My BESPOKE BINNY cushion cover arrived in the post boxed and neatly wrapped a few weeks ago and has since easily found its place at home. I’ve known about the Bespoke Binny brand for some time now after coming across their statement pieces on Instagram. I was particularly drawn to the unique take on traditional prints and patterns that you don’t see too often: pillows, aprons & oven gloves, notebooks, lampshades etc.
I opted for the “Blue 8 Knot” cushion cover which worked well as a statement piece that blended with the tones in my living room. I loved that I could add a pop of colour and bring a familiar traditional print into my home at the same time.
Aside from the pattern and print, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the cushion itself. Once I fitted my own cushion insert, the pillow stayed sturdy and plump and stood easily against my other cushions from traditional high street stores.
Naturally, I began to delve deeper into the story behind the brand and came to really connect with its ethos as “an eclectic homeware brand rooted in African expression”.
Bespoke Binny’s founder, Natalie Manima (who is of Ghanaian descent) as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist recognised the importance of one’s home environment, in coping with issues such as anxiety and low mood levels. Marrying this with her experience growing up in an African home filled with uplifting and vibrant colours and prints, Bespoke Binny was born. I love the idea that these pieces go beyond cultural expression and to that of well-being and welfare which makes the brand relatable to all, African or not.
Check out the rest of the Bespoke Binny collection of homeware and accessories and follow the journey here: