Feast of exotic interiors, exteriors - rugged tents to palaces to tree houses, and game camps to very exclusive lodges. A plethora of native craft objects such as, paintings, carvings, textiles, spears, shields, shells, bowls, and pottery, which make their appearance throughout. Twenty-one interiors are beautifully captured in all their romantic splendor. White walls act as backdrops to the teracotta floors, bamboo or mahogany, red or deep blue cushions, mosquito nets over beds, and panoramic views from windows.
Blending ethnic African with colonial. Safari Style takes us on an expedition through a fantastic Moorish residence in Kenya, a hotel in Zanzibar masquerading as a Persian palace, an Italianate villa on a former coffee plantation in Nairobi, a tree house hideaway perched in the Ngong hills, and a host of other extraordinary dwellings. Everything from salvaged heavy teak wood platform beds with misquote netting, baskets and carved masks in very rustic bedroom settings, to contemporary eclectic dining rooms with ever so slight touches of favorite and hard to find African objects strewn within more modern houses. Design style ideas:
Classical, Stylish, Simple, Eclectic, Exotic, Rustic, Masculine or Feminine. Another example of the diversity of style in the ideas found in this book is the Modern Romantic open loft room. Here is where a tanned leather couches gently separate the space between the living and dining areas. Additionally, the Modern Romantic has silver columns with only a little mudcloth wrapped around the bottom, raw wood tables and lighting treatments, bamboo blinds and a large abstract oil on canvas taking up an entire wall in the dining area. This second example could be found in a Manhattan apartment or a swank L.A. house with only subtle nuances to a mixed African style
. Though most of us will never live anywhere so unique, we can certainly find countless great ideas here to incorporate into our own more humble homes. This is about a lot more than a few animal-print pillows and some swags of mosquito netting; it's about Old World elegance and evocations of the pleasures of exotic travel, even if we only get to enjoy it from the comforts of a cushy mudcloth-covered armchair. If you loved the interiors depicted in such films as Out of Africa, Queenie, and The English Patient, you'll adore the interior design of Safari Style.
African Accents: Fabrics and Crafts to Decorate Your Home
This book offers an exciting glimpse at West African cultures and presents beautiful and useful items reflective of those cultures for readers to make. Exotic decor, Ethnic decor - Korhogo cloths, Kente stools, Mud cloth desk clocks, and other traditional art objects and describes their history and symbolism. Most projects are suitable for home and school. It has great graphic designs you can copy and use for stenciling, stamping - cardboard spear and the textiles. Make your own stamps with potatoes, compressed sponges or rubber stamps to get the look of Adinkra cloth. In part two of the book the chapters are devoted to each room of your home and the art of gift giving. Secrets and tricks are provided to lend your pillows, clocks and picture frames the professional touch.
African Style sheds light on traditional textiles, colors, and materials used in a variety of
African cultures and ways of adapting them to modern living. From the basic importance of
paint to the fine details of accessories, author Sharne Algotsson (Spirit of African Design) and photographer George Ross have brought together a fabulous blend of creative inspiration, geographical and historical information, and easy projects that will have readers itching to add new style to their homes.Algottson's suggestion of creating a color board when creating a new look for a room is invaluable. With a simple 11 x 17 sheet of art board, you can combine color chips and fabric scraps to achieve just the right look before making the more permanent commitment of painting the walls and buying new window coverings. Detailed explanations of color - indigo, orange, deep brown, red - will have you ready to take some risks and use those flamboyant shades in your home, while at the same time educate you on the cultural meanings behind some colors. Accompanying all these unique ideas and fascinating information are some truly stunning photographs captured with a playful eye. Ross uses a variety of unusual angles and lighting in his work that capture these glorious interiors in a fresh manner that will encourage you to beautify everything from the walls of your bedroom to the legs of your creaky old footstool. Patterns from Zulu baskets, Ewe cloth, Ashanti Adinkra symbols, and Asoke textiles are used with flair in every corner. Specific suggestions are included for recovering seat cushions, painting small pieces of furniture, and upholstering a headboard--all surprisingly simple projects that require little more than a paintbrush, a staple gun, and an artistic vision.
Safari Chic: Wild Exteriors and Polished Interiors of Africa
SAFARI CHIC conveys the intoxicating appeal of the wild settings, original style and eclectic personalities. Sumptuous photographs will inspire you to add a touch of Safari Chic to your own home! bush style goes modern in homes which profile decorating choices achieved through ethnic crafts and fabrics. Start planning your shopping expedition to create the African Safari feel in your home. Gorgeous coffee table book, which is actually great reading, too!
Filled with dreamy mosquito netted fantasy rooms is a real delight to look at. The word safari - conjures exotic images - romantic treks across desert plains rife with wild animals, journeys through dense jungles and down winding rivers, - depicted in movies like Out of Africa. Many camps and lodges are adopting a decorative style and offering many creature comforts to provide at once a romanticized way of "roughing it" and
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Mixing colorful animal prints decorating ideas for Teens on the wild side
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Sleep on the wild side with the tamed Wild cats of the jungle.
Add a touch of Safari Chic to Jungle Jane's romantic tropical escape.
Blend a mix of old world style with British Colonial charm and splashings of rajah plantation style accented with exotic Asia and Africa.
Decorate the jungle theme bedroom with faux animal prints, bed draped with sheer mosquito netting, African artifact accents, rustic furnishings, bamboo window shades and swaying palm trees,
Or for the hip and trendy jungle teen, that wants to add glitz and pizzazz to the bedroom - go wild with color - add funky zebra stripes, leopard spots, fluffy feathers and faux fur trimmed furnishings, decorated with bright, bold stylish accents to give it a Fun, funky and fabulous tropical feel.
FUN ANIMAL PRINTS available as bedding - throw pillows - wall art
variety of animal prints and patterns at REDBUBBLE
Colorful animal print wall art