgeous!!
    Thanks so much for visiting me as often as you do and for your kind words regrading our sweet Savanna. It has meant so much to me and my family!!

    Bless you!


  13. Great sofa -- it works so well with the rug. Love them together!

    Thanks for stopping by to see us. We'll announce the winner of our giveaway tomorrow night and have a new giveaway linky party for Friday. Jane F.

  14. Beautiful finds....Love the chandelier.
    Sweet Blessings,

  15. beautiful- looking forward to your Barn Chick post on Friday-


  16. Wow Olive - what a find(s)! Gorgeous set.

  17. Hey Sweetie ~
    You are such a prolific
    blogger, I can't keep
    up with you anymore!
    But, it's always fun
    to catch up when I
    can : ) I love this
    rattan set! You had
    me at "down cushions!"
    I'm thinking you could
    even make a slip for
    the settee for the
    cooler months. I'm
    thinking sea grass
    type rug {ours just
    looks like sea grass
    but is softer ~ it
    was a remnant that I
    had bound} but that's
    just me....Looking
    forward to what you
    Happy day,
    xx Suzanne

  18. This was a real find, love it in your LR, and with your wall color! Looks so comfy too, makes you want to curl up with a good book and then take a leisurely snooze.
    big hugs and love,

  19. Beautiful post! Rattan is quite abundant around here.

    " Regina "

  20. I love this rattan set. You are using it well and looks so nice. I enjoyed seeing all the other great things you shared as well. Nice post.

  21. Oh I love the rattan and the chandelier too!!!
    Sending hugs

  22. Yes I like your rattan set too Olive. I like everything white!

  23. Oh, what a doozie of a find Olive! I have always loved rattan, it looks great. Okay, that chandelier is just awesome, everything looks fabulous!


  24. Nice! I really like the rattan find! Your rug is also beautiful! To answer your question about my many cloches....TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Arhaus Furniture, Pier One, Goodwill, Tuesday Morning. I don't think any of them cost more than $20.00 most were in the $10-$15 range, with a few free - $5.00! I started the collecting thing young, and ran an antiques mall for some time--very easy to acquire many things cheaply and quickly!

  25. Miss Olive you did good!

    I am ready to take a nap.

    Isn't that fun when you find something that great?

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  26. What a sweet update! :)


  27. I love the new look, Olive..your home is charming! All your loving touches make it so special. I could see the living room with a sisal or seagrass rug come Spring..or something that picks up the blue in your cushions.

    It's such fun incorporating our newest finds, isn't it...:) Thanks for stopping by my site to visit!



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