Friday, September 9, 2011


Baskets function beautifully in so many settings, and within so many different types of decor.  I thought it would be fun to look at some examples and maybe spark some ideas:

SHH Architects
This is SUCH a beautiful look along a back wall or hallway. 
I like how they aren't all symmetrical either, which adds interest.

Pierce and Company
Since Asia has been on my mind lately I came across this room. 
The basket blends so nicely with this type of decor. 

I'm not sure how to describe this room - Ecletic/Bohemian/Scandinavian??!!
Whatever it is, I like it for its unique style.
I have a basket like that one in my basement waiting for some DIY inspiration.
I'll post about that soon!

Courtney Giles
 Baskets are a great looking catch-all for oils and spices in the kitchen...

Pottery Barn
 Why not upgrade your garbage can?

I know it's early for Christmas ideas, but I thought this was such a pretty
Swedish-inspired entry and would be so easy to replicate.

Earthy baskets filled with fresh vegetables, fruits or herbs can't go wrong.
I'm especially partial to beautiful artichokes (as shown here) or figs on display.

Pottery Barn
The baskets really warm up this laundry/project workspace.

Knight Moves
Kyle Knight decorated her beautiful den using some wire baskets.
They look great tucked under the table for added storage.

West Elm
 I think the tall one would be fun to use for umbrella storage by my front door
but both of them have a lot of possibilities!

This would make putting away groceries a much nicer experience.  :)

I think this is a lovely room already, and the hardy basket of wood warms it up even more.

Pottery Barn
All three types of baskets shown here add more dimension to the display.
I know, that's three pictures from Pottery Barn in one post. 
I can't help it - I think they do baskets really wel!

These lend a great ethnic feel, especially next to that gorgeous table.

I think this vignette is so interesting. 
Not a good one with toddlers around, though.  I don't know what would be worse:  a little one ingesting a lot of coffee beans or peppers!!!
But, for adults...this look is unique and the baskets pull it all together.

I hope you found some new ideas here today.
What type of baskets do you have, and how do you like to use them? 
I'd love to hear!


Luciane at said...

I love baskets. I think they're so versatile and so helpful when you have small children and their "millions" of toys!!! :-)

You've pointed many great ways to use them! Great job, Barbara!

Have a blessed weekend!


Luciane at

Anonymous said...

Loving the Pottery Barn office. Wouldn't it be a blast to be an interior stylist for them? Dream job! xo

The enchanted home said...

Definitely a fan of baskets, use them in the kitchen and bathrooms...have a ginormous one in my room with all my magazines, must weight 400 pounds, its LOADED with magazines and em!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I have a thing for antique french baskets. I have several and love them. I have not seen baskets on a wall since the late 70s. I use to have a dinning room wall with baskets hanging on it. Things always come back in some form. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy CUrran said...

What an interesting an lovely post. I love baskets, but don't really use them for some reason. I'll have to rethink that!

Anonymous said...

love baskets..and am collecting them when ever I hit the flea markets and thrift stores...they are so useful and can anyone get by without them..?..
fabulous images..

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I love baskets. They add so much texture and interest to most any space. Great examples. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Mona


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