A long while ago (during my twenties) I was lucky enough to visit Kenya and stayed in some amazing hotels like the Mount Kenya Safari Club. Looking back it was the trip of a lifetime and the grandeur of the interior style has long-since stayed with me, though I’ve never been brave enough to emulate it in my own home. But the trend for ‘modern safari’ (in both fashion and interiors) is set to be a big one again next year and I’ve started to realise that it is quite do-able with the right key pieces.
One company that does this luxurious and eclectic look well is Pavilion Broadway, particularly with their Eichholtz range of products. Some items are, admittedly, at the more investment end of the scale such as the beautiful pieces of furniture and lighting but there are many more affordable accessories too. Here are a few of my favourites and some ideas on how you can create the look yourself.
The safari look doesn’t have to mean dark, heavy, colonial furniture and taxidermy overkill. Nowadays it’s more about abstract prints, natural materials, muted greys and browns, metallic accents and objects of interest to personalise the space.
An easy short cut to the modern safari look is through accessories and soft furnishings. Think animal print cushions and rugs, monochrome and rich, earthy tones, elegant understated crockery and classic, sumptuous mix and match pieces of furniture.
The look also works well in a bedroom where the modern luxury, natural materials and layers of texture can create a cosy but stylish sleeping space that’s also very unisex (if you’re struggling to find a boudoir scheme that suits everyone!). Look for wooden or basket-weave furniture then lift it with metallic or glass lighting and soften with wool or sheepskin throws.
Do you think you could go for the modern safari trend in your home?
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. All words and opinions my own, as always.