Monday, 29 September 2014

AFRO CHIC

South African photographer David Ross
I have a sneaking suspicion a trend is upon us. This disappoints me a little because I don't like trends and I really quite like this look. It's a subtle tribal/African influence in either a simple neutral setting or boho space. The idea is not to go crazy with too many tribal pieces but just a hint to create some interest. Think about layering mud cloth textiles in tribal patterns, or using a simple hide rug, hang some African photography artwork, or use a Malawi occasional chair or Bamileke drum stool. Other more daring but equally fabulous pieces with African flair would be some buffalo horns, a Cameroon or Ju Ju headdress on the wall, or a mounted skull. Spaces styled properly with this Afro chic look give you the sense that the owner is well travelled and worldly - a little adventurous perhaps. But don't get carried away because too much of a good thing can look tacky. 


Manyara Home, Newport, Sydney manyarahome.com.au
Styled for Couleur Locale Concept Store in Belgium
elramlahamra.nl


Portait of Kate Moss by Wolfgang Tillmans
Gwynn Griffith's home in San Antonio, Texas. elledecor.com

A Dulux paints fashion-inspired room, styled by Dulux stylist Bree Leech
Les Interieurs, Paddington, Sydney. The retail store of interior designer Pamela Makin

Lumu Interiors, Rozelle, Sydney
Les Interieurs, Paddington, Sydney. Photo: Vogue Living magazine
Lumu Interiors, Rozelle, Sydney
homebytribal.com.au

Fenton and Fenton fentonandfenton.com.au
Photo: Travel Plus Style travelplusstyle.com


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