Brunshwig & Fils just introduced hand-woven tiger and leopard velvet fabric for nearly $6,000 a yard. In terms of appearance, this fabric is just about as realistic as you can get. Its color and pattern are almost identical to that of real leopards and tigers. Seeing this luxurious fabric makes me think that even the most classic interiors can handle a touch (or more) of animal inspiration.
Casa Mollino is Turin, Italy boasts a leopard print upholstered wall and a leopard skin rug to boot.
These leopard throw pillows add a less obvious touch in a more traditional interior
This is an image of CZ Guest’s famous leopard carpet = s0 beautiful
Aerin Lauder lounging on an animal print sofa in her Manhattan apartment
This image from metropolitan Home is a great example of leopard print carpet properly used in a traditional interior
A flawless design by Jean Paul Beaujard
I love the tiger pattern upholstery on this ottoman.
From Elements of Style – another very traditional touch of leopard
The super-luxe lobby of The Tides Hotel in South Beach.
Amazing design by Mary McDonald
Bee from Atlantic Pacific
This weekend, aside from all the Halloween festivities, I am in major catch-up mode. This casual Fall outfit will do just fine as I make my way through my hefty to-do list. I love pairing cords with flats, a comfortable top and a tailored jacket.
Finding the perfect wall hanging for a space can be a real challenge. I am currently looking for a set of paintings, prints, wall-hangings, something….anything!…to go above the large u-shaped sectional sofa in my family room. I have already purchased and returned two sets and I am hopeful that the third time’s a charm. Recently, upon the recommendation of my sister, I visited the Cocoa and Hearts website and fell in love with Jen’s work. Her paintings are typically acrylic on canvas and range in size from small to large – all of which can be custom framed or commissioned. I love her modern and feminine style, plus her work is very reasonably priced and one of a kind!
Bar sur Loup, also known as “The Town of Oranges,” boasts the best of both worlds: historic culture and the glamour of Canne and Nice. This medieval castle exudes the charm and history of Bar sur Loup, but has the amenities of a modern marvel. This home dates back to the early 18th century, but the gardens filled with roses, olive trees and jasmine are much older. It is currently listed with Estate Net France.
These blue shutters and perfectly situated flowers boxes are my favorite part of this quaint exterior
This is such a charming kitchen…But please keep in mind that the actual French Countryside is the only place where Rooster decals are acceptable. Period.
I love the simplicity of this bedroom and the fact that is not over-decorated in the least. Here are a few things that stand out most to me: 1.) That ceiling: I love the striped effect, the wood, the rustic beam 2.) The juxtaposition between this beautifully rustic ceiling and that glamorous crystal chandelier 3.) The view of this exquisite bath tub through an ogee arched doorway 4.) The drapery behind this bed in place of a headboard and 4.) Finally, I ::love:: these terra-cotta tiles. The whole room just looks serene.
This is the most romantic garden I have ever seen. It can almost smell these roses.
Who needs color when black and white can look this good??
This is Nicky Hilton’s walk-in closet designed by Celerie Kemble = Amazing!
This b&w bathroom is from Jenna Lyon’s Brooklyn apartment. Most of her apartment is in black and white and it’s absolutely breath-taking! Take a look here.
Thigh-high boots are everywhere this season! I am a little bit hesitant to jump on board this recurring trend, but these beautiful boots make it so difficult to resist. Somehow this season’s version is much more sophisticated and classy than years past.
Even the uber-conservative Ralph Lauren Collection has embraced this trend
Rick Owens – if only I had those long legs to go with those boots!