Thursday, November 18, 2010

Animal Print Will Be Around Forever

I don't think animal print is going anywhere, do you?  It makes a statement in a room.  Not overdone, of course, but a hint here and there adds pizazz to any room.  My newest, absolute favorite is a quartz surface with a textured look in croc. I probably wouldn't use it on an entire kitchen, but a guest bath counter top would look snazzy. Here it is on a wall-

Speaking of baths, I like the way designer Joe Minton mixes in a little "wild thing" in his design.

Here's a larger living space that is mostly white but definitely not boring when zebra prints are added.
Elle Decor
 Sure you remember my chair with the pillow-
pillow from Target

Guess I was onto something..
Southern Living
I'd like to prop my feet on this sassy ottoman..
apartment therapy

Or drown in this luxurious sofa..
apartment therapy

Forget what I said about overdoing it.  I don't think Mary McDonald needs our permission..

Anyway you slice it, animal print is delicious!
Edith's Cakes

Meeting some nice friends at:


D.B. said...

Animal print is a timeless classic! A neighbor of mine wanted to put a leopard print runner up her front stairs but her decorator talked her out of it saying "animal print is on it's way out." I disagreed but she went with the professional decorator. That was 13 years ago!!! Bahahahahahah..........

Cindy said...

Hello my sweet friend,
Yummy! You are so right, I love animal prints, they are classic and I'm so glad. The colors are neutral and so warm that they can be used anywhere, anytime of the year. I have a furry animal print throw that I love to curl up under when I read. I love the images that you used today and I adore your chair with the Zebra pillow, lovely!
(It's so good to see you getting back to normal postings, I have missed them so much.)
Love and hugs, Cindy

Karen said...

I know, I know, I need to get some animal print somewhere ~ after 24 yrs. of housekeeping can't find any here. Love your pillow!!!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I like it! My favorite is the first chair. I agree; animal prints are here to stay.

Donnie said...

I love to look at animal print in other homes but I wouldn't care for any in mine. Don't know why- maybe my mother's leopard skin coat she wore for years and

Blondie's Journal said...

I love animal print but it really doesn't go in my home. I love it in others and I really like your pillow!


Cindy said...

Me again, I was just over at Beach Bungalow 8 and what is today's post about? A staircase carpeted in none other than LEOPARD print. How fun is that!?
Hugs, Cindy

Modern Country Lady said...

Hi there,
Thanks for stopping by and for your positive comments on my new blog,
I love your blog!!I am certainly going to follow your blog- I would not want to miss a fun blog like this for the world !!

Carol said...

The animal prints are stunning. The cake, however, takes it!

Natasha said...

You are so right about animal prints. I haven't got any in our home, though, because we are a bit more floral..well I am anyway. I am sure if hubby was decorating we would be living in a sterile apartment with white walls and no furniture!

Hope your week has been wonderful and that your weekend is restful.

Blessings and best wishes always,

Just Be Real said...

Very interesting. I have had a few animal prints in the past on pillows and shirts. You really have a lovely blog Tammy. Blessings.

From the Kitchen said...

Right now we have an "animal print" that moves about--sometimes draped on a bed pillow, sometimes curled up on a rug. I'm sure you've guessed that the "print" is black spots on a white background!!

Loved looking at your post this morning--right down to the cake.


June said...

Love the animal prints!
Thanks for the Follow today!

EmptyNester said...

I'm not really an animal print fan but, at the same time, I like the way it looks. Go figure! LOL BTW, the picture of the bride and the three bridesmaids? All 4 of them are our daughters! Thanks for following me! I'm following you back now!

Tracy said...

I love animal prints. My 7 yo daughter wears a leopard print headband every day no matter what she is wearing. It is adorable.

Marydon said...

... but there are no pinks or roses in there! Oy! Chuckle ...

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving holiday ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Kat said...

Hi there! Thanks for your visit and comment. I hope you'll come're always welcome. It's fun getting to know other bloggers. I've sure enjoyed my visit here and will return.

I think a touch of animal print can really pop in almost any room. Great photos!


Luciane From said...

This is my first time here and I hope you don't mind me staying for a while! :-) I'm loving your blog!

I've just started a new blog, if you could go take a look I would be really happy! And today I've posted about a $68 mil house that OPRAH WINFREY might buy soon.

Thank you!

Luciane at

Melissa Miller said...

Tammy I agree! I believe all animal prints are just fabulous. Love all of the photos you have shown here and the cake is truly amazing. I want one now!

Happy weekend to you sweet friend. ~Melissa :)

Val said...

Beautiful images.

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

Thanks for stopping by A CREATIVE SPIRIT. I am following back...

From the Kitchen said...

Tammy, after a lot of research and listening to my blogger friends who are into photography, I decided on a Canon Rebel T1i. I decided to purchase it from a local camera shop--even though it cost more--because I wanted to support them and thought they'd support me. However, they seemed completely disinterested when I went in (and they weren't busy). Little did they know that I planned to spend a good chunk of change!! I ended up ordering it from Costco. It came with two lenses and a nice camera case. I'm slowly getting acquainted with it and feel I made a good choice.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I love a little touch of zebra print here...have some pillows...tablecloth and plates displayed around my home! Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love the animal prints, and will always have a touch somewhere. Just recovered an ottoman in a zebra print (browns) stop by and check it out sometime. Teresa

Erin said...

I hope animal print is around to stay! I love it! As a matter of fact, I am getting ready to redo my daughters bedroom with it (in a subtle way, not a zoo way). :)