While perusing the February 2011 issue of Bazaar, I was told that as a woman in my 20’s I should “stand out in snappy animal spots.” Couldn’t have put it better myself, although I think I’ll choose to express my animal instincts on the floor, walls and furnishings of my apartment.
I love fur throws (faux is fine with me!). We have a luxurious cream colored throw, similar to this one in Andrea and John Stark’s bedroom, that is perfect to curl up in on winter days. I believe it was from Pottery Barn, but I’m not sure if they still sell it.
John and Andrea Starck’s Home in House & Garden, October 2005. via Moodboard
Zebra has always been a dear friend of mine, and her highness Windsor Smith’s, whose work is seen below. It really adds something elegant, chic and whimsical to a room. Stools, throws, or pillows are small doses of zebra that can hold their own and lift up a space.
Leopard print is another designer favorite; my current obsession is using this leopard indoor/outdoor rug at a runner for heavily trafficked stairs:
It’s affordable, durable, and so stylish. It would definitely add something special to those oft-forgotten back stairs!
Looks like someone beat me to it, AND has gorgeous paneling, floors, and that mirror. jealous.
Animal print trends come and go (cowhides…sheepkins on uncomfortable looking plastic chairs…croc embossed leather-covered tables…) but a hint of the jungle here and there never hurt anyone!