I am so excited to reveal my new look workspace. Something a little bit different to my usual style.
I’ve decided to challenge myself to style a tribal bohemian look. What do you think?When I found out that Homesense and TK Maxx were receiving their annual delivery of woven baskets from the Rwenzori trading company, I knew I had to go buy some quickly whilst they are still in store and online this month.These vibrantly coloured handmade baskets are in limited supply. Once sold, they won’t be replenished until the next year.The whole bohemian tribal look is so on trend at the moment. I’ve always wanted a gallery wall of woven African baskets, but couldn’t find any with such beautiful colours and patterns until now.I’ve also used some of the deeper baskets to hold my indoor plants, which I have styled on my desk, to compliment the gallery wall.Isn’t this tray just so gorgeous? That pop of pink is simply stunning.These baskets are so pretty and you can use them in so many other ways. Here’s one with a potted plant. I’ve also used one to store my wrapping paper supply.There is a wonderful story behind all these beautiful Ugandan baskets too.
The partnership between Homesense and TK Maxx with the Rwenzori trading company has been going on since 2011.
Homesense ( part of the TKMaxx family ) and TK Maxx have supported and taught the Ugandan community how to craft these beautiful hand woven baskets using locally sourced materials.
Since the start of this partnership, there has been a 40% increase in children completing their primary school education in Uganda.
It’s amazing to see the tangible benefits of this collaboration on families in Uganda.
Each basket that I bought was only £9.99 ( though prices start at £2.99 ), and I was so happy to spend more by buying a huge collection as I knew I was supporting a great cause.
Each basket is unique, not just because they were individually handmade, but because they all come with a signed card from the artisan, making them all the more personable.If I were you, I’d go to your local home sense or TK Maxx now to snap up these beautiful works of art. You can also browse the collection online at tkmaxx.com (UK).
As they are so distinctive, they will be very popular, so will fly off the shelves quickly. You will be supporting the families in Uganda too.
I’ve recently written about how Homesense offer big brands and unique finds at great prices. There are over 50 stores in the U.K and you can find the ones closest to you here.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this new workspace revamp. I’ll be back soon with some new colourful interiors reveals that I’ve been working on at home.
Have a great week ahead.
( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This bohemian look for the home post is a sponsored collaboration with Homesense but all opinions are my own)