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        Woven Travels — interior styling

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        STEP INTO MY OFFICE...

        STEP INTO MY OFFICE...

        With the beginning of a hopeful new year and home working likely to be a long-term cultural shift all over the world, it feels like a good time to get more intentional and creative with our home work spaces. With most of our team now largely working from home both in the UK and in Kenya, we’re having discussions about what rituals, adaptations or small purchases are helping us work better and work happier.  

         

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        The Greatest Burden. The Least Reward. #SheDeserves better.

        The Greatest Burden. The Least Reward. #SheDeserves better.

        This year, the Fairtrade Foundation is telling the stories of female cocoa farmers through its #SheDeserves campaign. We’re delighted to see the spotlight on women for Fairtrade Fortnight since the vast majority of our incredible weavers are female farmers. Like the cocoa farmers in West Africa, our weavers are juggling the demands of family life with the ups and downs of agricultural work and drought – weaving their wonderful baskets when and where they can for a more dignified life.

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        At Home With... Cara Sutherland

        At Home With... Cara Sutherland
        For our first At Home With feature we were delighted to chat with the very lovely Cara Sutherland, whose Instagram account @CaraSuthers and blog Within These Walls we have swooned and cackled over for several years now. She's got a dreamy Cotswold home, killer dress sense and seriously great hair, but it's her hilarious captions, honest portrayals of life's ups and downs, and abject refusal to take herself too seriously that captured our hearts and our minds. 

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        Trend Alert: Desert Dusk

        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.

        Trend Alert: Velvet Crush

        Trend Alert: Velvet Crush
        We are crushing on velvet here at The Basket Room. Big time. In fact, Holly speaks dreamily of her lust for a green velvet sofa, a hot cup of tea and a stack of style magazines to work her way through. We’ve been eyeing up plush armchairs and button-backed chesterfields, and daydreaming about peachy pink ottomans.

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