December 23, 2015

Season's Greetings

Safari Fusion blog | Season's Greetings from Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au

Thank you for making this year so happy and bright.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Note: we are closed for the holidays from Christmas Eve and re-open 4th January.

December 16, 2015

Christmas gift edit

Safari Fusion blog | Christmas gift edit | Last minute gift ideas with a difference by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au

OK hands up, who hasn't started their Christmas shopping?

If you are looking for something a little different, colourful and expertly handcrafted then we are here to help.

Place and pay for your order before 12.00pm and we will have your special gift on its way to you that afternoon.

Best of all, it comes presented with an art card, wrapped in our green tissue paper and finished with a ribbon and little Christmas bead decoration.

December 10, 2015

VIP Shopping Day TODAY

Safari Fusion blog | VIP Shopping Day| 20% off storewide today only 10th December
We only do this once a year!

20% off storewide for our lovely Mailing List subscribers.

Not a member? Join our Mailing List now to receive the special promotion code to use at checkout.

Happy shopping!

December 2, 2015

Beach living

Safari Fusion blog | Beach living | Beautiful, light and airy coastal style bedroom at Pebbles Kommetjie, South Africa
With summer now upon us and temperatures rising, December/January are the months when many of us city people pack up and head away to the coast. Whether it be a tent, caravan or a beach house, a weekend away or a lengthy summer break; a little time out for relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends is what beach living is all about.

Safari Fusion blog | Beach living | Nautical styling at Scrimshaw beach cottage Churchhaven, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Beach living | Relaxed dining at Pebbles Kommetjie, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Beach living | An open fire for those chilly coastal evenings at Pebbles Kommetjie, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Beach living | Al fresco dining with water views at Scrimshaw beach cottage Churchhaven, South Africa
{Images: 1-5 Perfect Hideaways}

November 28, 2015

Vases + Crosses

Safari Fusion blog | Soda Bottle Vase | Ceramic bottle vase glazed white or black by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au
Some of our new arrivals.....just in time for Christmas!

Safari Fusion blog | Ethiopian Coptic Crosses | New designs both processional and hand-held crosses mounted by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au

Safari Fusion blog | Phrenology Vase (Bo Kaap) | Human bust head vase by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au

November 20, 2015

Quirky colonial men

Safari Fusion blog | Quirky colonial men | A super tall Colonial Man statue guarding the doorway to a bedroom
A guaranteed conversation starter, Colonial Men statues are a quirky art piece that work well in eclectic and global style interiors.

Also known as Colon [French for colonial] statues, they became popular post colonial rule in the Ivory Coast during the late 1950s. It is said as foreign administrators and expatriates began departing, they commissioned portraits of their vocation as a souvenir - doctor, soldier, priest and business men.

My own pipe smoking, orange shirt Colonial Man (see the last image) has been a colourful feature of our living room for many years. At 154cm tall, it is a favourite with my niece and nephew who used his shirt buttons to measure their growth from their last visit. Needless to say they are now both taller then my Colonial Man (and also me!).

Safari Fusion blog | Quirky colonial men | Colourful Colon Men from our Woven & Stitched collection

Safari Fusion blog | Quirky colonial men | A beautiful book shelf collection of West African Colon statues

Safari Fusion blog | Quirky colonial men | Adding touches of yellow with a Colonial Man on a floating wall shelf


Safari Fusion blog | Quirky colonial men | My own Colonial Man statue used as a prop on our Safari-esque photo shoot

October 29, 2015

Black magic

Safari Fusion blog | Black magic | Eclectic style in a Higgovale home, Cape Town South Africa
To say I am obsessed with black at the moment is an understatement, I still love my colour but splashes of black are popping up all over my house. New dining chairs, black, new drinking glasses, black, new wall art over the TV and cabinet, you guessed it, black.

When I came across the above image of a beautiful home in Higgovale  Cape Town (and a finalist for House and Leisure's House of the Year 2015), you know what caught my eye, yep the gorgeous pressed metal black cabinet along with the incredible Richard Smith artwork.

So with Black on the brain and Halloween this Saturday what better then to pick some of my favourite interior pictures from South Africa for a little bit of black magic.

Safari Fusion blog | Black magic | Modern open-air living space in a Pretoria East home, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Black magic | All black kitchen cabinetry (and black cats!) in a contemporary Johannesburg home, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Black magic | An industrial style home with black furnishings in Pretoria, South Africa
{Images: 1 House and Leisure, 2-4 Visi}

October 21, 2015

Cushion stack

Safari Fusion blog | Cushion stack | An Australian inspired beach house in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
There is nothing more comfortable and relaxing then sitting amongst a plush pile of cushions and pillows....

Safari Fusion blog | Cushion stack | Dining in comfort in a beautifully renovated home in Illovo Johannesburg, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cushion stack | Block print Safari Cushions and Chitenche fabric Cushions by Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog | ushion stack | A cosy corner in an eclectic style Moroccan home in Tangiers
{Images: 1 Soul Arch, 2 House and Leisure, 3 Safari Fusion, 4 Vogue}

October 14, 2015

Spring clean

Safari Fusion blog | Spring clean | Our online Safari Store www.safarifusion.com.au has had a Spring clean
Our online Safari Store has had a Spring clean; we hope you like our mini refresh!

