WILD SIDE Fashion is taking a walk
on the wide side this fall and winter with animal prints – as new neutrals, and in a big way. That resurgence of interest can be seen in home interiors. Whether it’s as subtle as stair runners, a pillow or chair upholstery, or as bold as a room-sized rug or wallcovering, you’ll be seeing spots and stripes, along with more unusual animal prints such as antelope and tortoise. These exotic prints may fade in and out of fashion, but never far and never for
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Zebra print and stripes work well in this transitional kitchen featuring Omega’s Clio door style in a black opaque finish and Cambria’s Ella quartz countertops.
very long. That’s because, first, they’re striking, and second, animal prints can work in practically any decor from traditional to eclectic to mid-century and modern. And don’t overlook animal themed accessories from dogs to monkeys and more.
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The Appenzell ottoman from Oficina Inglesa features hand-carved flower motifs, fluted Louis XVI legs and antique brass casters, upholstered in a peacock print. Shown in oak.