As I get older, I find myself becoming more and more enthusiastic about homeware. I think it's the nesting instinct kicking in. British design icon William Morris once said, Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.' This can be harder to achieve than it sounds-and what's often the hardest is finding things that are useful AND beautiful.
Here to help is new design website, Llustre. Think of it as the homeware equivalent to sites like Net-A-Porter, featuring talented designers, exclusive products, limited edition pieces and special offers as well as engaging editorial content on their blog. I particularly enjoyed having a nose around the homes of the Llustre team- including their web designer Katie who also has a fantastic blog What Katie Does (check out her prints). Her collections of owls and cameras are just gorgeous!
Llustre is a members' only website- but membership is free and offers loads of great benefits, from discounts to exclusive products.
Sales will launch in April- the first month will include pieces by Becky Bauer, Ella Doran, Plumen, Snow Home and more. Norman Copenhagen is a great example of a designer who combines the useful and beautiful- his washing up bowls have been on my wish-list for years!
Other brands Llustre will be working with include iconic British lamp makers Anglepoise- an essential for any stylish desk, and Thornback & Peel; check out their whimsical prints here. Join now so you're well equipped when the time comes to make your next Christmas wishlist!
I've just been informed about a competition to win £250 to spend on Llustre- please sign up using this link then I get more credit to spend on the site too! Same applies for you-you'll get your personal referral link when you sign up!
Winner will be chosen in the week commencing 30th April and prize given out in 1st week of June, valid on any purchase but not for P&P
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