livingExclusive Inspiration: Out of Africa
N o. 23 – May, 2012
Out of Africa
African inspired décor as we know it today embodies a myriad of influences from the continents rich and diverse history. Elements of a traditional Africa – the flora, the fauna and the tribal life - are combined with a romantic, ‘old-world’ feel from colonial settlement (think Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in ‘Out of Africa’).
These two contrasting elements blend together beautifully in the work of Johannesburg based interior designer Yvonne O’Brien. Her work at the Londolzi Game Reserve Park is an inspiring example of this ethereally elegant décor, blending classic European design with that inspired by a traditional land and a vibrant culture.
Scroll the gallery for a tour through Yvonne’s Londolzi Lodges, or shop the story and add a little ‘Out of Africa’ elegance to your home.
written by Camilla Wagstaff