Lovely Monday: Zebra Print
I never thought of myself as an animal print type of girl. I’m laid back, casual – it just seemed to glam for my liking. But then it happened…
I have someone in my life who is obsessed with zebra print. And for last year’s Christmas, I bought her a zebra print throw. While it was waiting to be wrapped, I placed it on a chair in the corner of our living room. It sat there for quite a while ( I am a procrastinator…) and I actually became quite attached to it. I actually was a little sad to see it go when Christmas came around. Funnily enough, so was Ben.
In The Netherlands earlier this year, I snatched up two zebra throw pillows to make up for the loss. They now sit on my striped sofa together with a damask throw pillow. Does that sound like a lot of patterns together?
Today, I decided to find some images that include zebra print to show me how it’s done. I really like it when it’s used to add a touch of glamor to a room that includes classic furniture.
The zebra rug is combined with damask curtains. So maybe it’s not such a crazy combination? I also love the touches of coral and aqua in this room as well as the big white sectional.
I love the juxtaposition of the classic elements in the room – the chandelier, the fireplace – with the modern furniture and, of course, the zebra rug.
I love how the color of the upholstery adds an element of the unexpected to this room. The zebra rug adds to the hunting-theme.
Both zebra and leopard print in one room, yet it doesn’t seem overwhelming. The neutral color of the wall helps keep it balanced. I also love the pink and blue upholstery on the desk chair.
Speaking of a lot of patterns in one room… Yet, it doesn’t seem overly busy because they are all the same color.
Here, the zebra print rug is used in a more casual environment. This is a Californian home inspired by European classicism. I think the classic European style mixed with a laid back Californian vibe make for a really nice mix.
Because I couldn’t help myself… kind of a strange hybrid of zebra rug and a Union Jack pattern. Really, what’s not to love?!
Hope your week is off to a good start!
1. Sabine Vavra
2. Kashani Perera
4. Designed by Joe Nye, photo by John Coolidge for House Beautiful, October 2007
5. Erinn Valencich via HTGV designer portfolio
7. Jonathan Adler