Thursday, February 23, 2012

basket case

Hey There S&C Readers!

We have fallen. Fallen in love (and hard) that is with Blue Print, a Dallas home furnishings store. The store (which, may we add, is situated in a charming old house - the crown molding alone is enough to put you in a tailspin) is an eclectic mix of furniture, antiques, art and accessories with many of the pieces having been carefully selected by the owners during European travels. Now, we could go on for DAYS  about the items we fell in love with or the appreciation we have for the incredibly talented artists that showcase available work on the Blue Print walls (its as if you've entered a flipping art gallery!) but we wont as we encourage you to check it out for yourself or online at But, we will leave you with one take-away. While perusing the store we noticed an assortment of beautifully woven sea grass baskets of different colors, shapes and sizes. There was a pair of pale pink baskets sitting beside a small demilune table - they were the perfect compliment to the pink ceramic lamps in the adjacent room (displaying a splash of color in baskets to tie it all together, genius!). We were instantly inspired and hoped to find online resources for more economical options (we didn't say Blue Print was cheap ;)). Success! We found a number of really great online options - see below. Not only can baskets add color, interest and texture to a room they also serve as smart storage for throw pillows, blankets, magazines or firewood. They also conform to many different style aesthetics as demonstrated in the photos below.

Thanks for reading and have a fabulous weekend!

c h a p t e r s 

1. Maize woven basket, target
2. Round basket, pottery barn
3. Woven yellow stripe basket, amazon
4. Curved basket, west elm
5. Raspberry basket, world market

The entryway at Blue Print 
 (like we at first sight)   

Elle Decor


Jeff Andrews

house beautiful

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