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The Chairs in Taylor Swift’s Bahamas Rental Sent Us Down a 1stDibs Rabbit Hole

We found four woven seats with the same big personality.
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The reason so many vacation rental interiors look the same is because they’re usually filled with furniture from big-box retailers. An IKEA floor lamp here, a Wayfair sofa there—stuff the homeowners won’t lose sleep over. So, as design lovers, we appreciate it when a host puts a little trust in us and furnishes a space with designer, custom, or even vintage pieces. Apparently, Taylor Swift has the same standards. 

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Courtesy of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty; Design by Brad Currie and Shane Poulin (www.rosalitahouse.com)

According to Elite Daily, Swift and her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, booked the Rosalita House, an oceanfront estate on Harbour Island for their Bahamas getaway. The six-bedroom, $16,000-per-night rental, which was designed by Clemens Bruns Schaub architects Brad Currie and Shane Poulin, is decked out in tropical decor, including an enormous sectional swathed in coral-patterned fabric, palm tree sculptures, and turquoise terrazzo counters. At the top of one staircase landing, we spotted a pair of chairs and a side table we’d absolutely try to take home with us. 

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Courtesy of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty; Design by Brad Currie and Shane Poulin (www.rosalitahouse.com)

Upon reaching out to Rosalita’s host, we uncovered that the pieces are in fact vintage finds from Paris and are made from seagrass. The discovery sent us down a 1stDibs rabbit hole, but the only super-similar items we could find were posted by the Vault in Sydney, which shared taller versions of what it calls “sculptural braided totem” chairs. Earlier this month, Merit in L.A. also listed five tripod stools made out of woven wicker pine needles, attributing the pieces as French from the 1980s. Our deputy editor, Julie Vadnal, confirmed the pieces’ retro roots: As our team Slack popped off about the chunky chairs in Swift’s rental, she shared a photo of an almost identical version she saw this week at the Round Top Antiques Fair. Much like the one from the Vault, the one she spotted in Texas had two circular backrests instead of one. 

This isn’t the first time a woven chair has brought a smile to our faces. Wicker is frequently used to create furniture with personality; perhaps that’s because it’s so malleable or because it exudes happy summer vibes. Remember Chris Wolston’s Nalgona chair? The seat has true-to-form arms and legs and looks like it’s going to wrap you in a big hug. Tom Dixon and Marzio Cecchi’s S-chairs are a touch more subtle, but there’s something about the exaggerated curves that are utterly humanlike, and we’re here for it.

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Lydia Geisel

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Lydia Geisel has been on the editorial team at Domino since 2017. Today, she writes and edits home and renovation stories, including house tours, before and afters, and DIYs, and leads our design news coverage. She lives in New York City.

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