As the weather begins to cool down in the evenings here in the northwest, it’s time to bring out the coverings. Our home is old enough that it’s not always evenly heated or cooled. Our downstairs stays cool year round which is great in the summer, but during the other seasons we need a little something in the evening to keep the chill away. I’ve always got blankets around but it’s nice to have a place for them when they’re not needed. Everything in its place.
I found this great, well made basket at Schoolhouse Electric in the old industrial part of Portland. It’s a great shop with wonderful home furnishings and thanks to a little snippet in Sunset Magazine this summer I found it. The shop is full of lighting, bedding, office needs, upholstery and accessories. The flagship store is in Portland with one other showroom in New Yorks Tribeca neighborhood. The old warehouse setting gives the shop an urban chic with an industrial edge feeling. Everything in the store looks to be of high quality and well made. A bonus of a small florist and a not Starbucks coffee bar makes the surroundings most appealing. You’re encouraged to get a latte and take your time strolling around the store.
I like the way my throws are rolled so the beautiful shades of yarn are on display, yet they are out of the way and contained in this sturdy basket with very cool braided leather handles. I love finding a new spot to shop!