Some African inspiration…
I must admit that I have never been ‘fan’ of African decor, maybe with the exception of being at a game lodge. That seems to have changed a bit, firstly I’m going through a complete obsession with natural materials in the home and, strangely enough, sisal mats. Of course I’m still a student, don’t own my own house and hardly have money to spend on decor but I still love it and I can blog about it! Ha! I also was browsing in Simon’s Town and came across this book (Hot Afro) which only strengthened my already growing love of really simple, chic, and elegant African decor. I love the whole African theme for a home, in small amounts though and with one rule – NO orange, that colour in large amounts makes me nauseous.
Moving on though! I started a new painting of an Nguni cow just to suffice this growing love! I think this sudden obsession became after my luxury safari with the boyfriend earlier this holiday. I must say, that my first experience of a 5-star game lodge exceeded all my expectations. We stayed at Tau Game Reserve in Madikwe and it was beautiful – it’s also nice having your bed made for you twice a day. There were always buffet’s for meals, and the whole small lodge dined together and that was when we noticed that Stu and I were just about the only South Africans there. I had an outdoor shower that was a few metres from the watering hole (mind you, there was an electric fence separating me from the wild animals). We saw a huge amount of game and my favourites were the one month old elephant calf and the tiny lion cubs we saw.
Here some pics of everything…
Image Source: Decor Tips
Painting by Terry Angelos
I’ve started working on my own painting – see the first few stages of my nguni cow painting below. I’m also busy on my lounge at the moment and I want to bring in my own touch of Africa.