In the heart of London's Notting Hill district, Africa is summoned and heralded in a home that is an urban oasis replete with memories of travels across the continent.
South African Airways installed eye-catching new interiors this year which blend a modern aesthetic with African tradition.
The M'Afrique exhibition used furniture to showcase the aesthetic influences and diversity of the continent with the creativity of a few of the great artists and exponents of contemporary African culture.
Uganda's natural beauty inspires a sophisticated design approach to one of Africa's most elegant hotel properties. Situated in Kampala, the land-locked country's bustling capital, the Kampala Serena Hotel blends indigenous themes with careful attention to the hotel chain's 5 Star details.
Off the northern coast of Kenya, on the island of Lamu, a house captures the spirit of its owner and is site. Building on Lamu is never easy. This centuries old island, with an old town that is a UNESCO protected Cultural Heritage Site, is accessible only by boat or air, and cars are not allowed. Despite the challenges, owner Suno Kay Osterweis, an aficionado of the local swahili culture, and architect Claudio Modola, worked together to create a home that celebrates local aesthetics and building forms.
Situated in Key West, Florida, this contemporary home with strong Moorish influences for Actress Veronica Webb is a tropical oasis transplanted from Morocco.
David Adjaye, lead designer of the the team of Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup, is selected to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.