Wild trend

While it is true that animal motifs have never gone out of fashion, current trends indicate that each room can benefit from some kind of these attractive designs of wild animal skins. Luckily for us animal prints, whether real or imitation, are suitable for a variety of uses, from carpets and upholstery fabrics to wallpapers.

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As shown in the living room of this 1760 country house owned by Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar, prints of animal skins are a great way to spice up a light color scheme.

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Furbish Studio by Jamie Meares has reupholstered a pair of antique armchairs with a fabric that imitates the skin of Dalmatian dogs, with a contrasting pink piping.

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Robert Leleux transformed his bedroom with tiles that reproduce the design of the zebra stripes, which are said "a great low-cost solution for any floor".

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In blue and white this wallpaper with zebra-like motifs creates a special space for the bed area in Elizabeth Bauer's bedroom, in her Manhattan apartment. As a reason for contrast, the appliqué screens in pink tones have been used.

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Designer Jennifer Dyer has paired a vintage table with a cowhide rug on the front door of this 1947 Hollywood home. The sobriety of interior colors contrasts with the pink entrance door.

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Designer Lilly Bunn Weekes has upholstered a pair of neoclassical stools in a velvet imitation of leopard skin for this Upper East Side apartment in New York.

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An upholstered ottoman with a fabric that reproduces the leopard print serves as a focal point in Jessika Goranson's apartment, also on the Upper East Side.

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This zebra-skin design rug animates the hallway of the Christy Ford home in Charlotetesville. As we have seen in all these examples, the design of wild skins creates a point of attraction for the very interesting look, especially when we use it in a minimalist or light-colored environment.

Photos: lonny.com

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