Animal prints, animal skins have been around for a lifetime. Back in the Roman days when the winter was cold and the Gladiators would fight wars in winter they would always have fur animals around them to keep them warm and food in their bellies. In this day and age we have PETA, do not get me wrong I am all for stopping animal cruelty and the mis treatment toward animals. That is why I like animal prints and faux leather printed animal skins. This does not hurt any animals and since it will be coving your ottoman, sofa or chair, it is kid and human friendly. Above in the animal print mixture of fabrics that are from Kravet, these are either woven or printed they are not real animal skins. All of these fabrics would be great pillows, ottomas, chairs and even bar stools. I was never a fan of animal prints but they are starting to grow on me. Now in Fashion, major fashion such as one of my favorite fashion houses, Roberto Cavalli. the most use of animal prints to show off the sexy side of fashion. ( all images from google image)
How you can use animal print in your interior life
As the days are getting long and the nights are warm we are preparing for summer. Well maybe not here in the USA where we have having still snow and rain, which in California we desperately need…Water! But enough of what we do need it is what we want…Stripes! I do believe that stripes on dresses, shirts shoes makes me think of my European Summers. Even Interiors can have stripes, the most famous stripe in Interior Design and signature style of Ralph Lauren. It always reminds me of warm summer nights.
What is a stripe?
a. A longnarrowbanddistinguished, as by color or texture,fromthesurroundingmaterial or surface.
b. A textilepattern of parallelbands or lines on a contrastingbackground.
c. A fabrichavingsuch a pattern.
I am a huge fan of stripes in my fashion closet I do have several pieces of stripe shirts and even a stripe dress. Also, in Interior Design stripes are very popular, in pillows, sofas, dining chairs and even wallpaper. Since the weather is getting “warmer” it is time to dust off your stripes and wear them or design your house with them. A few images that have inspired me to either design or wear stripes ( images are from pinterest and google)
Spring has sprung into full effect with Lucite Green- Patone color 14-5714—Minty, refreshing take on a green from the past. I am obsessed with this color for spring 2015. It is a fresh take on a pastel color that normally you would not think of wearing or seeing in the Fashion and Interior Design world. Also the most famous Lucite Green color and every girls jewelry obsession is Tiffany & Co. Everyone knows this mint green box.
Some Lucite Green paint, remember there is always a 5th wall that is the ceiling: My favorite brand of paint is Benjamin Moore – 620 Key Largo (see below)
This paint is great for kids rooms, bath rooms, even a beach house looking over the water it will make you feel like you are under the sea.
As we prepare for summer this light and airy minty green, that we have added a new 2015 twist to has been around since Hollywood regency.
Some Fashion and Interiors that inspire me to use Lucite Green (images are from pinterest and google)