Thursday, June 23, 2011

I’m never tired of zebra print

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My favorite way to layer a zebra hide – genuine and over vintage kilim.
I really wanted zebra hide in my living room, but what I got was zebra print wool in my library because Mr. Man thought that look was more becoming. I was just becoming sad that, now, there will be no place in my house for the genuine thing. (You see a wee peek at the zebra in the library below) But life goes on.
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And so does zebra print – on and on and on. And on one hand, I think it’s the most fab black and white pattern and works positively anywhere, and on the other hand, I don’t necessarily want it dotting about at Casa Blanca. But surely, one small bit of it in the master bedroom wouldn’t hurt, right?
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I’m stripping this little mahogany bench, and I have this zebra print, and it looks good in my bedroom. The fabric has a slight texture and nice shading and was cheap – cheap. So why not?
Well, maybe because I have this piece
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It’s a dark brown burn-out velvet and I thought it was pretty with the vintage scarf pillow for the guest room. In which, btw, will be going this stellar chair I found to re-do
In green. Kelly. Emerald. Grass. GREEN.
Prolly won’t even notice the one zebra print pillow on the bed with that big ass emerald green chair postin’ up in there.


  1. I'm contemplating reupholstering stools I have with some zebra. But I don't want to use junky-ass cheap fabric. I want a real hide! Only they are too expensive.
    Also, I don't have the too much zebra conundrum you have, I have the zebra meets cowhide debate. Can cows and zebras hang out in the same loft? I don't want to over do it.

    As for your space, I say go for it. They are different rooms. Works for me. Play ball.

  2. N@DM, I know! It's hard finding a good-looking zebra print fabric. Most of them do look cheesy - that's why I bought the two that I did when I found them just in case I could use them. I'd love to upholster in real hide too. That would be awesome!

    I actually have cowhide on chairs in my bedroom. I thought the same thing as you about putting the two in the same space - I thought about the 'all dead animals, all the time' factor! But I felt they'd work together fine. From what I've seen of your loft, you'd be ok too!

  3. yes. do that. green and zehbra are delicious.


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