is all about architectural features, the mood and ambience of décor and space.
In these pages my selection concentrates on a collection of Swahili style homes and guest houses on the East African coast.
The Swahili style developed from contact with Omani Sultans from the Arabian peninsula trading and settling along this coast centuries ago.
Timber from mangrove trees was used in the construction, as well as coral limestone which allowed the walls to breathe in a hot and humid climate.
The traditional style has been copied and adapted in a variety of ways in modern hotels and houses...