Photo Gallery: Modern Safari
An exotic trend is tempered by sleek touches.
Inspiring the modern safari trend is the reissue of Kaare Klint’s classic Safari chair designed for Carl Hansen in 1933. An extremely functional easy chair that’s quick to assemble and disassemble without a single tool, it’s also incredibly comfortable and makes a striking style statement without sacrificing space.
Wooden African sculptures and a hide-covered stool inject exotic flavour, while the acrylic console table adds a contemporary hit. Limed-oak panelling creates a warm, whitewashed backdrop for artefacts.
A zebra-print rug and textile wall hanging lend a global mystique to this bedroom. Clean lined furnishings, a modern lamp and white bedding don’t detract from the impact of the graphic patterns.
Mounted animal horns and antlers from North America and Africa, cowhide carpets and faux-fur throws add to the cosiness of this country home owned by Absolutely store owner and designer Viki Mansell. Mansell put her sophisticated taste and gift for mixing eras to good use by juxtaposing Ultrasuede-covered tuxedo sofas with earthy finds.
Suzanne chose a pair of comfortable Mogens Koch Folding Chairs for her basement sitting area. The design has a modern safari feel and works with the rest of the basement’s fresh style.
Watch our video tour of Suzanne’s basement.
Faux porcupine quills were knotted together to form a unique lamp base that evokes modern safari style.
Black and white accents, seen in the faux-zebra rug and tribal-vibe throw pillows are sharp focal points in this neutral living room. Waterfall tables won’t distract from signature pieces such as the twig deer head (a nod to big game trophies, no hunting required).
Vancouver interior designers Riesco & Lapres used the artwork as a starting point to evoke a sophisticated, world-traveler vibe in this reading nook. The faux zebra skin rug, Moroccan leather pouf and graffiti cushion fabric tie the look together.
In Calgary designer Nam Dang-Mitchell’s foyer, the African-style stool and graphic zebra rug make a striking first impression and set the tone for the eclectic decor throughout the home.
A collection of antlers on the wall, a monogrammed wicker trunk used as a bedside table and a lazily spinning ceiling fan give this room a bush camp feel. The Serengeti vibe is enhanced by a succulent on the table and zebra toys.
These leather-covered thermoses are hand-stitched with cross-stitch detailing along the seams.
Worldly finds and exotic textiles look elegant in this globetrotting-styled space. Leggy chairs, artwork with an African influence and a simple striped kilim are easy ways to bring nomadic style to your home.
A leather chair and leopard throw lend a winter scheme a little sub-Saharan vibe in this eclectic living room.
Designer Sloan Mauran used crane prints and zebra pillows to give her Palm Beach guest room an exotic feel. An iconic mid-century modern Warren Platner chair reupholstered in white cotton and geo print bedding keep the look fresh.
Homeowner and stylist Sabrina Linn injects a hint of safari style with overscale animal print artwork instead of the traditional hide rug. This subtle play meshes with the room’s soothing tone-on-tone scheme.
The Hermès foldable Pippa stool features a warm wood finish and a dark leather seat.
A vintage leather sofa lends a moody character to this living room, heightened by tribal pillows in a bark-cloth fabric. Smoked-glass accents and striped drapes add a rakish retro polish.