Thursday, 27 February 2014

my natural rattan storage trunk

In this natural materials post I have teamed up with Wovenhill, a company based in Stratford-upon-Avon specialising in quality rattan garden furniture. They sent me this large natural rattan storage trunk, which I use as a side table in our sitting room.

I had been looking for a side table for our sitting room. I wanted something practical that wasn't heavy, and preferably something that could also be used as storage. This rattan storage trunk was heaven-sent. As you can see, it is quite large. Not only can I store blankets and other textiles in it, but also things that we don't have a need for on a daily basis. On top of the lid I keep a lamp and some books (missing in the photo is the tray I use when I take my coffee in there).

Wovenhill offers four types of rattan storage trunks, Hatton, Marlow, Twyford and Walton, which are available in three sizes: medium, large, extra large (they offer more trunks, not only rattan). The dimensions differ slightly between the types so make sure to view the dimensions before choosing a trunk for your home. The trunks are also available in sets. The colours are natural, brown, mocha or white-washed, depending on the type.

• removable lid and hole carry handles
• removable off-white cotton lining
• natural material: rattan
I took this close-up to help you get a feel for the texture of the trunk, which I absolutely love.

Wovenhill is a company based in Stratford-upon-Avon (William Shakespeare's birthplace) in Warwickshire, which specialises in quality rattan garden furniture and offers a range of storage solutions - baskets, units and hampers handmade from water hyacinth, rattan or seagrass.

Wovenhill | Unit 17, Goldicote Business Park, Banbury Road, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7NB
Tel: 01789 741935 | Email:

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt | in collaboration with Wovenhill (words + views my own)


  1. That's a gorgeous trunk Lisa! It looks so airy and soft despite its size! Oh, you lucky girl ;)

    1. Thank you, Eleni, I love it! I thought the delivery guy was joking when I saw the size of the box ;-)

  2. Beautiful trunk and it looks perfect in your home, Lisa!

  3. What a lovely addition to your home, Lisa! The perfect piece to bring a rustic feel into the sitting room.


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