If you’re shopping for elegant décor, sophisticated interiors or furniture with flair, Brooklyn is a good place to start. With quite a few home décor and design retailers in Brooklyn Mall, as well as in the surrounding area, you’ll find there’s a range of styles (and price tags) to choose from.
Weylandts is the leading luxury furniture and homeware retailer in South Africa. Initially a small traditional furniture manufacturer in Windhoek, this sophisticated home outfitter now has eight stores across South Africa and one Down Under in Melbourne, Australia. The Weylandts showroom is a cosmopolitan home design experience with an unmistakable fusion of Scandinavian interiors and modern African designs underpinning the overall aesthetic. Weylandts has a variety of large furniture items, kitchenware, textiles, carpets and rugs, lamps and bathroom accessories. Weylandts Spaces is the concept division of this upmarket furniture retailer. Weylandts Spaces interior design services specialise in turning empty spaces into living spaces. Providing a full turnkey interior service, Weylandts Spaces cover every step op the process from concept design through to installation and follow-up.
Details: Shop 45, Brooklyn Mall Design Square / 012 346 0418 / https://www.weylandts.co.za/
Sotran is a high-end décor and furniture retailer with a distinct ethnic and subcontinental style. Functional yet fashionable are the terms used to best define their products. Sotran’s design mission is to find and mould sought-after furniture pieces to bring the outside inside – a trait present in the variety of dark wood four-poster beds, trademark Indian chest of drawers and shelves, Indonesian-inspired décor pieces and bespoke root furniture ranges.
Details: Shop 39, Brooklyn Mall / 012 346 3923 / https://sotran.co.za
Carrol Boyes is a renowned South African artist and designer whose uniquely designed upmarket homeware has put South Africa on the international design map. Carrol Boyes homeware is a flawless fusion of art and function, and her designs have become iconic style trademarks. Expect to find artsy, one-of-a-kind dinnerware, serveware, cutlery, flatware, bar accessories as well as kitchen and bathroom décor in this shop.
Details: Shop 215, Brooklyn Mall / 012 346 4326/ https://carrolboyes.com/
MG Design Box
MG Design Box is one of those hidden little gems. The products available from this seemingly small yet must-visit home design and décor shop range from bespoke furniture pieces to eclectic home décor and novelty doorknobs. MG Design Box also provides blinds, curtains and upholstery services. Whether you’re looking for home décor or not, this little shop is a wonderful place to visit.
Details: 372 Milner Street, Waterkloof / 012 460 1965 / https://www.facebook.com/mgdesignbox/
For nearly two decades, Coricraft has been one of South Africa’s most trusted, top-quality furniture retailers. Coricraft stocks a large variety of living, dining and bedroom furniture but is mostly recognised as a couch studio. With a large collection of couch designs and fabrics from which to choose, you can select the couch that best suits your style and living space. This means that whether you’re looking for a classic or exotic genuine leather three-seater, a fully upholstered stylish L-shaped unit or something comfy with a slipcover that is easily washable, Coricraft will most likely have it in a wide range of colours. All Coricraft couches are manufactured locally, in either the Joburg or Cape Town factory.
Details: Shop 33, Brooklyn Mall / 012 346 1837 / https://www.coricraft.co.za/
Life from the Roots
Life from the Roots is all about incorporating an appreciation for handcrafted pieces into everyday living. If urban, earthy, modern living is your thing, then the contemporary décor items manufactured by Life from the Roots is for you. Life from the Roots products include utensils, crockery, bowls, platters, baskets, jewellery and home décor items made from materials like wood, ceramic, metal, horn, grass and stone. The design and crafting of these items are done locally as well as abroad, by skilled artisans, to ensure a constant flow of original products.
Details: Shop 80, Brooklyn Mall / 082 392 2151 / http://www.lifefromtheroots.com/
@Home stores are well known throughout South Africa and offer just about everything you need for complete home design: “eat, sleep, bath, cook, live” is the slogan this familiar brand upholds. It has a large selection of functional and innovative furniture and home decor items on offer.
Details: Shop S8, Brooklyn Mall / 012 424 0660 / http://www.home.co.za/home
Jaco Mare Interiors
Jaco Mare Interiors is a professional interior decorating service that takes on small and large-scale decorating projects. Jaco Mare Interiors’ design and decorating services include curtains, blinds, decorative rods, soft furnishings and large furniture items. With some of the leading South African fabric houses as suppliers, Jaco Mare Interiors can offer clients trendy and current design options. As a part of the renowned Pretoria-based Rosalinda Design team, Jaco Mare Interiors delivers design solutions with flair and finesse.
Details: 250 Alexander Street, Brooklyn / 012 362 0472 / www.jacomareinteriors.co.za
By Jana van der Linde