Good source for wicker baskets?
We are giving our mudroom/laundry room a facelift. It's a 10' x 10' room with two closets. One closet is a closet/pantry. The other has the washer, dryer and utility sink in it. The closet/pantry is getting bypass doors. Doors won't work on the laundry closet. No door would allow the area to be functional. We are painting the dark fake-wood paneling cream and removed the red bandana wallpaper and chose a terra cotta color to match the clay colored tile floor. It's really looking nice!
Our contractor will be here tomorrow to install a laminate counter over the washer dryer and add the swanstone drop-in landry sink. I will post before and after pictures when the 'after' is finally here.
As for the baskets. Over the washer and dryer are shelves that we keep all kinds of detergents, cleaners, shoe polish, lightbulbs, etc. They are nice built-in shelves with decorative molding. We decided to keep them instead of putting in cabinets. To hide some of the necessary clutter on the shelves, I would like to buy the 1 sq ft. wicker baskets that would act like drawers. I found some at Ikea, JC Penny and Pottery Barn. Do any of you know of any other good sources for this type of wicker basket?
If this was just a utility room off to the side somewhere, I wouldn't bother. But this is the entryway to our home. We're trying to make it look more inviting and less utility. We bought a teak bench, an artful coat tree that looks like a tree, very nice light fixtures and a wool rug. We'll add family pictures and artwork. I've made chocolate sheer panels that can be pulled to the side of the washer and dry closet out of the way most times, but to be pulled down if we're entertaining. There is a light in that closet and it looks really nice lit up behind the sheers. Except for all the tide and light bulbs lol.