|Lauren Lozano Ziol, Cover of Chicago Home and Garden Magazine|
Time to get to the good stuff! I want to start off my very first blog by talking about one of my favorite things...animal print...more specifically...zebra print!! As my friends and family will tell you, I am all about the animal print!! I can not pin point when my obsession began, but I try to incorporate it into every aspect of my life, especially in design (faux, of course!!) I know not everyone is about animal print, but I want to show you how it can be used in design without being tacky, safari-like or overwhelming! Accent pillows are a great way to use animal print. They are small enough to where you will not feel overwhelmed by it, but stylish enough to add something to the space. Another way to incorporate animal print is through upholstery, specifically, on a chair. However, I would not recommend upholstering a sofa in animal print...even I think that is a bit too much! Animal prints can also look great as an area rug or, in some cases, an actual leather hide. This can make a room look traditional or modern, depends on the look you are trying to achieve. It can easily be incorporated into any design. Let me know what your take is on animal print...do you love it or hate it??
Here are some ways that animal print can be used successfully! Enjoy!!
|Dining Room Seating|
(Photos from House Beautiful, Chicago Home and Garden, Ethan Allen, and Traditional Home)