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Remodelista Reconnaissance: A Cane-Back Rocker in a Designer’s Summer Bedroom

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Remodelista Reconnaissance: A Cane-Back Rocker in a Designer’s Summer Bedroom

September 2, 2022

In keeping with this week’s Summer from the Archives issue, we’re diving (back) into a favorite Remodelista story to excavate the source of one particular detail. The project? A Colonial House in Bellport with Uncommon Style from French Designer C. S. Valentin. The detail? A lightweight cane rocking chair in the corner of a bedroom.

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The Sighting

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Above: The cane chair in question is in a guest room in designer C.S. Valentin’s Bellport house. We’re drawn to its minimal lines and visual lightness (thanks, in part, to the caned back). Styling by Alexa Hotz and photography by Jonathan Hökklo for Remodelista.

The Source

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Above: Some sleuthing revealed the chair to be Ikea’s Grönadal. The bad news? It’s been discontinued since our story on Valentin’s place first went live. And while it’s hard to find an exact lookalike, the good news is similar rocker styles can be found all over the internet. For example…
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Above: This Black Cane Rocking Chair has a slightly sturdier frame but a similar caned seat and back. It’s currently on sale for $356 from Joss & Main.
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Above: And the South Shore Balka Rocking Chair has similar thin black metal legs to Ikea’s version and a curved, hand-woven rattan body. It’s $334.99 from Target and also available from Wayfair, where it’s currently on sale for $242.18.

N.B.: With a little digging, you can also find Ikea’s Grönadal out there, on secondhand sites like OfferUp.

Have a similar design you like? Let us know in the comments. And for more Remodelista Reconnaissance, see:

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