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Trend: Cane

Cane is having a must-have moment in homes.

Caning first popped up in the 17th century on furniture, but current interpretations see the six-way grid cunningly etched, enlarged and printed onto clothing and accessories. While you may not want to dress like a dining chair — no matter how stylish — the weave's cool graphic look translates beautifully into Lee Walsh's modern powder-coated metal table or Patricia Urquiola's witty outdoor Canasta lounge for B&B Italia. Whether embellishing outdoor fabrics or an oversized garden pitcher, today's chic new takes on the timeless pattern are elegant, eternal and everywhere.

See more photos in the 2010 Decorating Trends gallery.

  • Photographer: John Cullen (pitcher, fabrics)
  • Source: House & Home May 2010 issue
  • Products: Cane table in sheet steel, Lee Walsh; Apple Cane pitcher, The MacBeth Collection by Margaret Josephs; Lemon Verbena Crystal Cane candle, Agraria; Canasta chaise lounge, B&B Italia; Cane fabric (from top) in Parrot, Black and Bamboo, Kravet.

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