Sleek silhouettes, steely hues, and the occasional hit of energetic print: These furnishings and accents would all look perfectly at home in a downtown loft (and, by the way, they’d add sophisticated, urbane style to wherever you live, even if it’s a ways from downtown).
Done right, a safari decor theme is rich and elegant. The key is restraint: Choose one or two focal pieces for visual impact, like a rustic teak table or a natural-finish wood platform bed. Then finish the look with personality-filled accents like a wooden animal-head wall sculpture or a whimsical elephant ottoman. Keep the rest of the room minimal: A subdued palette of solids, in earthy or black-and-white tones, is an ideal backdrop.