California Home With Safari Inspiration

Though located just outside of Los Angeles, this contemporary home feels far away from the city thanks to its unique, safari-inspired motif. Turtle shell statues, zebra-print toss pillows, antelope sculptures and animal-print rugs all add interest to the space and pair well with the warm, hut-like ceilings.

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Photo By: Meghan Bob

Contemporary Living Room With Zebra Rug

A zebra rug is a fun focal point in the center of this neutral living room. The room's narrow shape is countered by the rug's zany stripes, as well as the high ceiling.

Entry and Foyer With Black Urns

Matching black urns and a foyer with striking sculpture make a memorable impression in the entry way of this home.

Contemporary Neutral Foyer With Geometric Pendant

This foyer delivers a stylish lesson on adding visual interest to a neutral space. So many intriguing shapes fill the room with movement, starting with the geometric pendant light all the way down to the animal skin rug.

Contemporary Living Room With Yellow Throw

Lots of white balances out this living room's exposed wood ceiling and brick fireplace. Designers even added a skylight to bring in more natural light.

Contemporary Living Room With Brick Chimney

The brick fireplace in this living room extends all the way to the vaulted ceiling, a handsome way to spotlight the room's height and exposed beams.

Contemporary Living Room With Zebra Rug

A jute rug is a simple base for this living room; for a touch of exotic, a zebra rug is layered on top. Layering a smaller rug atop a larger one can be a good strategy in a big room, when you have bold colors or pattern that you don't want to take over the space.

Contemporary Foyer With Green Sofa

This foyer is all elegance and style with an olive green velvet loveseat (extra points for the unusual color!) and bright painting.

Contemporary Living Room With Yellow Throw

Earth tones are the foundation of this home's living areas, warm and inviting in their look and a perfect backdrop for the bold artwork.

Black Console Table and Art

Standout art is highlighted by this living room's simple, black console table. A handful of branches in a vase are a playful echo of the deer's V-shaped antlers.

Contemporary Living Room With Beaded Sculpture

Textures fill this room with visual interest. Global-inspired fabric is used for the upholstery and cushions. Lamps and pendants match the strong shapes of the sculptures.

Bookshelf and White Vase

This shelving unit's nooks and crannies are a wonderful match for the varied collection of art, doubling almost as frames for the bold shapes and lines.

Neutral Contemporary Rounded Dining Area

The rounded dining area is light-filled and so inviting, with plenty of curves and an expansive art collection. For a rustic touch, can't beat an animal skin rug.

Contemporary Neutral Dining Room With Leather Chairs

This rounded dining room has grace with its simple color palette—mostly browns and white—and plentiful natural light. The round dining table follows the room's curves; an angular chandelier is just the right note of contrast.

Contemporary Open Plan Kitchen With Gray Island

The chef gets to be part of the action with this home's graceful open plan kitchen. White walls and countertops call attention to the room's warm wood beams.

Neutral Open Plan Kitchen With Pears

Instead of upper cabinets, this kitchen uses open shelving, a choice which lightens the room's overall appearance and lets pretty dishes be part of the display.

Open Kitchen Shelves and Cutting Boards

Dishes, cutting boards and lighting are all part of the beautiful display in this kitchen, thanks to its open shelving and clean, white backsplash

Contemporary Dining Room With Gold Pendant

This spare dining room uses shapes to make a dynamic space: the paneling on the walls and ceiling, a boxy pendant light, the dining chairs' vertical lines.

Contemporary Bar With Gray Cabinets

A petite bar is pretty as a picture, natural wood window frames pairing beautifully with the golden pendant light and rustic barstools. Cabinetry is sleek slate gray.

Hallway With Gallery Wall

Bright artwork in different colored frames turns this hallway into a cheerful gallery.

Neutral Bathroom With Wood Candlesticks

This bathroom's brushed metal finishes enhance the wood vanity's honey hues. The countertop and vessel sink, in fresh white, are a clean finishing touch.