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Discover Lulu Designs and WIN

February 11, 2016 | 30 Comments

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was comment number 17, Dennis Cavernelis.

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I’m a bit of a homemaker (is it because I’m a Cancerian?). I grew up in a house where there were always garden-picked flowers in a vase, a tablecloth on the table and a cake being mixed in a bowl. This was much easier on a farm I suppose, when you’re weren’t constantly sitting in traffic and doing the school run, but it still hasn’t stopped me from wanting to make my home a beautiful space, with the limited time my life will allow.

I love interiors and I especially like locally made things that are gorgeous to look at. Lulu Designs is SA’s first print-on-demand design/decor business, letting you create your own beautiful spaces by picking from a wealth of design talent such as Heleen van Buul, Susan Caras, Leanne Hatch and Micklyn Le Feuvre. You can find out more about them here.

Lulu Designs prints tableware (think serviettes and place mats), scatter cushions, pouches for make up/pencil crayons, tote bags, ceramic mugs for grown ups and the cutest little melamine mugs for kids. I’ve been struggling with cups for my kids – all of the ones in the shops are really quite ugly but these are just beautiful and can hold hot tea or cooldrink/water, plus you can personalise them with their names!

We got sent some to review, plus the placemats, and I love how these two simple items have made meal times much more fun for my kids and turned them into an occasion. The placemats are heat resistant and the mugs have since been dropped a few times and have survived unscathed! The mugs are R100 each and the placemats are R114 (but if you buy more mats in a set, they obviously get cheaper). Take a browse at all the lovely designs – I want them all! The Space Apes below is designed by Heleen Van Buul.




I also got sent some beautiful grey Pattern Play placemats for the grown-ups which are great for whipping out at dinner time – there’s something very solid about them compared to cloth placemats which also need to be cleaned often (these can just be given a quick wipe). Take a look at some of the drool-worthy placemat designs below.  Complete the look with a gorgeous table runner and you’re all set!


Everything on this site would make such great gifts for both adults or kids, or something to buy yourself to add a bit of beauty to your home. Lulu Designs also produces gorgeous phonecases that are well worth a look – mine recently protected my iPhone from a fall down a few flights of stairs!

***WIN your own kiddie’s set of tableware***

Win two melamine mugs of your choice, branded with your kiddies names. Plus you’ll also get two kiddies placemats that you can personalise with their names, so meal times are about to get a lot more fun! You can choose which designs you want, depending on stock availability (will it be the cute hedgehogs? Or the owls? Or the foxes?)

This prize is worth just under R500 once you factor delivery in, which normally costs R75.

To enter, please like Lulu Designs on Facebook and then comment below this post telling me your favourite item from their site. This giveaway closes on Tuesday 16 February 2016 at midnight.

Please note:

  • Only SA residents may enter.
  • You may only enter once.
  • This giveaway will close on Tuesday 16 February 2016 at midnight.
  • Winners will be contacted by email no later than Friday 19 February 2016. 
  • The winner’s name will be chosen randomly and announced on Twitter and via this blog.

P.S. The winners of the Julia Donaldson show tickets were Simone Blanckenberg and Steve Parkes!

P.P.S Lulu Designs sent me free products to review in order to write this post.

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  • Reply Leigh-Ann February 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I love the flamingo mugs! Gorgeous stuff.

  • Reply Cassey February 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I’m in love with the Love in Fall mug.

  • Reply Marilize Nelson February 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Liked on FB Thanks for introducing these guys!
    Love all their gorgeous prints, especially the colourful ice cream party kids mug I want one for my girlie AND me!!

  • Reply Theresa February 11, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    HOW? How to choose ONE thing?! But if you’re going to pin me down, then I like the Lemon Tree kids one best! Lovely.

  • Reply Luchae Williams February 12, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Aww the heart connections baby mugs are so cute!
    But what caught my attention was the cellphone covers!
    I want it alllllll, I want it alllll and I want it nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…
    Esp the grunge stars case. Mieu caliente!

  • Reply Christine Kenny February 12, 2016 at 8:33 am

    A favourite would definitely be the Baby Dino Placemats. Super cute.

  • Reply Lauren Henderson February 12, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I love the big flower scatter cushion. It is too pretty!

  • Reply Laura February 12, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I initially thought I wanted a table runner but now I want those scatter cushions with little foxes on!

  • Reply Carolyn Augustus February 12, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Definitely the Baby Dino Placemats

  • Reply lauren hewitt February 12, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I love the tractor mug 🙂

  • Reply Candice Long February 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I love the Dino and fox placemats, my kiddies have the Dino and fox mugs which they have their morning tea in everyday!!

  • Reply Zayaan Schroeder February 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Oh man! I want ALL the things but I think I’d get a pouch, kiddies mug and travel mug. I love this site, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kristi Kyle February 12, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Okay so I am going to need every cushion, mug, placement and every other item in their shop! What a gold mine! If I had to choose id say the blue humps table runner

  • Reply Adele February 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    The Emerald Green Navy phone cover is stunning!! Wow! Love the patterns on their products, just beautiful!! Would love the Tractor mug for my bambino

  • Reply stephanie videira February 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Grey Night Owl Cushion is stunning also love there table runners

  • Reply Ailsa Jean Loudon February 12, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I love the Meow Mixer Kids Mug and the Ditsy Chameleon Kids Mug.

  • Reply Dennis February 12, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I’m a big fan of the Apes in Space placemats!

  • Reply Rehana Seedat February 12, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I like the Love in Fall mug.

  • Reply Natalie February 13, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I love the blue hump placemats :))

  • Reply Olivia Williams February 13, 2016 at 11:30 am

    All the items are amazing but love the phone cases the most

  • Reply Megan Keith February 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Wow! What amazing products! If I have to choose one product it would be the pouches…the baby owls and the flamingos ones…beautiful!

  • Reply Momma Jo February 14, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    OMGsh, I collect mugs and these are gorgeous! The hedgehog and owl mugs are to die for!

    Liked Lulu Designs as Jolene van Niekerk

  • Reply Natalie February 15, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Gorgeous products. I love the baby foxes range, so cute.

  • Reply Kim Muller February 15, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I love the baby foxes, and the flamingoes, and the yellow dandelions, and almost everything!!!!!!! Oh wow!! Thank you for sharing about the talented Lulu Designs!

  • Reply Yolika Muscat February 15, 2016 at 10:41 am

    LOVE the baby foxes kids mug also the baby owls kids mug

  • Reply Megs Hartwig February 15, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Stunning giveaway and such gorgeous goodies from Lulu designs…thank you for sharing it with us 😉 My favourite item is their Meow Mixer PhoneCase 🙂 I have liked their Facebook page. Holding thumbs.

  • Reply Anel February 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    My favourite has to be the… wait… somewhere between the Water Girl Kids Mug and the Firefly Napkins! Thanks for sharing their page – so awesome to be able to choose designs yourself!

  • Reply Bonita February 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I like the Flamingo phone case – quite different!

  • Reply Liz February 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I’d go for the funnel table runner 🙂

  • Reply Claire February 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    I love the melamine cups. Hard to find in store and I prefer avoiding plastic unless I know it’s definitely BPA free

  • Let me know what you think!