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Lighting Spotlight: Wicker and Rattan

Caribbean homes love wicker and rattan! They look and feel tropical and stand up to the heat and humidity (for the most part). Wicker and rattan also bring a natural element inside, keeping interiors soft and breezy. Having full wicker sets in the living area, patio, bedroom and dining room can be overwhelming. And, there are people who actually dislike the look of rattan altogether. Wicker is traditionally made from twigs or thin sticks, and rattan is made from palms, making it perhaps a more naturally caribbean choice.

If wicker is not your first pick for your island home, we want to show you some lighting options that may change your mind. These fixtures will keep the island vibes alive and light up a room with Caribbean flair.

The soft neutral tones of these pendant lights keep the space fresh and connected.
Choosing an interesting shape for light fixtures draws the eye up.
Go big and bold! Rattan and  wicker often have larger weave patterns letting both the natural light through when they are off, and when on the fixture is also functional.
You don’t have to stick with natural brown, either. Painted fixtures in neutral tones can also add drama and better match decor.
The unfinished look of these large pendant basket-style lamps makes this very put-together home a little more casual.
Clusters of fixtures are an interesting way to punch up a dining space, especially in unique shell shapes!
A single, rounded-edged piece makes this dining room feel light and airy.

About Lagnappe Custom Interiors

Lagnappe Custom Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in bringing the small niceties to a home or commercial space that make it memorable, functional and yours. Based out of St. Thomas, Lagnappe [LAN-YAP] is led by Tiffany Cassidy who enjoys working with clients to create a home that reflects their style and needs. Tiffany marries her artistic and scientific sides together to bring the residents of the Virgin Islands and continental U.S. an interior decorating service that manages the complex and turns it into beauty. Her goal is to not only make a home prettier, but in doing so, make your life better. Visit for more information.



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