It’s amazing how something as simple as a new finish can come along and make everything else look so dated and out of style. Lately, this phenomenon has happened to wicker. Suddenly, gray wicker – or a gray washed wicker - has exploded on the scene and all other wicker stains and finishes look so…. granny.
No one loves wicker more than I do – especially dark, deep brown stained wicker. But, that’s all over now. The end of dark brown wicker came when I started noticing the gray wicker finish here and there. I also used to love white wicker. No more. Does anyone out there want to buy some white and dark brown wicker? I’ve got a few pieces for sale!
Ah…there she is. The most gorgeous wicker chair in the world. Gray wicker. It’s color is subtle: light brown with a hint of a whitish gray paint covering it. This chair is perfect either inside or out. I especially love it in a dining room paired with a limed wood table.
Just like this! Jill Brinson’s gorgeous dining room. The chairs look especially good when placed near the gray faux finished cabinets. PERFECTION!
Brooke Giannetti of Velvet and Linen pairs her gray wicker with grayish old shutters. So beautiful!
Houston interior designer Sally Wheat used these gray wicker chairs in a breakfast room – paired with a Wisteria steel table.
For this client, Sally took a paint brush to white wicker, turning it luscious gray. Hmm. That’s not a bad idea!!!
Heaven on earth! I ordered three sets of three wicker baskets – all heavenly gray.
My Albans client is borrowing a set of the baskets until she finds a Mora clock for that wall.
Of course Restoration Hardware is all over the gray wicker. They call it their Provence Collection. And of course the French would want credit for this gorgeous wicker.
OKA – the best catalogue in the world. They get it. HERE.
Pottery Barn – you need to wise up. These two shades are out, finished, over, done-with, out of style. Get with the program, Pottery Barn!
While I am dying to get with the program myself – and change out all my wicker to the new gray - for the moment, I am going small. I recently bought two tiny gray wicker baskets with filled with succulents at Thompson Hanson (of course!) For now, I will be happy with my small nod to the new gray wicker. Ben is hoping this will get me through the trend. Somehow, I doubt it. But – we’ll see!!! It might!
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