Baytil Ajaib: Swahili-inspired interior design at Lamu’s House of Wonder

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Greetings from the East African coast and yet another beautiful example of Swahili-inspired interior design. I am writing to you from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (which, at 30 degrees Celsius, 94% humidity & to be fair, cloudy skies, is by local standards cold!) but today's post features a townhouse located a little further north – Lamu, Kenya.

Welcome to Baytil Ajaib, meaning the House of Wonder. The ceilings in this palatial house are made from five types of lime-coral stone, including snail shell and engraved turtles represent fertility and resistance to evil spirit. Wonderful views of Lamu town, the Lamu archipelago, sailing dhows, occasional schools of dolphins and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets are some of the things that you can enjoy, along with the birds and butterflies that frequent the courtyard of the house.

You can book a stay at Baytil Ajaib through Chic Retreats.

Images via the Baytil Ajaib website and Lamu.org

 

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