Sunday, February 7, 2010

ZEBRA, ZEBRA, ZEBRA…….Everywhere

Over here, over there, on top of there, under here, up there, it’s the timeless zebra print, it’s lovely and happily it’s in all places you look.
It’s in………..
image  Windsor Smith Home Collection.  Both elegant and practical, the collection is inspired by Windsor’s extensive travels.

It’s in…….
In Darryl Carter’s D.C. Townhouse, he uses stunning antique bordello doors behind the bed which compliment the zebra patterned rug with it’s black edging across from the bed under the curved desk  ELLE DECOR

It’s in……..
image  Jan Showers. Photography by Brian McWeeney.

Using a touch of a zebra pattern in a space can add a bit of whimsy, a touch of class (maybe a bit of a stretch for some) and a nice pop that most rooms can certainly use a little of.   You don’t need much, for a little bit of zebra goes a long way.

It’s in…..
image  Dan Carithers, Regents Park Show house; Southern Accents May/June 2008

It’s in…..
image Alessandra Branca in this red library upholstered the walls in a rich wool paisley.  House Beautiful

It’s in…….
image Ann Selke Home for Vanguard

It’s In……….
beth-haley-zebra-kitchen_eBeth Haley

It’s In……….
Canadian House annd Home small bathrooms photo Angus McRitchie April 2008 Canadian House and Home April 2008  photography: Angus McRitchie

It can be used on many different objects…….

THE FURNITURE: image Joe Nye, the black and white contrast nicely with cocoa-brown color of this study.  House Beautiful

RUGS: imageModern Design

Fashion designer
Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous living room grey sofas have pillows which are covered in a zebra print by Edelman Leather  Elle Decor.

It’s on…….
STOOLS:  image Paul Marra stool zebra-print cowhide  Elle Decor. 

It’s on…….
image image Flickr

It offers up a completely different look when mixed with an array of colors.
With PINK:   image 
With RED: 
image BY: Miles Redd

image image
Designer Patrik Lonn created a a warm bedroom using a mix of finishes, colors animal skin rug and zebra ottomans. 2009 Estee Lauder Show house, New York City, New York.

With GREY, CREAMS & SPICE: image Skye Kirby of Lillian August in Norwalk, Connecticut, uses just enough to offer up a pop in this family room with it’s lived in look.

It’s far and wide & it looks fabulous!  Don’t you agree?

Some of my favorite attention grabbing products in zebra that are small enough to inject into a space, but yet are capable of creating a big impact are: 

image These benches OHT, are versatile enough to go in almost any room in the house and are one of my absolute personal favorites.
image For an office, this lovely leather desk chair would make coming to work fun.  Accented w/zebra and nail head trim it’s a show stopper from OHT.

Oly Studios offers up in my opinion some of the best faux zebra products around:

image image Oliver Faux Zebra Mirror from Oly Studio would certainly make an impression in a foyer or look just as sharp in a powder room as shown above. 

Hilary bench from Oly Studio is available in a short or long version and is stunning in either length.

image Sophie Lounge Chair - Oly Studio  (as seen in: Joe Nye’s Room)

image image WS Home offers a chocolate zebra pattern luxurious throw blended with cashmere & wool that would compliment a mix of upholstered pieces, from that comfortable reading chair, to that cozy chaise lounge in the bedroom.

Hide rugs are offered up by an abundance of sources, for one option in a dark and lighter version there is: image  WS Home  Pony Hair Zebra Hide Rug

image FAUX ZEBRA PILLOW stamped cowhide

There is also an array of different sources for fabrics and leathers with a zebra pattern, from silks, to velvets, to chenille, to suede, to linens and much more, here are a few options:
image    image  image 

Whatever you do, have fun and do not be afraid to throw a little animal pattern into a room, especially zebra. 

Professional advise and services are always recommended when designing and putting together your space.  So if you are ready to infuse a little animal into your life and are looking for professional advise, Interior View design services can assist you.


  1. I love the zebra pattern, and you've shown so many..... great and variety of images! Would love to have a rug! Or a couple of pillows would be good too!

  2. Laura, I love this post! I definitely fell for this trend and went right out and bought myself a brown and cream zebra rug for my living room. I still love it! I love how you formulated this post!

  3. So fun! I love how you show ways to use the pattern all over the house. I would love to know more about those bordello doors behind the bed.

  4. Thank you for the Darryl Carter pics -- I was lucky enough to go to his house for a reception once, and we got the full tour. And you are so right -- zebra DOES tend to be everywhere right now!

  5. I love it, I am so glad it is everywhere. These pictures are so inspiring.