Woven Travels / styling
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.
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.
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.
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.
*HEAT KLAXON* Summer has LANDED! Whether you're off on your holidays soon or staying on home turf and doing the festival circuit this summer (and why not when the weather’s like this?) we'd love to see where you're taking your woven basket bags.
We are really excited to be partnering with Living Pattern to give you the chance of winning one of their Monstera Pattern Study Prints and one of our Mimea, Colour Block Baskets.
If you've not already scrolled through Living Pattern's beautiful Instagram feed, then you are certainly missing out! Jenny Kiker is a botanical artist and has grown Living Pattern as a way to connect herself and her audience to the still delicateness of nature and to themselves.
Jenny's creative process starts with a combination of drawing from observation and imagination. She lets the subject inform where the line wants to go and how it wants to feel. Colour is the emotion in her work. The ink is free to deepen and soften, just as colour would in nature. The collections include original, framed prints, specie prints and pattern studies.
For your chance to win Living Pattern's Monstera Pattern Study Print and our Mimea Green Colour Block basket, enter below! You can enter up to six times and the giveaway is open to UK and International entrants and closes on 18th April. We will contact the winner on 19th April, Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway