Friday, November 7, 2014

CULTURALLY INSPIRED DESIGN: FEEL GOOD FURNISHINGS WITH AN AFRICAN TWIST



Happy Friday!! Today I wanted to share another Instagram gem I recently came across.  Bespoke Binny  is a London-based shop owned and operated by Natalie Yaa Obenewa Thompson. Born in North London, of Ghanaian descent, Natalie was inspired by her West African roots to design a line of home furnishings that are both culturally inspired and fashion forward.  All of her product are handmade using a mixture of vibrant wax prints and cotton twills. 

Natalie says that her company offers "feel good furnishings with an African twist."  

 
Bespoke Binny is also committed to supporting FAIR FOR ALL, a non profit charity that supports women who have been victims of forced marriage, human trafficking or domestic violence. A portion of each cushion sale goes towards supporting FAIR FOR ALL.
 
With their vibrant and bold colors, her pieces are reminiscent of a colorful African marketplace.I was very impressed and inspired by this company and excited when Natalie sent over a few pillows for me to share with you.

The inviting warm ochre colored wall, bright green and red pillows create a global flair and go perfectly with the inspirational and tribal print pillows from Bespoke Binny. Her pieces added just the right tough to this global inspired cozy reading nook.

 As you can see, the pillows feature not only color and pattern,  but some even feature inspirational and uplifting African proverbs. 

Bespoke Binny offers pillows, lampshades, table runners and even passport covers in a beautiful array of bright colors and patterns. 

If you'd like to add a touch of culture, color and vibrancy to your space, check out the Bespoke Binny collection here.  You can also follow Natalie's journey and see more of the collection on her Instagram fee here.

1 comment:

  1. loooove bespoke binny. recently discovered her on ig. I just adore all the gorgeous textiles.

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