There was a massive animal print trend in 90′s fashion, which inevitably trickled down into interiors at the turn of the 21st century. I remember my first job as an interior designer, my boss loved animal print, and tried to push it onto her clients, thank god most of them new better!

In my opinion the problem with the trend wasn’t the concept, or even the prints, it was execution. I think that is usually the problem with trends in general. They get over-done. Some decorators (you know who you are) {actually you probably don’t, that’s part of the problem}, go over board with a theme or idea. Design should be subtle, just like fashion. At least that’s my two bits.

So what do you think of this Urban Safari room? Now, I wouldn’t do ALL of the things in this room (were you paying attention above when I said don’t over-do it?) But taking some of these African safari elements and putting them in a modern room, with understated and beautiful furniture, gives a big wow factor.

Urban Safari

Get this room:


Cutpaper Giraffe Wallpaper in Black, Tan and Vintage White – Kreme

$199/roll

 

Florence Loft Sofa in Wool from Manhattan Home

$50 off any purchase of $999 

$1200

 


Thames Black Leather Lounge Chair

$599

 

Ovalette Coffee Table by Artek

$2,595

 

 

Zebra Polypropylene Acrylic Area Rug in Brown and Cream from The Rug Market Collection

5×8 –  $416

8×10 – $790

 

 


Small Rhinoceros Wall Mount by Twos Company

$135

 

 


Ivory Ceramic Stool – Burke Decor

$235

 


Halogen Lichtsack White

$69

 


Embossed Leather Journal – Twos Company

$30

 


Lions (Polaroid) 2009 by elise irving

$100

 

Kenya 18″ Embroidered Stripes Pillow – Villa Home Collection

$85

 


Zulu 22″ Pillow – Villa Home Collection

$65

 


Weathered Resin Buck Antlers Set of 2- Lazy Susan

$170/set

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5 Responses to Urban Safari Living Room

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  4. JerryZhang says:

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  5. Cynthia says:

    I love the coffee table but not the price of it

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