an ode to au natural.
by Ezz Wilson comment

2/4/19

kitchen with natural accents and gold light fixtures on white walls. / sfgirlbybay

If you’ve ever looked at my Instagram, I’m guessing you quickly realized that I have quite the thing for natural materials: rattan, bamboo, wicker, caning, baskets, pampas, you name it. If it’s made of dead grass, I love it and I can’t help myself. Last year, I had a contractor poking around every room in my house and when he finished, he looked at me in amazement and said, “You…have a LOT of wicker.” I felt a slight flush of embarrassment–I was becoming one of those kooky people, wasn’t I? “It’s beautiful, though!” he quickly added. But I had already been seen. Yes, you’re right, Mr. Contractor, if I bring in one more caned item into our home, my husband might drop me off on a stranger’s porch inside one of our caned baskets. Generally, the sound and logical design advice I’d give someone is: don’t heavily invest in any one color (unless it’s white or black, etc.), style or material because you’re probably going to get sick of it one day and have an entire home full of it. I, admittedly, have failed miserably when it comes to these materials — but thankfully, there’s a timelessness to a lot of it. My personality type tends to be a little too picky, but when it loves something, it just loves it a little too much. So let’s just take a moment to celebrate this humble and earthy woven goodness–I know I’m not alone!

cheers, ezz.

wood paneling in rustic modern dining nook. / sfgirlbybay

ceramic jug with dried grass and woven baskets and fans. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen with built-in wall storage and white dining table with bentwood cane chairs. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with natural wood blanket ladder. / sfgirlbybay

woven home furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

Opa Restaurant in Tel Aviv / sfgirlbybay

Opa Restaurant in Tel Aviv / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed room with built-in seating and caned rocking chair. / sfgirlbybay

super marche vintage side table with dried arrangement. / sfgirlbybay

hallway with natural furniture and decor. / sfgirlbybay

home accessories made of natural materials. / sfgirlbybay

dried pampas grass arrangement in tall glass vase. / sfgirlbybay

branch floral arrangements in glass jars in hallway. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring whitewashed bedroom and super marche side table. / sfgirlbybay

dried grasses in large ceramic jugs. / sfgirlbybay

woven baskets hung on wall rack. / sfgirlbybay

homewares made from natural woven materials. / sfgirlbybay

natural woven baskets. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen with gray painted molding and storage shelf. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: vintage bamboo side table; @octobre_et_mai; super marché; mikanu; super marché; Opa Restaurant in Tel Aviv by Yoav Gurin photography;@suzannepardijs; round woven placemats; fine little goods; raffia wrapped flask; round rattan side table; gillian stevens photography; bamboo basket; woven cocktail set; round sunburst mirror.

5 responses to “an ode to au natural.”

  1. You are in good company. Wood, wicker, baskets…straw….anything but pampas grass will win a place in my heart. I would love that sisal flooring in the images above. Can just imagine it under my feet…

  2. the product is so perfect, are they for sale?I just like the big wicker straw basket,but I’m in Shanghai,china,can it be arranged for the shipping?how to buy it, pls let me know

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