Aren’t you guys just loving these posts that showcase some of the amazing talent our shores offer in terms of furniture and decor? Gone are the days where we would have to source stuff for overseas and order on expensive European websites to find beautiful stuff for our homes. Now days, with brands like Simply Home and Simply Child we are spoilt for choice!
Today we are chatting to Lindsay, one of the creatives behind the brands Simply Home and Simply Child. Here are some pics of how they featured in our big Bedroom Makeover Collaboration earlier this year.
Lindsay and Leigh, co-owners of Simply Home, have collaborated to bring you a range of locally produced contemporary home decor.
Simply Home is all about bespoke products, ethically sourced and developed on South African soil. With clean lines, neutral colours and the use of home grown raw materials, the Simply Home brand is where simplicity and sophistication join.
This is a brand where wood meets stone, bamboo meets marble, felt meets leather and copper meets rope…
With two ranges designed specifically for home and child they have now gone on to launch an entirely new range called Simply Me! A range dedicated to all things feminine, for the woman herself. Having only just launched, you will be super impressed with this range too.
Over to Lindsay…..
1.Is this your full time job? If not, what do you do?
Yes , Simply Child and Home and kids ! Keeping me very busy 🙂
2. How and when was your brand born?
August 2014 we started our first product the Sprogipad bath cushion.
3. Was it an overnight success or did you experience many teething problems?
Many teething problems! We have learnt so much in the last few years and are very happy how things have turned out now but there is still much to learn and obstacles along the way. Its never over night successes but rather many hard working hours, lots of sacrifices and really believing in your brand!
4. What has been your greatest lesson in the industry? Any tips for people starting out?
Be patient! If you believe in your product it will sell just takes time to get out there. Avoid consignment models, rather sell less. Avoid importing as much as you can rather take time to build your products locally and support the local market. We have so much to offer!
5. As a momtrepreneur what are some challenges you face with having to balance it all – family, work and other commitments?
There just not enough hours in a day! Having to chose between a few more hours work or precious time in the park with your kids. It’s really hard but you doing all for them and sometimes you don’t get to spend as much time as you would really love to with them but they go to bed at night and then you keep going!
6. What is the dominant theme running through your product range? And what is your signature product?
Scandi inspired kids décor and furniture. Our signature product at the moment is probably our kids furniture set.
7. Who/what are your biggest influences? Or your greatest inspirations? ( I’m guessing your little ones!)
Influenced by international trends and scandi designs. Greatest influences and inspiration are my beautiful boys who very critical on all the products before they start selling and my husband (now also my business partner)
8. What has been your biggest achievement thus far?
Designing and developing our own products with our own workshop and a wonderful team of 9 people 🙂
Are you on the look out for stuff to do up a room in your house? Look no further! You can find Simply home and Simply Child on these platforms: