Blending into the wild has been an essential part of style expression from clothing to stationary to decor for centuries. Beginning in the 18th century, the European colonization of Asia and Africa brought the reproduction of leopard, tiger and zebra prints to fabrics.
[Interior Design by Elizabeth Home Décor & Design]
These exotic patterns continue to come back to style for reasons beyond bringing the safari to your everyday lifestyle, without fear for your safety – they’re seasonless. Although these designs add some edge and boldness to your design, you can pair them with nearly everything since animal prints are neutrals made up of browns, beiges and black.
Carole Radziwill, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York, has a newly renovated SoHo apartment designed by Wayman Robertson Studio. We can’t take our eyes off this glam sofa upholstered in Scalamandre’s Le Tigre fabric (above left).
Photographs: Courtesy of Wayman Robertson Studio
Scalamandre Le Tigre Silk Velvet Pillow sold at One Kings Lane
This gold and espresso “Le Tigre” custom large pillow is a luxurious designer textile from Scalamandre. It’s made from 100% pure silk cut velvet with a complemented Belgian velvet on the reverse side. The pillow is completed with tailored designer corners and custom ultra-plump invisible zipper closure. [Meticulously handcrafted in the USA by Fragments Identity] Value: $875.00, One Kings Lane
Theo & Isabella Design Group provides a subtle hint of animal print by pillow in a classic New England style living room.
Interior Design by Anthony Catalfano Interiors; Photography by Warren Patterson
Anthony Catalfano Interiors incorporates a tiger print ottoman complementing the blue-gray tones in this upscale Boston apartment (also seen on the Boston Design Guide 20th Anniversary Edition cover).
Architecture by Paul Weber Architect; Photo by Richard Mandelkorn
The bold tiger print flooring layout complements the elaborate architecture by Paul Weber Architect in these neutral-toned adjacent rooms.
Architecture by Colin Smith Architecture; Built by JW Construction; Shelly Harrison Photography)