Swahili Chic: Living in Style on the East African Coast

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Thames & Hudson, 2007 - Africa, East - 282 pages
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Swahili Chic takes an exotic approach to gracious living from a 2,000-year-old culture rich in beauty and sophistication. Globe-trotting style expert Bibi Jordan introduces the Swahili school of design, architecture and graceful living that instils a sense of simplicity, sensuality and spirituality into any interior. 'Swahili Chic' features the astonishing coral palaces and historic travellers' inns of World Heritage Sites Lamu and Zanzibar, as well as romantic seaside cottages and the eco-adventure resorts of Mombasa and Malindi. Each chapter details the region's past, with fascinating facts about African culture and history, and highlights the most intriguing and inspirational aspects of the local decor, making this an ideal book for both the armchair traveller and the travel adventurer as well as decoration specialists. Bibi offers inimitably chic assistance in integrating aspects of Swahili design into the modern home, anywhere in the world.

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Preface Swahili Shule
Stone Houses Coral Townhouses
trading Places Shopfront Homes

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About the author (2007)

Bibi Jordan has worked in film and marketing commucations. She has lived and worked in five continents and speaks five forgein languages. Safari Chic launches her first book in a new genre she calls "Deco-Eco." Highlights the interior decor of the world's most alluring eco-travel resorts, these books are designed to appeal to both the home decorator and the world traveler. Jordan lives in Los Angles, California.

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