Woven Travels / fashion design

A Wanderlust Wedding Shoot

We were delighted to be asked to supply a selection of our handwoven planters for a wanderlust-themed wedding shoot for luxe weddings and lifestyle blog B.Loved earlier this year.

Embroidered Baskets

Mr and Mrs Embroidered Baskets £37

Mini Sisal Baskets £4.50

Image from https://blovedblog.com

 

With both Camilla and Holly set to be wed in 2018 (Camilla has just come off her honeymoon as we write this – welcome back Cam!) it was an inspiring and very exciting collaboration for everyone involved.

 

JIONI

Jioni Colour Block Basket M £35

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The team at B.Loved work together with stylist Events by Keenda for the shoot, and together they created a breath-taking evocation of a spring wedding using on-trend new neutral shades to set the tone. Soft pinks and pale, succulent greens dominated the palette, accented by deeper greens, corals and golds.

 

JIONI

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Blending luxe and rustic finishes here (glass and metallics with sisal and palm) works to create a dreamy, escapist and deeply romantic taster of an adventure-inspired wedding day. 

 

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Our JIONI pink colour block basket formed the centrepiece of the top table, holding the most spectacular, tumbling floral arrangement of coral coloured ranunculus, blush peonies, sweet peas and little succulents peeking through the foliage. This worked so well that Camilla borrowed the idea for her own colourful wedding last month, using yellow colour block baskets for her own table centrepieces.

 

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A pair of our Mr and Mrs embroidered baskets - and some mini sisal baskets - made perfect planters for little succulents on the cake table. One of our NYEUPE nomadic beaded baskets was also included in the shoot, its bands of tiny white beads bringing just the right amount of 'delicacy' to the rather tasty looking doughnut board.

 

NYEUPE

NYEUPE Nomadid Beaded Basket XS £20

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All that’s left to see is whether Holly borrows any ideas from the shoot for her wedding in August. Watch this space!

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Trend Alert: Desert Dusk

A new interiors colour palette is melting its way into our awareness as spring ebbs into summer, and it’s a revisiting of gentle, earthen tones like terracotta and taupe, gold, peach and blush. It's just a little bit gorgeous...

Peach: @michelleogundehin Instagram moodboard

 

This is a return to the earth, the sand and the soil - and possibly the perfect accompaniment to natural materials like sisal and palm. We’re calling this soothing colour palette Desert Dusk, because it’s all about natural hues, with an inclination towards warmer tones and soft, feminine curves. 

 

Lavusimo Woven Bowl

It’s a beautiful complement to the New Neutrals trend that took shape earlier this year, and it’s an ideal corollary of the everyday ‘super luxe’ trend that’s also big news at the moment – all that delicious velvet upholstery, marble and brass, and rich jewel tones we’re seeing in the homes and pixellated worlds of influencers like Erica Davies, @the_girl_with_the_green_sofa, and @thelondonchatter on Instagram. 

 

@junestudioamsterdam Instagram 

Elle Decoration’s Michelle Gundehin has written recently about the current rise of ‘povera’ finishes like rattan, bamboo, sisal and hemp being employed in the place of more traditionally ‘haute’ materials, and incorporated into the most luxe interiors spaces. 

 

It’s possibly part of a more seismic shift towards more sustainable materials and practices in homebuilding that has led a renewal of interest in natural fibres in the interiors world, and this speaks directly to everything we stand for at The Basket Room. 

Shop our Desert Dusk collection here.

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A Textile Expedition to Thailand

Thailand Academy 3 TAT Textiles

When we received an invitation from TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) to visit the country in April on a textile expedition, we just couldn't resist! With both having a degree in Fashion and a natural love for craft, textiles and pattern it was an opportunity not to be missed

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