Summer Home Favourites: Bring the Sunshine Inside!

June 18, 2014 adammediastreetcouk

British summer weather may not be very reliable, but with the help of a bit of Lalibella African sunshine, you can brighten up your home and garden every day. Afro-chic is very on-trend at the moment, and there’s nowhere better to find authentic home accessories handmade in Africa. Here are our favourite products that double up for your summer home and garden.

Salem African Cushions

£34 – available in blue, orange, yellow, red and green

It’s amazing what a new summer African cushion cover can do to reinvigorate a room for summer. Our Salem African cushions are available in a variety of bright colours, all hand woven in Ethiopia. Beautifully made, these cushions would work brilliantly as a sofa accessory or in a summer house.

Zulu Wire African Basket


A splash of colour is a surefire way of updating your home or garden with a fresh summer design. The Zulu Wire Basket is the best contender for this role, in an eye-catching rainbow swirl pattern. It would be great inside as a fruit bowl or outside as a patio table centrepiece. Truly a statement piece, our Zulu baskets are hand woven in South Africa. Our artisans use recycled telephone wire and beads to create a unique design for each item. This African basket does good whilst looking amazing.

Samis Tray

£30 – also available in small and medium

It’s a beautiful summer evening, what better way to spend it than with a BBQ and a few drinks with friends? That’s where the Samis Tray comes in. Hand woven out of sturdy material in Ethiopia, this African tray will hold your glasses in style.

Salsa Bottle Holder

£12 – available in brown or white

Of course, you’re going to need a bottle holder for real sophisticated summer dining. Our Salsa Bottle Holder, handmade in Ethiopia, is the perfect fit. In brown this African design would complement the Salsa Tray perfectly, or you could try it in white to emulate white sands and summer relaxation.

Selam African Towels

£30 – available in blue, orange, yellow, red and green

Speaking of the beach, our Selam Towels are available in a range of colours, all handwoven with light and absorbent Ethiopian cotton. Whether you’re sunbathing at home or going to the seaside, these towels are perfect stylish summer African accessories. You could even carry them in our Salsa Basket for the full effect.

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