Friday, June 20, 2008

animal in the house


Bringing a little animal skin in to your home keeps things fun and fashionable.  Now, there are many animal prints actually printed on faux suede or cotton canvas to simulate the real without endangering any species.  One does not need to invest in a couch or an entire room, merely an accent piece such as a chair or even a pillow or ottoman.  The above illustration done for
blink decor shows a glamourous sunroom awash in white, accents of turquoise and zebra.

Windsor Smith chic zebra ottoman.  Collection after collection, designers have long been fascinated with fur and skin.  Animals are only natural and blend with all patterns, and every color scheme.  Invite leopard, zebra or ostrich in to your home.

A zebra under foot from Anne Coyle, to count the stripes or 101 spots to recline on in home of Timothy Tew, one even Cruella de Ville would be envious of, all add a touch of the wild kingdom.  Photo below is from  the book "Atlanta at home" by Frances Schultz posted over at Style Court.  
Currently, lizard and snake seem to be making a come-back in accessories.  Sounds tempting, right!  All you would need to add is a bowl full of apples, take a bite out of that, or not.  After all, your home should be your very own garden of eden.

11 comments:

ALL THE BEST said...

I love Timothy Tew's home. Of course his art wall is fab!!

Hooked on Houses said...

That zebra ottoman is a lot of fun. Great post! -Julia :-)

LondonCalling said...

That Windsor Smith room is fantastic.

Fifi Flowers said...

I love touches of animal in the home... here and there... mine animal of choice is leopard and it can be found in little bursts or growls!
Do you have any in your home?

hazel said...

Beautiful pics! Love the way animal prints enliven any room!

littlebyRD said...

I love the idea of an animal print rug! It is something I would not have thought of but seeing a picture I think it's a great look.

Kwana said...

Love it! It looks so fresh and new.

Octavine Illustration said...

i love the zebra prints...wonderfully inspired post. and your drawing, is always, beautiful. i love the minimal color palette, it really makes the zebra print stand out. beautiful.

Tara said...

Funky, funky..love it!

enc said...

I've never been an animal print girl, but these images make a good case for zebra. The illustration is the best one of all! ;)

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Fab. Love how the bold stripes pop out in your illustration!