An open kitchen shelf displays a playful melange of bowls, a reflection of the masterful mix of elements throughout the house. The sleek bowls counterbalance the antique baskets, making the arrangement feel balanced.
Neutral stone tile makes up the backsplash of this traditional kitchen. A produce basket and repurposed antique basket sits on top of granite countertops. Traditional white cabinets with bronze drawer pulls provide storage for plates and pots.
The upstairs room of the tower features a graphic Circa light fixture, a wall ornamented with antique baskets-as-art and wicker chairs, a sisal rug and teak bench to echo the rustic, natural look of the room.
Though it features sensible gray walls and a traditional fireplace, this dining room uses a boho basket, pink Chinoiserie-inspired chairs and two colorful, contemporary rugs to avoid feeling too stiff or serious. A tall, antique cabinet adds height to the space and keeps entertaining essentials at the ready.
If you don't have an antique wooden dough bowl at your disposal, many reproductions can be found at chain home decor stores. This idea would also work with a metal or wood trough, a crate or even a shallow basket. Just find something with the right shape and scale for your table.
If you have a fireplace in your kitchen, add quirky and collected elements for instant farmhouse style. This mantel, featured in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” mixes inexpensive brass candlesticks, baskets and classic blue-and-white platters along with affordable resin bear statues and a deer bust for a rustic farmhouse feel. “When you group it in an interesting way, they work together,” Sully says.
Rebekah Zaveloff designed this casual family room with a comfortable sofa, rustic factory-cart coffee table, antique tobacco basket and vintage accessories. The warm neutrals and cool grays combine for a clean, comfortable look.
For a personal, time-touched look, consider repurposing an existing furniture piece instead of installing a new vanity. In this space, designer Lindsey Lang used a deft hand when mixing old and new elements. “I used a reclaimed piece as a vanity and an antique market basket for storage. These older elements pair beautifully with the modern tiles.”
This fireplace mantel, decorated for winter, mixes different textural elements, including a wreath made of old sweaters, vintage bottles and a basket of antique fabric balls. A monogrammed plate adds a personal touch.
A vintage chair in antique white is situated between the two beds in this girls' bedroom, offering a bit of separation and privacy for the girls. Underneath, a white wicker basket provides hidden storage for stuffed animals.
Rustic touches add a homey feel to this country kitchen with a large wooden island and barstools. Baskets hang over the stove and from the ceiling as an antique pewter candelabra acts as a centerpiece on the island.
A built-in bench draws you into this charming hallway nook in the 2013 HGTV Dream Home. Resembling something out of a Jane Austen novel, the spot has curtains for privacy, woven baskets for storage, and an antique mirror and candle sconces for a bonafide chic country look.
A rustic wood table is paired with an antique print and tall, streamlined table lamp for an eclectic vignette in the guest house bedroom. The homeowners are avid riders, so a horse statue showcases their love, while a wicker basket underneath the table is perfect for hidden storage.
A happy tablescape pays tribute to the sunny Southwest location of HGTV Dream Home 2010 with a bowl of chili peppers, Southwest art picture books and antique Native American baskets. “I always start out and keep taking things away and adding things until I feel like I have it right,” says designer Linda Woodrum.
The laundry room has floor-to-ceiling wall tiles with a graphic pattern that recalls antique ironwork and on first glance looks like wallpaper, but offers the benefit of a completely washable surface for this task space. A locally sourced basket offers a stylish way to transport clothes to and from the laundry room.
An antique desk sits in front of a landscape mural in a little girl's room. The landscape brings a nature feel to the room while the stuffed animals add a playful nature to the desk area. A basket chair ties in with the nature vibe and accents the mural.
In the bedroom, the black and white palette of the living room is flipped on its head with moody black walls. The color is Wrought Iron, from the AphroChic Brooklyn In Color paint collection. Bright pops of color from a decorative gallery wall of baskets and an antique Persian rug break up the dark colors in the room.