You’ve probably noticed that belly baskets are suddenly huge news on the interiors scene – like ours, they’re no doubt peppering your Insta-feed too!
And while we’re massive fans of their earthy, handmade vibe (a trend that is currently such big news that even IKEA have tapped into it), it’s their versatility that is the clincher. From a laundry hamper to a plant holder or storage for toys, blankets or shoes, these collapsible baskets suddenly feel like a household essential. Our favourite use for them, they’re particularly lovely as a plant holder – pair one with a fiddle leaf fig or rubber tree (the next big thing in indoor plants!) for an instant interior update.
A Vietnamese household staple, they are traditionally hand-woven from seagrass and then used to carry rice from the fields to the market. With plenty of Australian companies selling them at the moment (though we note plenty of them are currently sold out), the latest iterations have a modern, almost Scandi-chic feel and there’s nothing like a fabulous cultural mash-up is there? Plain, dipped, patterned and even adorned with pom poms, there truly is a style for every taste.
One of the brands that kick started the trend, Olli Ella’s belly baskets are some of the most instantly recognisable. Whether dipped in sorbet tones or adorned with pom poms, we’re currently coveting these. Based in Melbourne, Fazeek’s belly baskets are painted with brighter, geometric statement designs — gorgeous. Maison & Maison have more traditional versions and we’re particularly fond of their herringbone design which is ideal for monochromatic spaces.
Maison & Maison
Join the waiting list or pick up one today as, in our view, a belly basket will enhance any space.