ANIMAL PRINT: YEP IT’S STILL COOL!

 

Over the years people often ask me “Is animal print still “in”?”  Seems like it should cycle in and out like everything else doesn’t it?  Instead it just sort of hangs on – stylish and en vogue as it has for years and years.  It just sort of takes on a new look and evolves with the times, butin it is.

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Whether it’s high fashion…..

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Fingernails….

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Even scrubbing the toilet….

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Gardening…..

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Or household repair….animal print is here, bigger and bolder than ever.  I mean….duct tape…..who knew? I confess…I love it!  Yep, love it all.  Just ask my friends – they’ll tell you I’m “wild” about animal print. (Pun intended! Smile) I wear it….I decorate with it…..I love it!

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One of the nice things about animal print is that it goes with every style…..

And every color….

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And, it can be used in just about any space you can think of.

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It makes such a bold statement.

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But, you can tone it down like this by just adding a simple throw…

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Or just incorporating one piece….

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You can create bodacious artwork like this.   This actually wouldn’t be difficult to do yourself – and on a budget.  Just buy a yard to a yard and a half or so of your favorite fabric, wrap around a lightweight board and staple in the back.  Voila!  Instant art on a dime!

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Hey, and you can start ‘em out young!

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Animal print makes everything just a little more hip…a little more chic

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See what I mean?????

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Hmmm…..okay, well, I don’t know….maybe not everything!?

(But, to each his own…beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Winking smile)

Happy Decorating!!!

The Allure Of Animal Print: Still Going Strong

 

Think animal print has run it’s course?  Think again.  It’s actually a timeless addition that’s been around for ages and will continue to be around.  It’s fun, can be quirky and can lighten and brighten an over-stuffy, serious roomThese days, let’s face it, we need all the “lightening up” and" “brightening” we can get in our lives.  So consider adding a splash of animal print. (I have a little splash of it somewhere in almost every room in my house!) It can be in traditional colors or something wild and bright like fuchsia or lime green.  Think outside the box and have fun with it. 

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It could just be in something small like this accessory.

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Or larger like this chair.

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Or this ottoman.  Love this cowhide.

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What about something fun like this chest?

Be careful with animal print.  It’s not something you want to overdo.  I’d think long and hard before doing an entire sofa or loveseat. That could be a bit much!  Better to use animal print as the accent pieces on a sofa or drapes and/or your other furnishings and accessories for the overall look of the space.  Remember when it comes to animal print a little goes a long way.

Lots of fun pieces to consider.  Take a look at some these other options below:

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Fun, huh?

So when designing your own space throw in a little twist with some animal print and create a little fun of your own!

Happy Decorating!

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