10 Things A Cool Designer Is Buying For Her Home
10 Things A Cool Designer Is Buying For Her Home

10 Things A Cool Designer Is Buying For Her Home

Kate Kindersley grew up in England and South Africa before settling in the Cotswolds. Today, as the founder of homeware destination Hadeda, she champions talented artisans through her carefully curated collections and collaborations. Here, Kate tells us more about her style and inspiration, as well as ten things she has her eye on right now…
By Georgina Blaskey


The Background

After studying interior design and working across the industry in various roles, Kate decided she wanted to promote artisans and suppliers from the continent. “I’d had the concept of Hadeda in my head for some time,” she explains. “When I was younger, my mum (who is South African) and I ran a charity sale of South African design products, which was very well received, and we discussed stating something, but it never happened. Then, in my late 20s, it started to take form. I was living in Tanzania and had come across so many inspiring artists that I thought about how much I would love to show their work and make it into a business. But it wasn’t until after I had my three children that I had the courage to take the plunge, and Hadeda was born.” 

The Brand

Hadeda – named after a South African bird beloved by locals for its loud birdsong – is a collective of unique home and lifestyle collections sourced from talented artisans and co-ops across many disciplines, including fashion, ceramics, art, weaving, beading and carpentry. The initial offerings included a collection of handwoven cane using traditional techniques by villagers in Malawi. 

The Style & Inspiration

 “From traditional passed-down techniques to modern design, there are so many streams of talented designers in Africa,” says Kate. “I want to share the magic, tradition and excitement of discovering these talented makers with others.”

And These Are The 10 Things On Kate's Wishlist Right Now…



Price On Enquiry | Emma Grant x ODD

A real luxury item, I would love to have one of the new Odd Rockers x Emma Grant seats. Perfect in the garden in the Cotswolds.

Available at ODDLimited.com


Bath Oil Geranium No.1

£39 | C.Atherley London

I like a bath when I get the chance and I’m loving Cath Kidston's new brand C.Atherley – the geranium bath oil is lovely.

Available at C.Atherley.com


Honor Dinner Plate

£48 | Sharland England

Sharland England's Honor dinner service is on the list. The founder, Louise Roe, has such a great eye and this hand-painted set would look good on any table.

Available at Sharland-England.com



Collins & Green Art

I would love to start collecting more art and Collins & Green has a beautiful selection of vintage one-off pieces. 

Available at CollinsAndGreenArt.co.uk


Coloured Cane Collection

£380 | Hadeda

We are about to release a selection of our classic Malawian cane chairs available in fiver paint colours that would look gorgeous in my bathroom with one of our lovely cushions on.

Available at Hadeda.co.uk


Karakul Wool Rug

Price On Enquiry | Coral & Hive

A bespoke Coral & Hive artisanal rug, a South African brand that also works in the UK and has one of the largest weaving looms in Africa.

Available at CoralAndHive.com


Paper Flowers

£235 | Edit 58

Beam's paper geraniums from Edit 58 have really caught my eye – especially as I can never keep the real ones alive!

Available at Edit58.com


Petrol Papaya Linen Ruffle Bed Valance

£325 | Alice Palmer & Co

Alice Palmer’s bed valances are so charming, especially the ruffled striped ones.

Available at AlicePalmer.co


English Cutting Garden Linen Table Cloth

£290 | Bertioli

An English Cutting Garden Linen Table Cloth from Thyme by Bertioli is also high on my list; it’s such a treat to have freshly cut flowers on the table but not always possible, so this tablecloth is a good way to bring the outside in. 

Available at Bertioli.co.uk


Parasol With Tassels

£1,500 | Hadeda

I love our red and white striped parasols which were recently featured in Saltburn. A great addition to any garden.

Available at Hadeda.co.uk

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