Once exclusive to the summer homes of the lobster-emblazoned-pants set, the classic pairing of rattan and navy blue has seen a stylish resurgence over the past few years. A delightful blend of warm and cool tones, and sophisticated yet laid-back vibes, a new crop of star designers, boutique resorts and accessible, preppy-chic brands have officially revamped the combo. We turned to the buzzy Anna Spiro-d esigned Halcyon House hotel for a primer in “Navy and Rattan 2.0.”
PATTERNED WALLS PLAY WELL WITH RATTAN FURNITURE
We love the subtle, natural patterning in a woven accent table , especially when set against a mega-patterned wall in a trendy textile (like indigo mudcloth or shibori).
BISTRO CHAIRS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Blue-and-white striped rattan bistro chairs will never go out of style, but we love the unexpectedness of mixing them with an antique farmhouse table, and the addition of throw pillows in contrasting stripes.
FULL-ON NAVY MAKES A STRIKING STATEMENT
A matte navy blue statement wall is a gorgeous backdrop for rattan Chippendale-style dining chairs (a preppy staple). Bonus points for pumping up the blue factor with a playful ikat upholstered sofa.
BLEACHED RATTAN IS HAPPIEST IN A SEA OF BLUES
When it comes to ultra-neutral, lighter shades of rattan, look to a sea of varying blue hues to complement them (think mixing navy piping and striped china with a cerulean-patterned wallpaper).
RATTAN ACCESSORIES ARE A MUST
In a predominantly navy blue living room, a warm rattan tray for displaying treasures provides the perfect pop of texture on a coffee table.
DON’T OVERLOOK RATTAN WHEN IT COMES TO LIGHTING
Designer pro trick: Place a console against the back of a sofa, and layer in tall accessories for a dramatic vignette. P.S. How stunning are these matching rattan lamps paired with fun shades and a timeless navy blue sofa?