Travel Inspired: Kenya

Mar 18, 2020

When meeting and interviewing a new client I often ask: “what was your favorite trip ever and why?”. Translating the answers I received over the years has helped guide many of my projects.

In a modern take on British Colonial style, I drew inspiration for this particular transformation, from the inviting hotel I once stayed in, on the Kenyan island of Pemba.

Travel Inspired: Kenya

Organic in feel, I used bamboo shades to dress the windows, inviting upholstered pieces that sport cotton twill slipcovers, a sisal area rug and vintage floral fabric accents. The space really came to life when its mossy green walls were trimmed with white millwork. Animal prints seem to add a dose of excitement to this cheerful sunroom.

The crisp white ceiling draws the eye up and is juxtaposed against the deep ebony stain that coats the floor below. The antique bamboo etagere was discovered on a trip to Savannah and it complements a dramatic ceiling fan hanging above the space.

A trunk used as a coffee table not only unifies the seating arrangement but provides extra storage space and a dose of campaign style flair. Woven baskets, whimsical end tables and an infusion of natural light keep this space casual and bright.

Travel Inspired: Kenya

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