Barbeline was founded in 2015 by University of the Arts London Pattern Design alumni, aesthete and self-confessed colour addict, Barbeline Lusandu, in her studio in East London.
Barbeline initially began her design career in 2012, producing quirky patterned childrenswear, “I have always had a passion for interiors, but when I first started designing the Scandi vibe of clean lines and minimalism was still very much the trend, so I decided to specialise in childrenswear, where fun is at the forefront. Friends would come to our home and say how much they loved the punchy patterns and colour we had in every room but were almost fearful of trying it themselves. I began making cushions and lampshades for them, and encouraged them to be bold, bright and try new things.”
"Interiors should be fun and exciting and give you something to be happy about."
Interiors soon became a full-time job for the mum-of-one, whose vibrant new aesthetic gives her clients the opportunity to make their homes a space where they can assert their personality without hesitation. “Everything I design I would have in my own home. It’s all about colour, pattern and texture - there are no rules. Interiors should be fun and exciting and give you something to be happy about.” Just like the woman herself…