Caring for your leather sofa

Caring for your leather

It is important to know that products made from natural leathers, like furniture, will age with time. Just like our own skin, it will need moisturising and caring for it to be kept in excellent condition. Due to the importance of taking care of your leather, we have put together these easy steps:

  • Skip the home potions: The first rule of cleaning leather is to avoid DIY remedies. Homemade solutions like using vinegar are best kept for salads, not leather cleaning. The best thing is to avoid applying anything that is not endorsed by the tanneries or your couch supplier.
  • Cleaning materials: Only use a soft microfiber cloth and a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. Always use a neutral-pH nondetergent soap or a leather cleaner designed for furniture. Furthermore, leather cream/conditioner should also be applied once a month.
  • Cleaning Steps: Here are the steps for cleaning and caring for your leather. (Remember to always spot check first – apply to one area that can’t be seen and see how the leather reacts.)
      1. Start by vacuuming the sofa using the brush attachment.
      2. Add a few drops of the leather cleaner to distilled water to create a cleaning solution. Moisten a microfiber cloth with the solution. Note, make sure not to use a wet cloth but rather a damp cloth.
      3. Test the solution on an area to check for any discolouration from the cleaner.
      4. Wipe the sofa from top to bottom.
      5. Dampen another cloth with plain distilled water and wipe furniture again.
      6. Dry with a clean towel.
      7. Apply leather cream on the couch to ensure long-lasting care.
  • Spills, Spots and Stains: As leather is very sensitive to liquids, a spill should be absorbed and cleaned up as soon as possible to keep it from soaking in and harming the leather.
  • To condition or not? Want to keep your leather sofa soft and supple? After cleaning apply leather cream occasionally on your sofa. We recommend applying cream every 6 months to maintain the leathers natural oils to keep it soft for years.
  • Other Care Tips: Keep your leather furniture out of direct sunlight and heat sources. The heat can cause drying and cracking of the leather.
  • Leather Care Kit: We recommend using our Leather Guard Range. The set consists of Leather Cream, Leather Cleaner, Ink Killer, Microfibre and a Leather Care & Protection Plan Manual.

Why this Leather Care Kit?

  • It prevents future cracking & peeling
  • Protects against UV sun damage
  • Easily removes ink & stains
  • Retains the suppleness & lustre of the leather
  • Helps prevent colour fading
  • Keeps the leather newer for longer
  • It’s easy to use.

You can purchase the Leather Care Kit in-store or on our online shop. Take care of your leather sofa and it will last you a lifetime.

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BORN GIFT GUIDE

Gifts for the entire house

Christmas is the time of year we splurge on the ones we love. For most of us picking the perfect gifts for our partners, parents, children and friends is something we put real time and effort into – but what about the perfect gift for your home?

Might sound ridiculous to buy gifts for your home, but your home is the safe sanctuary where you and your loved ones spend the most time together – having a comfortable space is essential!

When it comes time to shop for your home, all you need is a bit of inspiration and a sense of direction to find the perfect gift. To help you refine your search, we’ve rounded up twelve hand-picked treasures that everyone in your home will love.

For the Living room:

1. Giftees Contemporary Chesterfield

The whole family can gather around the Christmas tree with the Giftees Chesterfield. This Contemporary Chesterfield dressed in Marula Ice Leather is sure to bring everyone closer this festive season while lounging and enjoying your favorite Christmas movies.

 

2. Richard Ottoman

Lift your feet and relax between all the hustle and bustle of the festive season with the Richard Ottoman dressed in Cotton White leather.

 

3. Napoleon Wingback

That extra seat for grandpa to snooze in – the Napoleon Wingback dressed in Oyster Gazelle leather is the perfect addition to your living room.

 

For the Dining Room

4. Gabriella Dining Chair two tone

Need extra seating space around the dining table this Christmas? The Gabriella Dining Chairs in a modern two-toned patterned fabric is pleasing to the eye and will definitely be a talking point during your Christmas feast.

5. Dining Table

Large family dinners aren’t limited to Christmas anymore.  With this 8 seater Kiaat Dining Table share a meal with your family everyday of the year.

