February 6, 2019

Modern bohemian

Safari Fusion blog | Modern bohemian | Modern bohemian kitchen and living room in a Tamboerskloof home, Cape Town / South Africa | Image © vtwonen

A modern bohemian home is a space that tells the story of its inhabitants.

It is not one style, instead a melting pot of different genres; modern, antique, contemporary, boho, Scandinavian or mid century; layered with objects, trinkets and treasures collected on travels, mismatched textiles and unique art.

There are no rules with how to create this look, instead select furniture and artisan pieces that have a story and speak to the heart.

Safari Fusion blog | Modern bohemian | A Wilderness coastal home with a modern bohemian bedroom filled with South African handmade objects and textiles

Safari Fusion blog | Modern bohemian | An artistic living room nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, Cape Town city bowl / South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Modern bohemian | An all white Cape Town home filled with trinkets and treasures from travels abroad / South Africa
Safari Fusion blog | Modern bohemian | North African chic with modern bohemian rugs at Peacock Pavilions, Marrakech / Morocco

Safari Fusion blog | Modern bohemian | Layers of textiles, plants, books, objects and art in a Cape Winelands cottage, Pniel / South Africa
{Images: 1-2 vtwonen, 3,7 Visi, 4-5 Apartment Therapy, 6 Peacock Pavilions}


January 30, 2019

Summer sea views

Safari Fusion blog | Summer sea views | Crashing waves from the clifftop pool at Icaria / Bantry Bay, South Africa
Perched on the steep mountain slopes of Bantry Bay, Cape Town [South Africa]  Icaria is an utterly secluded and tranquil private villa.

Built amongst the boulders of Table Mountain Nature Reserve, it has extraordinary sea views of the Atlantic Ocean from all aspects of the residence, including the swimming pool, which seamlessly merges with the ocean.

For more summer style South African homes read our blog post, Beach living.

Safari Fusion blog | Summer sea views | Spectacular sea views from Icaria / Bantry Bay, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Summer sea views | Kitchen complete with boulders Icaria / Bantry Bay, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Summer sea views | Living room sea views at Icaria / Bantry Bay, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Summer sea views | A bath with water views at Icaria / Bantry Bay, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Summer sea views | African private villa Icaria / Bantry Bay, South Africa
{Images: 1,3,4,6 Robb Report, 2,5,7 Perfect Hideaways}

January 23, 2019

Monkey business

Safari Fusion blog | Monkey business | Handcrafted blue Bead Baboon sculpture [object] by Monkeybiz
We love how a little cheeky Monkey can add a playful element to interior styling.

Featured are Admore's quirky and colourful African inspired fabrics and furniture pieces, along with their beautiful collectable ceramics; and Monkeybiz's clever one-of-a-kind bead creations.

To read our earlier blog postings on both South African creatives, click these links Admiring Ardmore and Monkeybiz.

Safari Fusion blog | Monkey business | Glamourous and fun interior styling with Ardmore Design's Zambezi Sofa and Cushions

Safari Fusion blog | Monkey business | Quirky and fun Ardmore ceramic Monkey sculpture

Safari Fusion blog | Monkey business | Ardmore Design's River Chase Sofa

Safari Fusion blog | Monkey business | A cheeky monkey has taken a liking to this Crochet Poufe by Mayott

Safari Fusion blog | Monkey business | Zambezi Monkey Bean Flame Bench by Ardmore Design

Safari Fusion blog | Monkey business | A troop of handcrafted Bead Baboon sculptures [objects] by Monkeybiz

Safari Fusion blog | Monkey business | Playful interior styling with Ardmore Design's quirky Zambezi Sofa
{Images: 1, 7 Monkeybiz, 2,4,6,8 Ardmore Design, 3 Ardmore Ceramic Art, 5 Mayott via Visi}

January 16, 2019

Living coral

Safari Fusion blog | Living coral /  | Pantone Color of the Year 2019 | Sanctuary Makanyane Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Living Coral is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019.

"Vibrant, yet mellow Pantone Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolising our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, Pantone Living Coral is a nurturing colour that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media."
Pantone

Previous colours of the year by Pantone include 2018 Ultra Violet and 2017 Greenery.

Safari Fusion blog | Living coral | Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Safari Fusion blog | Living coral | Pantone Color of the Year 2019 | Hello Sunshine Throw by Something Good Studio, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Living coral | Pantone Color of the Year 2019 | Marrakech streetscape by Photographer Adrian Louw

Safari Fusion blog | Living coral | Pantone Color of the Year 2019 | South African designer Ronel Jordaan's Felt Ottomans


Safari Fusion blog | Living coral | Pantone Color of the Year 2019 | Singita Sweni Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa
{Images: 1 Sanctuary Retreats, 2 Pantone, 3 Something Good Studio, 4 Adrian Louw, 5 Ronel Jordaan, 6 Singita}

January 9, 2019

We are open

Safari Fusion blog | We are open | Decorate your home in 2019 with African craft / art | Image © Safari Fusion

Happy New Year! After a bit downtime we are back and ready for a fabulous 2019.

Thank you to those that shopped with us over the break, we are busy wrapping and packing your lovely orders and will be in touch soon.

Pictured is a stunning photographic canvas by South African photographer David Ballam titled ‘Arbore Woman’, available in our online Safari Store. She comes stretched and framed in Tassie Oak, framed dimensions 123 x 83 cm.

Contact us for more details.

{Image © Safari Fusion}