Add oversized woven shades for a touch of casual beachside glamour.
WHILE THEY SEEM to be a match made in style heaven for coastal houses, rattan light fittings can work their magic in a host of settings, bringing their unique mix of warmth, texture and laid-back charm to a space.
Toni says they love the elegance of their pendants and the fact that, even though they are large and hang down quite low, they don’t dominate the space. They also allow the flow of natural light throughout the spaces.
“Rattan pendants reflect the relaxed nature of our home and the beachside atmosphere. They also work with the decor and will work with other colours we may add to the house in the future.”
The pendants look great hung in twos or threes above a kitchen island bench or dining table. Choose natural or white for a fresh beachy vibe or try a splash of colour for fun or drama. An added bonus: the light from the pendants will throw beautiful patterns on ceilings and walls at night.
1. Böja rattan bamboo pendant light, $99, from Ikea. 2. Sinnerlig bamboo pendant lamp, $89, from Ikea. 3. Lace rattan pendant light in White Wash, $199, from Milly + Eugene. 4. Madison bamboo pendant light, $75, from Mica Lighting.
5. Vienna rattan light shade in Grey Wash, $229, from The Family Love Tree. 6. Lifestyle Traders two-tier rattan pendant light, $129, from Temple & Webster. 7. Mercator Kelly rattan pendant light, small, $99, from Bunnings. 1 4 6 5 3 7 2
The open weave keeps the space light and airy.
An elongated shape makes this light a perfect fit in the stairwell.