Many of the rooms I've been looking at lately are filled with lots of traditional elements but they have that sense of freshness. I noticed a common element... the animal print. I showed you the other half of this room when discussing blue & white. Check out the animal print rug Barclay Butera used to anchor this room full of blue & white.
Above: David Jiminez keeps the lines in this room very clean and adds some zing with a hair-on skin right over the sisal. You may not be this bold, but there are other options.
Just a few pillows and an upholstered ottoman add a touch of difference that the room really needs. Believe it or not, animal skins and animal skin prints are classic design elements.
In a bit more of a modern twist, this room featured in O Magazine shows a "garden seat" used a side table in a zebra pattern. Picture the room without it....
Below is one of my favorite pieces using an animal skin print. It's an ottoman from Source Perrier Catalog. It's a perfect piece for jazzing up a room that needs some zip.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008