House and Life

House and Life

Monday, November 26, 2007

A Tiger (or Zebra for that Matter!) does change his Stripes.

A zebra clad hallway in decorator Ashley Whittaker's New York City apartment. Notice the transition from wow to calm waters. From Domino's April 07 article and photo courtesy of Peak of Chic
The adorable decorator Miles Redd in his New York City Townhouse. Photo from New York Social Diary

Do you have a love/hate relationship with animal skin treatments? They tread so close to tacky waters! But when it is done right, it is so chic and refreshing. Just a few loves in my file. The Rose Cummings paper above is just so gorgeous in a crisp blue. Such an unusual, fun approach to zebra. And Miles Redd paired classic zebra on the doors to his red and pink living room. I can just imagine pitching this to a client and seeing them cringe, but look it works!


Things That Inspire said...

I guess Miles Redd can always redecorate when he tires of the mix - he probably redoes his living room every year! I think the average person who does not redececorate so often would be hesitant because it would be very easy to get tired of such a bold use of animal print.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Nice to meet you, and congratulations on starting a blog!

House & Life said...

I agree on Miles pad. However fabulous, I think you might want a change after awhile. But maybe that's the joy of it!

Cote de Texas said...

love this - loving your blog!!

Anonymous said...

Im loving the first picture.

Nice blog.

Brittany said...

Thanks for writing this.