Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Animal Instincts...

To add animal print or not to add animal print...
that is the question.

It seems as though the animal print element to design is sticking around. It is popping up in all kinds of ways in home decor. And now that I think about it, I had leopard print pillows in our first apartment almost 7 years ago. So I am curious, what are your thoughts on using animal prints in your home? Is it a do or would you pass. As most of you know, I have had some indecision about what to do for a coffee table in our living room. A reoccurring thought of mine is to add in a zebra print ottoman to fill that need for a coffee table. Our sofa is chocolate colored and I have decided as soon as I can get down to Ikea I am going to pick up those chairs I have been so coveting, which are white. I just can't decide, do I want zebra or go with a more traditional type coffee table. Will I tire of such a bold choice quickly? Here are a few photos that I have tucked away in my inspiration files. Seems as though there is a reoccurring theme.

Opinions?








11 comments:

Waynette Long said...

I'm soooo in love with animal prints, you should definately do the zebra print ottoman in place of the traditional coffee table. And with the white chairs...nothing less than georgeous.

mommyof3andlovin'it said...

I vote "to add animal prints!"
Selah wants a "safari room"
So, we may be planning and decorating a little girls' room in either pink plus animal prints, or in aqua plus animal prints.
Zebra, giraffe, and cheetah combined! Wouldn't that be cute?
We'll see....

Our Journey As One said...

I am a zebra-holic! I will say that using it as an accent is much more tastful than using it as a focal point. It can get a little overwhelming. I love all the photos! I have a friend that went on an african safari and shot her very own Zebra!

Kirsten Sue said...

I don't think you will get tired of it. As long as it's not overdone it can look very classy.

Jenni said...

i say yes to zebra prints!! i love animal print ottomans and pillows. any animal print looks great in moderation!

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

It'll be very cute in the right room. Hard for me to say YEA or NAY if I haven't seen your living room? Perhaps there's an older post with a pic of your living room so we all can have a better idea of the space? :)

Nikki said...

Go for the zebra!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love a burst of zebra!

Freckles Chick said...

YES! A classic zebra print will always be chic, IMO. I prefer when it's limited to just one accessory (the ottoman OR throw pillows OR a rug).

I just love, love, love that walmart zebra ottoman in suzie's MBR. Not only is the zebra pattern not cheesy looking, the nailhead trim & spindle legs are FAB! (And you can always slipcover it if you get sick of the zebra, yes?)

Jesse said...

I have my eye on that zebra print ottoman! I think I'm going to go for it! Thanks ladies for all of the input!

Kristin said...

I've been jonesin' for a zebra area rug myself!

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