Trends We Love: Woven Baskets

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We love keeping up with the latest in home decor.  One trend we’ve been noticing around our area is the use of woven baskets in many different parts of the home.  They are helpful for keeping clutter off the counters, beautiful when displayed as a collection, and can even be spiced up with a potted plant.  There are a myriad of ways to incorporate woven baskets into your home decor because there are so many different kinds available right now.

Here are some of our favorites:


Pottery Barn

Anthropologie Cattail basket


marikit-tall-basket-with-rope-handles Crate and Barrel


 World Market

We also love handwoven basket purses:

Vintage Handmade Basket Purse

 Stiletto RANCH on Etsy

Multi Color Weave Basket Tote Bag Tanaka Vintage on Etsy

More photos we found using baskets as home decor:

In the pantry

In the pantry on My Paradissi

As a plant holder on Apartment Therapy

Slim Paley

As wall decor on Slim Paley

Baskets for books

Baskets for books on CasaSugar

Storage Baskets

Use them for kitchen storage on Redroosterbab on Etsy

Blankets and Pillows

For pillows and blankets on The Heartbook

For more woven baskets and trends we like follow us on Pinterest!


What’s Happening This Month: September

Events Photo-sept

Poochapalooza (free!)
Saturday, Sept 7, 1-4pm
SARC Dog Park in Glen Ellyn

DuPage Mother’s and More Children’s Clothing and Toy Resale ($1 admission)
Saturday, Sept 14, 7am-1pm
DuPage County Fair Grounds

Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ (free music!)
Saturday, Sept 14, 11am-9pm
Downtown Glen Ellyn

Storytime with Miss Lori’s Class and Clifford (free!)
Thursday, Sept 19, 10:30am-12pm
Center Circle in Town Square Wheaton

Worldwide Day of Play (free!)
Saturday, Sept 21, 11am-2pm
Wheaton Park District Community Center

Photo Contest: Win a $25 Gift Card to Graham’s Chocolates

Announcing a photo contest presented by The Lindner Group, real estate brokers in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and other cities in DuPage County.

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There are so many great things about the neighborhoods and communities we serve in the western suburbs of Chicago.  So, show us what you love most about your neighborhood or community in a photo!  Submissions could include photos of a local park, your favorite neighborhood cafe, or the view out your kitchen window.  The sky is the limit!  The winner will be chosen by members of The Lindner Group and will receive a $25 gift card to Graham’s Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream, with two locations, in downtown Wheaton and Geneva.

Graham's Fine Chocolates

Please email photo submissions to and include your name and phone number.  Please submit photos by Monday, Septebmer 23rd.  Then, be sure to like us on Facebook to see the top entries and for the announcement of the winner on Friday, September 27th!

Submitted photos may be used in future marketing materials by The Lindner Group.  Winner will be chosen by members of The Lindner Group and contacted via email and phone.

390 Elm St., Glen Ellyn, IL

Many people have inquired about the project they’ve seen at 390 Elm St. in Glen Ellyn, IL.  Although the property is not currently for sale, we helped the owner buy the land for this project, so we have some details on the building in progress.
390 Elm
390 Elm St is the first presentation in Glen Ellyn by Beechwood Lane Development LLC.  The home was designed by Thadius Collins, principal and his architect.  The home has 3500 sq feet with a breezeway connecting the home to the garage.
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The home boasts a main level study, huge dining room, spacious kitchen, breakfast area and family room plus a large laundry/mudroom.  The second floor offers a sweet master suite with humongous master closet and luxury bath, two bedrooms with jack & jill bath plus an ensuite bedroom for guests.  Cabinetry throughout supplied by Armadio Cabinetry, a family owned company.  The full basement is plumbed for a bath but unfinished.
390 Elm 2
The breezeway between the home and garage creates a private courtyard for entertaining and family events.  A massive outdoor stone fireplace will be the focal point.  The stone wall of the fireplace will be visible from the breezeway windows and the adjacent exterior garage wall will feature a climbing wall.  This home will finish out at $990K including the lot price of $230K.
Beechwood Lane Development LLC has built and is currently building in The Trump Tower in Chicago, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Naperville and Claredon Hills.
Please call 630-447-9102 for further details or to schedule an appointment with the builder.

What’s Happening This Month: August Events

Wheaton and Glen Ellyn Community Events


Boating at Lake Ellyn
Sunday, Aug 11, 12-5pm
Lake Ellyn

Kiddie Canoe with Parent
Saturday, Aug 17, 10-11:30am
Northside Park

Re:new Back to School Tent Sale
Saturday, Aug 17, 5pm
250 Pennsylvania Ave, Glen Ellyn

Summer Jazz in the Park
Wednesday, Aug 21, 7-9pm
Lake Ellyn Park

Favorite Feature of 0N028 Nepil Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187

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Our new listing at 0N028 Nepil Ave., in Wheaton, IL has the BEST location- close to the prairie path and Lincoln Marsh.  This makes it ideal for walking, running, bike riding and many other activities.  Previous tenants said that they “loved how charming the house was- like a cottage.”  And that the street was very quiet, while filled with nice and friendly neighbors.  However, the favorite feature that we have selected for Nepil is the great, big backyard!

0N028 Nepil KWLS back

It is perfect for summer BBQs, fall gatherings, and beautiful spring gardens.  For some gardening inspiration check out our previous gardening post.

Nepil is currently for sale for $215,000 and also available for rent for $1500 per month.