The coming together for this passion project was such a natural occurrence for sisters, Germaine and Jocelyn.
Germaine founded Spases in 2010, back then it was a blog that housed her creative thoughts when it came to all things interiors. This has been a hobby of sorts for the past 10 years and she has always had an itch to create something.
Jocelyn on the other hand has been in the textile industry for years and has experience in the nuts and bolts of textile manufacturing, trend forecasting and the back end of the fashion world. With an understanding of fabric construction and quality, it was a no brainer!
Spases has a real appreciation for our African heritage with a minimal twist. This collection of products is their love for all things natural, minimal and African.
WHY I LOVE THEM
I have been following Spases for a while. Their look, feel and style aligns perfectly with my minimalist aesthetic and I love that they have an African feel that is still modern and contemporary.
Their decor items, colour choices and textures could fit seamlessly into my own home which is probably why it was love at first sight.
This sister duo plays by their own rules, inspiring beautiful, timeless decor that is kept simple and made with love.
THIS MONTHS CURATIONS
NEW NEW & OBSESSED
50cm x 50cm
This is a photo of my verandah with my favourite Spases cushions. The Anne is the perfect neutral to compliment the brighter yellow of the Mimi Pillowcase. I love the little squares made up of simple dots, and I am particularly fond of the texture of this one.
Each Spases cushion is so unique and provides warmth and homeliness to any nook it is placed in.
This cloth is a handmade Malian cotton fabric, traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It is made of cotton strips traditionally woven by men and stitched together to form a larger cloth.
Women then decorate the cloth with mud from the seasonal rivers in Mali. This cloth has become a symbol of Malian culture.
IN MY HOME
50cm x 50cm
The Louis Pillowcase sits on the wooden bench at my entrance.
Its geometric design is eye-catching and looks gorgeous perched next to a 30cm x 50cm black and white Moroccan style cushion that I have had in my home for a while.
These two cushions together are a play on my favourite mix of mono, plains, textures and simplicity. You can't go wrong when keeping things simple in your home, and you are far less likely to get bored!
MADE FOR THE LIVING ROOM
45cm x 45cm
One thing about white and cream (as we all know) is its tendency to attract dirt. The Amar is the perfect compromise if you have children or pets (or a husband perhaps) and you tend to struggle with keeping dirt off your lovely cream cushions.
This Malian mud cloth cushion is a great addition if you adore the mud cloth textures, but can't cope with lighter linen.
Just as lovely, the Amar makes quite a statement and would look beautiful on your living room couch.
Mix and match with a few other Spases cushions for an interesting look.