Gilt's editorial VP, Tyler Thoreson, possesses a personal (and design) style that puts a fresh, contemporary spin on the classics. And here, in the latest incarnation of our latest "Gilt Influencer Picks" series, he's chosen both men's fashion and home decor that encapsulate that aesthetic: Everything on offer here — urban-yet-rugged denim, sleek bags, pop-icon art, clean-lined sofas, and lots more — are a perfect blend of timeless and right-now. For more on Thoreson's style and inspirations, check out our blog, The Fifth Floor, at: gilt.com/blog/home
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.
Mix it up on the floor: Layered rugs are all the rage because they give life to any design, and add texture, color, and dimension in an interesting way. We've got plenty of thought-starters here; mix and match your favorites and create your own vignette.</p> <p>Room image: Annie Schlechter/GMAimages