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Decorex in collaboration with Born Interior Design

Decorex in collaboration with Born Interior Design

Hello there!

Are you an interior décor enthusiast? Then Decorex SA this August is a must-visit!

Every year, Decorex brings the latest interior design and decor trends. 

This year we are thrilled to collaborate and launch our sister company, Born Interior Design.


Born Interior Design is run by the MULTI-Talented Mariza and this year she is focusing on cosy by design bedroom sanctuaries. Mariza has decided that she will be showcasing one of our most popular chesterfield headboard designs, the Grande Bridge in 100% Genuine Leather coupled with the ultimate luxurious furniture. 


Since this is the go-to event for design-savvy consumers and homeowners looking to renovate, restore, build or decorate their homes, we have a little surprise for you when you visit the Born Interior Design stand…


So if you’re keeping up with the latest trends or want fresh inspiration, make your way over to our stand at Decorex Joburg between 7 – 11 August 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre. 


Let’s cosy up your bedroom and bring in some new life just in time for the new season!


See you there!

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

Visit our online showroom for some home furniture

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

Your home should tell the story of WHO YOU ARE, and be a collection of WHAT YOU LOVE.



Born Furniture, Celebrate Spring

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.


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.


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!

Visit our online showroom for some home furniture

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

Your home should tell the story of WHO YOU ARE, and be a collection of WHAT YOU LOVE.



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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.

Visit our online showroom for some home furniture

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

Eat drink and be MERRY.



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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.


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.


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.

Visit our online showroom for some home furniture

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

Winter is the most Wonderful time of the year.



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Pastel Home Decor

 Decorating with pastels

Choosing the colour for your home’s interior decor can be quite a challenge. There are so many combination, from brights to dulls, from neutral to neon. who would have ever thought that pastel colours would make such a wonderful colour choice? Let’s see how we can use hues of pastel in your home.

Starting small is the best way to go with pastel. Use scatter cushions, artwork, vases or frames to add just a splash of the colour you want. This is erect if you don’t want to commit an entire room to just on colour. However, don’t over due it, sometimes a pop of colour can be more powerful.

Pair pastel colours with dark colours to make a dramatic statement. Think of a soft pink paired with a bold black. The Princess Diana in the Born Ballerina Pink leather with scatter cushions in our signature Jet Black leather would definitely make a bold statement. Looking for something more modern? A pastel yellow paired with a pale grey would work wonderful!


Art is a great source for color palette inspiration. Shades of blue, green, and yellow in a painting will echo throughout the room in the walls, accessories, and upholstery.

You can use pastel colours in any room in the house, let us have a look at some inspiration.

This kitchen looks so inviting with green pastel walls paired with dark wood finishes. The green colour of the plants in the kitchen is just enough to compliment the pastel green. A sophisticated yet comfortable kitchen.

Just look at this stunning bedroom! The pastel blue tones with just enough neutral white and brown makes this bedroom a peaceful area where you can relax and unwind.

A pastel pink chaise, what a way to make a statement. This delightful setting is inviting and definitely has an ambiance of relaxation.

Pastel colours are always a delight to use in any home decoration, have fun redecorating and don’t forget to share your creations with us.


The Born team

Visit our online showroom for some home furniture

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

If the couch fits,

buy it in every colour




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Hue knew?

Colourful interior decor for your home

Changing the color of your interior decor can not only have an impact on how you feel about your home, but on its value, too. Choosing a combination of hues that’s beautiful and pleasing to the eye is an entirely different task altogether. If you’ve been stymied about what home decor colors to choose, consider some of our colour combinations.


We now everyone has a favourite colour, whether it’s nature-inspired blue, passionate purple or vibrant yellow. Furthermore, it is most likely that you have a tonal preference too. This can include anything from brights to muted or pastel hues. Whatever your interior style is, here are some ways in which you can use different colours.

Firstly, we suggest you use the colour blue. Blue ranks so high as a favorite colour that you won’t go wrong if you use this versatile colour. Furthermore, blue enhances the peaceful ambience of your space to create the perfect place to relax. A blue chesterfield is an excellent way to incorporate blue to your space. Therefore, we recommend a Mozart Chesterfield in our Signature Oceano Blue leather. Notably, when you combine blue with another colour it creates a more creative effect.


