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African Decor

Jazz up your living space with African textiles and style

Are you looking around your house or apartment thinking, 'How boring. What can I do to liven things up a bit?'

Why not add some African style into your decor?

Some of our fabrics pretty obviously just 'say Africa'. Others - like our Shwe Shwe fabrics from South Africa - are very subtle and work very well in more traditional settings.

Mud cloth chairs - Jenny Hall

'Never waste anything,' is Jenny's home decor philosophy.

2 tired old kitchen castaways + 1 mud cloth = 2 classy new chairs. And she's still got some mud cloth left over for another project!

We took this photo in the hallway outside our shop space for our Focus on Decor day to show off some of our decor products:

Mud cloth chairs © Jenny Hall

Shwe Shwe chair - Heather Linnit

Back home in South Africa, Shwe Shwe fabrics are mainly a fashion fabric used mostly by tailors and dressmakers.

However, more and more innovative designers are turning to Shwe Shwe as a fantastic furnishing fabric.

Here in the UK, Heather Linnit of Eclectic Chair gave this chair a new lease on life by reupholstering it with a traditional indigo Shwe Shwe design.

Absolutly stunning!

View and buy: Shwe Shwe indigo and Shwe Shwe colours

© Heather Linnit, Eclectic Chair

Timbuktu curtains - Susan Stobbs

Curtains can be a really tough decision.

Do you go for something that really makes a statement?

Or something more subtle?

Either way, why not consider an African fabric?

Most of our fabrics are suitable for curtains. Just ask Susan Stobbs, who opted for one of our African furnishing fabrics.

Timbuktu curtains © Susan Stobbs

Amafu sofa - Micaela Almeida

Micaela's experiment with Amafu hand-dyed, handprinted fabric from South Africa really does work.

Pick a colour... pick a pattern... go for it!

View and buy: Amafu South African hand-dyes


Amafu sofa © Micaela Almeida
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