The African heritage house

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  1. Urban Stylin

    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    pic africanheritagebook.com
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  2. Urban Stylin

    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    here are some pics of the house
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    the exterior
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    Room at the top with handpainted ceiling and walls

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    one of the bedrooms
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    in Marie Claire
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    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    first floor terrace which overlooks the Nairobi national park and also has a steam train that passes the front
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    guest room

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    more rooms

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    the pool house at night whose jacuzzi overlooks the national park
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    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    more images from twistyfoldy.net

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    the view

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    twistyfoldy.net

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    the train passing by

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    one of the Arabic style Swahili doors

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  8. gius

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    i like these a lot, so many different materials and patterns everywhere. so much attention to detail. thanks for the pictures urbanstylin
     
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    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    UR WELCOME, I want to get some inspiration from the ethnic wall paintings which are very detailed
     
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    yea I was wondering about those. And the furnishings.. the designs are primarily geometric. There's only a very few pieces with floral or human/animal motifs...

    also I'd love to visit the mud mosque!
     
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    Urban Stylin, thank you so much for sharing. To say that it is beautiful would be a total understatement. I really love all the different materials, designs and textures used. It is both traditional and timeless and I would love to see it in real life.
     
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    Ur welcome, I got to visit it while still in design school and I have to say its awesome, it feels like an African royal palace from another era. The best thing about it is that most of the pieces are relics and have a story behind them.
     
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    the mud mosques still exist in West Africa just imagine the contrast of the mud mosque's colour against bright floral robes worn by the locals. I think Liya had a shoot for US vogue in such a place a couple of years back.

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    Yes, these photos are incredible. I adore African colors, materials, and styles.
     

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