6. Gabriella Dining Chairs

There’s only one rule when it comes to dining seating – the more the merrier! The Gabriella Dining Chairs dressed in a royal blue fabric is a stylish addition for those extra dining chairs around the dining table.

For the Bedroom

7. Amelia Headboard

Create a bedroom sanctuary to relax after a long year with the Amelia Headboard dressed in a Mint green fabric.

 

 

8. Hardingstone Tub Chair

A little reading nook deserves a comfortable chair, the Hardingstone Tub chair dressed in a soft white fabric is the perfect addition to make your sanctuary your ultimate resting space.

9. Abigail Storage Unit

Need somewhere to stow away all your gifts? The Abigail Storage unit is a delightful addition to your bedroom.

 

For the Office

10. Guinea Office Chair

You have been working hard this year and deserve a power seat! The Guinea Office Chair dressed in 100% genuine leather.

11. Coffee Table

Taking a breather is necessary in the workplace, with this modern glass coffee table you would most definitely have a coffee break in style.

12. Scottish Tubs

Complement your Christmas tree with Scottish Tub Chairs in dressed in a festive red leather. These chairs adds seating space for your visitors in a stylish way.

That concludes our list, its gifting season and spoiling your family and home should definitely be on the top of your Festive To Do List. Follow our Born Gift Guide and you’ll be sure to spread the Christmas Joy this season.

The Born Team wishes you a Merry Christmas!

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S is for Spring

S is for Spring

From leafy greens to emerald hues… green is the ultimate colour of harmony. We are so thrilled that the powerful green was part of the Pantone Trends list for Spring, with colours like Lime Punch, Sailor Blue and of course our favourite, Ultra Violet. If there is one colour to play with in all its possible shades, right through spring into summer, it would be green.

Allow us to introduce you to our Refreshing Spring Collection. Pedro Calderon de la Barca once said: “Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises”. We fully agree as green is truly a colour of calmness, relaxation and renewal. And what better time to renew your home than spring?

The best thing about using green in your spring home interior is that it looks good, is flattering and brings new life to your space. Darker hues paired with metallic accents adds the glossy and opulent finishes your room needs.

Although some of the pieces in our collection might seem unusual or new to you, we want to encourage you to try something new. A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. The magic happens outside your comfort zone..

So without further adieu our Refreshing Spring Collection:

Zinio Contemporary Chair: Contemporary Chairs are an essential part of any home, and can transform your everyday space from classic to chic in a flash. This season we are spoiling you with our versatile Zinio Chair that can be used in any living space. Whether you are looking to refresh your work space, brighten your bedroom or add extra seating space in your lounge – the Zinio dressed in a spring inspired pattern will be the ultimate finishing touch.

 

Boston Classic Couch:  This Spring the Boston is certainly proving to be the seat of choice. This classic couch is a key piece if you want to play with layering and proportioning and looks great when paired with elegant and delightful scatters. The interesting design takes the piece up a notch and regardless of your space you can create an inviting ambience.

Sheko Rainbow Carpet: Texture is a big thing this season! Textiles take a playful role with lots of embellishments, raw edges and appliqué details – all irresistible to the touch. Therefore, the Sheko Rainbow Carpet with its texture detail and beautiful geometric pattern is undeniably a must have for your home decor this Spring.

Maximus Contemporary Chesterfield: Glam dark woods are on trend this Spring, and what better way to incorporate it in your home than with contemporary furniture. The Maximus Contemporary Chesterfield combines the traditional tufted chesterfield with an exposed wood back. This contemporary Chesterfield provides a new take on modern luxury and is a refreshing sight – perfect for the new season. And upholstered in our Signature Emerald Green Leather the Maximus will surely add to your delightful ambience!

Floral Art Work: As mother nature changes season, she puts the more subdued colours of winter behind her and turns to the bright colours of spring. A true delight from phenomenal artist Koos van der Lende is the beautiful portrait with a lavish red colour to bring the Spring Blossom into your home.

Spring is most certainly in the air and you can bring the new season into your home with our Refreshing Spring Collection. This spring we dare you to try something new. Be brave. Be bold. And don’t forget to share your Spring creations with us.

