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When the mercury drops and the wind begins to whistle, leaving the comforts of your home is far from easy. So when you do, rest ashore that you have a plush, cosy space to which you can return, shutting out the cold behind you. Where to begin though when it comes to bracing your home for the winter chill? Our BORN winter style survival guide is filled with suggestions to bring into your interior, transforming it into the ultimate escape from the chilly outdoors.

There are plenty of winter decorating ideas to indulge in this season. Start off with finding the perfect seat to snuggle up. A plush Chesterfield sofa or Wingback Chair is sure to provide a cosy relaxing space and add a luxurious essence to your space.

Winter home decor can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish. If you’re looking for a less onerous idea, consider small touches like bringing in more lamps to your room. Even more appealing, are soft glows of warm colours. Enhance your home with coloured lights and create your own winter wonderland.

Using a few decorative items with winter-themed elements and colours is another subtle way to bring in the season. Scatter Cushions are an effortless way to bring in the winter decor into your home. Cushions will also help you to swiftly build comforting layers in your sitting room, snug and bedrooms. Mix and match different styles to create a plump, cosy display. Colours to use are shades with a warm base like creams, taupe and cable-knit weaves.

Speaking of cushions, these plush accents are high on the list of winter home essentials. However, you can’t create this list without blankets and throws. Throws and blankets offer texture and much-appreciated additional warmth, especially opulent throws are vital for a winter-ready room. The versatile decor piece can be draped over a bed, seating arrangement or even over a dining chair, they add a layered look to your home interior which adds to the cosy element.

Now that you have our BORN Winter Essentials List you can snuggle up with a good book or film in the comfort of your winter-ready home. You can shop our winter essentials on our online shop and warm up your home.

Have fun decorating your home!

The BORN Team

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Stand a chance to win a chesterfield dressed in a FiberGuard fabric.

We have partnered with Home Fabrics and FiberGuard to give you the chance to win a chesterfield sofa for your home.

All you have to do to be in the draw is 2 easy steps:

  1. Click on this link
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To even better your chances of winning:

  1. Visit us at our Brooklyn Mall Exhibition between 22 May and 27 May 2019.
  2. Take a selfie on the Aquillius Chesterfield sofa.
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The winner will be announced on our social media platforms on 30 May 2019, whereafter a handover event will take place*.

* Date to be confirmed.
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Born Furniture Signature Leather – Colours

Born Furniture Signature Leather Range of Colours

We are proud to announce our very own signature range of leathers. Still, 100% genuine leather skins, just tanned in a different way. The BORN leathers, is a special collection that we have designed with our trusted tannery Hannitan. We took inspiration from the England Chesterfield makers to design the leather to our liking and tailoring. Let’s explore the range:

Born Forest Green

Inspired by nature, particularly the lush green hues of the forest brings us our Born Signature Forest Green leather. This beautiful green leather is associated with balance, growth, vitality and wealth – all this that a genuine leather chesterfield resembles.

The colour Green, in general, is associated with health and growth, think about nature – you see green in all its glory expressing renewal and life. The colour evokes feelings of abundance and a plentiful environment while providing a restful and secure feeling.

You can upholster your furniture in the Forest Green leather to create a space for creativity, productivity and revitalization. Hence, green in your office is a wonderful idea.


London Chesterfield Sofa in Forest Green Leather


Born Beautiful Red

Inspired by all things beautifully red, our Signature Born Beautiful Red. We decided to add red to the colour scheme as it is a colour that has a lot of impact and has a variety of meanings.

The colour red is associated with love, passion, desire, romance, joy, strength, leadership, power, action, vibrance and determination – just to name a few. Having something in your living space that embodies all these aspects will definitely have an impact on anyone in your space.

Red is the colour of passion and drama. It is an attention grabber and is associated with strong emotions such as love and anger. Red is the colour used universally to signify courage, strength and power. Red is stimulating, vibrant and exciting.


Mozart Chesterfield Sofa in Born Beautiful Red Leather



Born Oceano Blue

Our Ocean-inspired hue of blue is a delightful sight. The colour blue has a positive effect on the mind and body and when used in your living space it creates a sense of calmness.

Blue is associated with open spaces, freedom, imagination, inspiration and sensitivity. Furthermore, blue also represents depth, trust, loyalty, wisdom and intelligence. Blue, the shades of the sea and the sky, is thought to induce calm and convey serenity and peace.

A feeling of tranquillity is created when shades of blue are added to your living spaces. Therefore, our Signature Blue Leather will be wonderful to use in the bedroom or even the living room.


Vintage 1930’s Chesterfield in Oceano Blue Leather



Born Sunset Brown

Inspired by the African Sunset is our Born Signature Sunset Brown Leather. The colour of the earth emanates a message of stability and foundation. This beautiful colour relates to things that are natural and simple. Brown is reliable and wholesome, it’s a colour of safety and confidence.

The sunset brown leather creates warmth in your living spaces, especially in the colder seasons. Cosiness, comfort and relaxation are also associated with brown. Brown is a stable and grounded colour that is believed to help create a feeling of fitting in and belonging.

A Sunset Brown Leather Chesterfield will warm up your living room and create a space where you can enjoy the heartfelt company of your friends and family.


Strauss Chesterfield Sofa in Sunset Brown Leather



Born Jet Black

Jet Black is a statement colour of boldness and formality. Black is associated with power, mystery, strength, authority and elegance. This prestigious colour is the embodiment of sophistication and luxury.

The colour black can help create an ambience that increases the sense of potential and possibility. Opulence is showcased through the colour black and is used in interior design to enhance the modernity of the space.

The colour of luxury can be used to upholster your unique Chesterfield Sofa to add an opulent touch to your home. Why not give it a try today?


