Photo Gallery: Modern Safari
An exotic trend is tempered by sleek touches.
Buttery leather will age beautifully over time, giving this classic chair a seasoned appeal.
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.
An acrylic waterfall table directs attention to the artwork.
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 graphic wallhanging hints at tribal fabrics.
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.
Rustic meets modern in this spectacular upscale home.
Designer and shop owner Viki Mansell put her sophisticated taste and gift for mixing eras to good use when decorating her stunning country cottage. In what Viki calls the “winter” living area, Ultrasuede-covered tuxedo sofas invite people to gather. The stripped-pine fireplace and early-19th-century armoire are traditional elements. Uplights sitting on the floor beside the fireplace cast an unobstrusive glow. Mounted animal horns and antlers from North America and Africa, cowhide carpets and faux-fur throws also add to the cosiness.
Whitewashed walls and doors keep things bright.
H&H Editor-and-chief Suzanne Dimma, and her husband, designer Arriz Hassam of Arriz + Co., wanted a basement with a high-style look that would still be functional and flexible. This seating area at the bottom of the stairs maintains the rest of the basement’s fresh Scandi style, and features a chic floating display.
Visit a gallery of Suzanne Dimma’s Renovations for more inspiration.
A simple linen drum shade complements a statement-making lamp base.
Faux porcupine quills were knotted together to form a unique lamp base that evokes modern safari style.
A wild colour pairing is timeless and lively.
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).
See more Modern Safari style rooms in our photo gallery.
Create a cosy cocoon with pattern and worn leather.
A large New York City painting — picked up at a charity auction by the homeowner — dominates this area of the family room. Vancouver interior designers Riesco & Lapres loved the action and colours in the piece, and used it as a starting point to evoke a sophisticated, world-traveler vibe. The faux zebra skin rug, Moroccan leather pouf and graffiti cushion fabric tie the look together.
See more interiors from Riesco & Lapres in our photo gallery.
Bold pieces demand attention in this entryway.
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.
Bush camp style touches create an adventurous look.
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.
An ordinary thermos gets a new look.
These leather-covered thermoses are hand-stitched with cross-stitch detailing along the seams.
Sophisticated fabric and artwork add to this room’s aesthetic.
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.
Add a touch of exotica to festive decorating.
A leather chair and leopard throw lend a winter scheme a little sub-Saharan vibe in this eclectic living room.
Animal touches warm up a grey scheme.
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.
Artwork is a subtle riff on zebra.
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.
These stools are easy to move around as needed.
The Hermès foldable Pippa stool features a warm wood finish and a dark leather seat.
Textured materials tell a story.
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.