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From Runway to Home: Going Wild for Leopard Print

Hurray...the fashion gods are telling us that Leopard Print is back for Fall 2010!!!   Well, guess what....in my book, leopard print never left!!!!   I love animal prints, especially leopard print in clothing and I have quite a few pieces in my closet to prove it!!  For me, it’s a classic style that will never just be a “trend” for one season....just like purple (but that is an entirely different future blog).   For interior design & decor, the leopard print is a bold pattern that is eye catching and both classic and contemporary depending on how you use it. It can be added to any room for a bit of animalistic style.  But just as you wouldn’t over-do it in clothing...the same rule applies for interior decor. So let’s play a game and look at a few gorgeous pieces of leopard clothing hot off the designer runways for Fall 2010 and see how we can transpose it into home decor! One stunning leopard coat = 4 unforgettable dining chairs...love the eclectic look of this dining room with the area rug and the funky artwork. I would definitely wear that coat to a dinner party in that dining room!!  J [singlepic id=144 w=320 h=240 float=center]

Both images from Trendey.com

I sooo, sooo, soooo want this little leopard bootie from Christian Louboutin, but that little leopard vessel sink takes my breath away.  Imagine putting this in a small chic powder room...I swear your guests would never leave!!  [singlepic id=145 w=320 h=240 float=center]

Booties from Christian Louboutin via Elle Decor / Vessel Sink from Vitruvit via KB trends

The 1950’s sweater look paired with this stunning leopard coat is simple but yet so sexy.  But so is this simple brown velvet settee accented with sexy leopard print cushions!!  Va-Va-Voom!!!  What a way to make a statement! [singlepic id=146 w=320 h=240 float=center]

Both images via The Decorista Blog

The right accessory can make or break an outfit or the look of a room.  These 2 accessories can do no wrong.  Gucci and Philippe Starck are gods in the design world.  So yes, I will take one of each please!!! [singlepic id=147 w=320 h=240 float=center]

 Purse by Gucci via Elle / Mademoiselle Chair by Philippe Starck

Below are a few more creative ways to make your home Glam-tastic with leopard print – all at different price points!! [singlepic id=148 w=320 h=240 float=center]

Clockwise:  1) image via Design Sponge blog 2) source unknown 3) Wild Thing Daktari luxury design tile from Steuler Fliesen via KB Trends

But before I leave you, let’s quickly talk about the Big NO-NO when wearing or using Leopard print in your home decor....and that is OVERKILL!!        It’s ok to mix leopard with other patterns and textures...just puh-lease DON’T dress yourself or your room from head-to-toe leopard.  It’s just sooooo gauche!! [singlepic id=149 w=320 h=240 float=center]

Clockwise:  1) Roberto Cavelli 2010 Campaign 2&3) Pics via James Swan from 101 things I hate about your house Blog 4) Flare Magazine

Until next time.....don’t be afraid to show your WILD side!!!  xoxo

2 comments

  • I think I’m way too traditional to go animal print, but maybe a small detail in a powder room may be a good way to start. :)

    MommyB Knows Best
  • Many traditional looking rooms have a piece of leopard print in the decor - whether its just some cushions, a small bench or a rug…so don’t be afraid…go for it. :)
    Thanks for your comment!
    Christine

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