If there’s one style of furniture which sums up ‘Country Cottage Chic’ more than anything, it has to be a chest of rattan drawers in an antique-looking wooden frame. I don’t know what it is about seeing all of those little woven rattan baskets nestled amongst the wood but it does it for me every time!
I think it may be the wondrous possibilities of what each little basket contains or maybe even the slightly haphazard way that it looks – such a contrast to the sleek chromes and polished surfaces that have been ‘de rigueur’ of late. The cosier feel of the shabby chic furniture look is much warmer and homely – and the Bergere Rattan Armchair currently available from The Orchard demonstrates this to perfection. Inspired by the French Bergere era, it would make a stunning addition to any home.
Whatever style you are trying to capture, don’t overlook the shabby chic collections currently in trend – they are pieces that truly stand the test of time.