Woven baskets placed underneath the mudroom's console table offer storage for flip flops, towels and other items carried in and out of the home. Photos of beach life hang on the mudroom wall, bringing the coast indoors.
Keep your sweets on display with rustic buckets packed with brown paper bags filled with favorites like popcorn, pretzels and chocolate candies. Once the party heads inside the stadium, each brown bag can be brought in rather than having to traipse up stairs with the entire bucket.
Keep root vegetables like onions and potatoes fresh longer by storing them in a cool, dry, dark place. Handy open-weave baskets, like these, provide air circulation to keep the veggies dry while the cabinet's interior protects them from sunlight. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry.
In working with this small bathroom, the owners decided to keep the existing sink—which adds a vintage touch—as well as the mirror found at a flea market. A touch of color was added with the blue tile flooring.
A basket will organize and easily transport your indoor picnic. Be sure to include your napkins, drink mixes and snacks. You can achieve a unique look by spray painting the basket or adding a ribbon to your current picnic basket. Include your guests by asking them to bring a favorite food and background information on its origin, perfect for a history lesson and unique dinner or lunch experience.
Kitchen essential gift baskets are a classic choice for homeowners spending their first holiday in a new home. Make the basket as practical as it is stylish by outfitting it with basics every homeowner is sure to need. In addition to tools and gadgets, mix in a few pantry essentials such as spices or gourmet condiments.
In a sleek, contemporary kitchen, texture can be the best way to add dramatic interest. In this space, designer Laure Antonetti Schutze of L. Antonetti Design chose a rich metallic basket weave for the area behind the cooktop. "Our client wanted a kitchen backsplash with a 'wow' factor,” she says. “We used a woven copper that's not only beautiful but a conversation piece for the space." Over time copper will naturally develop a rich patina; to maintain the original shine, apply sealant, as the designers did in this project.
A tip from professional organizer Tidy Tova: Max out your vertical storage by adding undershelf baskets. They instantly multiply your cabinet’s capacity and create designated areas for different types of ingredients.