Monday, April 12, 2010

Zebra but Faded.

I've always loved animal print, especially zebra. Lately I've been seeing zebra, but a different kind of zebra. It's a faded zebra. Is it an antique? Vintage? Whatever it may be, it's a toned down zebra print and I love it. That girl above--her amazing non-toned down zebra maxi is for sale on ideeli right now. Toned down or not, I'm into it. Let's check out some subdued animals, yes?

Hang on, let me catch my breath. This. bathroom. is. SO HOT. It's from the Southern Accents (TEAR) Riverdale Showhouse. The amount of drama that that wallpaper provides with so little color is incredible.

Patrice Cowan Bevans. We all know how much I hate skirting around tables (what are you hiding??) but if you're going to do it with this faded grey zebra print, I'll accept it.

This is from Eric Cohler's latest spread in Veranda. He is mixing a safari with hunting lodge look and I'm liking it. I love the structured pleating in that little armchair and how it works with the zebra pattern.

Betsy Burnham mixes different greys with the zebra print Travers fabric for the drapery, the grey desk chair and a greyish wood desk. This looks like a great place to do work.

Do you see what I mean? It may be a trend, but it's a great one. Animal prints are timeless, but I love a fresh new twist on a timeless classic, such as an animal pelt. Do ya'll like it? Are you over it? DON'T FORGET that 9 by Design premiers tonight at 11 (Why is it so late??), and Glee is back also! I'll miss it because I'll be in class but I KNOW it will be amazing. Have a fabulous Tuesday!!

Alicia B.


Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Oh I do LOVE that bath!

Anonymous said...

i'm seeing zebras's too !

it's a relief to know i'm not alone!

i thought i was going crazy!

thank you blog!

Raina Cox said...

Speaking of...have you seen J.Crew's pretty zebra cardie?:

They also have an umbrella to match.

LindsB said...

I love me some zebra- the curtains are my favorite!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Love this post. Love zebra. Love the skirted table!!!!

Amy said...

Mmm, love zebra, I have a dress almost exactly like that! And I have a zebra chair in our living room, it adds a certain fun punch to any room. Great post! *Amy

Alicia B. Designs said...

Thanks ya'll!

Raina-I have seen that cardie but I had to look away really quickly before I bought it.

ashie said...

i know princess belle really loves an animal pelt. if ya know what i mean. xx

Cristin said...

fun gray zebra print fabrics used on the chair and drapes! much softer than its black & white friend.


Christan Lane said...

Hey! I have that dress from Cache.

Adam and Natalie said...

Ever since I got the latest House Beautiful mag, I've been trying to find that fabric on the armchair pictured on the cover. Have you seen it? It's awesome. Basically same fabric as the curtains you have posted which is exactly what I'm looking for! LOVE IT!