Is wicker furniture still on trend? Claire Danes' transitional sunroom makes a case for these retro pieces

Wicker furniture is the granny chic style that will never fade away – here's why it receives designer approval, always

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There's nothing more classic than coastal style. The muted color palette, natural materials, and textural vibe of the look lends itself to constant evolution. However, wicker furniture is one of the more controversial elements of the look, with some design experts worried it can look dated. Claire Danes's sunroom shows that with a measured, transitional approach, wicker furniture can always look chic.

The Fleishman Is in Trouble actress's three-season room idea incorporates a white wicker sofa, a low, cork coffee table, an olive plant, and open, woven furniture for an infinitely chic look.  

According to interior designers, the sunroom idea is united by the wicker outdoor furniture. Acclaimed NYC designer Jove Meyer states: 'In this context, wicker furniture is vibrant, glowing, contemporary, coastal, and overall just so lovely. He continues, 'Sometimes wicker furniture can feel dated and or old, but this thinner weave and lovely lighter tone are just beautiful and add a touch of modernity to the look, especially with the clean neutral color cushion. honestly, it feels perfect.'

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Jove Meyer

Jove Meyer crafts a vivid, colorful world inspired by his clients who dare to be different. Meyer set out to build a global design firm antithetical to his conservative and rigid upbringing by encouraging authenticity, celebrating diversity, and empowering marginalized communities. As a result, his work has been featured in Domino, Good Morning America, The Magnolia Network, The New York Times, Rachael Ray Magazine.

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Artem Kropovinsky, interior designer and founder of Arsight, continues, 'By pairing traditional white wicker with a cozy gray cushion, the chair achieves a balance between classic charm and modern elegance. The choice of white paint on the wicker armchair introduces a pop of brightness, ensuring the piece remains the focal point of the room. '

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Artem Kropovinsky

Based in New York, Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, has a decade of extensive and considerable global design experience. Prioritizing minimalism, sustainability, and authenticity, Artem, alongside his team of professionals, works on projects in the US and worldwide.

Furthermore, interior designers say that wicker furniture, as a staple of coastal decor, is a look that will always be on-trend. Artem says, 'Wicker, being versatile, effortlessly fits into diverse design styles. In this setting, it seems to blend perfectly, highlighting her tasteful and thoughtful furniture selections. The texture of wicker furniture adds depth and interest to any space. It's wonderful to see celebrities embracing materials that evoke a sense of warmth and character.'

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After looking at Claire Danes's space, we'll never see wicker furniture the same way. The intricate, coastal style is a modern classic. 

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.