In case you haven’t been on the internet in the past, oh, three months, allow us to update you: Caning is in, just about everywhere. The open lattice pattern, made of woven rattan, makes a textural (but neutral) addition to chairs, chests, and even light fixtures. But if you’re not ready to commit to a caned sideboard or headboard, we have some good news. Caned serving trays are having a moment, so you can add a bit of woven texture to your space without shelling out for a whole piece of furniture (or finding room for a rattan hutch in your house).
Here are a few charming woven trays I’m eyeing, from steals to splurges. Prop one on the kitchen counter with your favorite ceramics, or style it with a candle and a book or two on a living room ottoman. Personally, I’d like to load one up with coffee, pastries, and the crossword for a morning in bed. Just in time for hunkering-down season.
Words by Annie Quigley at Food52
[Photo via Serena & Lily]