Animal prints rise and fall in popularity from year to year, yet always remain in style. I love today's wave of animal prints on the design scene because they are not so literal. They take the idea of an animal print and add a sophisticated spin or a more abstract interpretation. We're all well aware that your leopard rug isn't a REAL leopard rug (well, maybe it is, in which case you belong in jail), so it's nice to see designers having some fun with the prints.
That said, 99% of the animal print decor on the market looks like it should be sold out of the back of a van alongside Elvis portraits on velvet. Since we all need a little entertainment as we settle into mundane post-holiday life, enjoy some of my favorite "bad's" too!
Apologies if you were attempting to eat while viewing this rug. The nausea will subside eventually.
Horchow's Jaguar Light Rug (L) and Jaguar Dark Rug (R)
And for some color, Leopard Print (Ink) by Duralee reminds me of a leopard/ikat hybrid.
I will have nightmares about this photo for a long time, but sadly, it's NOT because of the dalmation print
Robert Goodman via House Beautiful
Waverly's Spot On (also in other adorable colorways)
While technically this is a leopard print, this colorway reminds me of a reverse-dalmation print.
This features Schumacher's "Hiro" print...reminds me of damlation print and confetti!
When guy claims claims he's a tiger in bed, he must mean it quite literally.
Miles Redd- again!
Albert Hadley (using Lee Joffa's Tiger Silk Velvet)
And something a bit less literal- West Elm's Bengal Tiger Dhurrie
Any favorite new animal print fabrics or rugs out there you've seen? We'd love to hear about them!