Beautiful images on our home page from our Woven & Stitched photoshoot by super duo Heather Nette King and Mike Baker.

September 16, 2015

Cushion SALE!

Safari Fusion blog >> Cushion SALE | 30% off all Cushions with FREE delivery until Sunday
FLASH SALE all Cushions & Pillows 30% off with FREE delivery Australia-wide.
Ends Sunday, 20 September 2015.

Happy shopping!

September 2, 2015

Inside a customer's home

Safari Fusion blog | Inside a customer's home | A renovated Sydney cottage featuring a Safari Fusion Red Bamileke Feather Headdress | Real Living Sep 2015

I love seeing our customer's homes feature in some of Australia's leading home and lifestyle magazines.

The current edition of Real Living magazine's 'Before + After' showcases a stylish Swiss inspired home in Sydney, that features one very beautiful Safari Fusion Red Bamileke Feather Headdress.

Safari Fusion blog | Inside a customer's home | A renovated Sydney cottage featuring a Safari Fusion Red Bamileke Feather Headdress | Real Living Sep 2015

Safari Fusion blog | Inside a customer's home | A renovated Sydney cottage featuring a Safari Fusion Red Bamileke Feather Headdress | Real Living Sep 2015
{Images: Homes to Love}

August 20, 2015

La Petite Maison

Safari Fusion blog | La Petite Maison | Stylish home away from home in Tamboerskloof Cape Town, South Africa
This two bedroom Victorian cottage in Tamboerskloof Cape Town is as stylish as a city home away from home can get (and even better it is available for holiday rentals!).

An eclectic mix of furnishings and styles are anchored by the calming blue and green colour palate.

Tip: Break the rules and create an element of surprise by decorating a sitting room or formal lounge in complete contrast to your home's colour scheme.

Safari Fusion blog | La Petite Maison | Stylish home away from home in Tamboerskloof Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | La Petite Maison | Stylish home away from home in Tamboerskloof Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | La Petite Maison | Stylish home away from home in Tamboerskloof Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | La Petite Maison | Stylish home away from home in Tamboerskloof Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | La Petite Maison | Stylish home away from home in Tamboerskloof Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | La Petite Maison | Stylish home away from home in Tamboerskloof Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | La Petite Maison | Stylish home away from home in Tamboerskloof Cape Town, South Africa
{Images: Perfect Hideaways}

August 5, 2015

Cape Town travels

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Town travels | The best coffee in town at Haas, Bo Kaap Cape Town
I am in the throws of planning my next Africa trip which always includes a visit to my favourite city, Cape Town. During my week in town I love to visit some of my old favourite places and also discover some new ones.

My go to for great coffee is the quirky cafe Haas, not only is the coffee, food and curated collection of African art fantastic, it's located on the edge of Bo Kaap so that I can stroll some of the streets to view the bright coloured painted houses.

When browsing Kloof Street's stores I always pop into LIM [less is more] for their neutral palate of furniture and homewares. Then a short cab ride to the Cape Quarter in Waterkant to visit my all time favourite store Africa Nova, packed full to the brim with gorgeous colourful African art, crafts and homewares, both contemporary and traditional.

My time in Cape Town always includes a stay over a Saturday so that I can visit Woodstock's The Old Biscuit Mill stores and also the foodie heaven Neighbourgoods Market.

I can't wait to explore you again Cape Town!

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Town travels | Home away from home at the beautiful Kensington Place, Higgovale Cape Town

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Town travels | Home away from home at the beautiful Kensington Place, Higgovale Cape Town

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Town travels | LIM [less is more] homewares & furniture store, Kloof Street Cape Town

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Town travels | Africa Nova store, a treausre trove of beautiful African wares, Cape Quarter De Waterkant Cape Town

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Town travels | The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock, Cape Town

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Town travels | Neighbourgoods Market every Saturday at The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock, Cape Town
{Images: 1 Haas via Visi, 2-3 Kensington Place, 4 LIM, 5 Africa Nova, 6 The Old Biscuit Mill, 7 Neighbourgoods Market via Kellie}

July 15, 2015

Photographer Anthony Pappone

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Anthony Pappone | Festival of the Masks FESTIMA [Festival International des Masques], Dédougou Burkina Faso
This week's inspiration...travel photographer Anthony Pappone's beautiful images of West Africa's festivals and dances.

Click here to view more of his photographic works.

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Anthony Pappone | Dogon mask dance, Pays Dogon Country, Mali

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Anthony Pappone | Festival on the Niger, Segou Sahel, Mali

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Anthony Pappone | Festival of the Masks FESTIMA [Festival International des Masques], Dédougou Burkina Faso

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Anthony Pappone | Dogon mask dance, Pays Dogon Country, Mali

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Anthony Pappone | Festival of the Masks FESTIMA [Festival International des Masques], Dédougou Burkina Faso
{Images: Anthony Pappone via Flickr}