Schumann Chesterfield Sofa in Jet Black Leather



Colour surely has a lot of associations attached to it and when used the colour combinations can embody these various messages in your home.

Whatever colour combination you choose for your home’s interior make sure that it will compliment your space and showcase your personality! As interior designer Nate Berkus stated; “Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of things you love”.

Have fun redecorating! Don’t forget to share your ideas and inspirations with us.

The Born Team

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Born Furniture Christmas 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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It’s Christmas in the heart, that puts Christmas in the air.



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.

The Born Team

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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.

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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Born Furniture can provide you with comfortable furniture for your home , have a look at our Chesterfield sofas, Tub chairs and Wingback Chairs

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Born Furniture Texture

Make an impact with textures

Textures can influence the ambience of your space

What makes a room beautiful? Surely, our thoughts are the colours, furniture and accessories in a space that is perfectly balanced. However, there is a secret that all good designers know that can really take a space to the next level. This is an element without no room is complete, this of course is texture.


Texture is all about the look and feel of a surface, this can the feeling of your scatter cushions, throws, rugs, furniture, accessories and even your walls. All the elements in your space has a texture, and this texture influence the ambience of your space. Just think about it when you walk into a room that has a fluffy throw the ambience is immediately cosy or a room with a wooden bench as seating will have an ambience of simplicity and have a rustic feel.


Notably, we have some ideas to incorporate different textures in your space. Firstly, create inviting interiors with layered rugs, chenille, ticking fabrics, weathered woods, and dimensional artwork. This will create a comfortable ambience to your space. Or be bold and make an impact with shag rugs, smooth leather, sparse fabrics, light woods, glossy surfaces and shiny metals. In contrast you can go for a more romantic style with hand-hooked rugs, embroidered fabrics, vintage lace, and polished wood surfaces.


Similarly, you can use soft fine fabrics and embellished furniture for a feminine ambience. To create a more masculine feel add rustic metals and rich woods to your space. In addition, textures can influence the ambience of the space with regards to how formal or informal it is. Velvet headboards and silky pillows and slipcovers make a space more formal while cotton or denim materials add an everyday comfy ambience. Significantly, texture can encourage mingling. Combining a mix of textures in a concentrated area like in a dining room with different fabric trims of the dining chairs or a blend of glass, ceramic and linen on the table will invite people to come closer, touch and feel the various texture and instantly gather everything together.


Naturally, as with anything else when it comes to interior design, they key is to create a balance. Notably, without textured elements a space can feel cold and sterile and with too much textured elements a space can seem overcrowded and to busy. Furthermore, it is really up to you what you want to do with your textured elements. Do what you like as it is the space where you get to be creative. However, if you don’t know where to start have a look at some of our inspirations to use textures in and around your home.





Now go start texturizing your home interior to get the most out of your space. Don’t forget to share your creations with us.

Happy redecorating!

The Born team

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“A subtle amount of texture attracts the eye.”

Clyde Aspevig



Office Feng Shui by Born Furniture

Office Feng Shui by Born Furniture

Office Feng Shui

Born Furniture introducing Feng Shui as a tool for ideal flow in your office.

Life has sure changed since the early century where taking work home was not heard of. Nor was working until 10pm at the office part of a normal weekday. During the past few decades, technology, cultural sensitivity and a whole host of legalities have transformed the workplace. Beginning with the women’s movement in the 1970s, the workplace has shifted from one dominated by older white males to a more multicultural community. Notably, women, minorities, the handicapped and younger workers now share the workplace at all levels. This has most definitely exposed our ambitions but it has not made it easier. We are juggling many balls and wearing many different masks at home and at the office.

Feng shui for our office is as important as the feng shui for our bedroom. As a matter of fact our office is our second home. In addition we should spend time equipping our offices better by creating a calming and protective atmosphere. You can do so by arranging your personal office or cubicle according to the tenets of Feng Shui to get the most possible work done with the least amount of stress and frustration.

The ideal office is a room of your own with a regular shape preferably a square or rectangle. Furthermore, natural lighting (at least one window), a solid door you can close, and a good position for your desk is also ideal. One of the great advantages of having your own office is that you can usually perform more decorative Feng Shui adjustments than if you work in a cubicle. Of course, not every company can afford, or desires, to put every employee in his or her own individual space. Here are some tips to clear your office space:

Clear Clutter & Organize: One of the most fundamental steps in creating a feng shui office is to get rid of clutter. Clutter has a profound impact on your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Ensure your desk is in the right position: In a feng shui office you want to make sure that you are sitting in the power position. Meaning that you can see the door when seated at your desk. Ideally, you should be able to see as much of the room as possible.

Use appropriate artwork and imagery: When you surround yourself with images and objects that you love and that inspire you, you create a living affirmation for your goals.

In a feng shui office you want to surround yourself with images and objects that keep you inspired, creative and productive. Add flowers, art and beautiful window treatments. Hang pictures, mottos and images that symbolize what you want to accomplish. Furthermore, choose furniture and accessories that speak to you of prosperity, abundance and success.

Incorporate stress relievers: Keep stress and irritability to a minimum by choosing furniture with rounded corners or positioning sharp corners out of traffic flow. Avoid harsh lighting or lots of glare since it can cause irritability and fatigue. Additionally, you can add music, running water or mist with essential oils to keep stress levels to a minimum.

However, these are only guidelines but will be a good start to a better and more creative working space. Please take into consideration that you will need to protect yourself from bad energies around the office too. One of the best ways to protect yourself from negative energy is to make sure you are filled with good energy. Make sure you don’t take on negative energy yourself. We look forward to hearing your comments after you have tried our tips on Office feng Shui.
The Born team

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Closing the closet doors makes the mess go away…