range is derived from a style, which is traditional and modern at
the same time. The Safari style of interior design has itsroots
planted in the tradition of tribal Africa, as well as in the Colonial
fashions, brought by European settlers.
For decades the East African savannah attracted Europeans eager
to experience life on safari. These visitors created a compelling
style of living distinctly displayed in the architecture and interiors
of the homes, lodges and camps they established across the vast
reaches of the African continent. Here, eclectic elements and symbols
of African fantasy seep back into our living rooms, tempting our
imaginations with visions of hunting trophies, leopard skins, and
tribal shields and spears.
Our own Safari range updates this vision with an unusual interaction
between the traditional and the modern. Texture andpattern are key
elements in the look, which amalgamates traditional elements with
up-to-date styling. A limited palette of colours black and
white with warm earthy tones, orange, brown, red and gold
and the value of varying textures - combines faux animal and snake
skins with velvet, brocade, metallic lamé and other luxury
fabrics, to encapsulate the rich complexity of this upbeat style.
The zebra and leopard skins of the safari look faked for
the homes of today are currently popular. This interesting
mixture of patterns and textures blends with and compliments several
other contemporary interior design styles such as retro,
kitsch, funky or global village.
Why not walk on the wild side with a set of Safari range cushions
to add interest and a talking point to a pared-down minimalist or
modern room set?