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The Teresa Chesterfield

The Teresa Chesterfield

Born Furniture specializes in 100% Genuine leather chesterfield sofas. We have the largest range of Chesterfield sofas in Africa. Our Chesterfield range is manufactured in 100% genuine leather. Alternatively, our range is also available in the finest fabrics. Our frames carry a lifetime guarantee and our signature foam a five-year warranty.

The focal point of the home, the place you run to after a long day and the area where you can unwind and relax – the sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home. Therefore, we have decided to add a brand new addition to our Chesterfield collection.

Designed and created exclusively by our team, we’re thrilled to be able to finally reveal this beautiful handcrafted chesterfield sofa.

Without further ado, may we introduce you to TERESA.

 

 

The Teresa Chesterfield is handcrafted to the idolised chesterfield style but with its own contemporary twists. Her features include deep buttoning, square arms, low back along with the buttoned front border, hand tacked piping and individual seat cushions. This sofa transcends fashions like no other – the very definition of timeless style. Handcrafted in 100% genuine leather to add that opulent touch needed.

 

Teresa is unique in style but is practical in any living space! The Teresa Chesterfield is available as a 1, 2, 3 & 4 seater sofas and as three different corner size sofas.

 

We hope you love our latest addition in full for the first time as much as we enjoyed curating it for you! Tell us what you think of the all new Teresa Chesterfield sofa.

 

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Small Chesterfield Sofa for small spaces

Small Chesterfield Sofa for small spaces

There’s something intrinsically luxurious and old fashioned about a chesterfield. All that tufting! Those curved arms! There’s just so much to love, which is probably why the chesterfield has remained a furniture classic decade after decade. However, this bulky piece are sometimes avoided due to the oversize nature.

Have a small living room? Not a problem! We at Born Furniture believe size matters. Therefore, we have handcrafted a selection of small leather chesterfield sofas for your tiny corners. Our collection of tufted small sofas are compact, yet they retain their generous seats. With super soft foam and leather or fabric upholstery, these humble chesterfield sofas will be among the most comfortable you have ever sat on, just in time for the cold season!

A light yellow hue love seat adds a fresh twist to the classic chesterfield style. Our Fascination Loveseat is small in size but oozes with comfort!

The Zabeth Love seat is an excellent option for small spaces, and an ideal partner to the Manarco Tub Chair in any living room. Super comfortable, this small chesterfield sofa features a simple silhouette with plush upholstery dressed in only the finest fabric or 100% genuine leather. Take a seat and snuggle up on this delight this cold season.


Express your exquisite sense of style and taste with this classic tufted chesterfield sofa.
The Chi Loveseat showcases rolled arms, soft linen blend upholstery and firm yet comfortable foam padding, this beautiful sofa will provide plenty of support for entertaining and relaxation. The vintage styling, modern weathered wood legs and 2 cushion design enables you to make a statement even though you have a small space.


Ashby is a love seat that begs to be curled up on. Perfect for small-space living areas, this compact sofa boasts a button-tufted seat and back.  This small chesterfield upholstered in a Born leather is a versatile piece that will be a welcoming addition to your home this winter.


The
Queen Ann love seat is the epitome of chic sophistication. Beautiful, simplistic lines and button-tufted back will soil you in high style and comfort. So whether you’re looking for a stylish addition to your lounge, this is a small chesterfield that you’re going to love for years to come.


With its beautifully tufted back and seat the
Born Love Seat invites you to take a seat to snuggle up and get cozy in style. The retro-inspired design is always in fashion, so indulge in comfort that you will adore for years to come.

What do you think of our small sofa collection? Need some more small chesterfield inspirations, have a look at our Loveseat Inspiration Pinterest Board.

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2018 Home Interior Trends

Home Interior Trends 2018

Decorating your home for 2018 will be effortless with our list of the latest home interior trends for this new year. This year is all about modern colours and designs that reflect culture and finding harmony in life whilst protecting the Earth. The interior design trends of 2018 are frugal, practical, eco-friendly and most of all comfortable. This year’s trends are based and focused mainly on families, love, success and well-being. Hence, most of the interior trends create welcoming, friendly spaces to spend time with loved ones. Let’s have a look at our list of interior decor trends for your home.

