March 24, 2015
There’s something fascinating and also inspiring about animal prints. Originating in the 19th century from parts of Asia and Eastern Europe, the pattern in the cheetah, leopard, and black-and-white zebra prints have been popular and have the most staying power in fashion and interior design. They’re classic bold, fresh and modern, with just enough edge to make eye-catching yet refined enough to give it an unobtrusive presence.
Karastan’s striking Mystical Zebra pattern from the Karastan’s Exotics Collection makes a fierce decorating statement. Karastan captures nature’s true spirit of the wild on a cut pile base of Karastan premium Karalon nylon with stain release for added performance and durability.
Animal prints are like neutrals—they’re made up of brown, creamy beige, and black. These hues are timeless and go with just about almost anything. Here’s some exciting color scheme utilizing Karastan’s exotic collection paired with the Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman Paramount sofa, Boyd Lighting – London pendant, Colefax and Fowler Samira drapery fabric by Cowtan and Tout, and C2 paint color scheme.
I’ve also incorporated a light creamy turquoise to this pallet because it has cool refreshing, sophisticated effect when paired with a bold print and an added touch of tangerine and pink.
Hope you enjoy.
M. Grace Sielaff, founder of award-winning interior design firm M. Grace Designs in Chicago, has 24 years experience in commercial and residential interior design. She received her Interior Architecture degree from Mundelein at Loyola University of Chicago, and is the recipient of the ASID Design Excellence Award from the American Society of Interior Designers, (ASID). M. Grace has designed an extensive number of versatile projects throughout the country, from the most elegant urban residences to a weekend retreats in Michigan, and a Hotel resort in Ashville North Carolina.
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