We also suggest different hues of yellow. Yellow is associated with happiness and positivity and will be a delightful colour to use for your home’s interior as it will add to you joyful ambience. However, using too much yellow in your interior is not a good idea. Therefore, rather use smaller pieces of furniture or small decorating items that will make the space feel fresh and inviting. 


Perhaps best known as the colour of royalty, purple is truly significant! Purple can be a daunting colour to consider however, in all its hues it can be lovely and even sophisticated. Adding pops of purple hues in the form of furniture is a wonderful idea, we suggest a Born Wingback in our Royale Purple leather. Another way to add hues of purple is by using rugs, it can be used around the house without any effort.


Want a colourful, happy and full of energy space? We recommend using green for your home decor. The hue is the colour of live as it is associated with growth and rejuvenation. Incorporate the positive energy from green in your home with a Born Signature Emerald Green Leather sofa.


Color choices are highly subjective, and when it comes to decorating your home, you need to do what feels right to you. Similarly, it is just as important to choose the right colour combinations. As we discussed a peace enhancing blue, vibrant yellow, royal purple and lushes green we suggest that you pair these colours together. A space with natural hues of blue paired with yellow or green is a wonderful combination just as rich purple and green hues work perfectly together. Have a look at some of our colourful inspirations.


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

Visit our online showroom for some home furniture

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

Sometimes all you needs is a splash of colour!




Decorating with Greenery

Home decorating with the Pantone of the year: Greenery

The Pantone colour of the year is a significant element for any interior designer. As it happens Pantone has announced the 2017 colour of the year, this year we move away from the warming pastels to a zesty neon colour. Greenery is the colour of the year and we can’t express our excitement!

The colour is described by Pantone as a “fresh, yellowish hue that symbolises the reawakening of nature in spring and is a symbol for a new beginning.” However, there is a much deeper meaning to Greenery. It is a symbol of the rapidly increasing desire for a new hope in a complex social and political environment. Furthermore, it symbolises our growing desire for a renewed connection and unity with nature and our fellow human beings.
Using this zesty colour can be daunting however we are here to help you blend it into your home’s interior. Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can blend the colour into your interior.


Incorporating Greenery can easily be done by creating an accent wall. In whatever room you decided to create the accent wall it will be eye catching. The wall can either be painted or covered with wallpapers with patterns or just the new trendy shade.

A Greenery accent wall is a trendy way to make a statement


For those people that don’t want to make serious changes, you can incorporate greenery colour textiles to your decor. The bedding, blankets, curtains, scatter cushions, throws, rugs and upholstery will make your interior stylish and bold. However, the colour is very eye catching and using too much of it not a good idea. Less is more in this case. 

Different greenery coloured patterns are wonderful to make a bold statement


Furniture is another wonderful idea to incorporate Greenery in your home. With furniture you have a wide range of possible pieces and styles to choose from; chairs, sofas, ottomans and even headboards can be used. Use some accessories or artwork to echo with the bold colour furniture. A wonderful piece of furniture to incorporate in your home is the London Chesterfield Sofa. Master crafted to perfection and upholstered with 100% genuine leather the London in our Born Signature Green Leather is sure to add a touch of elegance to your space and it will create a marvelous focal point in your space.



In addition to the ways you can incorporate the colour in your home, Greenery shades looks wonderful paired with neutral colours. Pairing Greenery with neutral colours will be very eye-catching. On the other hand it can also be used in unexpectedly colourful ambiences, like hot pink, navy, black, blue will create a bold statement. Therefore, Greenery can be paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels and even metallics.



 Greenery in and around your home


These are only a few ways that you can use to bring in Greenery to your space. Using Greenery in your home will create an ambience of a renewed life and will add a touch of renewed energy in your home. Having just the right combination of Greenery in your home will make your friends and family green with envy. Have fun redecorating and don’t forget to share your creations with us.

The Born Team

Visit our online showroom for some home furniture

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

Some people look for a beautiful place,

others make a place beautiful.