Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An Interior Design walk on the Wild Side!

Do you want to take a walk on the wild side with your decor? Seems like I am seeing a large use of zebra patterns in the design world right now.

 When I was a little girl, my parents took me to South Carolina to visit with some friends. I remember being totally fascinated with their home. It was very modern, but what really got my attention was the zebra rug. Remembering that house now, it would fit right in with todays design style.

Zebra Rugs can be used in a variety of styles from very traditional, eclectic or contemporary.

Zebra rugs are often used on bare floors and sometimes they are used as accents on top of larger sisal or sea grass carpets/rugs.

Zebra patterns are not just for floors either.



Zebras come in colors too!

Here are some fun facts about Zebras:

Each zebra has its unique stripe pattern—like human fingerprints.

Zebras take dust or mud baths to get clean. They shake the dirt off to get rid of loose hair and flaky skin. What's left protects them from sun, wind, and insects.

Zebras have their own “smile”—a bared-teeth grimace that is a greeting and helps prevent aggression.

Zebras are attracted to black-and-white stripes. Even if stripes are painted on a wall, a zebra will tend to go stand next to it!

A zebra's eyesight at night is thought to be about as good as that of a cat or an owl.

Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side?

Source: Pinterest, Style at Home, Conspicous Style, Design Chic, Classic Chic Home, Eclectic Revisited

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