Wednesday 10 March 2010

Elizabeth Warner's Retreat in Kenya

Good beautiful morning! Here's interior designer Elizabeth Warner's gorgeous home in Nairobi. She is a New Yorker but her dream was having a retreat in the capital of Kenya. The architecture of the house was done by Anthony Russell and she of course designed the interiors.
I soo love it! How about you?

Situated on 10 acres of bushlands, the house has corrugated-metal roofs, stone walls and multiple French doors, which help keep the inside cool

In the great room, amid the structure’s monochromatic finishes, Warner added color—pieces that she either inherited or collected during her travels through Africa, India and beyond. The sofas were made locally with hand-dyed fabrics. The low table and chest are Chinese.

A figwood table and a wrought-iron chandelier in the dining room.

The kitchen has a dhow-wood table, figwood cabinets and lighting fashioned from Swahili fishing nets.

Rustic, unpainted stone floors and soaring white ceilings, Warner selected a hand-carved four-poster bed made by Swahili artisans. The footstool is from Afghanistan. All of the fabrics were acquired in India.

Photography by Tim Beddow

I added this post to the MckLinky parties hosted by Melissa at The Inspired Room and Leah at A Silly Little Sparrow. Lots of other blogs linked up at their sites! Thanks so much Melissa and Leah!

All images and information from Architectural Digest.

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