The African Queen

Bed view from Globe

One place in the world I have always wanted to visit is Africa.  The recent round of Collabor88 sparked my creative juices and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to reappraise the monthly “? Room” article based on a specific theme, African Safari.  To create the luxurious safari inspired bedroom haven fit for an African Queen tones of gold, browns, sandstone, creams, and white overlaid with textures of leather, canvas, suede, cotton, and faux fur tied the room together.  Don’t be afraid to overlap rugs and mix animal prints to accomplish the mood of the Africa.  Most items I used are offered at the current round of Collabor88, ending tomorrow so runnnn, and the Lion wall art is a gatcha item from the Around the World in 80 Days hunt available until September 30.  Hope you enjoyed my safari retreat, I had a blast styling the room.  **UPDATE: So sorry I made an error, I thought C88 closed on August 7 for set-up but this afternoon I attempted to teleport to pick up a few last minute items and was unable to access the event location.  All items will be available at the main store locations.

Bed Overview

Lion Wall Art - Daker

Chair close up

Gold Sofa with view of patio

Balcony

Featured items at Collabor88:

  • Scarlet Creative: Safari Bed Blinds
  • The Loft: Mara Copper Mirror, Mara Rug Brown, Mara Tray, Horn Accent Spiral
  • Floorplan: Faux Fur Rug (texture change)
  • Lark: Safari Chair Sand
  • Apple Fall: Wood Tribal Jars

Other items used:

  • Trompe Loeil: Cortona Villa, Bamboo Ring Lamps (March 2013)
  • Floorplan: Sailor’s Sofa Gold, Animal Curtains
  • Apple Fall: Nouveau Screen, Baby Dresser (Mahogany), Travel Drawers (Peruvian), Sunburst Mirror, Designer Books, Red Poppies in Glazed Vase, L’Air Frais, L’Oliver
  • The Loft: Bacall Copper Mirror, Bacall Frames, Catch all Bowl, Red Wine Glasses
  • Standby: Huckleberry Globe
  • Mudhoney: Painted Antlers, Madagascar Boxes
  • Bazar: Toronto Bookcase, Toronto Vase
  • StoraxTree: Vintage Plant Stand Palm Bj
  • The Mustard Seed: Worn Brown Trunk
  • Élan: 212 Safari Collection Armchair
  • Potpourri Designs: Lion Wall Art (Around the Grid in 80 Day hunt item)
  • Aphrodite Shop: Lion Vase, African Pillows in Basket
  • DIGS: Verona Bistro Set
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