Our favourite home grown, African inspired home deco brands.
There’s something about the bold colours and exotic prints of African designs that make us feel happy. And here at CHIKA’s we love happy vibes!
Like our African inspired snacks , these companies are joyful, vibrant, adventurous and full of rhythm!
Here are a few of our favourite British based home deco brands to add a little African sunshine to your living spaces.
Copper Dust London:
A stunning collection of handmade, bespoke African home décor. Specialising in beautiful lampshades, accessories and limited edition illustrations, the combination of eclectic British design and traditional African culture is infused together beautifully.
Copper Dust and their founder Vanessa Agyemang are firm believers in the #slowdesign ethos. Each item is carefully curated and crafted and work such as this cannot be rushed.
Each product is handmade in Britain with carefully chosen materials, with each item unique, making their pieces truly special!
Shop their range here: https://www.copperdustlondon.com/
Eva Sonaike is a London-based Interiors company specialising in luxury home textiles and soft furnishings with a distinctive and vibrant West-African aesthetic.
The company’s ethos 'Bringing Colour to Life' is reflected in its beautiful collections of cushions, rugs, fabrics and furnishings using textiles designed by Eva Sonaike. Emphasis is placed on hand finishing, distinct designs and high-quality manufacturing.
The prints are bold and beautiful, and even a single cushion is sure to brighten up even the dullest of spaces.
Eva’s designs draw from the two distinct influences of colourful African clothing culture and European antique and mid-century furniture traditions.
With textiles expertly printed and products manufactured in the UK, Eva Sonaike stays true to her concept of ‘Bringing Colour to Life’, celebrating a luxury African way of life, that perfectly complements modern contemporary living.
Shop her vibrant range here: https://www.evasonaike.com/
Bespoke Binny Home and Lifestyle:
We just love the bold bright colours of Bespoke Binnys designs!
Bespoke Binny is a British based business offering a range of handmade homeware and gifts items made from West African cloth.
The birth child of Natalie Manima, Bespoke Binny's products range from Pillows, Lampshades, Aprons, Oven gloves, table runners and card holders.
Being of Ghanaian descent, Natalie grew up being surrounded by vibrant colours and prints, which she found to be uplifting, as a child. Motivated by her experience and love of sewing, Natalie went on to build an eclectic homeware brand rooted in African expression.
They are even currently offering virtual lampshade making classes! Why not make a day of it? Get the kids involved, some bowls of CHIKA’s snacks and get creative!
Sign up for the classes here: https://bespokebinny.com/collections/virtual-lampshade-making-classes
In Senegal, and many other parts of Africa, basket weaving is a tradition that has been passed down for generations to women in rural villages to generate extra income.
La Basketry founders, sisters Tabara and Mamy wanted to share this traditional craft with the world and generate regular employment for weavers back in Senegal.
Their designs bring colour and individuality into contemporary houses while allowing the artisans to provide their families with food, shelter, education and healthcare – leading to a better life.
These beautiful baskets can be used for anything from make up to laundry!
The sisters also offer workshops so you can learn this wonderful ancient craft for yourself!
Shop the range here https://labasketry.com/
The Baobab Collection:
Just like the baobabs overlooking the African savannah, Baobab Collection’s candles and diffusers are known for their size and original designs.
The brand’s African heritage is mainly showcased in the All Seasons collection, made up of eleven colours and unique fragrances. Other collections, refined and prestigious, will transport you to various destinations, from the pyramids of Egypt to the frontiers of China via the Steppes of Russia.
Shop the range here: https://www.baobabcollection.com/en/
We love how each of these brands effortlessly blend traditional African and western culture, to create something truly beautiful! Just like our snacks!
Shop our healthy and wholesome Heritage Range of snacks here, for a taste of the traditional and to perfectly accompany your new African inspired home décor pieces! https://chikas.co.uk/pages/heritage