Welcome to Hutsly!
Hello lovely people ! I am Anthony Grosbois, the founder of Hutsly, and I just wanted to tell you a little bit more about who I am and what it is you will find on Hutsly.
I am an Interior Designer by trade. It is something that has always fascinating me because, far from the superficial image it sometimes has, I see it as a very personal thing, especially when it comes to the design of your own home; the only place you are truly yourself!
If you think about it, outside of your house you are the public version of you, you have to behave a certain way, but at home, on the other hand, no one is watching is you! So you do, you say or you wear whatever you want, there are no rules so you are yourself. It is your own world so to speak. Which is why it is so important that you take care of that world: it will have a huge impact on your mood, on how you feel. You have to make it the best version of you; and for that to happen you have to see interior design as a way of expression, as a way of developing your individuality, your creativity. You have to find your design voice!
And for a lot of people that is hard to do. If you are one of them, do check out our Interior Design Challenge, a free PDF that will guide you through the steps of designing one room in your home to show you that you CAN do it, whatever you think your limitations might be.
And when you have found that voice, or maybe you have already found it, have a look at Hutsly and find the furniture, the wall art or the rug of your dreams; because that is the reason I started Hutsly: gathering those really unique pieces, those lamps or armchairs you haven’t seen a million times over. Because those, which you can see everywhere, are not YOU, they have been designed to sell to a large undefined audience. But of course you are much more than that so it takes a little digging to find those pieces that reflect who you are and hopefully with Hutsly we can make it a little easier for you to find these.
You will probably see that quite a few of the products on Hutsly have a very global/ethnic feel to them, that’s through personal taste, I can’t for the life of me stop travelling so it is a big influence for me but if you have something very different in mind which you can’t see on Hutsly do let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to source it for you.
So remember: be yourself and happy designing!
What we do
My sole mission with Hutsly is to help you create a home that reflects who YOU are. With that purpose in mind, I provide you with an uncompromising selection of furniture and homeware. How do I choose these products? One by one, carefully. If I have seen them too many times, they are gone; if I have even the shadow of a doubt that a product is of poor quality: it’s gone too. I have a passion for the handcrafted, the re-designed and the wanderlust-inspiring pieces. These will make the cut.
But at the end of the day, your home is your personal space, so if you choose to invite one of these pieces in your world, I will know I have made the right decision!
Put simply, “Hutsly” is about making your home feel like a hut. Why? Well I have had the immense luck to travel to Africa quite a few times when I was young; and the people welcoming us into their homes everywhere we went is something I will never forget. Their huts were not grand, but to them it was home, and it was open to us. Hutsly is an hommage to that. "Hutsly" means cozy, welcoming and personal. I use it as an adjective: let's make our homes all hutsly!