Vintage and new baskets are the secret item leading designers use to give an interior a more layered, cultured, eclectic look.
They are the ultimate multifunctional piece, whether for practical or decorative use; a great basket is a great buy that you are guaranteed to use daily.
You can use them to stow everything from magazines to wood, blankets, towels, toys, loo paper, ferns, a citrus tree, whatever you fancy. You will spot them in all good interiors. This is where top designers source them.
One of the biggest and best ranges in the country of African, Chinese, Indonesian and Indian baskets with vintage, new, and tribal pieces, (big to small), all sizes and shapes. They run the full gamut.
Regularly raided by Australia’s leading designers – they are the kind of baskets that grace the country’s best houses, including designer’s own pads. Softening interiors, everywhere. (02) 9660 3895; www.orienthouse.com.au
THE GENERAL TRADING COMPANY
Top designers head here for huge rush baskets in square and rectangular shapes with handles to place in pairs under tables. It’s often a case of demand exceeding demand – so drop in as often as you can. 7 Knox Street, Double Bay, (02) 9363 0093.