Must-have décor items – by some of Decorex’s top women

August is Women’s Month and we’re celebrating by profiling the women we look up to at Decorex SA. We asked them what their must-have décor items are this season.

Carol Weaving, MD, Reed Exhibitions South Africa

  1. MICROGARDENS

Aerophytes (aka air plants) are plants that live and derive nutrients and water from the air around them – they don’t need soil at all. This microgarden feature with wooden boards from Faithful to Nature will really allow you to create the perfect natural finish to any room in the home.

Source: https://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/home/home-decor/microgarden-air-plant-melanocrater

  1. WREATHS

We’re just loving this metal Wreath from Knus. The uses are just endless – on a wall or front door during the festive season with fresh botanicals or suspended above a dining room table or even placed on a table as a centre piece. Tie it in with a couple of air plants and you have yourself a winning formula for wall feature in your dinning or living room.

 Source: https://www.knus.co/collections/wall-decor/products/geometric-wreath-i

Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director, Decorex SA

  1. SCENTED CANDLES

These beautiful new Botany scented soy wax candles are a must have for me in my home, I have them scattered in the living area as well as bathroom and bedroom for the ultimate relaxation space. This scent combines sweet fig and hints of zesty cirtrus mixed with wood peppercorn base to give it a well-rounded depth. I love the the porcelain vessel is reusable and can later be used to store my jewellery.

  1. THROW BLANKETS

When you want to make your home feel more cozy and welcoming, adding blankets around the house is a great way to do that. Visually they add sense of softness and an inviting atmosphere that make you want to curl up and relax for a while (or after a long week).

Source: https://blanketsfromafrica.co.za/product/throw-blanket/

Anita B, Creative Director, Decorex SA

  1. GRASS BASKETS

These are available from 8 Degrees South – love how baskets add texture and character to a space and not only are they beautiful to look at they are practical – use for plants or storage for those winter blankets. Or why not hang a whole bunch on the wall for a wall feature.

  1. DRIED BOTANICALS

With the green mania that has dominated our homes gives way for a softer decoration in home décor trends, I love dried botanicals that add to the minimalistic feel of my home. I have them in the dining area as well as the bathrooms to add a soft décor element to the space.

Angela Chatfield, Sales Executive, Decorex SA

  1. WORD CLOCK BY TIME BRANDITS

This is definitely on my next décor accessory shopping list – and the kitchen will be its home. It’s not just a clock it’s a piece of art.

  1. TRIBAL FURNITURE

Branching from the umbrella that is ‘unique and eclectic,’ tribal decor emphasizes patterns and textures from all parts of the globe. This spring, expect a heavy influence from Africa with artifact-style accessories, such as woven baskets and pops of terracotta colour palettes.

Furniture by Sifiso Shange

Zoe van Niekerk, Marketing Manager, Decorex SA

  1. WINE RACKS

One can never go wrong with some good ‘ol storage for their wine! These terracotta hexagonal wine racks a truly something else. As one who has a deep love for wine (and all things wine) I take my storage seriously and these terracotta tiles are absolutely amazing as they not only keep your wine cool, naturally, but they will certainly help create a uniquely special feature area in your home this spring.

Source: https://www.claytile.co.za/wine-racks/

10. RUSTIC CHIC

Refreshing in its simplicity, rustic style highlights natural beauty and a rugged, resilient spirit. Rustic chic really harnesses earthy elements combined with a clean-lined modern design for a fresh, light, and grounded aesthetic. Jabu Frames is a real gem as their pieces – from frames to coasters and even personalized furniture pieces – are 100% hand-made, inspired by everyday South Africa life.

Source: http://www.jabuframes.co.za