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It’s the Chinese zodiac’s year of the snake, stimulating renewed interest for everything reptile interpreted for both fashion and
interior design arenas.
Reptilian fabrications have been around for years. Couture
pieces have graced runways on and off for decades; fabrics and accessories are
included in many a home decor. However,
they never earned the distinction as a classic
that animal prints – particularly feline - have achieved. That’s about to
Reptilian patterns are currently featured in every fashion publication
and have already become established closet staples. In the home, furnishings in
rich patterns, textures, and colors provide infinite options to enhance interior
ANTIQUECARVED CHAIR UPDATED W ANIMAL PRINT
What makes the trend fun, different, and interesting is that
rather than adhering to images naturally found in the wild, colors span the
spectrum; nature’s patterns are being imaginatively construed producing contemporary
interpretations; and the context in which they are being used are far from
natural habitats. There’s something feminine and very pretty about a pink snakeskin
print pouf in a boudoir.
The peril of course, and there’s always at least one when it
comes to trends, is overdoing. If you’re planning on upholstering a large sofa
for example, make that the single piece in the room. Of course, you can add
toss pillows, throws, and accessories in other patterns and colors, but keep an
eye on scale and balance.
Have you ncorporated snakeskin or animal prints into your home or office? Send me your
photos and a description. I’ll post it on the Robin Lechner Interior Designs