It’s nice to mix up the decor in your house once in a while and it doesn’t need to be an expensive task something simple will suffice and can help brighten up or breathe a little life into a room.  Every so often I will browse the internet  and see what I can find to mix things up a bit at home.  Whilst I was doing one of my searches I came across a company called Banbayu who have products that are that bit different even somewhat unusual and absolutely perfect for what I was looking for.

Now of course whilst on the site I was curious to read a little of the companies background.  This company provides “luxury goods you can feel good about.”  Their aim is to bring a touch of ethically sourced luxury to all from the world’s most diverse and remote cultures.  All their products are handmade and the material used are verified for cultural and ecological sustainability.  Through charitable donations and ethical sourcing, Banbayu support the cultures and environments that help them share such gorgeous pieces.  You can read all about the school they support in Bali on their website.

The mix of items I discovered on the site were extremely varied and unique. For example these vases which would make a wonderful centre piece for a table or a focal point on a fireplace mantel due to their fantastic designs and the beautiful use of colour.

This stunning vase would go beautifully in my living room due to the chocolate brown colour of my sofas and would provide a wonderful contrast whilst at the same time bring to the room a touch of the super trendy and sophisticated copper / rose gold colour that is so stylish at the moment.

(Coppi Leaf Vase)

But then I found this plate.  It not only caught my eye but also got my creative juices flowing and got me rather excited.  The Coppi Plate is handmade from copper giving the perfect addition of colour to work with today’s trends and was available in three sizes.  This can be used to serve food although if you are serving hot food care is required as it conducts heat (gets hot).  I had other things on mind other than serving food.  The plate looks so pretty that rather than covering it up I wanted to display it and show everyone so what better place to display it than on my fireplace mantel where it would make a fabulous focal point and conversation piece.  Of course I ordered the plate straight away and it came faster than expected and was extremely well packaged to ensure it would survive the post – we all have heard plenty of horror stories right!

By coincidence I had been sent a reed diffuser to review which arrived at the same time which was perfect.  Off out I went to find the perfect props to create my stunning master piece.

Of course plants don’t last indefinitely so not long after my first creation I was at it again.  How sunning is that?  I am experimenting with various floral designs but at some stage hope to find some beautiful realistic looking flowers to create a more permanent display that will last about a month before I’m at it again changing this around.

Also available on the site was a range of cushions, bowls, ornaments, lights and jewellery.  I was really pleased with this plate it looks great and really does attract attention which is exactly what I was aiming for.

I am thinking of possibly getting one of the vases at a later date.

Do you try and find companies that source their products ethically and help the communities these products originate from?

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70 thoughts on “Luxury Goods For The Home YOU Can Feel Good About”

  1. I like brands that are commited to creating products that are ethical and well made . I am obsessed with the vases they are absolutely stunning x

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  2. That plate is amazing were decorating at the moment so will be looking for some inspiring idea’s when we start on our living room . Never really liked the idea of having quite expensive things on display especially when our children was little xx

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  3. It’s amazing how a plate has got your creative mind going and you’ve made this beautiful floral design. It looks so pretty and I bet it gives your home a fresh feel. I love fresh flowers in my house.

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    1. I can honestly say I have no control when it happens I just have to go with it. It really does look stunning and you can make so many different looking focal points with the plate that are very eye catching.

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  4. Oh, these are gorgeous! I love that vase on the right, and the copper plate really brightens up the space while keeping a cosy feel to the room. Great recommendation, thank you!

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  5. The plate looks great! And it blends well with how you set it up. This is the first time I heard of Banbayu. Great to hear about them so I’ll try to check their site out.

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  6. I like this brand Banbayu already. The blue and whitish vase has captured my attention the most. They have exquisite goods and they are right I could feel good owning any of these fab items!

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  7. Great to find an ethical company that produces such creative pieces. I loooooove those vases at the start of post. They are works of art and very unique. The plate is pretty cool too.

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  8. Those are some beautiful items. What enhances their beauty even more is the fact that you can buy them knowing they are a part of a good cause. I love the color and design of the vases.

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  9. Yes! I LOVE supporting ethical companies, and I adore shopping for something a little different/more unique too! That coppi leaf vase is just gorgeous, your plate is super cute too! I’ll definately be checking them out! <3 xxx

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  10. I love the vase, so stylish, I use accessories to change the look of my home without the cost of redecorating every time I’m bored, it would cost a fortune otherwise xx

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