As a person who adores neutrals, I am constantly striving for ways to bring interest into spaces that I create. There are many ways to do it. Animal hides, shagreen, grasscloth and chunky knit accessories are all great for adding texture into neutral space. As I was thinking about this post, I happened to have dinner at Seven Restaurant in the Ritz Carlton on Grand Cayman. The pendants in Seven’s main dining room reminded me of one of my favorite ways to bring texture into a space, i.e. through woven, usually rattan or wicker, pendants. I love the way the woven material diffuses the light to create a soft glow. I also love that it adds a natural element in an unexpected way. I think the look is especially great in kitchens and bedrooms.
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A rattan or wicker pendant is a great addition to a kitchen where the surfaces are sleek and hard out of necessity. The natural hue and diffused light softens the space and it pairs especially well with natural brass accents.
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The look has the same effect in a bedroom. Obviously, bedrooms are a much softer space by nature. For me, the addition of a natural element instantly upgrades the experience to spa-like. I can almost feel the stress leaving my body when I imagine sleeping or relaxing in one of the bedrooms above.
If you are ready to take the plunge, there are some great choices out there. Here are a few of my favorites.