Coziness

Contemporary homes and offices are trending this year. Comfortable corners like reading nooks allow to relax and unwind. Beautiful and comfortable zones add charming and stylish coziness to modern interior design. Decorating all small areas and mastering micro-zones fill homes and offices with luxurious and trendy comfort. Place a chaise or a contemporary chair in an open corner to create your own relaxation space.

Modern Colour Palette

The Pantone of the year is ultra-violet, this bold colour is a wonderful colour to match with neutral shades to create a modern palette. Green and brown shades are also popular as it is a reminder of nature, emphasizing relaxation. Metallic colours like bronze and copper add a stylish yet majestic ambience to any space. Notably, all white hues, grey tones and purple hues are wonderful for decorating in 2018.

Simple shapes and metal furniture

Simplicity is key in modern interiors. Geometric designs with curved angles and clean lines are the way to go this year. These geometric designs can be added to your space with your upholstery fabric. For example, our Hillary Tub Chair dressed in a metallic geometric design. Minimalist and high-tech styles with a touch of retro-modern design are stylish options for your interior decor. Furthermore, furniture with smooth edging and exposed wood is a beautiful addition to any space, just like our Maximus Chesterfield. Notably, metal furniture creates a beautiful look with soft upholstery fabrics, adding shiny luxury and durability to fashionable home furnishing.

Recycling

In light of eco-friendliness, reusing old furniture and giving some new life to worn out items is the best thing to do. Born Furniture not only manufacture furniture but we also offer Reupholstery Services to give life to your old furniture. We can reupholster any fabrics, including leather. You can choose from our huge range of fabrics, we reupholster your furniture to fit any style. Whether you’re looking for modern, vintage or eclectic style, your furniture can be as unique as you.

Frugal ideas

Luxury does not have to be outrageously expensive, there are ways to give your living space a luxurious look and feel for the fraction of the price. Leather is a symbol of opulence but doesn’t only use it to upholster furniture but rather home accents like scatter cushions, artworks and even placemats at your dining table. Another frugal luxury idea is to use velvet textured fabrics in and around your home.

Small colourful accents

A light touch of colour in a neutral living space is wonderful. Small accents in vivid hues and quiet color schemes create modern interiors which feel comfortable, spacious, energetic, and luxurious. Use scatter cushions or other small decorating items like a vase, wall clock or even your carpet.

There you have it some of the 2018 home decor trends that you need to incorporate into the decor of your home. Have fun decorating and remember to share your creations with us!

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Tips to create the perfect Christmas table setting

Tips to create the perfect Christmas table setting

Christmas is around the corner and that off course offers various Christmas dinners. Dining with the entire family around your dining table can be a wonderful feast when you have the perfect Christmas table setting.  So for those looking to up their table setting game or just need some advice, there’s no better time than the festive season to step things up a notch. We have a few tips on how to create the perfect Christmas table setting that will keep the family talking till next Christmas!

Firstly, your dining room furniture is probably the most important! Having a dining set that adds an elegant ambience to your space is more appealing than old and over used furniture. Our Rochelle dining chairs in a Gazelle Taupe leather will create a delightful ambience to your space and is sure to catch the eye of everyone stepping into the room.


Secondly, your table decor is important for setting the perfect table. Traditionally, people set a Christmas table with the side plate to the left of the dinner plate. However, in modern times a layered setting very popular! Place the side plate and dessert bowl on the dinner plate, creating various layers. For a festive touch tie a bow around the plates, when your guest sit down it feel like they are opening a gift.

 

Furthermore, if you want to add a interesting touch to your Christmas table, mix and match your crockery. Use patterned side plates or plates with festive words and pictures, paired with solid colours that compliments your theme. Mixing your cutlery is also a way to bring this element to your table.

Additionally, tree decorations are not just for the big Christmas tree in your living room. A collection of Christmas baubles and other decorations can be displayed in a beautiful way and can double as your centrepiece or just adding festive touches to your dining table.

Your Christmas table setting should include candles! Candles help create the right mood anytime of day! Fairy lights are also a way to incorporate light on your dining table, it adds beautiful colours and the festive ambience.

