Annemarie is Chanel-red lips and black Chinese suits. She is also the best storyteller alive. Annemarie is rooted in both South Africa and the soil of the nations she has explored on her travels. Annemarie was born to be in media: TV training at the early days of the SABC, followed by a stint in fashion for popular local magazines. She then joined fellow media genius Karen Roos and together they spear-headed a brand new magazine that made a deep impression on the SA fashion scene, namely RED. In her whirlwind of creativity Annemarie published a number of books and her current life is filled with the style bible – VISI magazine, SA’s design wunderkind and one which holds its own beside the finest global décor magazines.
Where in the World is John?13 January 2016Annemarie Meintjes on photographing Angama Mara for VISI, making the cover and named best magazine cover when it hit the street… We had fun with this shoot. The Maasai naturalist John Peenko was used in every shot not only to show the scale of the spaces, but mostly because I took my inspiration, my colour...ByAnnemarie Meintjes
Talking Colours with Multiple Names5 June 2015At Angama Mara we all sat around the same table when it came to creating ‘THE LOOK’, although it must be made very clear that Steve Fitzgerald is the Official Decorator (along with being Officially-In-Charge-of-just-about-Everything). Right from the start it was decided that the main colour scheme would be Maasai Red and French Khaki, with...ByAnnemarie Meintjes
Scatter Cushions: R.I.P.13 January 2015Annemarie Meintjes, stylist extraordinaire, was the lead design consultant when conceptualising the "Angama Mara look" and doesn't feel mildly about anything, especially when it comes to scatter cushions...ByAnnemarie Meintjes
It All Began in Paris in 1923…24 December 2014Annemarie Meintjes, stylist extraordinaire, was the lead design consultant when conceptualising the "Angama Mara look" and shares the story of how she decided on the classic french metal armchairs from Fermob for Angama Mara's outdoor furnitureByAnnemarie Meintjes
It All Started with The Bath30 September 2014“It started with a galvanized bath, of course, and then I read all about Karen and Denys, their romance, their safaris and the history of Kenya during those times” says Annemarie Meintjes on where she took her inspiration for the Angama Mara interiorsByAnnemarie Meintjes