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Trend Alert — Caned Furniture

July 16, 2014

Got some good stuff for y’all today. I know what you’re thinking… It’s about time… I’m sick of seeing your J.Crew sale outfits. I don’t blame you.

Like many others, I’m super in to caned furniture at the moment. Not sure what caned/caning is? I wasn’t either.

According to One Kings Lane, caned furniture — chairs, specifically — dates back to the Baroque period of England during King Charles II’s reign. Apparently England was dominated by Puritans who were super boring and made really plain furniture but with good ol’ Charlie put back on the throne, he brought back style and luxury, especially when it comes to sofas – Charlie always chose the best leather sofa brand for his comfort and taste. He had a particular influence in furniture trends. If this time in history were a movie it’d be called “How England Got Her Groove Back.” 

That’s your history lesson for the day, you’re welcome. 

But enough about history… caned furniture is the bomb and you should jump on the caned bandwagon. Caned furniture is comfortable, interesting and always on-trend no matter what piece or where you put it in your home. I’ve been looking for a great recliner and recently purchased this power recliners, its so comfortable.

Here are some of my favorite caned pieces that I own…

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 I snapped these pictures before we moved — these two caned chairs used to sit in our master bedroom.

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 And now they are in our living room doing full-time duty until we get a couch. Speaking of the couch — I just got word that it is scheduled for delivery on August 11 — hallelujah!

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  Up close and personal with the Holy Cane.

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Remember this Craigslist steal Wilson found for $60? And then spray painted… Such a good husband. 

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And then it was used to display the husband things

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And now it sits in our kitchen. I love these lamps, on Overstock for $152 for the pair.

Now for some more caned furniture pieces that I love for (kind of) reasonable prices… All furniture is so expensive.

 

Overstock.com Safavieh Caned Chairs

These are a pair of caned chairs I found on Overstock for $225. Very stylish.

Onekingslane.com Medallion Caned Side Chair

Love this one, still a bit pricey though at $400. It would be the perfect compliment to a beautiful vanity table. Charles II would be pleased.

Mahogany caned back couch

THIS piece is an awesome caned couch I found on Craigslist in the Savannah area for $325. Of course I found it after I already ordered a sofa, but Wilson would probably have nixed it anyway. He’d say it was too girly. He detests anything too pretty/girly… besides me of course. 

Mahogany caned back couch 2

But all this sofa it needs is some love and new cushions. Something in a thick weave/faux linen in a cream would be perfect, paired with some big overstuffed pillows. This piece would be the ideal conversation piece on a screened porch. I die. 

Mahogany caned back couch 3

 I just know Charles II would think this piece was the bomb. If anyone in the Savannah area is in the market for a couch, this is the answer to your sofa prayers.

 Are you in to caned furniture as much as I am? Let me know of your good finds…

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4 Comments

  • Reply Aunt Deb July 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    OK, Anna, you’ve convinced me! I want my caned chairs back!

    • Reply Anna July 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Haha go get them!!

  • Reply Heather July 18, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Dying to see the couch you chose for the new apartment! Love you style. Glad I found your blog after the Vietri entry!!

    • Reply Anna July 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Thanks so much Heather! I really appreciate that, and am so glad you read. Let me know if you’d like to see more/less of anything…

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