Traditionally, people use plain colours like a crisp white either for the tablecloth or placemats. You can choose if you only want to use a tablecloth or placemat, however placing a placemat on top of a tablecloth will add t your layered effect. Don’t forget the table runner! A Table runner can make a bold statement and looks beautiful paired with the rest of the table setting.

Remember, Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones and to enjoy a meal together. Create an atmosphere that is relaxed and enjoyable! Set you Christmas table with personal touches and keep our tips in mind. Have a wonderful Christmas feast and don’t forget to share your creations with us.

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Making your home festive for the holidays

Making your home festive for the holidays

Can you feel the excitement of the holidays approaching yet? Decorating for the holidays is a fun family tradition that often denotes the start of the season. While some of us love the familiarity of using the same decorations year after year, others like to mix it up a bit and decorate with a fresh palette every season. We’ve put together some terrific festive holiday décor ideas for your home’s interior.

Decorate the front door.

A season’s greetings right at your front door. Use tree branches, wreaths, ornaments, ribbons or anything you like that gives your door a festive look and feel.

Photo adapted from Good House Keeping 

Add cheer to your staircase.

The staircase is a wonderful place to bring in the festive cheer! Add Christmas decorations and fairy lights to the guardrails of your stairs to create a special focal point for your Christmas decor.

Photo adapted from Country Living

Give the perfect seat.

Special occasions require special furniture solutions. Replacing your furniture before the holiday season gives your space a special atmosphere. Not only for the holidays but also for the years ahead. A Leather Chesterfield gives an ambience of opulence to your space and it gives your guest a comfortable seat.

Deck the windows.

Don’t know where to decorate? Utilise your windows! Hang Christmas decorations, wreaths in simple arrangements. It will bring the festiveness to your home both inside and outside.

Photo adapted from Digs Digs

Candle light setting.

Candles are another wonderful way to enhance the festive ambience in your space. It adds beautiful lighting to your space creating a magical atmosphere to your space – perfect for Christmas! Furthermore, using scented candles can also bring in the fragrances of the holidays.

Photo adapted from Homedit

These are just some ideas to make your home more festive over the holidays! Let us know what you think and share your creations and ideas with us.

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5 Winter Essentials for your home

Winter Home Essentials

When temperatures drop and it becomes harder to leave the house, it is wonderful to have a comfortable place to cozy-up. Don’t know where to begin when bracing your home for the winter? Use our 5 home essential guide to create the ultimate home interior to escape the chilly winter.

Soft throws

Throws are vital for a winter-ready space, they offer texture and additional warmth.You can style them any way you like, as it will bring a layered look to your interior. This winter, snuggle up with a good book or film under the comfort of one of our opulent throws.

Cozy pillows

Photo adapted from Restoration Hardware

 During the winter season, it is all about layering up and scatter cushions offer a very simple way to do this. This time of year comfort is essential, therefore mix and match different styles to create a cosy display. Use soft materials that will make your space more welcoming. Velvet and silken designs are the perfect options and will create an inviting ambience while feeling incredible.

Rugs

A luxurious rug is another must have this winter. It creates extra warmth and comfort during the cold season. Area rugs can be used as a design element in a room; they add colour and style while unifying a space. Furthermore, rugs add a layer of insulation to the floor, trapping cool air underneath and keep it from seeping up and cooling the room. The warmth of the rug will keep your feet toasty, too.

Lighting

Photo adapted from Delightfull

The lighting in your home can also enhance the ambience of your space. Table lamps and ceiling lights are options, however when it comes to distinguishing your space this cold season it;s all about floor lamps. Tall, slender and elegant floor lamps in different styles, deliver light at a height to create a moody ambience.

Scented candles

Photo adapted from YOPA

In addition, candlelight is another seasonal staple and wonderful lighting option. Perfect for creating a restful atmosphere candles are a beautiful way to give your home that winter glow. Place multiples around your interior for maximum impact, scattering a few thoughtfully chosen candles across bookcases, mantelpieces, windowsills and tabletops. Use scented candles to add an aroma of warmth and comfort in your space.

This concludes our 5 home essentials for your home interior to keep warm this cold season. What can you add to our essential list? Share your ideas with us on how to stay warm this winter.

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