Bring the big five to your home on a smaller, design scale rather than shelling out on that once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday. Much safer.
Leopard print and jungle pattern is creeping its way from the catwalk into home interiors…
1. KING OF THE JUNGLE
We love the charming Animals cushions collection from Chelsea Textiles, like the Seated Tiger & Cockatoo. The cushions have all been embroidered by hand and will add a whimsical note to your home.
2. TIME FOR TEA
Ladurée has collaborated with British luxury shoes and accessories designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal to create this beautiful box of loose leaf tea. The design, which features a leopard, was inspired by Charlotte’s iconic mascot.
3. JUST DIVINE
As its name suggests, Divine Savages is all about creating beautiful pieces with a fierce, slightly dark undertone. Roaring for different reasons, rich designs on the brand’s latest super-luxe cushion line are inspired by the Twenties and midnight-hour jungles. Expect sumptuous velvets galore, piping details and plush duck feather fillings. Fancy!
4. EXOTIC TOUCH
Featuring curious beasts in a fanciful jungle setting, artist Emma J Shipley’s Animalia collection of fabrics for Clarke & Clarke is now available on wooden-framed chairs.
The range includes the Langley chair in Rousseau Blue, H75xW63x D67cm, £499, clarke-clarke.com
5. WILD SIDE
Nature in print needn’t mean wishy-washy seascapes and spring flowers in bloom. Sarah Fortescue takes a more daring approach with her latest collection, inspired by the designer’s South African roots. Expect big beasts, jewel-like hues and psychedelic prints.
6. SCENTS OF ADVENTURE
Line up candles by British designer Matthew Williamson on your mantelpiece and you’ll travel from an English country garden to Jaipur via Palm Springs and Mediterranean coastal towns. Not a bad way to get more bang for your travelling buck, right? Fragrances feature notes of patchouli and cedar wood, whispers of juniper and cinnamon, and accents of Ceylon tea, all housed in beautiful jars with intricate prints inspired by their aromas.
7. FRESH INK
TV presenter Emma Willis has taken her skills from the small screen to interiors with a new collection for Dunelm. The inky polka dot Klio duvet set sits alongside stylish bedding in pale-pink leopard prints.
8. SPOT ON
Thought the Cambridge Satchel Company was all serious, studious-feel school bags? Think again. In its trademark leather, the revamped Portrait backpack brings a more rebellious streak to the mix, with a splash of safari-style leopard-print. Sling over your shoulder and feel like the coolest kid in class.
9. COINING IT
Cash transactions are set to go out of fashion, but wouldn’t that be a shame when coin holders look this good? Hold on to those precious cold hard coppers and lock them away in Dutch designer &klevering’s leopard design.