Whatever your décor, there’s something about cushions and blankets that makes a home feel loved. Who doesn’t enjoy a cosy cushion to Netflix and chill with? Perhaps you are after something special for a baby’s nursery or the walls of another special space. Here are my 5 Black-owned British home furnishing brands you need to know.
Bespoke Binny Bespoke Furnishings
Natalie Manima created the brand Bespoke Binny and infused her Ghanian heritage with her understanding of human behaviour. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist by profession, she knows the importance of having a happy calming aesthetic at home to uplift inhabitants. She purposefully uses prints that are cheerful and will brighten your mood and give a positive vibe. The bedding, throws and cushions will make you swoon.
Black Belle Prints
Whether you like the odd tipple or not, Black Prints resin coasters are a must have. Not only are functional, to hold a drink or accessories, they will make your Instagram flat lay pics look luxe.
Created by Victoria Phair, a self-taught designer Black Belle Prints adds an afrocentric touch to home décor with gold leaf for sparkle. Along with coasters, the brand includes clocks, wall paintings and more
Born out of a desire to have a slice of the Caribbean in her, Tricia Trotman-Maraj’s began painting. She painted a range of images which were in essence ‘arthistory’. Eventually, Trica created a ‘platform where other Caribbean artists could access global markets. This birthed the caribArt Project which has been well promoted in the U.K. and other parts of Europe by the Born to Win Global Community Interest Company with the very first showing at the Elizabeth James Gallery London, United Kingdom.’
The next step for caribArt Collections is soft furnishings. Tricia has transformed her breathtaking work into cushion slips which can be pre-ordered. Now we can all have affordable art with views from the islands in our home.
Debbie Nero is a master at fusion designs. Her natural Trini flair combined with the British and Nigerian influences make for stunning designs. Her sense of style is second to none. The cushions in her from her DNA Designs Collection combine Ankara prints with velvet and satin fabrics. Bespoke pieces can also be commissioned from DNA Designs.
The Muffins Sisters are created a brand that celebrates heritage. Born in raised in Poland now living in London but it was their travels to Mali that ignited their passion to create pieces that would merge African aesthetic with modern European styles to would adorn a child’s nursery. From blankets to buntings they have an array of products for the home and nursery and beyond.
I hope you enjoyed this post. In, case you missed it, check out the one on ’64 Black-owned UK rabnds over mother should know’ . If you are familiar with any of the brands above, what was your best buy from them. Please comment below. Alternatively, maybe you want to share a brand that you know, you can also comment below.
Feature Image Credit : Bespoke Binny