Happy Friday all! Hope your week has been going well. Today is my absolute favorite day of the week! Not only because at our house we always do homemade pizza and movie night on Fridays, but also because it’s French Country Fridays here on Maison de Cinq!
Today’s post is all about vintage baskets! I have always been a fan of baskets. In fact, when I was in 7th grade I was allowed to “decorate” my room all by myself for the first time, and I chose to hang different sized baskets on the wall over my bed. I don’t quite know where I got the idea, but I do remember loving it! I still love baskets, though now I try to buy vintage baskets whenever I can. There is something so charming about them! They have age and patina that the new ones don’t. And the ones with writing, or buckles or straps? Be still my heart!
1. VelvetVelvet is a trend that started getting really big last year in fashion, and now it seems to be hopping over to design. It’s elegant, and timeless, but it’s also cozy and luxurious and speaks to making our homes more comfortable. I’m seeing it in sofas and chairs more than ever, but an inexpensive way of incorporating it into your home would be with pillows. And they can be found almost everywhere, from Pottery Barn to Walmart, and at every price point.
|Via BHDM Design.|
|Here they’ve used grey velvet to upholster a headboard. Gorgeous! Via Heatherly Design.|
|I love this basket used as art! And more texture comes in the form of the cozy throw, and the vintage bench as well as the distressed floors. Just stunning!|
|Neutrals done right – with lots of texture! Via Better Homes and Gardens.|
|So many textural elements here! The seagrass rug, the amazing coffee table, and the side table between the two chairs. Design by Mark Cunningham.|
I love decorating with baskets. There is something so wonderful about the texture they add to a room. Plus, how useful are they?! Not only do they add great style, but they add function as well. And though I have many different baskets in my home, I have to say, that antique or vintage baskets definitely have my heart. First of all, they are usually adorable and often have details that you never find on a basket today. And they have a ton of character and age that you simply can’t reproduce. I’ve settled for the new ones, and even repros, but the authentic vintage ones are the ones that make my heart skip a beat. Especially anything with a buckle, strap, or lid…..