September 9, 2013
On the Hunt: Animal Prints
Embrace bright colors to play up a printed pattern. Animal textures will make great accents when incorporated in punchy colorways.
Add a bit of edge to a more traditional piece with upholstery. Brunschwig & Fils and Scalamandré are among our industry favorites in this category, and patterns like "Leopardo" and "Tigre" can even be purchased in smaller quantities on Etsy or eBay.
For a fresh take, add animal prints with an altered or deconstructed pattern. While a no-brainer for modern spaces, these reinterpreted classics are also clever ways to refresh more traditional rooms.
Graphic and visually rich, animal print is a timeless tradition in home decor. Don't be afraid to mix and match with various styles.
Photographs: Chic and Deco, William Waldron for Architectural Digest, Susan Brown, Katie Ridder, Andrew Arthur, Simon Upton for Elle Decor, Melanie Acvevedo for Veranda, From Right Bank, Lonny, Alexandre Bailhache, Justin Coit
|Leopard Dinnerware, from $10, C Wonder||Vintage Parsons Style Dining Chairs, $1950 (set of four), Mecox||Conga Line Pillow, from $108, Arianna Belle|
Cheetah Roman Chair, $999, Neiman Marcus
|Bench in Snow Leopard Cowhide, $1295, 1st Dibs||Cobalt Cheetah Wing Chairs, price upon request, H & H Home|
|Sheldon Cheetah Pillow, from $225, Square Feathers||Magical Thinking Falling Leopard Print Curtain, $29, Urban Outfitters||African Mod Leopard Print Pillow, $49, High Fashion Home|
|Climbing Leopard Rug, from $10,200, The Rug Company||Scalamandre by Lenox Zebras Rectangular Tray, from $175, Bloomingdales||Elephant Plate, $600, Far4|
|Cognac Hide Pillow, $199, Pfiefer Studio||Houston Hide Rug, $705, Furbish||Water Snake Boxes, $345, Mecox|