Thursday, June 14, 2012

This 'n That Thursdays: Modern Africa-Inspired Living Room

From FilmoFilia

When I was young, I thought of Africa as the land of lush, green, steamy tropical jungles, probably thanks to those old Tarzan movies I watched as a child.  In reality, much of the continent is not jungle, with desert to the north and south and vast expanses of savanna in between covering more of the land mass.  Now when I think of Africa this is the sort of image that is more likely to come to mind:

From Savanna's Swagged Out Climate

The rather stark but beautiful landscape of savanna grasslands inspired this living room style board, and even includes the little gazelle side table from yesterday's Wish List Wednesdays post:

Clockwise from top left: Max Sofa from Van Gogh Designs; Rafuan Chair from Weylandts; Kuba Cloth Pillows from Wisteria; Crock Coffee Table from Khaya Collection; Wall of baskets by Stephen Falcke; Giraffes Canvas from eBay; Gilded Maasai Table Lamp from Gold Coast Africa; Gazelle Side Table from DwellStudio; Center: Biba Mirror from Khaya Collection; Background: Kite Kilim Rug from West Elm.

Strong but neutral colors, clean and simple lines, bold patterns and textures, and just a hint of African animal décor --- now this is a room I could live in!

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