Interior Design

Senegalese Baskets

In my last post I briefly touched on these baskets that I discovered in the Little Goldie shop. This was actually the second time that I encountered this design and I wanted to touch on it again because I love it so much. A couple of months back, I stumbled on some of these at a shop near my house and I thought it would be a great solution for storing (read: hiding) baby things in the living room. I didn’t buy a basket that day and what ended up happening is that I was dragging Winter’s diaper bag up and down the stairs every day so that I could have diapers and wipes in the living room. Not only was this annoying, it wasn’t a very stylish solution. After rediscovering these the other day, I decided to go back to the shop and snag a basket for only Β£25.senegalese-basketThese come in lots of different sizes and designs, so if you’re able to go look at them in person to pick yours, I would recommend it. The initial trouble I had was that I wanted to look around the internet for designs, but I didn’t know what they were called. I still don’t, to be honest, but I at least now know that they are Senegalese. In the UK, there aren’t many options on where to find them. In fact, after a small search I could only find the ones from Little Goldie and a couple on Etsy from the US. In the States there appear to be a lot more options. My guess with these is that you’ll have better luck in the UK if you can find a physical shop that carries them. If you know of a place, please let me know in the comments below!

I’m keeping diapers, wipes, and my breast pump in mine for now, but that doesn’t mean that it’s just for new parents. You could store blankets, magazines, games, and so much more! I’m sure ours will get repurposed over time and I love it.

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    December 16, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I love these Ferren, and totally see what you mean about hiding in plain sight some things that you need for convenience but don’t want to always be out in the open if you love your stylish home, for me it’s: phone and laptop chargers, half-burned candles and matches, and the mix and match of magazines Rob insists on buying each month that end up colonising our side table! Great tip, will definitely be looking at those. I had found some nice ones on Habitat too I think – but agree that it’s best to see in person for size etc.

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      Ferren Gipson
      December 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      I remember seeing some nice samples when I worked at Habitat! So far I’m loving the basket. I wish more pretty things could do double duty! xx

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